Carolissen, Morales and Williams recognized in post-season Women's Soccer awards
"Carolissen headlined the post-season awards for the Lady Lions, earning 1st Team All-Conference honors"

Carolissen, Morales and Williams recognized in post-season Women's Soccer awards

Mon, Nov. 14, 2016 - [Women's Soccer]

Courtesy of American Midwest Conference

ST. LOUIS, Mo. - At the conclusion of the 2016 American Midwest Conference (AMC) Women’s Soccer Championship Thursday afternoon, the American Midwest Conference released its 2016 Women’s Soccer All-Conference awards and among those selected from Freed-Hardeman were Nina Carolissen, Abigail Morales and Laura Williams.

Carolissen, a sophomore from Belville, South Africa, was named a First-Team All Conference selection while newcomers Abigail Morales and Laura Williams were both Honorable Mention selections.

After earning Newcomer of the Year honors for the American Midwest Conference last season, Carolissen picked right up where she left off this season, as she led the Lady Lions in three offensive categories including Goals scored (11), Shots (62) and Shots on Goal (38).

Morales also made her presence known in her first season with the Lady Lions, earning an Honorable Mention selection, as she contributed three goals throughout the season while leading the team in assists with five. Morales transferred to FHU for the 2016 season following two successful seasons at Northwest Mississippi Community College.

Williams was also tabbed as an Honorable Mention selection following an outstanding first season with the Lady Lions on the defensive end. The freshman from Millington, Tenn. aided a Lady Lion defense that worked hard the entire season.

"Getting three players acknowledged by the conference is exciting, said Jason Elliott, head coach for the Lady Lion soccer program. "Nina has a good understanding of the game and skill on the ball. I think the coaches in the conference noticed Laura's hustle and work rate and Abby was able to the hold up the ball for us."

A complete list of the All-Conference Awards are listed below:


At Goalkeeper: From Columbia, Flavia Rosado

At Goalkeeper: From Missouri Baptist, Alexandra Lair

At Defender: From Columbia, Taylor Hagenhoff

At Defender: From Columbia, Jordan Poire

At Defender: From Park, Hannah Brindle

At Defender: From William Woods, Kailyn Graham

At Defender: From Hannibal-LaGrange, Ashley Collier

At Defender: From Missouri Baptist, Cassandra Wilhite

At Midfielder: From Columbia, Laurie Frew

At Midfielder: From Park, Emma Chatterton

At Midfielder: From Lyon, Jessica Souza

At Midfielder: From Columbia, Tiffany Weaver

At Midfielder: From Park, Isabel Sullivan

At Midfielder: From Freed-Hardeman, Nina Carolissen

At Forward: From Park, Emily Key

At Forward: From Columbia Kelsey Mirts

At Forward: From Lyon, Joyce Barbosa

At Forward: From Lindenwood-Belleville, Raven Loughridge

At Forward: From Harris-Stowe, Megan Wilson

Fairplay and Sportsmanship: Williams Baptist College

Freshman of the Year: Kelsey Mirts; Columbia

Newcomer of the Year: Cassandra Wilhite; Missouri Baptist

Coach of the Year: Ken Hefner; Park

Player of the Year: Emily Key; Park

All-Conference Honorable Mention

From Central Baptist: Danielle Hightower, Kady Johnson, and Sabrina Torres

From Freed-Hardeman: Abigail Morales and Laura Williams

From Hannibal-LaGrange: Rose Morran, and Stephanie Venvertloh

From Harris-Stowe: Tais Barbosa, Samantha Cervantes, Willow Liukaina, Colbee Miller, and Dominique Tedesco

From Lindenwood-Belleville: Emily Fox, Victoria Price, and Luisa Santillan

From Lyon: Elena Cervantes

From Missouri Baptist: Jackie Hagan, Riley Janvrin, Alexis Turner, and Danielle Wilde

From Park: Amanda Colville, and Gabi Severns

From St. Louis College of Pharmacy: Rachel Marchi

From Stephens: Maeghan Ely, and Allie Wilson

From William Woods: Alex Langford, Renee Meyer, Halle Schroeder, Rebecca Sturgess, and Shelby Wiebe

From Williams Baptist: Jasmine Espinoza, Dora Lwamba, Maddie Mead, and Maria Ramirez