FRISCO - Sam Houston State landed three players on the All-Southland Conference soccer teams, league officials announced Monday morning.

Juniors Sammi Mayock and Briana Woodall and freshman Kalynn Bickford were all selected to the third team after leading the Beakats back to the Southland Conference Tournament, which will be held in Conway, Arkansas this week. Sam Houston State (7-10-1 overall, 5-5-1 in SLC) will face second-seeded Northwestern State in the first match of the tournament Wednesday at 11 a.m.

Bickford, a true freshman, is one of several newcomers who have had a huge hand in SHSU’s turnaround this season. She has played in all nine SLC matches and has scored five goals, which leads the team, on nine shots on goal and has one assist.

Three of Bickford’s goals were match winners against UCA, McNeese and Nicholls and that is tied for seventh in the league.

Forward Sammi Mayock has provided a spark to the SHSU attack this season. Her three goals in SLC action have all been equalizers and changed the outcome of the matches. In the only SLC match she has not started, except the two matches she missed due to injury, Mayock came off the bench to tie the match with a goal in a 3-2 OT victory over UCA in the SLC opener which helped set the tone for SHSU’s turnaround season.

Mayock scored in the 79th minute in a double overtime 1-1 tie with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and tied the match against McNeese in a 3-2 win in Lake Charles. She is second on the team with four goals this season.

Woodall has also been crucial in the Bearkats’ offensive turnaround this season. She has started every game in SLC play and has one goal and one assist. Her lone goal was the game winner on a free kick in a 2-1 victory over HBU, and she also drew the foul.

Woodall drew the foul that resulted in a penalty kick goal that lifted SHSU past UCA in overtime in the conference opener. She has 14 total shots in league play with six on goal and her relentless attack has helped set up scoring opportunities for her teammates.

2019 Southland Conference Soccer All-Conference Teams
 
First Team

Pos.

Name

School

Class

Hometown

D

Nicole Henry

Northwestern State

So.

Tomball, Texas

D

Michelle Mulrooney2

Abilene Christian

Sr.

Lodi, Calif.

D

Juana Plata

Lamar

So.

Houston Texas

D

Ana Campa

UIW

Sr.

San Antonio, Texas

MF

Shay Johnson2

Abilene Christian

Sr.

Coppell, Texas

MF

Anna Loftus

Lamar

So.

Milton Keynes, England

MF

Abby Deakin

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Jr.

Broomfield, Colo.

MF

Natalie Jones

Abilene Christian

Fr.

Lubbock, Texas

F

Lucy Ashworth

Lamar

Jr.

Wigan, England

F

Esther Okoronkwo

Lamar

R-Jr.

Richmond, Texas

F

Christina Arteaga3

Abilene Christian

Jr.

Pflugerville, Texas

F

Katelyn Termini

Stephen F. Austin

Jr.

Frisco, Texas

GK

Kyleigh Hall

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Jr.

Mansfield, Texas

 
Second Team

Pos.

Name

School

Class

Hometown

D

Natalee Henry

Northwestern State

So.

Tomball, Texas

D

Sophia Manibo

Lamar

Jr.

Beaumont, Texas

D

Alana Mangan

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Fr.

Bedford, Texas

D

Keely Morrow

McNeese

Jr.

Nevada, Texas

MF

Olivia Mattson

Northwestern State

Fr.

Mariehamn, Finland

MF

Sophia Fondren2

Stephen F. Austin

Jr.

Frisco, Texas

MF

Rachel Palet2

McNeese

Sr.

Plano, Texas

MF

Kaisa Juvonen

Lamar

Fr.

Tampere, Finland

F

Keeley Ayala

UIW

So.

Wichita Falls, Texas

F

Caylen Wright

Abilene Christian

Fr.

Joshua, Texas

F

Emma Hawkins

Central Arkansas

Fr.

Forney, Texas

F

Brooke Hanson

UIW

Sr.

New Braunfels, Texas

GK

Madeline Talbot

Stephen F. Austin

R-So.

Shreveport, La.

 

Third Team

Pos.

Name

School

Class

Hometown

D

Shayla Spearman

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi

Sr.

Wichita Falls, Texas

D

Alyssia Anuat

Abilene Christian

So.

San Diego, Calif.

D

Brooke Lenz

Abilene Christian

Sr.

Spring, Texas

D

Hallie Field

Northwestern State

Fr.

Frisco, Texas

MF

Hannah Walsh

UIW

Fr.

Preston, England

MF

Isabelle Beletic

UIW

Jr.

Corpus Christi, Texas

MF

Kalynn Bickford

Sam Houston State

Fr.

Mansfield, Texas

MF

Brianna Woodall

Sam Houston State

R-Jr.

Kingwood, Texas

F

Madison Ledet

Lamar

Jr.

Nederland, Texas

F

Havana Johnson2

McNeese

Jr.

Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

F

Sammi Mayock

Sam Houston State

Jr.

Round Rock, Texas

F

Jalen Donaldson

Northwestern State

So.

Richmond, British Columbia

GK

Rachel Johnson2

Abilene Christian

R-Sr.

Coppell, Texas


2 – Two-time all-conference selection
3 – Three-time all-conference selection