March 2, 2014
AUBURN, Ala. - The Auburn soccer team handed out team awards and celebrated its three seniors Saturday night as the team held its annual banquet for the 2013 season.
Freshman Casie Ramsier won numerous awards after her phenomenal freshman season. She was awarded the most valuable offensive player award after leading the team in goals (9), shots (55) and points (22). She also was named rookie of the year and was recognized for setting a season record of scoring in four consecutive matches.
Kala Faulkner was named the most valuable defensive player of the 2013 season. Faulkner was named First Team All-SEC in 2013 and was also invited to participate in the U.S. U-20 Training Camp in Carson, Calif. She also received two NSCAA awards. Faulkner started all 21 matches and scored one goal. She also posted four assists during the season.
The most improved player award was given to sophomore Haley Gerken. Gerken started all 21 games for the Tigers, playing over 1,800 minutes. She also scored one goal and posted six assists on the season. She was also the recipient of the academic captain award.
The Barbara Camp Unsung Hero Award, named in honor of the former Auburn Senior Women's Administrator, was awarded to senior Maddie Barnes. Barnes started all 21 matches for Auburn.
Sophie Simantel was the recipient of the 2013 Coaches Award. Simantel played in 19 games in 2013, starting in 10 of those games. She also posted one goal, her first of her college career.
The three captains, Maddie Barnes, Bianca Sierra and Tori Ball, also received plaques to honor their work as team captains.
Finally, the team sent off their three seniors, Barnes, Sierra and Kim Spence. The three led the program to a 47-35-9 (.516) mark from 2010-2013. They were part of four SEC tournament teams, the 2011 SEC champion team, the 2012 SEC Tournament championship runner-up and were part of three NCAA tournament teams.
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