2022 Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Awards & All-Conference Teams Announced

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NEW ORLEANS – South Alabama senior forward Jasmine Greene was named the Sun Belt Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Year to highlight the 2022 Sun Belt Soccer Awards and All-Conference Teams announced Monday. The awards were voted on by the league’s 14 head coaches.

Georgia Southern won its first Sun Belt Conference regular season championship of 2022.

In addition to being named the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, Greene also earned the league’s Offensive Player of the Year honors as well as Newcomer of the Year honors. A native of Birmingham, Ala., Greene played in all 10 conference games for the Jaguars, starting nine. She scored five goals in two games in October and a total of eight goals in league action. Greene scored two goals three times on the year and played at least 50 minutes in each conference game. Leads the Sun Belt Conference in points (16), points per game (1.60), goals (8) and goals per game (0.80).

Georgia Southern Defensive Player of the Year Sade Heinrichs was named the Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year. She led her team’s defense with 900 minutes played in 10 conference games and helped the unit to a conference-best 0.2 goals against average. A native of Monchengladbach, Germany, Heinrichs orchestrated a defensive structure that limited league foes to just two goals in 10 games. The defensive unit finished the year with a scoreless streak of 546 minutes, 58 seconds, which marked a new school record.

James Madison redshirt junior Alexandra Blom was named the league’s second all-time goaltender of the year. She played 883 minutes between the sticks for the Dukes. She stopped 33 shots and had a .892 save percentage. Blom, a native of Degerfors, Sweden, recorded six shutouts in league play. She collected three or more saves in eight of nine games in goal, including five-plus in two outings. She only scored four goals in league play and never scored more than one goal in any game. She has recorded nine shutouts on the year and is 10thThursday in the nation in goals against average with a .473 strikeout.

South Alabama defender Gabriela Angulo was named the Sun Belt Freshman of the Year. Angulo, a native of La Guaira, Vargas, Venezuela, had two assists this year while leading a defense that ranked third in goals allowed (5) and goals against average (0.50). She helped the Jaguars record six shutouts, which was tied for second in the league. The Jaguars have outscored opponents 25-5 in league play.

Georgia Southern head coach Chris Adams earned his first career Sun Belt Coach of the Year award. He led his team to its first ever conference regular season title with a 7-1-2 mark in league play this season. He managed a team that allowed just two goals with eight shutouts in conference play. Georgia Southern posted a 0.20 goals against average. Adams led the Eagles to six straight wins to close out the year and six straight shutouts to win the regular season title.

The 2022 Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Tournament will be held Oct. 31 through Nov. 6 at the Foley Sports Tourism Complex in Foley, Ala.

2022 Sun Belt Soccer Awards

Coach of the Year: Chris Adams, Georgia Southern

Player of the Year: Jasmine Greene, F, South Alabama

Offensive Player of the Year: Jasmine Greene, F, South Alabama

Defensive Player of the Year: Sade Heinrichs, D, Georgia Southern

Goalkeeper of the Year: Alexandra Blom, GK, James Madison

Rookie of the Year: Jasmine Greene, F, South Alabama

Rookie of the Year: Gabriela Angulo, D, South Alabama

First Team Conference
F—Elis Nemtsov, Georgia Southern
F—Morgan White, Marshall
F—Carla Morich, Old Dominion
F – Jasmine Greene, South Alabama
MF – Ece Turkoglu, Old Dominion
MF – Imane Addi, South Alabama
MF – Madi Goss, Texas State
D—Sade Heinrichs, Georgia Southern
D – Brittany Munson, James Madison
D – Abby Jacobs, South Alabama
GK – Alexandra Blom, James Madison

Second team all-conference
F – Megan Brouse, Coastal Carolina
F – Ruthny Mathurin, Louisiana
F – Monique Gray, South Alabama
MF – Lexi Vanderlinden, James Madison
MF – Kat Gonzalez, Marshall
MF – Danielle Fuentes, South Alabama
MF – Ilana Izquierdo, Southern Miss
D – Eva Diez Lois, Georgia State
D – Soleil Flores, James Madison
D – Avery Thies, Texas State
GK – Katie Oakley, Georgia Southern
GK – Jaidy Campos, South Alabama


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