Three Ladyjacks Garner All-Region Honors
Dec. 4, 2013
NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Stephen F. Austin Ladyjack trio of forward Chelsea Raymond, midfield Melissa Gaudet and defender Megan Dunnigan, have been named to the 2013 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire All-Central Region second team.
Coaches in the NSCAA’s Central Region (consisting of the Big 12, Conference USA, Southland and SWAC schools) voted all three Ladyjacks to the second team after each were named to the Southland Conference first team in early November. The all-region honor is the second of Raymond’s career and first for Dunnigan and Gaudet. Both Raymond and Dunnigan were also named the SLC all-tournament team.
Raymond, a three-time first-team All-SLC selection, enjoyed a record-breaking year for SFA, becoming the school’s all-time goal leader with 40 in her career. The junior out of Irving, Texas, led the league with eight game-winning goals. Raymond also led the team and ranked third in the conference in goals (10), fourth in shots (81) and shots per game (3.68), fifth in goals per game (0.45), seventh in points (20) and 10th in points per game (1.00).
Gaudet, a native of Bayside, Nova Scotia, led the Ladyjacks and ranked fourth in the league in assists (six) and seventh in assists per game (0.27). Dunnigan, a two-time first-team selection out of Round Rock, Texas, anchored the backline for one of the league's toughest defenses as SFA won 12 of its 16 games via shutout and recorded two 0-0 ties. The Ladyjacks gave up the fewest goals in the conference with 12 and allowed 0.55 goals per game. Dunnigan also added two assists and one goal on the season.
Under SLC Coach of the Year and first-year head coach Wally Crittenden, SFA repeated as conference champions for a third consecutive season, the first three-peat in program history. The Ladyjacks also tied their mark for most wins in a regular season with 15 and set a new record with 14 shutouts in the regular season. Also under Crittenden’s guidance, SFA recorded the first undefeated season on the road (9-0-3), while ranking among the top of the nation in both shutout percentage and goals-against average.