Nastasia Asgedom Named All-SSC

Nastasia Asgedom Named All-SSC

MELBOURNE, Fla. - The University of Tampa Women's soccer team had one player named All-Sunshine State Conference as Nastasia Asgedom was named to the All-SSC Second Team. Twenty-seven women's soccer student-athletes have earned All-SSC honors for the 2017 season. Conference champions, Nova Southeastern University, collect seven All-SSC awards including Defensive Player of the Year and Coach of the Year. Voting for the awards was conducted among the league's women's soccer coaches.

Asgedom, a junior from Tampa, has now been named to an All-SSC team for the third straight year. This season, she has three goals and two assists as the Spartans have made the SSC Tournament Semifinals after finishing the regular season 5th in the conference and upsetting the 4th seed Eckerd Tritons 1-0 in OT in the quarterfinals of the tournament.

Christy Grimshaw of Barry University is selected Player of the Year. The Aberdeen, Scotland native scored six goals and assisted on two others in 11 regular season games for a total of 14 points. The junior midfielder helped pilot the Buccaneers to a 7-1-2 record in conference play and a No. 2 seed in the post-season tournament. Grimshaw is the fifth Buccaneer to be named SSC Player of the Year, the first since 20141.

Barry's Amanda Traynor earns Offensive Player of the Year following 0.54 goal per game average in 2017. The Glasgow, Scotland product is the first Buccaneer awarded SSC Offensive Player of the Year since Emelie Karlsson swept the award from 2002 to 2005.

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Bailey Corbin of Nova Southeastern is named Defensive Player of the Year. The Lampeter, Pennsylvania native appeared in 15 games for the Sharks, helping her squad to 12 wins and a conference title. Corbin is only the second NSU athlete to be named SSC Defensive Player of the Year2.

Nova Southeastern's John Constable is awarded Coach of the Year by his peers. Constable guided the Sharks to their second SSC Championship3 and first outright regular-season title. The Constable led Sharks are No. 1 in the South Region and will host the SSC post-season tournament semifinals and finals. It is the first SSC Coach of the Year award for Constable, second for Nova Southeastern4.

Freshman of the Year belongs to Adanna Edwards of Nova Southeastern University. The forward from Miami tallied five goals and two assists across 15 games. The SSC Freshman of the Year honor is the second consecutive for NSU, third overall5.

Traynor and Kelly Rowswell of Rollins College repeat as First Team selections from 2016. Traynor also earns All-SSC for the third consecutive year. University of Tampa's Nastasia Asgedom and Florida Tech's Kiera McCarthy also earn All-SSC accolades for a third straight year.

Player of the Year: Christy Grimshaw, Barry

Offensive Player of the Year: Amanda Traynor, Barry

Defensive Player of the Year: Bailey Corbin, Nova Southeastern

Freshman of the Year: Adanna Edwards, Nova Southeastern

Coach of the Year: John Constable, Nova Southeastern 

ALL-SSC First Team

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

F

Amanda Traynor^*

Barry

Sr.

Glasgow, Scotland

F

Emma Heikkila

Nova Southeastern

So.

Tornio, Finland

F

Stephanie Linton

Eckerd

Fr.

Odessa, Fla.

F

Adanna Edwards

Nova Southeastern

Fr.

Miami, Fla.

M

Christy Grimshaw*%

Barry

Jr.

Aberdeen, Scotland

M

Donish Henry-Cole*

Lynn

Jr.

Boca Raton, Fla.

M

Maria Munoz

Florida Tech

So.

Weston, Fla.

M (AL)

Monica Orteu

Nova Southeastern

Sr.

Barcelona, Spain

D

Bailey Corbin

Nova Southeastern

Sr.

Lampeter, Pa.

D

Hanna Rolfsen

Embry-Riddle

Sr.

Oslo, Norway

D

Yanni Asson

Barry

So.

Couva, Trinidad

D

Jade Adams

Barry

Jr.

Palmetto, Fla.

G

Kelly Rowswell^

Rollins

So.

Windermere, Fla.

 

 

 

 

 

ALL-SSC Second Team

Pos.

Name

School

Yr.

Hometown

F

Elin Svensson

Florida Tech

Sr.

Billesholm, Sweden

F

Alexa Moberley

Florida Southern

So.

Jupiter, Fla.

F

Ragnheidur Gardarsdottir

Embry-Riddle

Fr.

Kopavogur, Iceland

F

Molly Sharpe~

Barry

Jr.

Bradford, England

F

Anna Griessler

Florida Southern

Jr.

Indian Harbour Beach, Fla.

M

Rosie Young

Saint Leo

Sr.

Newcastle, England

M

Nastasia Asgedom^*

Tampa

Jr.

Tampa, Fla.

M

Carissa Sanchez

Barry

Jr.

Miami, Fla.

M

Kiera McCarthy~*

Florida Tech

Jr.

Melbourne, Fla.

D

Juliana Guida

Florida Southern

Sr.

Bradenton, Fla.

D

Gabriela Moreira

Lynn

So.

Los Angeles, Calif.

D

Haley Knowles

Eckerd

Jr.

Tampa, Fla.

G

Casey Winn

Eckerd

So.

Fort Myers, Fla.

G (AL)

Melanie Ziegner

Barry

Jr.

Muenster, Germany

 

^ = 2016 First Team All-SSC
~ = 2016 Second Team All-SSC
* = 2015 Second Team All-SSC
% = 2014 Freshman of the Year
(AL) = At-Large Selection

1Lavinia Nkoma (2014), Emelie Karlson (2002-03, 2005), Jenny Nilsson (1999)

2Cydney Niedermeyer (2015)

3NSU shared the 2010 title with Florida Southern

4Mike Goodrich (2004)

5Hannah Christophe (2016), Lauren Prow (2007)