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Nine Southwestern Women's Soccer Players Earn All-SCAC Recognition

Nine Southwestern Women's Soccer Players Earn All-SCAC Recognition

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Seniors Mary Cardone and Romie Reyna, along with first year Alexis Guajardo, headlined nine All-SCAC selections for the Southwestern University Pirates women's soccer team. 

Cardone earned her fourth All-SCAC selection and third First Team honors, finishing second in the SCAC Defensive Player of the Year voting. 

The Pirates' goalkeeper was stellar with 89 saves on a conference-best .881 save percentage, finishing the regular season with 10 shutouts, including three in conference play. 

Reyna earned her second consecutive First Team All-SCAC selection, scoring two goals with one game-winner for four points while joining Cardone in leading the second-stingiest defense in the conference, having allowed only 16 goals on the season. 

While the seniors set the foundations on defense, youth drove the offense. Guajardo finished fifth in the SCAC in goals scored with eight, including four game-winners with two assists to lead the Pirates in points with 18. 

Sophomore Samiah Varnell and senior Alexis Barrientez earned All-SCAC Second Team honors. Barrientez scored two goals with two assists and one game-winner for six points from her midfielder position, closing her collegiate career out with her first All-SCAC selection. 

Varnell had one game-winning goal and an assist for her first All-SCAC selection. 

Junior Maya Fuller and first years Juliana Chapa, Juliet Pridgen, and Karlee Holmes earned Honorable Mention. Fuller scored six goals, including two game-winners, and an assist to finish with 13 points. Chappa had one gaol and three assists, Pridgen had six goals and three assists with two game-winners for 15 points, and Holmes had three goals, including two game-winners, for six points. 

The Pirates finished the regular season with a 15-4 record, including 6-2 in conference play. Southwestern University will open the SCAC Tournament in the second round against Centenary on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m.