Rachael Emory Earns Second All-MWC Honor
Nov. 7, 2007
PROVO, Utah - Air Force midfielder/defender Rachael Emory was named to the 2007 All-Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Team at its pre-championship banquet in Provo, Utah.
Emory, a Wagoner, Okla., native was named to the second team for the second year in a row. The junior appeared and started in all 18 matches for the Falcons. She was second on the team with two goals and an assist for five points.
Senior forward Katie Carney of UNLV and junior forward Tamika Wilson of Wyoming garnered MWC Co-Offensive Player of the Year honors, while San Diego State freshman goalkeeper Aubree Southwick earned the MWC Defensive Player of the Year award. Southwick was also selected as the MWC Freshman of the Year, and UNLV coach Kat Mertz collected MWC Coach of the Year accolades for the first time at the helm of the program. UNLV won its second regular-season women's soccer championship this year.
BYU and UNLV each had three players named to the all-MWC first team, while Utah and San Diego State each had two first-team honorees. Wyoming also earned one first-team slot.
Carney was tabbed as MWC Co-Offensive Player of the Year after leading UNLV to its second conference title and finishing second in the league in points (10) and goals (4) in conference games. Wilson earned the honor after leading the league in points (11), goals (5) and game-winning goals (3). Southwick earned MWC Defensive Player and Freshman of the Year honors as she led San Diego State to its best conference finish since 2000, posting a league-leading five shutouts and a goals-against average of 0.41. Southwick is the first player in MWC women's soccer history to earn two postseason individual awards in the same year.
The Rebels are the No. 1 seed in the MWC Championship, Nov. 7-10, at BYU. Action gets underway Wednesday at 1 p.m. MT.
2007 All-Mountain West Conference Women's Soccer Team
Katie Carney, Sr., Forward, UNLV
Athlete Class Position School
Kiley Jones Sr. Midfielder Utah
Millie Allen So. Defender San Diego State
Jessica Destito Sr. Forward UNLV
Amanda Lathrop Jr. Midfielder Wyoming
Erika Woodbury Sr. Goalkeeper BYU
Lizzy Karoly So. Forward TCU
Jessica Girdner Sr. Midfielder San Diego State
Alexis Ball Fr. Midfielder New Mexico
Melissa Crespo Sr. Defender Utah
Angie Nickens RS-Sr. Midfielder TCU
Rachael Emory Jr. Midfielder Air Force
Freshman of the Year: