Release Date: 11/3/1998
Clarksville, Ark. --- The University of the Ozarks women's soccer team placed three players on the American Southwest Conference East Division First Team, announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Freshman defender Rachel Davies of Greenville, Texas; freshman midfielder Liza Talley of Spring, Texas; and freshman forward Lisa Hilton of Red Oak, Texas; represented the Lady Eagles on the 13-player East Division first team. Hilton, who was second in the ASC with a 4.37 shots-per-game average, was the only Ozarks player named to the ASC All-Conference team, which includes the top 13 players from both the East and West divisions.
"It's quite an honor to have three freshmen make the all division first team," said Ozarks coach Aaron Metzger. "Those three came in and contributed significantly right away for our program. They certainly didn't play like freshmen."
The Lady Eagles also had five players named to the ASC Academic All-Conference team: Crista Miser, a junior general science major from Tulare, Calif.; Elisabeth Davis, a senior elementary education major from Claremore, Okla.; Deborah Fox, a senior elementary education major from Mountain Home, Ark.; Erin Tobey, a junior elementary education major from Mulberry, Ark.; and Lyndsey Trimble, a sophomore pre-medicine major from Highland Village, Texas. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, players must have at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA and have played in at least 50 percent of their team's matches.
The Lady Eagles, who had not won a match in their first two years of existence, finished the season 6-11-2 overall and 4-4 in the ASC, good for fourth place in the East Division.