Three Cardinals Earn AllAtlantic Region Honors

first_img“It’s a wonderful honor for Emina, Gaby, and Brooklynn to be named to the all-region team,” said head coach Karen Ferguson-Dayes.  “They were all outstanding in their own way this fall and are very deserving.” “Brooklynn had the breakout year we all knew she was capable of having,” said Ferguson-Dayes.  “She is a true goal scorer and found herself scoring big goals in big games for us this year! We are excited for her to build off of this year for her senior year.” Print Friendly Version Ekic was named to the first team after an impressive sophomore campaign where she earned first team All-ACC honors. In the preseason, Ekic was named preseason All-ACC and was on the Hermann Trophy Watch List.  Coming off an injury from last season, she was outstanding in ACC play this season.  Ekic, the 2017 ACC Freshman of the Year, finished the regular season with seven goals and five assists for 19 points. She helped the Cardinals score in five of the last six matches, including two game-winning goals.  She led the team with 47 shots and 22 shots on goal.  Vincent earned second team honors for the first time in her career.  The senior was a starting centerback for the Cardinals all four seasons.  She helped guide Louisville to seven shutouts this season, while dishing out one assist. Vincent also served as team captain the last two seasons and helped guide the Cardinals to their best ACC finish and an NCAA Tournament appearance in her final season. LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Louisville’s Emina Ekic, Gabrielle Vincent and Brooklynn Rivers earned All-Atlantic Region honors by United Soccer Coaches association.  Ekic earned first team honors for the second straight season while Vincent earned second team honors and Rivers earned third team honors.  “Gaby Vincent has been our leader since the day she stepped on campus and it’s wonderful to see her senior year end so positively!” Ferguson-Dayes said.  “She has been our most influential player and anchored a very stingy back for her whole four year career.” “Emina had a spectacular year after suffering a major knee injury her freshman year,” said Ferguson-Dayes.  “She was back to full strength and was dominant for us in midfield. She has outstanding feet, she’s a tremendous dribbler and she can score goals during the run of play or off of set pieces.” Rivers earns her first all-region honors.  The junior was named a third team All-ACC selection. She compiled her best season to date for the Cardinals. She led Louisville in scoring with eight goals and seven assists for 23 points.  She also led the Cardinals with four game-winning goals.  She ranked third on the team with 30 shots and 12 shots on goal.  Story Linkslast_img

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