COLLEGE STATION, Texas –
Texas A&M led the SEC with five players on the 27-player all-league squad, the conference announced on Monday.
Aggies had two players named All-SEC First Team, including midfielder
Shea Groom and defender Meghan Streight. Goalkeeper Jordan Day, defender
Leigh Edwards and midfielder Kelley
Monogue garnered All-SEC Second Team.
This marks the second honor for Groom, who last
season was named an All-SEC Second Team performer at forward. On the
year, the Liberty, Missouri native leads the team in scoring (28) and
goals (12) despite missing two matches with an
injury. Groom has five game-winning goals on the season and she's been
called on to take a penalty kick on three occasions, burying all three.
She was also a NSCAA All-South Region First Team performer as a
sophomore in 2012.
Streight has earned all-conference recognition
on three occasions, including All-SEC First Team status each of the last
two years. Making a position change from the midfield to defender in
2013, Streight has started all 19 games this
season on a defense that owns a 0.99 goals-against average and six
shutouts. She has six points on the year with two goals and two assists.
Last season, Streight was A&M's most decorated player, earning
All-SEC First Team as a midfielder and pulling SEC All-Tournament
Team, NSCAA All-South Region First Team and NSCAA All-America Third
Team honors. As a freshman, she was named All-Big 12 Second Team, Big 12
All-Newcomer, Big 12 All-Tournament Team and NSCAA All-Central Region
Day earned her second All-SEC honor, gracing the
First Team in 2012 when she was also a NSCAA All-South Region First
Team performer. She has started all 19 matches for the Aggies, logging
61 saves a 1.02 goals-against average and four
shutouts. For her career she ranks second on the school list with 27
shutouts and her 46 wins ranks fourth on the A&M all-time list.
Another player who made a position change in
2013, Edwards has started every match as a defender this season after
being a part-time starter in the midfield her first two seasons. This
season, Edwards has two seven points on two goals
and three assists. She notched the game-winning goal in the Aggies' win
over Auburn earlier this season.
Nagged by a knee injury in 2012, Monogue missed
out on All-SEC honors as a sophomore, but she dominated the awards
circuit in 2011 as Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year, Big 12 Rookie of
the Year, All-Big 12 First Team, Big 12 Tournament
Most Valuable Player, NSCAA All-Central Region First Team and Soccer
America All-Freshman First Team. Playing in the midfield this season,
Monogue has 16 points on six goals and four assists. For her career, she
ranks seventh on A&M's career goals list with
35 and ninth on the career points list with 83.
is the first team to register five All-SEC players in a year since
Florida in 2010 and the only team to accomplish the feat in the 14-team
era. They are only the sixth team to
register at least five All-SEC players in a year. Vanderbilt set the
mark with seven in 1995 when the league had 11 soccer-playing members.
In the 12-team era, Florida registered five All-SEC players in 1996,
1999 and 2010 and Tennessee tallied five in 2004.
the Aggies' five All-SEC honorees, Florida, Kentucky and LSU were the
only other schools with more than two, checking in with three apiece.
A&M, Florida, Ole Miss and South Carolina
were the only schools to have multiple first-teamers with the Gators
boasting three to lead the way.
forward Liz Keester was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. In her
first season in the Maroon and White, she ranks second on the team in
both points (18) and goals (7). Having
played in 19 games, including four starts, Keester has the game-winning
goal on three occasions, including a dramatic golden goal in the
Aggies' 4-3 overtime win against Arkansas. She was named the SEC Rookie
of the Week on October 14.
Texas A&M's G Guerrieri was named the SEC Coach of the Year. Florida forward Savannah Jordan was recognized as the Offensive Player of the Year and the Freshman of the Year. South Carolina goalkeeper Sabrina D'Angelo was tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year and Ole Miss' Rafaelle Souza was christened the Scholar-Athlete of the Year.