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Auburn Soccer Celebrates Record-Breaking Season at Postseason Banquet
March 26, 2017

AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn soccer program recapped the greatest season in its history at the annual postseason banquet Saturday evening. The Tigers handed out plenty of hardware following a deep run to the NCAA Quarterfinals in 2016.

Kristen Dodson and Casie Ramsier earned Most Valuable Offensive Player, while Kiana Clarke took home Most Valuable Defensive Player.

Dodson broke the program record for points in a season with 38, besting Tammy Waine’s mark of 35 set back in 2000. She also touted 13 goals, good for second in the Auburn record books for goals in a season. The junior earned All-SEC First Team honors and was selected NSCAA All-South Region.

Casie Ramsier tallied 31 points - the fourth-most in single-season program history - by way of 12 goals and seven assists. Her goal total was the third-highest in a season by a Tiger. The Dallas, Texas native broke the record for most game-winning goals in a season with six and the career record with 13. She picked up All-SEC First Team and NSCAA All-America honors in her final campaign.

Clarke, who started all 24 matches in the heart of the defense, guided a back line that amassed seven shutouts, good for 12th in program history. The senior captained a defense to three shutouts in SEC play. Clarke earned All-SEC First Team honors and was picked to the NSCAA All-South Region squad.

Brooke Ramsier earned the Barbara Camp Unsung Hero Award, given to the player who was crucial to the performance of the team and went under the radar. The Dallas, Texas native tallied 28 points by way of eight goals and tied for the team lead with 12 assists. The assist total ranked in the top-five in the nation and tied for fourth in single-season program history. She was named All-SEC Second Team and NSCAA All-South Region.

Gianna Montini was tabbed as the Most Improved Player following her 2016 campaign. Montini had three points on the season, including the game-winning goal against UConn to send Auburn to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year. The sophomore competed in 19 matches and logged 558 minutes on the pitch.

The Rookie of the Year was split between a pair of All-SEC Freshman honorees in Bri Folds and Karli Gutsche. Folds totaled 19 points, good for fourth on the team and second in the SEC among first-year players. She netted five goals and had the third-highest assist total on the team with nine. Gutsche started 19 matches as a central defender and keyed seven shutouts on the season. She even contributed offensively with the game-winning goal against Missouri and had an assist in the NCAA Tournament.

Haley Gerken was the recipient of the Coaches’ Award, which is voted on by the coaching staff and is chosen on a player's attitude and dedication. Gerken worked her way back from injury during her senior season and captained the 2016 team to the deepest postseason run in program history.

Alyse Scott took home the inaugural Spirit Award for representation of the Auburn soccer program both on and off the field. Scott was instrumental in the team’s outstanding belief in one another and was key in the community during the 2016 season.

Casie Ramsier and Gerken split the Captain Award as they were co-captains during the past season. The two leaders guided the Auburn soccer program to heights that had previously never been reached, including 17 wins and an appearance in the NCAA Quarterfinals.

Britne Holderby earned the Academic Captain Award for her leadership in the classroom and her outstanding academic achievements during the season.

Sarah Le Beau took home the Golden Glove, earned by the goalkeeper who touted the most saves. In total, Le Beau notched 73 saves while protecting between the posts all season.

Brooke Ramsier and Dodson tied for the lead in assists with 12 and therefore were tabbed Assist Leaders.

The Leading Scorer went to Dodson for her record-breaking total of 38 points during the 2016 campaign. The Aurora, Ill. native also earned the Golden Boot, given to the team’s most lethal threat, after scoring a team-best 13 goals.

Clarke rounded out the awards by earning the Iron Woman. The Davie, Fla. native was on the field for 2,168 minutes – only missing eight minutes all season long.

In total, the Tigers recapped eight program records at the annual banquet, including an Elite Eight appearance, a final ranking of No. 8 in the nation, 17 wins, back-to-back national seeds in the NCAA Tournament, No. 9 in the final RPI with 14 wins against the top 100, seven All-SEC honorees, seven consecutive wins and three players who achieved top 10 point totals in an Auburn uniform.

Auburn also boasted the No. 1 APR in the SEC and received the NSCAA Team Academic Award for the 12th straight season.
 

 

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