Babcock Makes Preseason All-SLC Team

From Southeastern Athletics

FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana senior midfielder Lauren
Babcock, the Lady Lions’ returning assists leader, was named to the
Preseason All-Southland Conference second team on Tuesday.

Babcock played in 15 matches in 2016 with 12 starts. The native of
Canton, Michigan tied for the team lead with five assists, ranking
10th in the Southland and 126th nationally with 0.33 assists per game.
She finished with five points and six shots, all on goal for the Lady
Lions.

Southeastern finished 7-11-2 overall and tied for sixth in the
Southland with a 4-6-1 mark. Babcock assisted on a goal by Amber
Marinero to give the Lady Lions a 1-0 lead in a 2-1 loss to Houston
Baptist in the opening round of the Southland Tournament.

Babcock also assisted on Christina Cutura’s opening goal in a 3-0
win over Nicholls in the season finale. She had an assist in a 3-0 win
over Sam Houston State and her free kick led to hand ball in the box
that resulted in Maddie Kresevic’s match-winning penalty kick in a 1-0
overtime victory against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. She also dished out
a career-high two assists in a 5-1 win at Southern.

The preseason all-conference teams are voted upon by the league’s
head coaches. Returning players from the 2016 All-Conference first and
second teams are automatically named to the 2017 Preseason
All-Conference teams at their respective positions. Second team
players are elevated to first team if the first team slot is vacated
by a non-returning player at their same position.

Southeastern travels to Southern Mississippi Thursday for a 4 p.m.
exhibition match. The Lady Lions officially open the 2017 season
against Jackson State on Friday, Aug. 18 at 6 p.m. in Strawberry
Stadium.

2017 Preseason All-Southland Conference Soccer Teams

First Team

Name – School – Position – Class – Hometown

Camille Bassett1* – Central Arkansas – Forward – Jr. – Vista, Calif.

Ashley Smith1 – Central Arkansas – Forward – Jr. - Plano, Texas

Brenna Moore1 – Stephen F. Austin – Forward – Jr. – Kingwood, Texas

Hanna Barker1% – Stephen F. Austin – Midfielder – Sr. – Farmers Branch, Texas

Chloe Fifer1 – Abilene Christian – Midfielder – Sr. – McKinney, Texas

Dayna Mounie2 – Central Arkansas – Midfielder – Sr. – Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Stacia Carroll2 – Central Arkansas – Defender – Sr. – South Jordan, Utah

Kristen Ricks2 – Central Arkansas – Defender – Jr. – Keller, Texas

Bailey Bosley – Stephen F. Austin – Defender – Jr. – Spring, Texas

Alex Latham1& – Northwestern State – Goalkeeper – Sr. – Bradenton, Fla.

Gabi D’Alesandro1 – McNeese – At-Large – Sr. – Flower Mound, Texas

Second Team

Name – School – Position – Class – Hometown

Savannah LaRicci1 – McNeese – Forward – Sr. – Sugar Land, Texas

Esdeina Gonzales1 – Northwestern St. – Forward – Sr. – Humble, Texas

April Trowbridge – Northwestern St. – Forward – Jr. – Halifax, Nova Scotia

Alex Moore1 – Central Arkansas – Midfielder – Sr. – Yukon, Okla.

Lauren Babcock – Southeastern La. – Midfielder – Sr. – Canton, Mich.

M.J. Eckart – Lamar – Midfielder – RS-Sr. – Flower Mound, Texas

Carli Arthurs, Stephen F. Austin – Defender – So. – Lewisville, Texas

Sage Leffew – Northwestern St. – Defender – Sr. – Saint Cloud, Fla.

Casey Basso – Houston Baptist – Defender – Sr. – Pasadena, Calif.

Alanis Guevara – Houston Baptist – Goalkeeper – Jr. – Cedar Park, Texas

Shay Johnson$ – Abilene Christian – Defender – So. – Coppell, Texas

1 - 2016 First-Team All-Conference Selection

2 – 2016 Second-Team All-Conference Selection

* - 2016 Player of the Year

& - 2016 Goalkeeper of the Year

% - 2016 Midfielder of the Year

$ - 2016 Freshman of the Year

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