All-American and Scholar-Athletes Honors for Warriors

Submitted by: Kaci Mexico - December 14th, 2015

 

Kelsey Steck and Brooke Lillywhite

Kelsey Steck and Brooke Lillywhite

By Kaci Mexico
December 14 2015

Junior midfielder Brooke Lillywhite of Huntington Beach and senior forward Kelsey Steck of Valencia have been named to the 2015 NAIA Women’s Soccer All-America Team. Additionally, junior defender Sophie Fuller of Orinda was listed for honorable mention recognition.

Steck was both the Warrior’s and the Golden State Athletic Conference’s leading goal scorer with 23 goals. She is currently tied for second, with Karin Sullivan (2003), for goals scored in a season. Additionally, Steck tied Lillywhite’s 2014 record for most goals scored in a game after she scored five goals for the Warriors in their 9-0 win against Arizona Christian. She was honored twice as GSAC Offensive Player of the Week – in the first and third weeks of October. Steck also received the high honor of being named the GSAC Player of the Year.

Lillywhite had nine goals and eight assists on the season and served as a key component of the Warrior’s midfield. Lillwhite was one of five Warriors who were named to the All-Golden State Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer Team. Two of her goals were scored in a 2-1 win over The Master’s College.
Together, Steck and Lillywhite have scored half of the team’s season total of 64 goals.

Fuller was an anchor in the Warrior defense that held opponents to a total of only 21 goals.

In addition to these honors, four Warriors were named as 2015 Daktronics-NAIA Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athletes: Kaitlynn Durham, Sophie Fuller, Carly Richardson, and Kaitlyn Swift. In order to qualify to be nominated for this honor, an athlete had to achieve junior academic status and maintain a minimum of 3.5 GPA.