Clarksville, Ark.-Seven University of the Ozarks women's soccer players were recognized by the American Southwest Conference, announced ASC Director of Media Relations Greg Weghorst Tuesday after a vote of the league's 14 head coaches.
Freshman goalkeeper Lori Langman was tabbed as ASC Quad-Defensive Freshman of the Year and earned a spot on the All-ASC Honorable Mention Team. Senior defender Olivia Fisher and senior midfielder Jessalyn Halsted earned spots on the All-ASC Second Team. Sophomore forward Heather Dryden and senior midfielder Amanda Bohon garnered All-ASC Third Team status. Senior defender Kate Schoenhals and freshman defender Emily Wright earned a spot on the All-ASC Honorable Mention Team.
Langman, a 5-foot-11, native of San Antonio, Texas, ranked fifth in the ASC in goals against average (1.29), eighth in shutouts (3), ninth in saves percentage (.723) and tenth in saves (60). Langman started in all 17 matches for Ozarks and played 1608 minutes in goal. Langman made her mark on Ozarks’ record books, setting new single-season records for fewest goals allowed (23) and goals against average. Langman’s best performance of the season came against UT-Tyler, the conference’s No.3-ranked team, when she played 110 minutes and made seven saves in a 1-1 tie. She had a season-high eight saves against UT-Dallas. She has the school single-season best record (7-6-4) in goal and tied the school record in wins. She was named ASC Defensive Player of the Week in September. Langman is the first women’s soccer player to ever earn the freshman award at Ozarks.
Fisher, a 5-foot-11 native of Mountain Home, Ark., started in all 17 matches and was a defensive stalwart, helping the Lady Eagles set a new school record in team lowest goals against average (1.28). The durable Fisher led all field players in minutes, and contributed three assists, third-most on the team. She was named to the D3Kicks.com Team of the Week in the first week of the season. Fisher was an All-ASC goalkeeper last season. She is the program’s all-time leader in games played (73). She ranks fifth at Ozarks in career shots (61).
Halsted, a 5-foot-10 native of Harrison, Ark., ranked ninth in the ASC in shots (46) and fifth in shots per game (3.07). Halsted was third on the team in points (13), tied for second in goals (5) and tied for third in assists (3). She connected on a team-best two penalty kicks during the season, and had one game-winning goal. She recorded three points on two different occasions, and totaled three or more shots nine times. She had a season-high eight shots against Louisiana College. She is the career leader in assists (17) at Ozarks. She is tied for second in most career points (55). She is third in career goals (19) and shots (116). Halsted earned D3Kicks.com Team of the Week honors and was named ASC Offensive Player of the Week this season. Halsted was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America District VI Team last week. She is a three-time All-ASC player.
Dryden, a 5-foot-5 native of Plano, Texas, finished tied for sixth in the ASC in points (21), ninth in goals (8) and assists (5) and fourth in game-winning goals (3). She led the team in all of the aforementioned categories, while ranking second in shots (44). Dryden scored a hat trick and totaled seven points against University of Dallas. She had a season-high eight shots against Concordia University Texas. She had ten games with three or more shots. She now has 36 career points, fourth-most at Ozarks. She is fourth in career goals (13), sixth in career assists (10) and fourth in career shots (82).
Bohon, a 5-foot-4 native of Ponca City, Okla., started in all 17 matches, recording 12 points, fourth-best on the team. She scored four goals, third most on the team, and had four assists, second-best on the team. She finished the 2007 season with 29 shots and two game-winning goals. One of her game-winners came in overtime against Howard Payne. She had two goals and an assist against Schreiner. She finishes her career ranked fourth at Ozarks in assists (11) and sixth in shots (59). She is a two-time All-ASC player.
Schoenhals, a 5-foot-9 native of Salt Lake City, Utah, played in 17 matches, helping the Lady Eagles to their best defensive season ever. She scored one goal and had one assist. She finishes her career as the all-time leader at Ozarks in starts (68). She is ranked second in career games played (71). Schoenhals was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America District VI Team last week. She is a four-time All-ASC player.
Wright, a 5-foot-5 native of Maumelle, Ark., started in 11 matches as a freshman, helping the Lady Eagles establish a school record in fewest goals allowed in conference play (18). Wright helped Ozarks to three shutouts in her 11 starts.
The Lady Eagles finished the 2007 season with the best record (7-6-4) and highest winning percentage (.529) in the program’s history. The 2007 team set single-season school records in assists (31), shots (282) and longest unbeaten streak (six).