Mt. Pleasant Girls’ Soccer: 4 Named to All-Conference Team, Auwerda Named SEC Player of the Year

Mt. Pleasant- The Mt. Pleasant girls’ soccer team announced their team awards, and the Southeast Conference released their honors for the season.

Charice Auwerda, a sophomore for the Panthers, had a terrific season on the pitch and now has the hardware to prove it. Auwerda finished tied for the team lead in goals with 24 and led the team in assists with 18 on the season. Her four hat tricks on the year was a good reason she was named Attacking Player of the Year for the Panthers. She was also named 1st team All-Conference; additionally, Auwerda was named SEC Player of the Year since she led the conference in assists and tied for top spot in goals.

Another sophomore for the Panthers, Kiera Frazier, nabbed the team award for Defender of the Year. Frazier also grabbed an assist on the season. Due to her astounding defensive play, she was named to 1st team All-Conference.

Freshman Sarai Sanchez and sophomore Mattisyn Wenke shared the team’s Impact Sub/Off the Bench Award. Wenke tallied an assist and a goal during the season.

Leslie Lopez, junior, earned the Panther Award, which goes to the athlete who is most emblematic of the program’s values. Lopez made 11 saves on the season as the back-up goalie.

The last team award went fittingly to the only senior on the team, Elly Manning. She was named the team MVP for her 24 goals and 12 assists on the season. Manning had three hat tricks on the season including a game winner against Mediapolis to start the season. Her season high was 5 goals against Fairfield. Moreover, on senior night, she led the Panthers with 2 goals in a 3-0 win over Washington. Manning was also named 1st team All-Conference.

Sonya Simon, a sophomore, was also named 1st team All-Conference for her defensive play.

Tori Wilson and Bizzie Richtman, both sophomores, earned 1st team Honorable Mention. Wilson had 10 goals and 7 assists and Richtman was a staunch part of the Panthers tough defense.

Mt. Pleasant finished the season with an 11-6 record and finished 3rd in conference. It was the Panthers 5th consecutive winning season.