BIRMINGHAM, Ala. | The Southwestern Athletic Conference revealed its 2018 postseason soccer honors, with Southern’s Chioma Eriken, Mississippi Valley State’s Laadi Issaka, Grambling State’s Haileigh Adams, Justin Wagar and Howard’s Jordan Taylor taking home individual accolades. The teams and award winners were determined in a vote among the league’s coaches and sports information directors.

"Working with Chioma Eriken (Chi) has been wonderful. She has been a force to be reckoned with in front of the goal since day one. She comes into each session focused and committed. The support and competition she has received from her teammate, Amber Zarate, has been very fundamental in her growth and excellence. You must earn every goal you score on Chi. I am very proud to be her coach and even more proud of her accomplishments this season. It has been a pleasure working with Ms. Eriken, and I look forward to continually helping guide her skill development moving forward. We will continue to protect the bluff, GO JAGS!!!" said head coach Jeremy Fontenot.

Eriken earned the 2018 SWAC Goalkeeper of the Year award and a spot on the All-SWAC First-Team. She leads the SWAC as well as the nation in saves (150) and saves per game (10.00). Ranking second in the league with a .847 save percentage, the Mesquite, Texas native put up five matches with 10 or more saves and is responsible for the most saves in a single match by any player in the country thanks to a 22-stop effort versus Grambling on Oct. 5 a school record.

The 2018 Southwestern Athletic Conference Women's Soccer Tournament will take place November 2-5 in Prairie View, Texas. This is the third year the event will be held at the PVAMU Soccer Complex.The Jaguars are set to play #2 seed Howard University Friday, Nov. 2, first touch is scheduled for 6:00 p.m.

First-Team All-SWAC Soccer
Forward: Laadi Issaka, Mississippi Valley State
Forward: Kaylee Holt, Grambling State
Forward: Birgit Rijnders, Alabama State
Midfielder: Jordan Taylor, Howard
Midfielder: Kailey Pena, Grambling State
Midfielder: Blair Lane, Prairie View A&M
Midfielder: Karenth Zabala-Terrazas, Mississippi Valley State
Defender: Haileigh Adams, Grambling State
Defender: Brittany Terry, Grambling State
Defender: Briana Norwood, Texas Southern
Goalkeeper: Chimoa Eriken, Southern

Second-Team All-SWAC Soccer
Forward: Makela Davidson, Howard
Forward: Rebecca Holmes, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Forward: Jojo Bernal, Prairie View A&M
Midfielder: Begona Rodriguez-Bravo, Texas Southern
Midfielder: Jasmine Smith, Grambling State
Midfielder: Karissa Fenwick, Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Midfielder: Jalah Carter, Jackson State
Defender: Florence David, Grambling State
Defender: Kendall Macauly, Howard
Defender: Kendall Hamilton, Howard
Goalkeeper: Alayah Hightower, Howard

Offensive Player of the Year
Laadi Issaka, Mississippi Valley State

Defensive Player of the Year
Haileigh Adams, Grambling State

Goalkeeper of the Year
Chioma Eriken, Southern

Freshman of the Year
Jordan Taylor, Howard

Coach of the Year
Justin Wagar, Grambling State