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Laie, HI-The Brigham Young University-Hawaii women’s soccer team picked up a bundle of honors today from the Pacific West Conference. Five Seasiders were named to the All-Conference First Team and the Seasiders also claimed Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year, and Goalkeeper of the Year.
Senior forward Emily Mearns, senior midfielder Natasha Aiono, junior defender Kami Strait, freshman forward Kim Micheletti, and freshman goalkeeper Megan McCain were all awarded spots on the All-Conference First Team for BYU-Hawaii. Micheletti also won Freshman of the Year Honors and McCain got the nod as the Goalkeeper of the Year for the conference.
BYU-Hawaii Head Coach Carolyn Theurer, who led the Seasiders to a 14-1-2 overall record and the conference championship with a 12-1-1 conference slate, was rewarded for her efforts with Coach of the Year honors. Theurer is in just her second year at the helm of the Seasiders.
Brenna Rhoads and Lauren Wang both received Honorable Mention honors as midfielders for BYU-Hawaii, giving seven of the Seasiders’ 11 starters All-Conference recognition.
Conference Player of the Year honors went to Grand Canyon’s Marina Nesic, who won the award despite playing in only eight matches and only five conference matches this season before losing the majority of the season to injury.