JWU’s Jackson Named 2017 Sun Conference Freshman of the Year; TSC All-Conference Honors Announced

Savannah Jackson was named the 2017 Sun Conference Freshman of the Year on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017
Savannah Jackson was named the 2017 Sun Conference Freshman of the Year on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (Nov. 9, 2017) – Johnson & Wales freshman striker Savannah Jackson was named the 2017 Sun Conference Freshman of the Year, while a total of six Lady Wildcats garnered all-conference honors as the league announced its end-of-the-year awards on Thursday night.

Jackson was also named to the All-TSC first team along with junior defender Caterina Yibirin, who earned second-team honors. The Lady Wildcats also had four honorees on this year's academic all-conference team (Desiree Rudnick, Audrey Gant, Monica Martinez, Sydney Smedley).

Jackson finished her first season at JWU with a team-high 17 goals along with one assist for a team-best 35 points. Six of her overall goals were game-winning scores. The native of Davenport, Florida, scored nine goals in conference action including four game-winners. Overall, Jackson ranked ninth in the nation in game-winning goals (0.40 per-game), 14th in the nation in total game-winners (6), 15th in the nation in goals-per-game (1.13) and 29th in the nation in points-per-game (2.33).

Yibirin appeared in all 15 games for the Lady Wildcats on the backline, starting in 14. The native of Coral Springs, Florida, finished the year with four assists, including two in conference action. She helped JWU post three shutouts on the year.

Below are this year's TSC award winners.

 

Player of the Year

Uchenna Kanu, SEU

 

Freshman of the Year

Savanah Jackson, JWU

 

Coach of the Year

Randy Belli, SEU

 

Champion of Character

Sydni Brookhouser, SEU

 

First Team All-Conference

GK: Cristina Garwacki, STU

D: Konya Plummer, SEU

D: Heidi Ruth, SEU

D: Olivia White, KU

MF: Olivia Taylor, TU

MF: Ebba Gustafsson, KU

MF: Bania Duran, SEU

MF: Emma Holmskov, KU

F: Uchenna Kanu, SEU

F: Amanda Blixt, KU

F: Savannah Jackson, JWU

 

Second Team All-Conference

GK: Sarah McKinney, WIU

D: Kiera Heslam, KU

D: Katy Hunt, TU

D: Caterina Yibirin, JWU

MF: Sarah Thomsson, STU

MF: Annie Sullivan, SCAD

MF: MJ Orduna, USCB

MF: Christina Clements, WU

F: Filippa Millqvist, KU

F: Jannel Johnson, STU

F: Hayley Pina, USCB

 

Honorable Mention

GK: Elsa Netz, KU

GK: Kara Houston

D: Rebekah Wiltshire, TU

D: Amanda Gordon, STU

D: Tova Nilsson, KU

D: Emma Bergsell

MF: Beth Smyth, KU

MF: Lynsey Kelly, SEU

MF: Josefine Troneby, KU

MF: Isabella Aviolla, WIU

F:  Aisha Solorzano, SEU

 

Academic All-Conference

Jazmin Rosas, FMU

Alicia Torres, FMU

Alice Manu, FMU

Nina Torress, FMU

Maria Kecskemeti, FMU

Honebeth Vega, FMU

Camila Scobino, FMU

Darcy Aders, SCAD

Julia Corin, SCAD

Elisa Doger, SCAD

Meghan Grable, SCAD

Briana Hunter, SCAD

Luaren Kittle, SCAD

Thorhanna Omarsdottir, SCAD

Anna Felixson, TU

Anna Gray, TU

Kara Houston, TU

Daniella Pistelli, TU

Linnea Roivas, TU

Olivia Taylor, TU

Emma Bergsell, KU

Chantal Ghaly, KU

Elsa Netz, KU

Amanda Blixt, KU

Bernadette Hartney, AMU

Sarah McKinney, WIU

Jenna Kidd, WIU

Rachel Osborne, WIU

Laura Borders, WIU

Alyssa Rodriguez, WIU

Desiree Rudnick, JWU

Audrey Gant, JWU

Monica Martinez, JWU

Sydney Smedley, JWU

Sydni Brookhouser, SEU

Courtney Copeland, SEU

Melissa Corrie, SEU

Abby Lake, SEU

 Autumn Morrell, SEU

Melanie Peyton, SEU

Kaitlyn Romero, SEU

Kylie Braeske, STU

Amanda Gordon, STU

Kortney Hinden, STU

Taylor Malone, STU

Sarah Lyppert Thomsson, STU

Christina Garwacki, STU

Alexa Rivera, STU

Brittney Neser, USCB

Ashley Cole, WU

Alexis Hoerr, WU

Kristen Isabelle, WU

Krystina Miles, WU

Morgan Newhart, WU

Zabella Thompson WU