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Courtesy: Southern U. Athletics

Zavala Selected To Preseason All-SWAC Soccer Team

Courtesy: Southern U. Athletic Media Relations
Release: 08/03/2017
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BATON ROUGE, La. –- Southern University forward Sophia Zavala was named to 2017 All Southwestern Athletic Conference Soccer Team.

Zavala earned second team honors as the Lady Jaguars was picked to finish 8th in the conference.

The Fontana, Calif. native ranked 36th in the nation with .63 goals per game and led the team with 10 goals on the season as a true freshman.  Zavala scored four goals in a 4-2 victory versus heated rivals Grambling State for the Lady Jaguars first victory last season.

Southern University was chosen to finish eighth in the conference receiving 83 votes. Howard University was selected to finish first with 217 points.  Accolades were voted on by the league’s coaches and sports information director.

The Lady Jaguars kicks-off the season on August 17 as they host LSU-Alexandria in a home exhibition game at Jaguar Park.

For more information on Southern University Athletics log on to Gojagsports.com for the latest news, scores, and updates. Fans can also access the latest information on SU Athletics through social media by following @SoutherUsports on Twitter and Instagram or liking the Facebook page at Facebook.com/Southern Jaguars.

2017 SWAC Preseason Soccer Awards

Preseason Co-Offensive Players of the Year

Ariela Lewis (Alabama State)

Laadi Issaka (Mississippi Valley State)

Preseason Defensive Player of the Year

Kendall Hamilton (Howard)

Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year

Gabrielle Emilien (Howard)

 

First Team All-SWAC

Forwards

Ariela Lewis (Alabama State)

Kela Gray (Howard)

Rita Okoro (Alcorn State)

Midfielders

Laadi Issaka (Mississippi Valley State)

Lexi Krieger (Alabama State)

Mila Bustos (Prairie View A&M)

Noelle McCullom (Howard)

Defenders

Mariah Johnson (Arkansas Pine Bluff)

Kendall Hamilton (Howard)

Marley Christian (Howard)

Goalkeeper

Gabrielle Emilien (Howard)

Second Team All-SWAC

Forwards

Sophia Zavala (Southern)

Paige Hayward (Texas Southern)

Karissa Fenwick (Arkansas Pine Bluff)

Midfielders

Inma Martinez (Alabama State)

Hollie Cartwright (Howard)

Whitney White (Howard)

Kayla Smith (Texas Southern)

Defenders

Alanna Manning (Alabama State)

Mercedes Padilla (Alabama State)

Ana Silverio (Arkansas Pine Bluff)

Goalkeeper

Gianna Guyot (Alabama State)

Predicted Order Of Finish

Points
Howard
217
Alabama State
204
Texas Southern
163
Arkansas Pine Bluff
156
Mississippi Valley State
131
Prairie View A&M
127
Jackson State
122
Southern
83
Alabama A&M
71
Grambling State
62
Alcorn State
50
 
 

     
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