Four Memphis Players Earn C-USA Postseason Honors
Oct. 30, 2012
IRVING, Texas - - Christabel Oduro repeats as Conference USA Offensive Player of the Year and three other University of Memphis women's soccer players garnered C-USA postseason honors, the league office announced Tuesday.
Ranked eighth in the nation averaging 2.13 points per game, Oduro had a league-best 34 points on the season. With a league-high 13 goals as well as eight assists, Oduro posted the seventh single-season, 30-plus point effort in program history. The Brampton, Ontario, Canada native appears on the All-C-USA Team for the second-consecutive season.
Oduro becomes the third player to take the league's top offensive honor in back-to-back seasons and fifth overall, joining Lizzy Simonin who repeated as the C-USA Defensive Player of the Year last season. Paulette Angilecchia of Cincinnati repeated in 1995-96 and Jill Currie of Charlotte earned the distinction in 1999-2000. Memphis has been home to a C-USA Player of the Year (Offensive and/or Defensive) since 2008 and in four of the last five years, the Bluff City has been home to the Offensive Player of the Year.
Sophomore midfielder Kylie Davis earned a spot on the All-C-USA First Team. Davis appeared in 13 of 18 matches, missing four due to injury and one due to play in the FIFA U20 World Cup. The L'lle Bizzard, Quebec, Canada native had three goals on the year, two of which were game-winning goals. Davis finished the regular season with 16 points, ranking second on the team.
Freshman Diamond Simpson was named to the second team at the defender position. Simpson began the season at forward, but made a seamless transition to the back at the beginning of league play. The Mississauga, Ontario, Canada native started in 17 of the 18 matches and logged every minute in nine of 11 league matches.
Simpson also earned a spot on the All-Freshman team and Emily Adamic joined her, marking the fifth-straight season the U of M has had two players on the rookie team. Adamic logged 1136 minutes, an average of 63 minutes per game, in 16 starts. Adamic registered one goal on the season, coming against East Carolina.
Memphis plays UCF in the opening round of the C-USA Tournament on Wednesday at UTEP. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m. (CT) at University Field.
2012 C-USA WOMEN'S SOCCER AWARDS