5 Lady Lions selected to Academic All-Southland
Published 1:23 pm Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Southeastern Louisiana University’s Mya Guillory, Megan Gordon, Darby Gillette, Nadine Maher and Ellie Williams were all selected to the 2021 Academic All-Southland Conference Women’s Soccer team, the league office announced Tuesday.
Guillory, Gordon and William were named to the first team while Maher and Gillette earned second team recognition.
Gordon, the Southland Midfielder of the Year, is making her third appearance on the yearly conference academic honors. The Clophill, England native started all 17 matches for the Lady Lions. Now the all-time program leader in games played (88), Gordon was also named to the first team All-Southland team last month for the second straight season. The senior finished her Southeastern career with a 3.92 GPA and will be obtaining a master’s degree in Kinesiology in May.
Guillory, a forward out of Prairieville, Louisiana, is making her second straight appearance on the Academic All-Southland team. The junior led the Lady Lions in goals (5), assists (5), shots (36), shots on goal (23) and points (15). Also a first team All-Southland recipient, Guillory currently holds 3.47 GPA in Health Sciences.
Williams, out of Frisco, Texas, made her first appearance as a first team recipient Tuesday. The Lady Lions’ forward had three goals, two assists, 19 shots and nine on goal during the regular season. The junior turned in a 3.94 GPA Finance to solidify her spot on Tuesday’s team.
Gillette is making her debut on the Academic All-Southland team as she earned a 3.79 GPA in Kinesiology. The senior started 17 matches this season scoring two goals and also had two assists. Out of Meridian, Mississippi, Gillette received second team All-Southland defender honors this year.
Maher, the Lady Lions’ goalkeeper is also making her debut on the league’s academic honor after earning 3.53 GPA in Kinesiology The senior finished the regular season second in the conference in goals against average (.739) during league play allowing just 10 goals in 12 Southland matches. The Dublin, Ireland native was also a selection on the second team All-Southland team last month. Maher is slated to start Nursing School in the fall of 2022.
“I’m Really proud of our athletes,” said SLU soccer head coach Chris McBride. “They do a great job of taking their academics seriously and as student-athletes they thrive in the classroom and on the soccer field.”
With the Lady Lions receiving five selections to the 2021 Academic All-Southland team, SLU set an all-time program record for the most in the 26-year history of the program.
2021 Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year: Acelya Aydogmus, Northwestern State
2021 Southland Soccer All-Academic First Team
|F||Olivia Draguicevich*2||Northwestern State||Jr.||Pflugerville, Texas||3.37||Communications|
|F||Mya Guillory*2||Southeastern||Jr.||Prairieville, La.||3.47||Health Sciences|
|F||Ellie Williams||Southeastern||Jr.||Frisco, Texas||3.94||Finance|
|F||Rachel Young*||McNeese||Jr.||Surprise, Ariz.||3.21||Nursing|
|MF||Isabella Beletic*2||UIW||Gr.||Corpus Christi, Texas||3.71||Communications|
|MF||Megan Gordon*3||Southeastern||Sr.||Clophill, England||3.92||Kinesiology|
|MF||Kyle Nolen*||Northwestern State||So.||Richardson, Texas||3.97||Exercise Science|
|MF||Anna Watson*2||McNeese||Sr.||Spring, Texas||3.06||Biology|
|D||Eve Clarkson*2||UIW||Jr.||Whalley, England||3.90||Kinesiology|
|D||Hallie Field*2||Northwestern State||Jr.||Frisco, Texas||4.00||Accounting/Business Admin.|
|D||Nicole Henry*3||Northwestern State||Sr.||Tomball, Texas||3.36||Industrial Engineering Tech.|
|D||Keely Morrow*||McNeese||Gr.||Nevada, Texas||3.45||Health System Mgmt.|
|GK||Acelya Aydogmus*^2||Northwestern State||Sr.||Cape Coral, Fla.||3.82||Health & Science Exercise|
2021 Southland Soccer All-Academic Second Team
|F||Noor Abukishk||HBU||Sr.||Cairo, Egypt||3.67||Marketing|
|F||Havana Johnson4||McNeese||Gr.||Coeur d’Alene, Idaho||3.56||Nursing|
|F||Reaghan Lang||A&M-Corpus Christi||Sr.||Fort Collins, Colo.||4.00||Kinesiology|
|F||Samantha Palomino||A&M-Corpus Christi||Sr.||Helotes, Texas||3.88||Kinesiology|
|MF||Keeley Ayala2||UIW||Sr.||Wichita Falls, Texas||3.20||Communications|
|MF||Ryan Ford||HBU||Jr.||Frisco, Texas||3.91||Marketing|
|MF||Emma Gibbs||A&M-Corpus Christi||Jr.||Longmont, Colo.||4.00||Nursing|
|MF||Talin Rizo||HBU||Sr.||San Antonio, Texas||3.80||Kinesiology|
|D||Payton Adams||UIW||Jr.||Frisco, Texas||3.96||Rehabilitative Services|
|D||Darby Gillette||Southeastern||Sr.||Meridian, Miss.||3.79||Kinesiology|
|D||Madison McComasky||UIW||Sr.||Sydney, Australia||3.85||Biology|
|D||Mia Salas||HBU||So.||San Antonio, Texas||3.74||Kinesiology|
|GK||Nadine Maher||Southeastern||Sr.||Dublin, Ireland||3.53||Kinesiology|
^ Southland Conference Student-Athlete of the Year
* Automatic selection; First Team All-Conference
2 Two-time All-Academic selection
3 Three-time All-Academic selection
4 Four-time All-Academic selection
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