Frierson And King Earn NSCAA National Awards
Jan. 11, 2012
Katy Frierson was named to the 2011 NSCAA/Continental Tire Women's Division I All-America Third Team and was a First Team NSCAA Women's College Scholar All-America while Julie King was a Second Team Scholar All-America.
Frierson, the most decorated field player in Auburn soccer history, was a four-time First Team All-SEC selection, finishing her career with a school-record 42 career assists and 104 points, scoring 31 career goals (third all-time). As a senior the midfielder led the SEC and tied for seventh nationally with 13 assists, adding a career-high-tying nine goals to lead Auburn with 31 points, fourth in the SEC. The SEC Tournament MVP after leading Auburn to its first league tournament title, she raked in the off-field awards as well, being named the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, a CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-America and being placed on the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award First Team all while carrying a 3.94 grade point average in political science.
King, a defender from St. Louis, was placed on the College Scholar All-America Second Team for her 3.41 GPA in interdisciplinary studies. One of three SEC Co-Defensive Players of the Year and a First Team All-SEC choice, she had six goals and six assists on 55 shots from her outside back position. This season she played 2,178 out of a possible 2,207 minutes as she stabled the school record for career matches starter with 87.
Amy Howard, a goalkeeper from Mandeville, La., was named to the NSCAA Women's University Scholar All-South Third Team after posting a 3.44 GPA in elementary education. Missing the first half of the season due to an injury, she returned to lead Auburn to the postseason by compiling a 1.33 goals against average and a .753 save percentage, both of which ranked in the SEC top 10 despite her missing nine matches.
Auburn concluded its season in the Second Round of the NCAA Tournament, marking its sixth straight NCAA Tournament appearance. The team completed the year with a 15-7-2 mark overall and a 5-5-1 SEC record.
2011 NSCAA/Continental Tire Women's NCAA Division I All-America Team
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