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(L-R) Texas Southern's Florence Onyera (Defensive Player of the Year), Grambling State's Sierra Ardnt (Offensive Player of the Year) and Anastasia McCleary (Freshman of the Year) highlighed the 2012 All Southwestern Athletic Conference Soccer Teams.
Courtesy: SWAC.org

SWAC Announces 2012 Soccer All-Conference Team

Courtesy: SWAC.org
Release: 10/31/2012
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The Southwestern Athletic Conference announced the 2012 SWAC All-Conference Soccer team on Wednesday, as chosen by league coaches and Sports Information Directors.

Alabama State had the most players to make the All-Conference teams with five, two on the first team. Prairie View had four with one on the first team, while Mississippi Valley and Jackson State had three apiece.

Grambling State forward Sierra Ardnt was named SWAC Player of the Year. The 5-5, senior from Longmont, Colo. led the SWAC in scoring with eight goals. She led the Lady Tigers with 16 points, which was third in the conference.  During the season in a match against Southern, she scored four goals.

Texas Southern defender Florence Onyera was voted Defender of the Week. The 5-6, senior from Houston, Texas was tied for 7th in the SWAC in assists with three. She was also second on the team in goals-scored with three. She also had a game-winning goal.

Alabama State midfielder Anastasia McCleary was named Freshman of the Year. The Queenland, Australia native had three goals and five assists. Her assists total was tops in the SWAC. During a non-conference match against Judson College, McCleary had a pair of goals and three assists. She also earned SWAC Player of the Week during the season.

Below are the All-SWAC teams for 2012. All of these athletes will be in action this weekend at the SWAC Soccer Championships at the Johnny Downs Complex in Alexandria, La.

Player of the Year
Sierra Ardnt, Grambling

Defensive Player of the Year
Florence Onyera, Texas Southern

Freshman of the Year
Anastasia McCleary, Alabama State

First Team

Angie  Guillory, Prairie View   
Ana Huertas, Alabama A&M
Diana Amafoa, Alabama A&M    
Anastasia McCleary, Alabama State   

Molly Stone, Arkansas-Pine Bluff   
Bianca Vigliante, Mississippi Valley
Florence Onyera Texas Southern

Sierra Ardnt, Grambling
Shanesse Spratt, Mississippi Valley
Alexandria Cannon, Alabama State

Sarah Forde, Southern

Second Team

Lenna Lamas, Alabama State
Raquel Araujo, Jackson State    
Kayla Boyd, Mississippi Valley
Navyd Diaz, Prairie View
Rayana Speight, Jackson State
Debbie Arguelles, Prairie View
Iita Pienimaki, Alabama State

Deborah Quaye, Alcorn State
Yosselyn Aguilar, Prairie View
Shatiaunna Banks, Jackson State

Kylee Hathaway, Alabama State