WKU Soccer celebrates the 2021 season with an annual banquet

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — WKU Soccer celebrated another successful season at the annual banquet held Friday night at the Harbaugh Club at Houchens-Smith Stadium.

The Lady Toppers had a 10-5-1 season in the fall, winning second place in the USA East Conference Division with a 5-2-1 conference record. The WKU defense limited their opponents to just 13 goals for the second season in a row. This rating is the second highest in the program’s history. The Lady Toppers’ .834 goals-against average was also 46th best nationally.

The group also celebrated individual success, highlighting all of the student-athletes who received awards for the 2021 season and presented the awards voted on by the team.

Avery Jacobson enjoyed a decorated season, bringing home first-team All-C-USA and second-team United Soccer Coaches All-Region honors. She also won an Academic Award in the United Soccer Coaches All-Region Academic Second Team.

Katie Erwin continued his rise started in the spring through the fall with third-team All-C-USA and United Soccer Coaches All-Region third-team honors. Erwin also added to his academic prowess with C-USA All-Academic First Team, CoSIDA All-District Second Team and United Soccer Coaches Academic All-Region accolades.

Schmidt lyrics the stellar play on the baseline was rewarded with United Soccer Coaches All-Region Third Team honours. Brooke Sleeva enjoyed an impressive first season with the Lady Toppers and received Team C-USA All-Freshmen honors.

Jacobsen received the team’s Most Valuable Player award at the banquet. Schmidt was honored as Defensive Player of the Year for the Lady Toppers while Erwin was named Offensive Player of the Year.

Lily Rummo received the Most Improved Player award for her major progress between her first year and second season. Amber Barnett won the ROTC Leadership Award for supporting her teammates while she was out through injury. Isidora Pekez received the Coaches Award and the Alumni Spirit Award went to former assistant coach and current UC Merced head coach Roman DuChateau.

WKU is currently in the middle of its spring season. The Lady Toppers will play a pair of games Saturday at the WKU Soccer Complex at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., then host the alumni game Sunday at 1 p.m. The spring slate will conclude with matches on April 2 and 9.

How to Track Lady Toppers: For complete information on WKU Lady Topper Soccer, visit WKUSports.com or follow the program via social media @WKU_Soccer on Twitter and Instagram.

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