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Ponder Earns Preseason All-SBC Accolades

August 8, 2018

JONESBORO, Ark. (8/8/18) – Arkansas State senior goalkeeper Kelsey Ponder has been named to the 2018 Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team, while the Red Wolves were picked to finish in a tie for sixth place in the league’s coaches’ poll.

Ponder is coming off her best season as the Red Wolves’ goalkeeper after helping lead to the team to the Sun Belt Conference Tournament for the second straight season. She became the school’s all-time leader in career victories (14) and broke her own school record for shutouts in a single season with five.

The St. Louis, Mo., native recorded the lowest goals-against-average in school history at 0.55, a mark that also ranked as the 14th lowest in all of Division I. She also finished with the third best saves percentage in the nation at .919, while her eight victories in 2017 are tied for the most by a goalkeeper in program history.

A-State finished the 2017 campaign with a 9-6-2 overall record and 5-4-1 mark in league action and earned the No. 4 seed heading into the Sun Belt Conference Tournament.

The Red Wolves will host Lipscomb in an exhibition on Friday, Aug. 10 in preparation for the Aug. 16 season-opener against UT Martin at the A-State Soccer Park.

For the latest on the A-State women’s soccer, log onto the team’s Facebook page at Facebook.com/AStateSoccer and follow them on Twitter @AStateSoccer.

2018 Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team
Arola Aparicio Gili (Little Rock, Senior, Forward) *

Kory Dixon (South Alabama, Junior, Forward) **

Kaylee Davis (Texas State, Junior, Forward) *

Doro Greulich (Little Rock, Junior, Midfielder) *

Monique Hundley (Georgia State, Senior, Midfielder)

Jordan Kondikoff (Texas State, Junior, Midfielder) **

Liesa Seifert (Little Rock, Senior, Defender) **

Hannah Godfrey (South Alabama, Senior, Defender) *

Genesis Turman (Texas State, Junior, Defender)

Kelsey Ponder (Arkansas State, Senior, Goalkeeper) **

Heather Martin (Texas State, Junior, Goalkeeper) *

*Denotes 2017 All-Sun Belt First Team | ** Denotes 2017 All-Sun Belt Second Team

2018 Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
Kory Dixon (South Alabama, Junior, Forward) **

2018 Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
Hannah Godfrey (South Alabama, Senior, Defender) *

2018 Sun Belt Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Preseason Poll first-place votes in parentheses

  1. 1. South Alabama (7) – 117 pts
  2. 2. Texas State (2) – 97 pts
  3. 3. Troy – 92 pts
  4. 5. Little Rock – 82 pts
  5. 5. Coastal Carolina (1) – 81 pts
  6. 6. Arkansas State (1) – 65 pts
  7. 6. Georgia Southern – 65 pts
  8. 8. Appalachian State – 42 pts
  9. 9. Georgia State – 33 pts
  10. 10. Louisiana – 29 pts
  11. 11. ULM – 23 pts

Original article source: http://www.astateredwolves.com//ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=7200&ATCLID=211767428 | Article may or may not reflect the views of KLEK 102.5 FM or The Voice of Arkansas Minority Advocacy Council

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