RICHARDSON, Texas – Five East Texas Baptist University women’s soccer players have been recognized by the American Southwest Conference for their play in the 2016 season. Nathalia Lomax, Erin Miller, Abbey Sturdivant, Claire Hamilton, Kristi Freund, and Heather Brady all received an award.
Senior defender Nathalia Lomax was named to the All-ASC second-team. Senior forward Erin Miller and sophomore midfielder Abbey Sturdivant were named to the All-ASC third-team. Juniors Heather Brady and Kristi Freund, and freshman Claire Hamilton were then named to the All-ASC honorable mention team.
Lomax (Hallsville, Texas) has spent two years playing at ETBU and had been named to her second All-ASC second team. She helped anchor a backline in the ETBU defense that shutout six opponents.
Miller (Lumberton, Texas) was tied for the team lead with four goals this season, and also tied for the team lead in assists with three. Miller knocked in the game-winning goal against LeTourneau University in overtime, and tied the game against Sul Ross State University with a late goal.
Sturdivant (Groves, Texas) played both in the middle of the field and backline for ETBU in 2016. She recorded her first assist against the University of Texas at Dallas and contributed to the six shutouts posted by the ETBU defense.
Brady (Corpus Christi, Texas) also led ETBU with four goals and three assists this season. She had a season high four points in the win over Louisiana College where she had one goal and two assists in the contest.
Freund (League City, Texas) was solid all year long in the defense for ETBU. Freund was the captain of the women’s team that helped lead ETBU to six fewer losses in 2016. Freund scored her only goal of the season against Jarvis Christian College.
Hamilton (Kennedale, Texas) played a vital role on defense and in midfield for ETBU. Hamilton helped guide ETBU to six shutouts and a first round appearance in the ASC Tournament.
ETBU finished with a 6-8-4 record on the year and made the ASC Tournament for the fifth time in the past six seasons.