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Union women’s soccer puts five on all-conference teams

LEBANON, Tenn. - 11/14/2011 - The Union University women’s soccer capped off a history season with five players being named to the 2011 TranSouth All-Conference teams. Ashlie Watson, Christina Reardon and Alex Taylor were named to the first team. Megan Roney and Emily Warren were named to the second team.

Watson (Murfreesboro, Tenn./Riverdale HS) started all 17 matches for Union, leading the Lady Bulldogs with eight goals and 19 points, adding three assists on the season. Reardon (Nashville, Tenn./Pope John Paul II HS) started all 17 matches for Union, scoring one goal and recording a team high eight assists. Taylor (Franklin, Tenn./David Lipscomb HS) also started all 17 matches for Union, recording three goals and one assist while also leading Union’s defense to a team record eight shutouts.

Roney (Barrington, N.J./Haddon Heights HS) started all 17 matches for Union helping solidify Union’s record setting defense. Warren (Cabot, Ark./Cabot HS) started all 17 matches in goal, allowing just 15 total goals and posting a 0.849 goals against average with eight shutouts. Warren was named TranSouth Defensive Player of the Week four times in 2011.

Union finished 12-3-2 overall and 5-0-1 in the TranSouth, good for a co-championship. It was the first championship of any kind for the young program that started in 2005.


First Team All TranSouth
F – Mor Efraim, Martin Methodist, JR – Nevatim, Israel
F – Ashlie Watson, Union Univ., FR – Murfreesboro, Tenn.
F – Linnea Sahlin, Martin Methodist, FR – Porsgunn, Norway
MF – Yalu Borbolla, Martin Methodist, JR – Mexico City, Mexico
MF – Christina Reardon, Union Univ., SR – Nashville, Tenn.
MF – Daniel Sofer, Martin Methodist, JR – Hadera, Israel
MF – Helena Dimantas Farias, Cumberland Univ., SR – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
D – Hannah Martin, Martin Methodist, SR – Shelbyville, Tenn.
D – Alex Taylor, Union Univ., FR – Franklin, Tenn.
D – Maria Kristjansdottir, Lyon College, SO – Reykavik, Iceland
D – Brina Siddiq, Lyon College, SR – Newport Beach, Calif.
GK – Hanit Schwarz, Martin Methodist, SR – Beer-Sheva, Israel
GK – Jessica Coates, Bethel Univ., SO – Hartlepool, England

Second Team All-TranSouth
F – Anja Klotzle, Lyon College, SR – Altadena, Calif.
F – Rachel Rathbone, Bethel Univ., JR – Winnipeg, Canada
F – Nicole O’Donnell, Martin Methodist, SR – Winnipeg, Canada
MF – Jordan Aliviado, Lyon College, SR – Torrance, Calif.
MF – Julie Bracknell, Freed-Hardeman, SR – Milan, Tenn.
MF – Melissa Sanchez, Lyon College, JR – Mesquite, Texas
MF – Lori Magnesen, Bethel Univ., SR – Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
D – Megan Roney, Union Univ., SO – Barrington, N.J.
D – Jaylene Tye, Bethel Univ., SO – Alberta, Canada
D – Mackenzie Keele, Cumberland Univ., FR – Hendersonville, Tenn.
D – Tori Barraco, Bethel Univ., JR – Ontario, Canada
GK – Emily Warren, Union Univ., SO – Cabot, Ark.

Player of the Year: Mor Efraim, Martin Methodist
Freshman of the Year: Linnea Sahlin, Martin Methodist
Coach of the Year: Tyson John, Martin Methodist

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2011 TranSouth All-Conference Awards

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