Louw Named SLC Student-Athlete Of The Year
Dec. 12, 2012
FRISCO, Texas – For a second consecutive year, Stephen F. Austin senior midfielder Kylie Louw was named the Southland Conference Soccer Student Athlete of the Year and was named to the 2012 Soccer Academic All-SLC first-team along with Megan Dunnigan, Lacey Lee, Laura Sadler and Breanne Vernon, as voted by the league’s awards committee, the conference office announced Wednesday
Louw, a senior midfielder from Discovery, South Africa (Tuks Combined School), was named the Southland Conference Player of the Year for a third consecutive season after registering 13 assists and seven goals and helping lead the Ladyjacks to a SLC regular season and tournament title. Louw set the all-time SFA points record with an assist for her 92nd career point against Sam Houston on Oct. 19, 2012.
Louw was third in the nation in both total assists (13) and assists per game (0.65). In the classroom Louw had a 3.78 GPA while majoring in Kinesiology. Louw also earned a spot on the 2012 Capital One All-Academic Soccer District VII First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Dunnigan, a sophomore defender from Round Rock, Texas (Vista Ridge HS), was an SLC all-conference first-team selection and helped anchor a backline that gave up just 13 goals all season, the 13th-best goals against average in the nation. Dunnigan scored one goal and added three assists in 21 games. Dunnigan was also successful in classroom where she had a 4.00 GPA and earned a spot on the 2012 Capital One All-Academic Soccer District VII First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America.
Lee, a junior goalkeeper, registered the second-best goals against average in the country (0.42) and the third-best save percentage (.887). Lee was an SLC all-conference first-team selection for a second consecutive season and is making her second straight appearance on the SLC All-Academic First Team. The Bedford, Texas native allowed just seven goals in nearly 1500 minutes of action. In the classroom Lee has a 3.20 GPA while majoring in Fashion Merchandising.
Sadler, a senior midfielder, was second on the Ladyjacks with nine goals and was named to the SLC all-conference first-team for the second time in her career and is making her second appearance on the SLC All-Academic First Team. The Coppell, Texas native was named the SLC Player of the Week on Oct. 23 and Oct. 29 in a span where Sadler scored four goals. In the classroom Sadler had a 3.31 GPA while majoring in Radio/TV.
Vernon, a senior defender, was an SLC all-conference first-team selection for a second straight year after helping lead the Ladyjacks to a SLC regular season and tournament title. This marks the second year in a row she was named to the SLC All-Academic First Team. The Calgary, Alberta, Canada native helped anchor a defense that was the best in the league and allowed just 13 goals the entire season. SFA recorded 13 shutouts and had the 13th-best goals against average in the nation. In the classroom Vernon had a 3.45 GPA in general business.
As a team the Ladyjacks had a 3.24 GPA and qualified for the NSCAA College Women’s Team Academic Award.