ATLANTA, Ga. – The Southern Athletic Association announced their All-Conference honors for the 2021 soccer season today (Nov. 9). Six Panther student-athletes were awarded All-Conference honors. All six were selected as honorable mentions.
Brenna Avery was a key component on the Panthers backline all season. The junior started all 17 games and ranked in the top five in minutes for field players. The Lakeland, Fla. native set a career mark for minutes played with 1199, she also recorded one shot on goal against Millsaps.
Ally Bridwell made the all-conference team as a freshman this season. Bridwdell recorded three points (one goal and one assist), her goal and assist came in the same game, a 8-0 victory over Agnes Scott. The Cumming, Ga. native played in all 17 games and started in two of them.
This is the first all-conference selection for Hannah Daoust. The junior started and played in all 17 games on the backline for the Panthers, filling in wherever needed. Daoust led the team in minutes played with 1308 and took 11 shots with seven of them being on goal.
Kirby Hopkins was selected to her first All-Conference honor with her work on the field in the 2021 season. Hopkins played in eight games starting in four for the Panthers. The senior was an integral part on the backline, in the four games she started opponents averaged 1.5 goals a game.
Angie Piccini played in 15 games for the Panthers and was solid all year as a defender. The junior recorded five shots, three of which were on goal. This is the first All-Conference selection for the Mobile, Ala. native.
For the second year in a row Abby Walker was selected as an All-Conference player. Walker played in and started all 17 games for the Panthers. The Hickory, N.C. native recorded seven goals and three multi goal games over the 2021 campaign. The 14 points is a career high for Walker. She ranked fourth on the team in shots on goal percentage, with players that recorded six or more shots.
Alli Cundiff of Rhodes College was named SAA Offensive Player of the Year and Cameron Zak of Centre College was named SAA Defensive Player of the Year.