South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Announces 2019 All-Conference Teams and Award Winners

South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Announces 2019 All-Conference Teams and Award Winners

ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) – South Atlantic Conference Carolinas announces its annual field hockey awards on Wednesday (Nov. 13). Limestone's Kelly Diplock earned Offensive Player of the Year, Queens' Avian Thompson garnered Defensive Player of the Year, Coker's Britt Kabo was named Freshman of the Year, and Queens' Brandi Kist was awarded the Coach of the Year award.

Diplock, a junior forward from Harare, Zimbabwe, leads the conference in goals (14), points (37), and game-winning goals (4). She is also second in the league in assists with 9. Diplock, the reigning conference offensive player of the year, also garnered South Atlantic Conference Carolinas AstroTurf Offensive Player of the Week during the season.

Thompson, a sophomore from Hummelstown, Pa., was instrumental in the Royals claiming the 2019 South Atlantic Conference Carolinas regular-season title. She leads the league in shutouts (5), games started (17) and minutes played (1051). She ranks third in goals against average, allowing just 1.54 goals per game and she ranks sixth in saves with 59. Thompson earned South Atlantic Conference Carolinas AstroTurf Defensive Player of the Week honors three times during the season.

Kabo, a freshman from Marrssen, Netherlands, was the top offensive performer for the Cobras this year leading the team in goals (8), assists (12), and points (28). She ranks first in the conference in assists, is third in points and fourth in game-winning goals (3). She was awarded South Atlantic Conference Carolinas AstroTurf Offensive Player of the Week honors during the season.

Kist led the Royals to their first-ever South Atlantic Conference Carolinas regular-season title, finishing the regular season with a record of 10-2 in the conference, going 12-6 overall. Her team ranked second in the league in goals with 58 and first in assists with 40, and she had four players earn player of the week honors during the 2019 season.

2019 South Atlantic Conference Carolinas Field Hockey All-Conference

First Team
Kelly Diplock, Limestone

Brady Keeler, Newberry

Britt Kabo, Coker

Mazvita Mtisi, Queens

Daisy Ruhle, Limestone

Gwendolyn Lewis, Limestone

Millie Eaton-Jones, Queens

Farai Kawonde, Newberry

Ellie Fitzgerald, Queens

Bizzy Baumeier, Belmont Abbey

Kate Remley, Limestone

Kristyna Oyola, Newberry

Avian Thompson, Queens

 

Honorable Mention
Keaghan Keracher, Limestone

Cameron Felch, Limestone

Maddie Mitchell, Belmont Abbey

Casey Carrigan, Queens

Thando Muchemenyl, Limestone

Bo Linders, Converse

Alyssa Baronella-O'Toole, Coker

Lauren Delisi, Belmont Abbey

Elise Utne, Newberry

Chantel Gauthier, Newberry

Victoria Lane, Mount Olive

Sophia Kottmer, Limestone

Charlotte Bragard, Newberry

 

Offensive Player of the Year

Kelly Diplock, Limestone

 

Defensive Player of the Year

Avian Thompson, Queens

 

Freshman of the Year

Britt Kabo, Coker

 

Coach of the Year

Brandi Kist, Queens

 

Statistical Champions

Goals Per Game: Kelly Diplock, Limestone (0.78)

Points Per Game:  Kelly Diplock, Limestone (2.06)

Assists Per Game: Britt Kabo, Coker (0.80)

Defensive Saves: Kayley Williams (6)

Goals Against Average: Daisy Ruhle, Limestone (1.21)

Save Percentage: Daisy Ruhle, Limestone (.787)

Saves Per Game: Victoria Lane, Mount Olive (11.00)

Team Goals Per Game: Limestone (3.30)

Team Points Per Game:  Queens (8.66)

Team Assists Per Game:  Queens (2.22)

Team Defensive Saves: Belmont Abbey & Limestone (8)

Team Goals Against Average: Limestone (1.31)

Team Save Percentage: Limestone (.790)

Team Saves Per Game: Mount Olive (11.50)

Team Winning Percentage: Newberry (.765)

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