No. 9 Auburn Soccer Places All Four Seniors To All-SEC Teams At Annual Banquet
Nov. 3, 2004
AUBURN - The Auburn soccer team earned six spots on All-Southeastern Conference teams here Wednesday night at the SEC Tournament Banquet including first team members Ronda Brooks, Chrissy Culver and Megan Rivera.
The first team honors were the second for Rivera and the first ever for Brooks and Culver. Rivera, a senior goalkeeper from Miami, Fla., broke the SEC career record for shutouts with 32 earlier this season. Brooks is a sophomore defender from Marietta, Ga., who was named to the All-Freshman team last season. Culver, also a Marietta, Ga., native, is a senior forward, who leads Auburn in goals with seven this season.
"The exciting thing is that now we play a full 11-team schedule so every coach can see every player on the field," Auburn head coach Karen Hoppa said. "The fact that we have six players honored tonight is a credit to the level of success we had this year."
Auburn players named to the second team are senior forward Sarah Steinmann and senior defender Jenn Walters. With the appointment of Steinmann and Walters to the second team, all four Auburn seniors were honored with All-SEC accolades.
Steinmann, a Lilburn, Ga., native leads the team with 18 points including six goals and six assists on the year. Walters, a Clearwater, Fla., native is a two-time captain for the Tigers and has helped lead Auburn to seven shutouts on the season.
Named to the All-Freshman Team this year is Lilburn, Ga., native Lauren Stewart, who has played in 15 games for Auburn this season at defender. This is just the second season that the SEC has had a freshman team.
No. 9-ranked Auburn begins play in the SEC Tournament Thursday, Nov. 4 at noon when the No. 2 seeded Tigers take on No. 7 seed Ole Miss at the AU Soccer Complex. For more information, visit www.secsports.com or call 1-800-AUB-1957.