Four Eagles Take Home Conference Awards
The Kentucky Intercollegiate Athletic Conference issued their women’s soccer awards, and four Eagles were honored. Senior Maegan Rogers was named Defensive Player of the Year and Rebecca and Jessica Batey and Kara Selle were all named to the All-KIAC Team.
As a goalkeeper Rogers allowed only three goals in five conference games and had a goals allowed average of only 1.81 for the entire season. Both of her shutouts this season came in conference games.
Rebecca Batey scored 17 goals this season, one more than her freshman campaign and earned All-KIAC for the second straight year. Batey ranked second in the league in goals scored behind only Shamyra Coleman from Mountain State who had 22 and was named Offensive Player of the Year. Batey’s career total of 33 puts her in second place all-time in Asbury history and trails Miranda Wiley’s record of 70 by 37.
Jessica Batey is a first time selection to the All-KIAC team after scoring six goals this season and playing all over the field. Batey spent time as a defensive back late in the season after playing mostly as a forward and mid-fielder early in the year. Batey ranked third on the team in goals scored this season.
Kara Selle also receives her first All-KIAC team award after being the anchor in the back line for the Eagles all season long. Selle stepped in to the center back position from the start of the season and is a big reason why the Eagles surrendered only three goals in conference games.
The Batey’s and Selle will are all expected back next year as juniors as the Eagles look to start a new string of championships. Asbury has won five consecutive regular season KIAC titles and had their string of four straight tournament titles snapped in this year’s championship game.