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Savannah Jordan (upper left), Havana Solaun, Pamela Begic & Christen Westphal all earned SEC honors Monday.

Monday November 4, 2013Florida Places Three on All-SEC Soccer First Team; Jordan is SEC Offensive Player of Year

Gainesville, Fla.

Savannah Jordan (upper left), Havana Solaun, Pamela Begic & Christen Westphal all earned SEC honors Monday.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Three Gator All-Southeastern Conference selections led all programs on the league’s first team and Savannah Jordan (Fayetteville, Ga.) is the first freshman in SEC history to be named the Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Joining Jordan on the league’s first team are junior midfielder Havana Solaun and defender Christen Westphal, the league office announced Monday afternoon just prior to the start of the SEC Tournament play-in matches.

 

SEC Soccer Players of the Year – All-Time

Year

Name

Class

Honor

2013

Savannah Jordan

FR

Offensive Player

2013

Sabrina D’Angelo, SC

JR

Defensive Player

2012

Erika Tymrak, UF

SR

Offensive Player

2012

Holly King, UF

SR

Defensive Player

2011

Kayla Grimsley, SC

SR

Offensive Player

2011

Julie King, AU

SR

Defensive Player

2011

Allysha Chapman, LSU

SR

Defensive Player

2011

Sabrina D’Angelo, SC

FR

Defensive Player

2010

Kayla Grimsley, SC

JR

Offensive Player

2010

Kathryn Williamson, UF

SO

Defensive Player

2009

Malorie Rutledge, LSU

SR

Offensive Player

2009

Lauren Hyde, UF

SR

Defensive Player

2008

Malorie Rutledge, LSU

JR

Offensive Player

2008

Megan Tomlinson, UGA

SR

Defensive Player

2007

Kylee Rossi, UT

JR

Offensive Player

2007

Blakely Mattern, SC

SO

Defensive Player

2006

Kylee Rossi, UT

SO

Offensive Player

2006

Ronda Brooks, AU

SR

Defensive Player

2005

Ali Williams, UGA

JR

Offensive Player

2005

Tyler Griffin, VU

JR

Defensive Player

2004

Stephanie Freeman, UF

SR

Player of Year

2004

Keeley Dowling, UT

SR

Defensive Player

2003

Stephanie Freeman, UF

JR

Player of Year

2003

Keeley Dowling, UT

JR

Defensive Player

2002

Sarah Steinmann, AU

SO

Player of Year

2001

Abby Wambach, UF

SR

Player of Year

2000

Abby Wambach, UF

JR

Player of Year

1999

Sarah Yohe, UF

SR

Player of Year

1998

Danielle Fotopoulos, UF

SR

Player of Year

1997

Erin Baxter, UF

JR

Player of Year

1996

Danielle Fotopoulos, UF

JR

Player of Year

1995

Carrie Landrum, UK

JR

Player of Year

1994

Christine Watson, VU

SR

Player of Year

1993

Honey Marsh, ARK

JR

Player of Year

 

 

 

 

NOTES: Only a SEC Player of Year was awarded from 1993-02.

Defensive Player of Year added starting in 2003.

Since 2005, a SEC Offensive and SEC Defensive Player of the Year has been named

Jordan is the second consecutive Gator named the SEC Offensive Player of the Year, as Erika Tymrak earned the honor as a senior in 2012. A Gator has now picked up a SEC Player of the Year honor 13 times in the program’s history. Jordan also is the third Gator to be named SEC Freshman of the Year.

 

Pamela Begič joins Jordan on the SEC Freshman team.

 

Here’s a look at the season notes for Florida’s 2013 All-SEC honorees:

 

First team:

ForwardSavannah Jordan: Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year – first in league history to be league offensive player of year as a freshman…All-Southeastern Conference first team selection and also part of SEC All-Freshman team…Leads team in goals (20) and points (41)…Goal total is tied for second nationally and is second all-time for Gator freshmen…Opened collegiate career with two goals versus Florida Gulf Coast and three versus Oregon State – that five-goal weekend earned Disney/National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Player of the Week honors…Oct. 28 Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Week and College Sports Madness National Player of the Week after three goal weekend (one at Tennessee, two versus Texas A&M)…Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week…Scored multiple goals seven times (2 vs FGCU, Minnesota, Alabama, LSU, Texas A&M and at Georgia; 3 vs Oregon State)…Headed in golden goal for double-overtime win at Mississippi State…Attended U.S. Under-18 National Team camp in Lakeland Ranch, Fla., Oct. 13-17.

 

Midfielder Havana Solaun: All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection…Second among Gators with seven goals and 21 points and leads with seven assists…Started every match played…Scored Florida’s first goal of 2013 versus Florida Gulf Coast…Turned in double-goal matches versus Oklahoma State and at Tennessee…Career total of double-goal matches now at four…Scored tying goal at South Florida…Hit Florida’s third goal at Georgia…Turned in a pair of assists versus Kentucky and at Georgia …Part of U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Soccer Team player pool…Joined U.S. U-23 team for three 2013 spring matches played in Spain.

 

Defender Christen Westphal: All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection…Started every match at center back…Leads Gators with average of 88.79 minutes per match…Part of Top Drawer Soccer’s National Team of the Week on Sept. 11 after shutout wins versus Oklahoma (3-0) and Oklahoma State (2-0)…Named to TDS and College Soccer 360 National Teams of the Week after two shutout wins – at Tennessee (3-0) and versus Texas A&M (2-0) – and providing assist on Savannah Jordan’s second goal versus Texas A&M…Named final SEC Defensive Player of the Week of season after scoring on a 40-yard free kick to open Florida’s scoring at Georgia.

