San Antonio - The Trinity women's soccer team received high honors from the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference, which included nine players elected to the All-SCAC Teams.
Third-year Head Coach Dylan Harrison was chosen by his league counterparts as the SCAC Women's Soccer Co-Coach of the Year. Senior forward Chelsea Cole was tabbed as the SCAC Offensive Player of the Year, junior defender Kristen Canepa was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year, while first-year midfielder Alex Walsh earned Newcomer of the Year accolades.
Six Tigers were elected to the All-SCAC First Team, one made the Second Team, and two were Honorable Mention selections.
Coach Harrison earned the top coaching award for the second straight occasion. He has guided the 16th-ranked Tigers to a 10th consecutive regular-season conference title, as Trinity has chalked up an undefeated 13-0-0 mark in the SCAC. Trinity is on a 13-game win streak and is sporting a 14-1-1 overall record.
Cole won the Offensive Player of the Year distinction for the second time in a row. She also became the first back-to-back honoree since Trinity's Emily Jorgens accomplished that feat in 2012-2013.
The Tiger senior forward also made the All-SCAC Team for the third consecutive occasion, which included First Team designation last year. Cole leads the conference in goals (19), assists (nine), and points (47). She has been elected the SCAC Offensive Player of the Week five times, setting a conference single-season record. Cole's 50 career goals place her in seventh place in Trinity's record books. Her 130 career points are good for a #6 ranking, and the 30 assists are ranked seventh.
Canepa made the All-SCAC First Team for the second year in a row and was Honorable Mention in 2016. The taut Tiger defense has yielded only three goals over 16 games and has produced 14 shutouts. Canepa has contributed to Trinity's offensive cause as well, scoring three goals this season. She has been tabbed as the SCAC Defensive Player of the Week twice this season.
Walsh also made the All-SCAC First Team during her first season of collegiate competition. The newcomer has scored two goals and dished out four assists in the process.
Senior forward Halleanne Dure joined her teammates on the All-SCAC First Team, moving up from the Second Team last season. Dure has been responsible for 16 goals and one assist in the course of the season. In career goals, Dure has scored 39 in her time as a Tiger player and is ranked ninth in Trinity's record books.
Senior midfielder Katie Peth is a First Team recipient and has scored five goals and made three assists. Defender Lindsey Peng also earned First Team honors after an incredible season. The sophomore earned Defensive Player of the Week honors this season and is tied for second place on the team with eight assists and has also scored two goals.
Sophomore defender Lilah Bevins is Trinity's representative on the All-SCAC Second Team. The 2017 Newcomer of the Year has also been selected as a Defensive Player of the Week this season and has recorded a pair of assists.
First-year midfielders Kaity Ward and Camryn Beall made the All-SCAC Honorable Mention Team. Ward is tied for second place in assists with eight in her column, while scoring five goals. Beall has scored two goals and made one assist.
The defending champion Tigers will host the six-team SCAC Championship this weekend. Top-seeded Trinity has a first-round bye and will play in Saturday's semifinals at 11:00 a.m. against the winner of #4 Centenary (LA) College and #5 Schreiner (TX) University. The championship game is slated for 1:00 p.m. Sunday with the winner receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Playoffs.