Dec. 4, 2013
ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia soccer players Torri Allen and Marion Crowder have each been named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire Division I Women’s All-South Region second team, the organization announced Wednesday morning.
Crowder and Allen were also Georgia’s representatives on the All-SEC teams this season. The senior defender Allen snagged the third regional honor of her career after being named to the first team in 2012 and the third team in 2010. For the rookie forward Crowder, it is the first regional honor.
Allen started all 20 games for Georgia, logging the second-most minutes among field players with 1,815. She anchored a stingy back line that posted 11 shutouts on the season and allowed just 1.08 goals per game while stringing together over 652 minutes of shutout soccer during the non-conference slate, good for the second-longest scoreless mark in school history. The Stafford, Va., native turned in a career-high three assists on the offensive end and was credited with two rare defensive saves.
Crowder turned in a standout freshman campaign, starting 19 of 20 games on the attack and leading the squad with 11 goals and one assist for 23 points. Her goal tally left her just one shy of the school’s single-season freshman record, while her seven game-winning goals in a season rank second all-time among all players. The Madison, Miss., native scored four times vs. the College of Charleston on Sept. 15, becoming just the second Georgia player in history to accomplish that feat in a game – the first since 2003 – and the first freshman to do so.
Crowder is one of six returning starters for the Bulldogs in 2014.