 

SEC Freshman team:

Midfielder Pamela Begič: Third among the Gators with four goals and 13 points…Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week on Sept. 9 after turning at least a point in three consecutive matches, including goals at Florida International and versus Oklahoma…Also scored at Mississippi and headed in UF’s first goal versus Auburn...First collegiate assist came in the season opener versus Florida Gulf Coast.

 

In other awards announced Monday, South Carolina’s Sabrina D’Angelo picked up her second SEC Defensive Player of the Year honor and Mississippi’s Rafaelle Souza is the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year recipient for the second consecutive season. Texas A&M’s G Guerrieri is the SEC Coach of the Year after leading the Aggies to a share of the 2013 SEC title.

 

The Gators now head to the SEC Tournament in Orange Beach, Ala. Florida will open play Wednesday at 6 p.m. and will face the winner of Monday’s play-in match of Arkansas and Missouri. The Gators are the defending SEC Tournament champions and have claimed the tournament title 10 times in the program’s 18 previous appearances.

 

All action at the 2013 SEC Tournament will be available via web stream or television. The SEC Digital Network will live stream Monday and Wednesday matches and Friday’s semifinal matches will appear on ESPN3. ESPNU will cover the SEC Championship match.

 

2013 Southeastern Conference Soccer Awards

Offensive Player of the Year:

Savannah Jordan, Florida

Defensive Player of the Year:

Sabrina D’Angelo, South Carolina

Freshman of the Year:

Savannah Jordan, Florida

 

 

Scholar-Athlete of the Year:

Rafaelle Souza, Mississippi

Coach of the Year:

G Guerrieri, Texas A&M

 

 

 

First Team All-SEC

Name

School

Pos.

Ht.

Year

Hometown

Kala Faulkner

Auburn

D

5-5

SO

Alpharetta, Ga.

Savannah Jordan

Florida

F

5-7

FR

Fayetteville, Ga.

Havana Solaun

Florida

MF

5-9

JR

Gainesville, Fla.

Christen Westphal

Florida

D

5-6

SO

Brecksville, Ohio

Arin Gilliland

Kentucky

D

5-8

JR

Lexington, Ky.

Mandy McCalla

Mississippi

MF/F

5-8

SR

Fayetteville, Ga.

Rafaelle Souza

Mississippi

F

5-7

SR

Salvador, Brazil

Kaysie Clark

Missouri

MF

5-5

JR

Liberty, Mo.

Sabrina D’Angelo

South Carolina

GK

5-8

JR

Welland, Ontario

Taylor Leach

South Carolina

D

5-10

JR

Maumee, Ohio

Shea Groom

Texas A&M

F

5-6

JR

Liberty, Mo.

Meghan Streight

Texas A&M

D/MF

5-5

JR

McKinney, Texas

Cheyna Williams

Vanderbilt

F

5-7

SO

Hampton, Ga.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second Team All-SEC

 

 

 

 

Pia Rijsdijk

Alabama

F

5-9

JR

Numansdorp, Netherlands

Ashleigh Ellenwood

Arkansas

F

5-9

SO

Michigan City, Ind.

Torri Allen

Georgia

D

5-4

SR

Stafford, Va.

Cara Ledman

Kentucky

D

5-3

SO

Franklin, Tenn.

Stuart Pope

Kentucky

MF

5-4

JR

Fayetteville, Ga

Summer Clarke

LSU

F

5-7

FR

Richmond, British Columbia

Emma Fletcher

LSU

MF

5-4

FR

Victoria, British Columbia

Megan Lee

LSU

D

5-7

FR

Massey, Auckland, New Zealand

Elisabeth Sullivan

Mississippi State

F

5-5

SR

Memphis, Tenn.

Caroline Brown

Tennessee

F

5-8

SR

Hawthorn Woods, Ill.

Allie Sirna

Tennessee

D

5-3

JR

Solon, Ohio

Jordan Day

Texas A&M

GK

6-0

JR

Gilbert, Ariz.

Leigh Edwards

Texas A&M

D

5-7

JR

Coto de Caza, Calif.

Kelley Monogue

Texas A&M

MF

5-8

JR

McKinney, Texas

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-Freshman Team

 

 

 

 

Casie Ramsier

Auburn

F

5-5

FR

Katy, Texas

Pamela Begič

Florida

MF

6-0

FR

Semic, Slovenia

Savannah Jordan

Florida

F

5-7

FR

Fayetteville, Ga.

Marion Crowder

Georgia

F

5-4

FR

Madison, Miss.

Zoe Swift

Kentucky

F

5-5

FR

Naperville, Ill.

Summer Clarke

LSU

F

5-7

FR

Richmond, British Columbia

Emma Fletcher

LSU

MF

5-4

FR

Victoria, British Columbia

Gretchen Harknett

Mississippi

MF

5-6

FR

Memphis, Tenn.

Chelse Drennan

South Carolina

MF

5-9

FR

Anderson, S.C.

Liz Keester

Texas A&M

F

5-6

FR

Tulsa, Okla.

Simone Charley

Vanderbilt

F

5-8

FR

Hoover, Ala.

 

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