COLLEGE STATION, Texas – Texas A&M led all schools with five players named to the National Soccer Coaches Association NCAA Division I All-South Region team, the organization announced on Tuesday.
Sophomores Jordan Day, Shea Groom and Meghan Streight and junior Rachel Lenz were named to the All-South Region First Team, while Annie Kunz was tabbed to the All-South Region Second Team.
The Aggies’ five overall selections to the three 11-player teams lead all schools. Texas A&M and Florida (four) were the only two schools to have more than two players selected among the 33 honorees. The Aggies’ four first-teamers also led the way. A&M and Florida (three) were the only schools to have multiple first-team selections.
Day was selected as the first-team goalkeeper. She ranked first in the SEC and 23rd in the nation with a 0.634 goals-against average. Day led the nation and set a Texas A&M single-season record with her 14 shutouts on the year. She came up just one shutout shy of the SEC record set by South Carolina’s Mollie Patton in 2009. Day was an All-SEC First Team performer. She was tabbed the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 24.
Groom was named a first-team forward. The Liberty, Mo.-product ranked third on the Aggies in points with 17 and ranked second with seven assists. She tallied five goals on the year, including one game-winning goal. Groom was an All-SEC Second Team performer.
Streight, who earned NSCAA/Continental Tire All-America Third Team recognition last week, was tabbed a first-team midfielder. The McKinney Boyd product tallied 12 points on the season, including three goals. One of A&M's key servers on set pieces, Streight tallied six assists on the season. This season, Streight also earned All-SEC First Team distinction as well as being named to the SEC Soccer All-Tournament Team.
A first-team defender, Lenz keyed a defense that registered 15 shutouts on the year, tied for third in the country. The Aggies defense led the SEC and ranked 14th in the nation with a 0.628 goals-against average. The Round Rock, Texas-native notched one goal and one assist on the season. She was tabbed the SEC Defensive Player of the Week on Sept. 17.
Kunz was tabbed a second-team forward. The Golden, Colo.-native was tied for the SEC lead with 13 goals on the year and ranked fourth in the league with 0.52 goals per game. She led the league and ranked xxth in the nation with six game-winning goals. Kunz’s 27 points was tied for fifth in the conference and the All-SEC First Team performer ranked sixth in the league with 1.08 points per game. She was tabbed the SEC Offensive Player of the Week on Sept. 10.
The Aggies finished the season ranked No. 14 in the NSCAA with a 19-5-1 record. The 19 wins came up just one shy of the school-record 20. A&M set a school record with 15 shutouts on the season and won an SEC Western Division title in their inaugural season in the conference, posting a 10-2-1 league ledger.
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