FREDERICKSBURG, Va. – The Capital Athletic Conference (CAC) released it's 2019 women's soccer awards on Friday with freshman midfielder Kasey Lamb and seventh-year head coach Kwame Lloyd were tabbed for CAC major awards while a league-high eight Sea Gulls landed on the All-CAC First Team.
Lamb was named the CAC Rookie of the Year after she ranked third in the conference in assists (6) and tallied the game-winning goal against York on Oct. 16. She totaled eight points in her freshman campaign. Lame becomes only the second Sea Gull to win the CAC Rookie of the Year after Michelle Conrad in 2011.
Lloyd was selected as the CAC Coach of the Year after turning around a team that went 7-10-1 overall and 3-4 in the CAC in 2018 to a 13-3-3 overall record and a 9-0-1 conference mark to win the CAC regular season crown. It is Lloyd's second CAC Coach of the Year award after earning the conference's top coaching award following the 2014 season.
Seniors Julianna Boller, Jenna Beck and Lydia Narum, juniors Brooke Rossiter, Juliana Looney and Emma Hill, sophomore Ally Goetz and freshman Autumn Dougherty all earned spots on the All-CAC First Team. It is the most players on an all-conference list in program history.
It is the second time Boller, Beck and Goetz picked up all-conference laurels. Boller and Beck each collected the second All-CAC First Team award of their careers. Boller led the team and finished second in the CAC in assists with seven. Boller also registered five goals and 17 points during the season.
Beck was part of a stout Salisbury defense that registered 12 shutouts during the regular season. Beck also factored into the offensive side of the ball with five goals and an assist in the season. During the season, Beck received CAC Defensive Player of the Week laurels on Oct. 14.
Goetz, an All-CAC Second Team honoree a year ago, was a playmaker in the midfield as she scored four goals and dished out a pair of assists to total 10 points.
Narum and Rossiter tied for second in the CAC in scoring with eight goals apiece. Rossiter recorded 19 points on the year to rank third in the conference while Narum notched 17 points to sit in a tie for sixth in the CAC. Narum earned CAC weekly honors back on Oct. 14.
In her first season in a Sea Gull uniform, Dougherty sat in the top-10 in both goals and points in the conference. Dougherty scored five goals and handed out two assists to secure 12 points during the season.
Along with Beck, Looney and Hill were cornerstones of a stellar Salisbury defense. Looney scored a goal and recorded an assist in 2019 while Hill earned eight clean sheets in net with 56 saves. During the season, Hill was named the CAC Defensive Player of the Week four times and earned Eastern College Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Month for September and October.
The Sea Gulls wait for a potential at-large bid to the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. The field will be announced on Monday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m.