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Three Gator seniors - Jo Dragotta (left), Erika Tymrak & Holly King - are on the NSCAA All-South Region first team.

Tuesday December 4, 2012Four Gator Soccer Players Named to NSCAA All-South Region Teams

Gainesville, Fla.

Three Gator seniors - Jo Dragotta (left), Erika Tymrak & Holly King - are on the NSCAA All-South Region first team.

Four Gators are part of the 2012 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region teams. Three Gators are part of the NSCAA All-South Region first team – Jo Dragotta (Tampa), Holly King (Ashburn, Va.) and Erika Tymrak (Bradenton, Fla.). Freshman Christen Westphal (Brecksville, Ohio) is a third-team selection.

 

This Gator quartet also earned All-Southeastern Conference honors in 2012, with Tymrak taking the SEC Offensive Player of the Year while King picked up the SEC Defensive Player of the Year award. Dragotta joined her fellow seniors on the All-SEC first team and Westphal earned a spot on the All-SEC second team.

 

Here’s a look at the season notes for Florida’s 2012 All-South Region recipients:

 

First team:

MidfielderJo Dragotta: All-SEC first team selection…Started every match but one at holding midfield…Tied for second among Gators with seven goals and third with 18 points – both career highs…Six goals shares sixth among SEC goal scorers in league matches…Part of SEC All-Tournament team…Named SEC Offensive Player of the Week and to the Top Drawer Soccer and Soccer America National Teams of the Week following her three-goal weekend which includes the game-winners versus then No. 14 Missouri and Mississippi State.

 

MidfielderHolly King: NSCAA All-America third team…SEC Defensive Player of the Year…All-SEC first team…Started every match at holding midfield and second among the Gator field players with average of 85.4 minutes per match…Finished fifth among the 2012 Gators with a career season-high 14 points…Also had career-highs for goals (5) and assists (4)…Named to SEC All-Tournament team for second consecutive year…Four goals came on consecutive Sundays in September, including heading in the game-winner versus New Mexico and providing UF with the tying goal at Auburn.

 

MidfielderErika Tymrak: NSCAA All-America first team…Among the 15 semifinalists for the 2012 Missouri Athletic Club’s Hermann Trophy, collegiate soccer’s highest individual honor…SEC Offensive Player of the Year and named to All-SEC first team…SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player…Led Gators in goals (9), assists (12), points (30) and game-winning goals (5)…Third on the Gators’ career charts in assists (40), sixth in points (104) and eighth for goals (32)…Named to various national teams of the week in 2012, including being named the Disney Soccer/NSCAA Player of the Week following golden goal at then No. 2 Duke in late August.

 

Third team

Defender - Christen Westphal: All-SEC second team and also named to SEC Freshman team…Started all but the season opener, appearing in every match at center back…Led Florida’s field players with average of 87.2 minutes per match...Played the entirety of 20 matches, including overtime contests at then No. 14 North Carolina, versus then No. 2 Duke and at Auburn.

 

2012 NSCAA All-South Region

First Team

Pos.

Name

Year

School

Hometown

Jordan  Day

So.

GK

Texas A&M

Gilbert, Ariz.

Arin Gilliland

So.

D

Kentucky

Lexington, Ky.

Rachel Lenz

Jr.

D

Texas A&M

Round Rock, Texas

Torri  Allen

Jr.

D

Georgia

Stafford, Va.

Holly King

Sr.

MF

Florida

Ashburn, Va.

Meghan Streight

So.

MF

Texas A&M

McKinney, Texas

Jo Dragotta

Sr.

MF

Florida

Tampa, Fla.

Erika  Tymrak

Sr.

MF

Florida

Brandenton, Fla.

Hannah Wilkinson

So.

Tennessee

Whangarei, N. Z.

Shea Groom

So.

F

Texas A&M

Liberty, Mo.

Rafaelle Souza

Jr.

F

Mississippi

Salvador, Brazil

Second Team

Pos.

Name

Year

School

Hometown

Amy  Howard

Sr.

GK

Auburn

Mandeville, La.

Alison Stahlke

Sr.

D

Western Kentucky

Naperville, Ill.

Kelsey  Hodges

Jr.

D

North Texas

Denton, Texas

Ali  Hall

Sr.

D

Tennessee

Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

Paige Goeglein

Sr.

MF

Middle Tennessee State

Fort Wayne, Ind.

Merel Van Dongen

Fr.

MF

Alabama

Amsterdam,  Netherlands

Dominique Richardson

Jr.

MF

Missouri

Fullerton, Calif.

Chelsea Leiva

Jr.

F

Florida International

Royal Palm Beach, Fla.

Annie  Kunz

So.

F

Texas A&M

Golden, Colo.

Michelle Young

Sr.

F

North Texas

Mesquite, Texas

Tatiana Ariza

Jr.

F

Austin Peay

Bogota, Colombia

Third Team

Pos.

Name

Year

School

Hometown

Kaitlyn Savage

Sr.

GK

Florida International

Fox Island, Wash.

Sabrina D'Angelo

So.

K

South Carolina

Welland, Ont.

Hayley  Abbott

Sr.

D

Southeast Missouri State

Naroom, Australia

Kala Faulkner

Jr.

D

Louisville

Alpharetta, Ga.

Christen Westphal

Fr.

D

Florida

Brecksville, Ohio

Courtney  Rymer

Sr.

MF

Western Kentucky

Nashville, Tenn.

Clarissa Hernandez

Jr.

MF

South Alabama

Pensacola, Fla.

Alexandria Chandler

Sr.

MF

Arkansas

Mesquite, Texas

Regina Thomas

Sr.

Middle Tennessee State

Centennial, Colo.

Cheyna  Williams

Fr.

F

Vanderbilt

Hampton, Ga.

Alyssa Diggs

Jr.

F

Missouri

Coppell, Texas

 

 

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