Hoffman OVC Offensive Player of the year, Cambron Freshman of the Year; Brown, Meloff also earn OVC honors
Nov 04, 2009
MOREHEAD, Ky. - Junior Jen Hoffman was named the Ohio
Valley Conference Offensive Player of the year and freshman Kris
Cambron was named Co-Freshman of the Year and both were All-OVC
first-team selections as four Tennessee Tech soccer players earned
post-season honors on the eve of the 2009 OVC soccer tournament.
Junior Taren Brown was named to the all-OVC second team for the
second consecutive year, while freshman Andrea Meloff earned a spot
on the OVC All-Newcomer team along with Cambron.
Hoffman, a native of Martinsburg, W.Va., leads the league with
four goals and nine points in OVC play. She has six goals overall
and one assist for 13 points on the season. The first-team All-OVC
selection has a team-leading 26 shots this year with 13 being
on-goal. The junior forward registered the game-winning goal at
Eastern Kentucky on Oct. 2. Hoffman sat out all of the 2008
season due to NCAA transfer rules.
"I feel like Jen came in and did exactly what she needed to do
after sitting out last year," Tennessee Tech head coach Becky
Fletcher said. "She came in and put her stamp on creating
opportunities for herself. She has a knack for scoring goals. We
are very proud of her, she is very deserving of this honor and it
is fitting that she earned it after working so hard without being
able to play last season."
A freshman forward, Cambron has recorded four goals and three
assists so far this season. The Soddy-Daisy, Tenn., native tallied
two of her four goals in Conference play. Cambron played in 17
games in the regular-season and registered 17 shots. In addition to
be named the Co-Freshman of the Year, Cambron earned First Team
All-OVC honors as well as being selected to the All-Newcomer
"Kris has been pushed by her teammates to get where she is,"
Fletcher said. "Her work rate is tremendous. Her approach to the
game has really helped her take steps to becoming a very solid
player in this league. She puts in the work, she is coachable, and
she doesn't like losing."
Brown, a defender, earns her third postseason honor in as many
years as a Golden Eagle. She was named to the all-newcomer team as
a freshman in 2007, before earning second-team All-OVC honors the
last two seasons.
"Taren has really held down the fort in the back," Fletcher said.
"She's helped our young girls and been a tremendous
leader on our defense."
Meloff joins Cambron on the All-Newcomer team after finishing
the regular season second among all OVC players in goals scored (7)
and points (15).
"Kris and Andrea came in and really set a high standard for
UT Martin's Danielle Rogers earned Defensive Player of the Year
accolades and Murray State's Danielle McMurray shared the Freshman
of the Year honors with Cambron. Morehead State's Warren Lipka was
named the Coach of the Year.
Murray State had the most All-OVC first team selections with three
followed by Eastern Illinois, Tennessee Tech and UT Martin with two
selections each. Southeast Missouri and Morehead State both
had one pick. Joining Hoffman, Rogers and Cambron on the first team
were: Murray State sophomore defender Veronika Pribyslavaska
(Prague, Czech), senior midfielder Nicole Evans (Rugby, England)
and sophomore midfielder Sophie Hargreaves (Leeds, England);
Eastern Illinois senior goalkeeper Jenny Williams (Quincy, Ill.)
and senior forward Laura Ridolfi (Godfrey, Ill.); Southeast
Missouri freshman defender Hayley Abbott (Narooma, Australia); UT
Martin sophomore midfielder Brooke Robertson (Olatha, Kan.); and
Morehead State senior midfielder Lindsey Stefanini (Alqippa,
Joining McMurray on the second team are: Eastern Kentucky senior
goalkeeper Stephanie Lynch (Goshen, Ky.) and junior midfielder
Ashley Green (Loveland, Ohio); Morehead State junior goalkeeper
Lily Meisner (Taos, N.M.) and senior midfielder Bethany Davidson
(Monroe, Ohio); Jacksonville State junior defender Alyshia Madison
(Cheney, Wash.) and senior forward Amber DeLaney (St. Petersburg,
Fla.); Eastern Illinois sophomore defender Sam Balek (Palatine,
Ill.); Tennessee Tech junior defender Taren Brown (Hendersonville,
Tenn.); UT Martin freshman forward Kendyl Wilson (Collierville,
Tenn.); and Southeast Missouri junior forward Ashley Runion (St.
Eleven student-athletes make up the 2009 OVC All-Newcomer team,
which consists of freshmen, redshirt freshmen, transfers or other
first-year players. In addition to Cambron and McMurray,
All-Newcomer selections include, UT Martin freshman forward Kendyl
Wilson (Collierville, Tenn.) and freshman goalkeeper Aubrey Buehler
(Waukesha, Wis.); Southeast Missouri freshman defender Hayley
Abbott (Narooma, Australia) and freshman forward Bobbi Jo Schlick
(Jackson, Mo.); Eastern Kentucky freshman midfielder Alex Hess
(Overland Park, Kan.); Eastern Illinois freshman midfielder Kristen
Germann (Carbondale, Ill.); Austin Peay freshman defender Jazzmine
Chandler (Laurel, Md.); Morehead State freshman forward Courtney
Moriarty (Fishers, Ind.); and Tennessee Tech freshman forward
Andrea Meloff (Rochester Hills, Mich.).
2009 ALL-OHIO VALLEY CONFERENCE WOMEN'S SOCCER
(As selected by OVC women's soccer coaches and sports
GK - Jenny Williams, Eastern Illinois
D - Danielle Rogers, UT
D - Hayley Abbott, Southeast
D - Veronika Pribyslavaska, Murray State
MF - Nicole Evans, Murray State
MF - Brooke Robertson, UT Martin
MF - Lindsey Stefanini, Morehead State
MF - Sophie Hargreaves, Murray State
F - Jen Hoffman, Tennessee Tech
F - Laura Ridolfi, Eastern Illinois
F -Kris Cambron, Tennessee Tech
2009 OVC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Jen Hoffman,
2009 OVC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Danielle Rogers, UT
2009 OVC CO-FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR:Kris
Cambron, Tennessee Tech; Danielle McMurray, Murray
2009 OVC COACH OF THE YEAR: Warren Lipka, Morehead State