Two named second-team all-OVC for the 2010 soccer season

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. -- Sophomores Leigh Heffner and Kerri Reid each received post-season honors as members of the all-OVC second team, as voted upon by coaches and sports information directors throughout the conference.

Reid, a midfielder out of Peachtree City, Ga., was one of three Golden Eagles to start all 17 contests of the 2010 season. Tied for second on the team in goals scored, she contributed two goals and three assists on the season, helping to anchor the midfield for Tech with her ability to control the ball and distribute.

"Kerri's speed in the midfield was a tremendous asset for us," said head coach Daniel Brizard. "Her physical toughness allowed her to break through the opposing defense in our attacking half, and her read on the field played a huge part in setting up many of our offensive attacks."

Also honored this year as one of the OVC's Defensive Players of the Week for her contributions in the backfield in a 1-0 win over SEMO and a 1-1 tie against EIU, Leigh Heffner earned votes for a spot as a defender on the all-OVC second team. Hailing from Aravada, Colo., Heffner started 16 of 17 games and played nearly 90 minutes in almost all of her appearances.

"Leigh has been a mainstay on defense for the team and definitely one of our younger leaders," Brizard said. "She's the go-to for getting the ball out of our end of the field.

"We'll definitely be looking to both of these younger players for their leadership over the next couple of years," he continued.

The full post-season all-OVC team is listed below:

FIRST TEAM

GK - Kaylin Lorbert, Eastern Illinois

 D - Sophie Hargreaves, Murray State

D - Hayley Abbott, Southeast Missouri

D - Micaela Hornstein, Morehead State

MF - Carly Muller, Eastern Kentucky

MF - Natalia Ariza, Austin Peay

MF - Courtney Luehmann, Southeast Missouri

F - Erin Adams, Morehead State

F - Tatiana Ariza, Austin Peay

F - Ashley Runion, Southeast Missouri

F - Nicole Donnelly, Eastern Kentucky

2010 OVC OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Erin Adams, Morehead State

2010 OVC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Micaela Hornstein, Morehead State

2010 OVC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:  Tatiana Ariza, Austin Peay

2010 OVC COACH OF THE YEAR:  Warren Lipka, Morehead State

SECOND TEAM

GK - Lily Meisner, Morehead State         

D - Deja Tennon, Eastern Kentucky

D - Sam Dunn, UT Martin

D - Leigh Heffner, Tennessee Tech

MF - Ashley Eck, Eastern Illinois

MF - Joceline Quiceno, Austin Peay

MF - Kerri Reid, Tennessee Tech

MF - Danielle McMurray, Murray State

F - Giuleana Lopez, Morehead State

F - Rosaelia, Loza, UT Martin

F - Kaitlin Sullivan, Eastern Illinois

ALL-NEWCOMER

Tatiana Ariza, Austin Peay

Nicole Donnelly, Eastern Kentucky

Giuleana Lopez, Morehead State

Rosaelia Loza, UT Martin

Natalia Ariza, Austin Peay

Ashton Aubuchon, Southeast Missouri

Lauren Bozesky, Southeast Missouri

Shauna Wicker, Murray State    

Caitlin Greene, Eastern Illinois

Joceline Quiceno, Austin Peay

Sam Dunn, UT Martin