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This Week In WAC Women's Soccer - Nov. 6

This Week In WAC Women's Soccer - Nov. 6
 
 
POST SEASON HONORS
The Western Athletic Conference has announced its All-WAC women's soccer teams and major awards as selected by the league's nine head coaches. Kansas City swept the major awards with Reighan Childers being named WAC Offensive Player of the year and Abby Small earning WAC Defensive Player of the Year. Kansas City's Rylan Childers claimed WAC Freshman of the Year and the Roos' head coach, Chris Cissell, was named WAC Coach of the Year.
 
Reighan Childers, a senior from Grain Valley, Mo., posted six goals and seven assists throughout the season. She has tallied 19 points in 19 games played. In 61 shots taken, Reighan has placed 25 on goal. Besides her stats, she controlled the tempo and pace of the game for Kansas City throughout the year. She will graduate as Kansas City's all-time assists leader.
 
Small, a junior from Kansas City, Mo., led a defense that allowed just three goals in conference play. She started all 19 games and played 1,593 minutes. Small played a large role in the Roos' nine shutouts, seven in WAC play, throughout the season. She also tallied two goals on the season, including one game-winner.
 
Rylan Childers, a freshman from Grain Valley, Mo., finished the regular season with 10 goals, 14 assists, and 34 points. She leads the WAC in assists and points and is ranked second in goals scored. Throughout NCAA Division I, Rylan leads in total assists, is second in assists per game, and eighth in total points. She has already tallied the most points for a freshman in Kansas City program history.
 
Cissell led his team to back-to-back WAC regular season titles. He consistently helps the Roos to a top-three finish in regular season play. Cissell has spent 27 seasons at the reins of a men's or women's collegiate soccer team and compiled an overall record of 369-165-40. He claims an 86-59-18 record with Kansas City in eight seasons and 38-11-4 in WAC play.
 
2018 First Team All-WAC
Lexie Howard, Sr., F, Kansas City
Kelsey Mothershead, Sr., F, Kansas City
Emily Zapata, Fr., F, UT Rio Grande Valley
Aminah Settles, R Sr. F, CSU Bakersfield
Rylan Childers, Fr. MF, Kansas City
Reighan Childers, Sr., MF, Kansas City
McKenzie Cook, Sr., MF, Grand Canyon
Abby Small, Jr., D, Kansas City
Hannah Carrothers, Sr., D, Seattle U
Rachel Bowler, Jr., D, Seattle U
Kinga Szemik, Jr., GK, UT Rio Grande Valley
 
2018 Second Team All-WAC
Jessie Ray, Jr., F, Seattle U
Sarah Bonney, Jr., F, UT Rio Grande Valley
Desarae Felix, Sr., F, California Baptist
Sara Quevedo, Jr., MF, Chicago State
Isabelle Butterfield, Sr., MF, Seattle U
Madeline Moore, Fr., MF, Utah Valley
Holly Rothering, Jr., MF, Seattle U
Halle Hamilton, Jr., D, Kansas City
Hannah Bruce, Jr., D, Utah Valley
Tuva Nilsen, Sr., D, UT Rio Grande Valley
Carissa Christensen, Sr., GK, California Baptist
 
Offensive Player of the Year: Reighan Childers, Sr., MF, Kansas City
Defensive Player of the Year: Abby Small, Jr., D, Kansas City
Freshman of the Year: Rylan Childers, Fr., MF, Kansas City
Coach of the Year: Chris Cissell, Kansas City
 
WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER
Seattle U won the 2018 WAC Women's Soccer Tournament 1-0 over Kansas City. Kelsey Vogel secured the win with a goal in the 40th minute of play. 
 
TICKET PUNCHED
With the WAC Tournament win, Seattle U secured their spot in the 2018 NCAA Tournament. They face Stanford on Friday, November 9 at 7 p.m. PT. This is the fourth time since 2013 that the Redhawks have made an appearance in the tournament. The Cardinal head into the matchup with a 17-0-2 record and won the NCAA Championship last year. 
 
ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
Seattle U's goalkeeper, Ariana Romero, was named the 2018 WAC Women's Soccer Tournament MVP. She was joined by teammates Isabelle Butterfield, Hannah Carrothers, and Jessie Ray. Kansas City landed four on the team in Reighan Childers, Rylan Childers, Lexie Howard, and Kelsey Mothershead. Sadie Brockbank of Utah Valley, Grand Canyon's Sandra Hill, and Kinga Szemik of UT Rio Grande Valley rounded out the 11 selected.  
 
STATISTICALLY SPEAKING
Individually, Lexie Howard of Kansas City has the most shots with 95. Kansas City's Rylan Childers has the most points with 36 and assists with 14. Childers and Emily Zapata of UT Rio Grande Valley ended the season tied for the most goals with 11 apiece. Grand Canyon's Abby Burton snagged the most saves at 103 while Judith Sorribes of Chicago State made the most per game with 9.90. Kansas City's Afton Fennwald tallied the most shutouts at nine.  
 
NCAA STATISTICS
Kansas City ends their season ranked 11th best in assists per game with 2.29 and fourth in totals assists with 48. Chicago State is first in saves per game with 10.94. The Roos finish eighth in shots on goal per game and second in total goals. They are also second in total points with 150. 
 
Rylan Childers of Kansas City finishes her season ranked first in total assists with 14 and eighth in total points with 36. Grand Canyon's Abby Burton is fourth in goalie minutes played at 1965:34. Judith Sorribes is second in saves per game averaging 9.90. 
 
2018 NCAA COLLEGE CUP
The 37th Annual Women's College Cup will be held at Wakamed Soccer Park, Cary, N.C., Nov. 30 and Dec. 2.  Last year's WAC champs, Utah Valley, fell short in their 2017 first round match up against Stanford. The Wolverines were defeated 9-1 by the 2017 National Champions.
 
COLLEGE CUP DATES
First Round (64)
Nov. 9-11, 2018
On campus sites TBD
 
Second Round (32)
Nov. 16, 2018
On campus sites TBD
 
Third Round (16)
Nov. 18, 2017
On campus sites TBD
 
Quarterfinals (8)
Nov. 23-24, 2017
On campus sites TBD
 
Women's College Cup
Nov. 30 and Dec. 2, 2018
Wakemed Soccer Park
Cary, N.C.