(Photos by Ron Stinson Jr.)
LAWRENECEVILLE, Ga. – The Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) announced the 2017 All-SCAC Women's Soccer Team on Tuesday. The University of Dallas had three players receive honors, with Elisa Duran (Pomona, Calif.) being named to the All-SCAC Second Team for consecutive years. Mason Cosgrove (Las Cruces, N.M.) and Kasaundra Eason (Henderson, Nev.) were selected to All-SCAC Honorable Mention.
Duran secured her second all-conference award in as many seasons after posting a personal and team-highs in assists with four. She had a goal as well to give her six points for third on the squad. In two seasons, the midfielder has played in all-but one match (37) and has accumulated four goals, six assists, and 14 points.
Cosgrove was named to All-SCAC Second Team in 2015, and was given her second recognition with the league. The junior contributed two goals and had 12 of her 19 shots placed on goal for a .632 shot on goal percentage. Cosgrove delivered another durable campaign as she appeared and started in all 19 matches for back-to-back seasons. Overall, Cosgrove has played in all 59 matches in her UD career.
Eason earned her first All-SCAC Award with the Crusaders. Eason played a key role as a defender helping the team to four shutouts. She attempted five shots and had three on frame. Eason played in 15 matches this season.
Voting was done exclusively by the head women's soccer coaches of the SCAC. Awards voted for included: SCAC Offensive Player-of-the-Year, Defensive Player-of-the-Year, Newcomer-of-the-Year, and Coach-of-the-Year. Coaches voted for first team and second team – with each voted team consisting of three defenders, three midfielders, three forwards, one goalkeeper, and one at-large selection. A first-team vote was worth two points and a second-team vote was worth one point. Any player who received at least two different votes from the coaches, but did not receive enough votes to earn either first or second team honors, was named Honorable Mention.