Four Memphis Players Earn C-USA Postseason Honors
Go Tigers! Sophomore Kylie Davis was named first team All-C-USA on Tuesday.
Go Tigers!
Sophomore Kylie Davis was named first team All-C-USA on Tuesday.
Go Tigers!

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
Offensive Player of the Year
Christabel Oduro, Memphis
Defensive Player of the Year
Marissa Diggs, UCF
Midfielder of the Year
Jessica Ayers, Colorado College
Freshman of the Year
Holly Hargreaves, Rice
Coach of the Year
Geoff Bennett, Colorado College
All-Conference First Team
F: Britney Lyman, Colorado College
F: Christabel Oduro, Memphis
F: Holly Hargreaves, Rice
F: Nicolette Radovcic, UCF
MF: Jessie Ayers, Colorado College
MF: Kylie Davis, Memphis
MF: Quynh Nhu Truong, MF, Rice
MF: Mallory Baum, SMU
D: Hali Oughton, East Carolina
D: Claire Hulcer, Tulsa
D: Marissa Diggs, UCF
GK: Christiane Cordero, East Carolina
All-Conference Second Team
F: Lauren Hughes, Rice
F: Shelby Redman, SMU
F: Tishia Jewell, UCF
MF: Madison Whitehead, Colorado College
MF: Rikki Clarke, SMU
MF: Raven Tatum, Tulsa
MF: Madison Barney, UCF
D: Diamond Simpson, Memphis
D: Lauren LaGro, Rice
D: Azia Nicholson, UTEP
GK: Cami Koski, Houston
All-Conference Third Team
F: Katelyn Rhodes, Houston
F: Erin Simmons, Marshall
F: Johanna Liney, UAB
F: Tess Hall, UTEP
MF: Kylie Cook, Houston
MF: Jordan O'Brien, Tulsa
MF: Tori Martyn, UTEP
D: Kecia Morway, Colorado College
D: Kaci Bush, Houston
D: Courtney Smith, SMU
GK: Lianne Maldonado, UCF
All-Freshman Team
Lexi Long, MF, Colorado College
Haley Patsey, D, East Carolina
Kendall Frey, F, East Carolina
Erin Simmons, F/MF, Marshall
Diamond Simpson, D, Memphis
Emily Adamic, MF, Memphis
Holly Hargreaves, F, Rice
Lauren Hughes, F, Rice
Roman Edwards, D, Tulsa
Paige Hanks, MF, UAB
Sophie Howard, MF, UCF

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