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LeTourneau University – Sports


RICHARDSON, Texas – Four LeTourneau University men’s soccer players have been rewarded for their 2017 season performances by being named to the American Southwest Conference All-Conference men’s soccer teams, the ASC announced Tuesday morning.

Junior Alec Wier, freshman Edgar Sanchez, and sophomore Eduardo Barron all earned third-team all-conference honors while junior Edward Solis was chosen to the ASC All-Conference honorable mention team.

Wier would appear in and start 14 games this past year while tying for the team lead in goals (4) and points (8) for the YellowJackets. Of the 30 shots that Wier took this past season, 14 shots were on goal for the Cypress, Texas native.

Sanchez also tallied four goals and eight points to tie Wier for the team lead this year while earning third-team all-conference accolades with two of his four goals coming as game-winners. A native of Tyler, Texas, Sanchez would appear in 14 games and start 11 for LeTourneau this past year. Sanchez netted the game-winner at McMurry on September 23 to give LETU their first win of the year, and also scored the game-winner at East Texas Baptist on October 7th.

Barron earned third-team all-ASC honors in his first season with the YellowJackets after appearing in and starting 15 games this past season. Barron had a team-high four assists and scored two goals to tie for the team lead with eight total points. A native of Longview, Texas, Barron would record 24 shots this season with 10 shots coming on goal.

Solis would end up being one of only four players for the LETU men’s soccer team to appear in and start all 16 games this past season, becoming a key component on the LeTourneau back line. With the Longview, Texas native in the lineup, the YellowJackets gave up just 1.69 goals per game with nine of the 16 games this year allowing only one or fewer goals for the opponent.

2017 All-ASC Men’s Soccer Teams

Individual Awards
Offensive Player of the Year: Case Carnes, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Defensive Player of the Year: Caleb Vandergriff, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Midfielder of the Year: Leandro Cid-Fernandez, UT Tyler
Goalkeeper of the Year: John McGuffin, UT Tyler
Co-Offensive Freshman of the Year: Jesse Ardila, UT Dallas
Co-Offensive Freshman of the Year: Jordan Sczech, McMurry
Defensive Freshman of the Year: Gage Ott, UT Dallas
Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year: Javier Zaragoza, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Coach of the Year: Brad Bankhead, Mary Hardin-Baylor

First Team

Pos. Name Cl. University Hometown
D Steven Dang 2 Jr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Plano, Texas
D Luke Lopez Sr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Abilene, Texas
D Caleb Vandergriff 3 Jr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Georgetown, Texas
D Ryan Brinda 3 Jr. UT Tyler Coppell, Texas
D Mason Anderson So. UT Dallas Frisco, Texas
F Lucas Pereira 3 Jr. UT Tyler Barcelona, Spain
F Case Carnes 3 Sr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Tyler, Texas
F Alejandro Labastida 4 Sr. Concordia Texas Austin, Texas
F Alfredo Kaegi 2 So. UT Dallas Frisco, Texas
F Omar Aguirre Jr. Concordia Texas Austin, Texas
GK John McGuffin Sr. UT Tyler North Richland Hills, Texas
GK Bryce Eichhorn Sr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Aurora, Colo.
M Leandro Cid-Fernandez 3 Sr. UT Tyler Cordoba, Texas
M Caleb Almanza 2 Sr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Odessa, Texas
M Danny Meyer 4 Sr. UT Dallas Phoenix, Ariz.
M Martin Lopez So. Mary Hardin-Baylor Hutto, Texas
M Ronny Garza Jr. Concordia Texas Austin, Texas

Second Team

Pos. Name Cl. University Hometown
D Nash Cole 2 Jr. Concordia Texas Sugar Land, Texas
D Brad Rivenes So. UT Dallas Sugar Land, Texas
D Travis Collins So. UT Tyler Wichita Falls, Texas
D Josh Erwin Jr. McMurry Duncanville, Texas
F Rafael Lara Jr. McMurry Houston, Texas
F Tracer Moore 2 Sr. Howard Payne Houston, Texas
F Frane Vidosevic So. Hardin-Simmons Zagreb, Croatia
F Thomas Ross Jr. Ozarks Heath, Texas
GK Alex Chavez Sr. McMurry Galveston, Texas
M Daaron McFarling Sr. UT Dallas Fairview, Texas
M John Dunbar Jr. Belhaven Biggar, Scotland
M Daniel Lemus Sr. Howard Payne Salado, Texas
M Jesus Sanchez So. McMurry El Paso, Texas

