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Three Gators are on the NSCAA All-South Region first team - Savannah Jordan (left), Havana Solaun & Christen Westphal.

Wednesday December 4, 2013Florida places four on NSCAA All-South Region soccer teams

Gainesville, Fla.

Three Gators are on the NSCAA All-South Region first team - Savannah Jordan (left), Havana Solaun & Christen Westphal.

GAINESVILLE, Fla. –  Four Gators are part of the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-South Region teams. Three Gators are part of the NSCAA All-South Region first team – Savannah Jordan (Fayetteville, Ga.), Havana Solaun (Gainesville) and Christen Westphal (Brecksville, Ohio). Junior Taylor Burke (Medina, Ohio) is a third-team’s goalkeeper selection.

 

The three on the All-South Region first team also earned All-Southeastern Conference first-team honors in 2013, with Jordan taking the SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Westphal is making her second consecutive appearance on the All-South Region team as she was a third-team selection as a freshman in 2012.

 

Here’s a look at the season notes for Florida’s 2013 All-South Region recipients:

 

First team:

ForwardSavannah Jordan: Southeastern Conference Offensive Player of the Year – first in league history to be offensive player of year as a freshman…All-Southeastern Conference first team selection and also part of SEC All-Freshman team…SEC All-Tournament team…Named to College Sports Madness All-America fourth team…Led team in goals (22) and points (47)…Goal total is tied for third nationally and is second all-time for Gator freshmen…Also shared SEC lead for goals…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…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 and U.S. U-20 camp in Carson, Calif., Nov. 24-Dec. 1.

 

MidfielderHavana Solaun: Gator co-captain…All-Southeastern Conference first-team and SEC All-Tournament team selection…Nine assists led the Gators and second with eight goals and 25 points…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…Tore right anterior cruciate ligament in SEC Tournament final and underwent surgery on Nov. 25…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.

 

DefenderChristen Westphal: All-Southeastern Conference first-team and SEC All-Tournament selection…Named to College Sports Madness All-America fourth team…Started every match at center back…Led Gators with average of 89.04 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.

 

Third team

Goalkeeper Taylor Burke: Started 18 of 19 appearances…Nine solo shutouts in 2013 brings career total to 23, which is second all-time among Gator goalkeepers…No. 14 in NCAA Division I season rankings (as of Dec. 2) with goals-against-average of .543 – the lowest season GAA in the program’s 19-year history (previous low of 0.567 – Jordan Kellgren/1999)…Season-high saves (5) posted in Texas A&M win.

 

2013 NSCAA All-South Region

First Team

Name

Year

Pos

School

Hometown

Sabrina D'Angelo

Jr.

GK

South Carolina

Welland, Ontario

Christen Westphal

So.

D

Florida

Brecksville, Ohio

Meghan Streight

Jr.

D

Texas A&M

McKinney, Texas

Jessica Oram

Sr.

D

South Alabama

Pace, Fla.

Shea Groom

Jr.

MF

Texas A&M

Liberty, Mo.

Havana Solaun

Jr.

MF

Florida

Gainesville, Fla.

Mandy McCalla

Sr.

MF

Mississippi

Fayetteville, Ga.

Rafealle Souza

Sr.

F

Mississippi

Salvador, Brazil

Savannah Jordan

Fr.

F

Florida

Fayetteville, Ga.

Arin Gilliland

Jr.

F

Kentucky

Lexington, Ky.

Lauren Allison

Fr.

F

South Alabama

Bicester Oxfordshire, England

Second Team

Name

Year

Pos

School

Hometown

Nora Abolins

Sr

GK

Western Kentucky

Demorestville, Ontario

Grace Howell-Harries

Jr.

D

Louisiana-Lafayette

London, Ontario

Taylor Leach

Jr.

D

South Carolina

Whitehouse, Ohio

Torri Allen

Sr.

D

Georgia

Stafford, Va.

Ashleigh Ellenwood

Sr.

MF

Arkansas

Michigan City, Ind.

Chrissy Tchoula

Sr.

MF

Western Kentucky

Woodstock, Ga.

Clarissa Hernandez

Sr.

MF

South Alabama

Pensacola, Fla.

Kaysie Clark

Jr.

MF

Missouri

Liberty, Mo.

Iris Dunn

Fr.

F

Western Kentucky

Tavernier, Fla.

Caroline Brown

Sr

F

Tennessee

Hershey, Pa.

Marion Crowder

Fr.

F

Georgia

Madison, Miss.

Third Team

Name

Year

Pos

School

Hometown

Taylor Burke

Jr.

GK

Florida

Medina, Ohio

Chandler Clark

So.

D

Western Kentucky

Edgewood, Ky.

Cara Ledman

So.

D

Kentucky

Franklin, Tenn.

Kala Faulkner

So.

D

Auburn

Alpharetta, Ga.

Stuart Pope

Jr.

MF

Kentucky

Fayetteville, Ga.

Emma Fletcher

Fr.

MF

LSU

Victoria Island, B.C.

Necee Jennings

Fr.

MF

Troy

Powder Springs, Ga.

Summer Clarke

Fr.

F

LSU

Richmond, B.C.

Danielle Au

Sr.

F

South Carolina

Suwanee, Ga.

Annika Schmidt

Fr.

F

Louisiana-Lafayette

Nufringen, Germany

Pia Rijsdijk

Jr.

F

Alabama

Numansdorp, Netherlands

 

 

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