Bulldog Duo Earns All-SEC Honors
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Nov. 4, 2013

ATHENS, Ga. --- Georgia soccer players Torri Allen and Marion Crowder have been honored by the Southeastern Conference for their play during the 2013 regular season, the league office announced Monday prior to the start of the SEC Championships. Conference awards are decided on by a vote of the league’s 14 head coaches.

The senior defender Allen landed on the All-SEC second team for the second straight season, while the rookie forward Crowder brings in the first yearly award of her career as she was named to the All-Freshman Team.

Allen now has three All-SEC honors to her name after back-to-back second team nods and an All-Freshman award in 2010. The Stafford, Va., native has started all 19 games for Georgia, anchoring a back line that has allowed only 0.93 goals per game in 2013 while stringing together the second-longest shutout streak in school history at 652 minutes earlier this season. She has also helped the Bulldogs to 11 shutouts on the season, just one off the school record in that category. Additionally, Allen has three assists on the offensive end, and has been credited with two defensive saves – a rare stat given to defenders for directly preventing an opposing team from scoring.

Crowder made an immediate impact as a freshman for Georgia, starting 18 of 19 games and currently leading the squad with 11 goals and one assist for a team-best 23 points. The Madison, Miss., native is just one score away from matching All-American Carrie Patterson’s school record for goals by a freshman set in 2006, while her seven game-winning goals rank second-most all-time. Her performance vs. the College of Charleston earlier this season marked only the second time in school history a UGA player scored four goals in a game and the first since 2003, the first time ever by a Georgia freshman. Crowder was named the SEC Freshman of the Week and both the College Sports Madness’ National Offensive Player of the Week and SEC Player of the Week earlier this season.

Allen, Crowder, and their teammates will open SEC tournament play on Wed., Nov. 6, taking on third-seeded South Carolina in the quarterfinals at 3:30 p.m. ET in Orange Beach, Ala.

2013 SEC Women’s Soccer Awards

First Team All-SEC

Forward: Arin Gilliland, Kentucky

Forward: Savannah Jordan, Florida

Forward: Rafaelle Souza, Ole Miss

Forward: Cheyna Williams, Vanderbilt

Midfielder: Kaysie Clark, Missouri

Midfielder: Shea Groom, Texas A&M

Midfielder: Mandy McCalla, Ole Miss

Midfielder: Havana Solaun, Florida

Defender: Taylor Leach, South Carolina

Defender: Kala Faulkner, Auburn

Defender: Meghan Streight, Texas A&M

Defender: Christen Westphal, Florida

Goalkeeper: Sabrina D’Angelo, South Carolina

 

Second Team All-SEC

Forward: Caroline Brown, Tennessee

Forward: Summer Clarke, LSU

Forward: Pia Rijsdijk, Alabama

Forward: Elisabeth Sullivan, Mississippi St.

Midfielder: Ashleigh Ellenwood, Arkansas

Midfielder: Emma Fletcher, LSU

Midfielder: Kelley Monogue, Texas A&M

Midfielder: Stuart Pope, Kentucky

Defender: Torri Allen, Georgia

Defender: Leigh Edwards, Texas A&M

Defender: Cara Ledman, Kentucky

Defender: Megan Lee, LSU

Defender: Allie Sirna, Tennessee

Goalkeeper: Jordan Day, Texas A&M

 

All-Freshman Team

Pam Begiæ, Florida

Simone Charley, Vanderbilt

Summer Clarke, LSU

Marion Crowder, Georgia

Chelsea Drennan, South Carolina

Emma Fletcher, LSU

Gretchen Harknett, Ole Miss

Savannah Jordan, Florida

Liz Keester, Texas A&M

Casie Ramsier, Auburn

Zoe Swift, Kentucky

 

Coach of the Year

G Guerrieri, Texas A&M

 

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, Ole Miss

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