Katy Frierson And Rebecca Howell Named To NSCAA All-Region Teams; Team Receives Academic Award
Dec. 7, 2009
AUBURN, Ala. - Katy Frierson and Rebecca Howell were each voted to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-South Region Team while the entire soccer team was honored with the NSCAA Team Academic Award.
A sophomore from Birmingham, Frierson led Auburn with 20 points from her midfield position. One of just two sophomores named to the First Team, she collected a team-high 10 assists on the season while also scoring five goals. An All-SEC First Team selection for the second straight year, this is the first time she was placed on the NSCAA All-Region First Team after being a Second Team selection in 2008.
Frierson is the first Auburn player to be named to the First Team since Ronda Brooks in 2005.
A senior from Satellite Beach, Fla., Howell led Auburn with a career-high eight goals and added an assist to finish the year with 17 points on the season. An All-SEC Second Team selection, she became just the seventh player in Auburn history to break the 60-point barrier for a career, finishing with 65 points (22 goals, 21 assists).
The team was also recognized by the coaches association as it received the Team Academic Award, compiling a 3.12 GPA, marking the sixth consecutive season that Auburn has receive the Team Academic Award.
Auburn finished the year 10-9-3, 6-5-0 SEC, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the eighth time in school history.
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