Women's Soccer - Fri, Nov. 13, 2009
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. - Union College collected five of six individual conference honors and had six players named to the All-Appalachian Athletic Conference First Team, the league announced Thursday.

Marcela Salum (Guatemala City, Guatemala) took home two individual honors, earning AAC Player and Offensive of the Year. Patricia Nardy (Sao Paulo, Brazil) picked up Defensive Player of the Year, while Ashely Hall (Hazard, Ky.) received the Golden Boot Award for the league's top goal scorer in conference games.

Jason Lanham was named the Coach of the Year after guiding Union to a 14-2-1 overall record and a perfect 7-0 conference mark during the regular season.

Joining Salum, Nardy and Hall on the All-AAC First Team are Renata Peixoto (Brasilia, Brazil) Jessica Brandner (Independence, Ky.) and Jessica Florence (Frankfort, Ky.)

Salum, a sophomore forward, is tied for the team lead in goals scored with 15 to go along with six assists, giving her 36 points on the year.

Hall, a junior forward, has 15 goals, three assists and 31 points on the season. This is the second year in a row she has earned the Golden Boot Award.

Nardy, a junior goalkeeper, posted a 13-0-1 overall record with a 0.786 goals-against average. She posted four shutouts and had 75 saves.

Peixoto, a junior midfielder and the 2008 AAC Player of the Year, leads the team with 17 assists and 39 points. She also has 11 goals to her credit.

Brandner, a junior defender, scored one goal and had one assist this season as she helped anchor a Lady Bulldog defense that surrendered only 14 goals in 17 games.

Florence, a senior defender, was also a key member of Union's backline. She did not score a point this year.

Earning Second Team honors were Stephanie Cagle (Independence, Ky.) and Jenn Sckirl (Edmonton, Canada), while Hannah Goins (Corbin, Ky.) and Amy Vallandingham (Union, Ky.) made the Third Team.

Making the Academic All-Conference were Hall, Cagle, Nardy, Nikki Jeck (Richmond, Ky.) and Kristina Kirk (Versailles, Ky.).