Third Team

Pos. Name Cl. University Hometown
D Eric Bigon 2 Sr. Concordia Texas Belton, Texas
D Ben Matthews So. Hardin-Simmons Waco, Texas
D Travis Atkinson 2 So. East Texas Baptist Palestine, Texas
D Spence Jean Baptiste Fr. Ozarks Tabarre, Haiti
D Zak Bergstrom Sr. Concordia Texas Temple, Texas
F Alec Wier Jr. LeTourneau Cypress, Texas
F Edgar Sanchez Fr. LeTourneau Tyler, Texas
F Alvaro Riera Fr. Louisiana College Leon, Spain
F Francisco Silvestre Fr. Louisiana College Sao Paulo, Brazil
GK Chase Therrien Jr. UT Dallas Trophy Club, Texas
M Jordan Burke 2 Sr. East Texas Baptist League City, Texas
M Kasden Williams Jr. UT Dallas Buda, Texas
M Eduardo Barron So. LeTourneau Longview, Texas
M Preston Hillis Jr. Hardin-Simmons Irving, Texas
M Miguel Reyes Jr. Ozarks Canyon, Texas
M Matt Samaniego 2 Jr. Ozarks San Antonio, Texas

Honorable Mention

Pos. Name Cl. University Hometown
D Alejandro Molina Fr. Howard Payne Houston, Texas
D Bradley Rice Jr. Ozarks Fort Smith, Ark.
D Dylan Person Jr. Howard Payne Brownwood, Texas
D Mateus Holanda Jr. Belhaven Sao Paulo, Brazil
D Manny Torres Jr. Ozarks Keller, Texas
D Edward Solis Jr. LeTourneau Longview, Texas
GK Rob Oakley So. Concordia Texas Dallas, Texas
M Michael Westerman Jr. Howard Payne Brownwood, Texas
M Daniel Rutter Jr. East Texas Baptist League City, Texas
M Max Ponticorvo So. East Texas Baptist The Woodlands, Texas
M Abate Hennessy Jr. Hardin-Simmons Gatesville, Texas
M Danny Benyamin Sr. Hardin-Simmons Cedar Park, Texas
M Felix Hultin Fr. Louisiana College Forshaga, Sweden



RICHARDSON, Texas – After earning their third consecutive trip to the American Southwest Conference Women’s Soccer Championship Tournament, the LeTourneau University women’s soccer team has landed a total of six players on the ASC All-Conference teams.

Seniors Kennedy Keer, Carrye Funk, and Riley Scarborough along with junior Sarah Harder, sophomore Kelli Sonnier, and freshman Jennifer Martin all earned the all-conference accolades after leading the YellowJackets to an overall record of 9-7-3 and an ASC Tournament appearance for the fifth time in school history. Scarborough and Sonnier would represent LETU on the ASC second-team while Harder, Martin, and Keer were all on the ASC all-conference third team. Funk earned all-conference honors by being named All-ASC Honorable Mention.

Scarborough appeared in and started 17 games this past year, helping lead an LETU backline that gave up just 1.16 goals per game. LeTourneau opponents would be successful in only eight percent of their shots this past season, with Scarborough playing a key component in those figures. In total, Scarborough appeared in 58 games, starting 50 as a YellowJacket.

Sonnier earned her first all-conference honors this year after leading LETU with six goals for a total of 12 points. The Lake Charles, Louisiana native appeared in all 19 games this year while starting 15 games.

A Pearland, Texas native, Harder would earn her third consecutive all-conference award after being just one of three YellowJackets to appear in and start all 19 games this past year. Harder would also play an integral role in the LETU back line that allowed only 15 goals in the conference this past year.

Keer also earned her third All-ASC honors this past year by appearing in all 19 games while starting in 18. The Gambrills, Maryland defender scored four goals and had two assists for a total of 10 points this season, playing in 70 total games as a YellowJacket. Keer finishes her career with 44 points and eight assists, both of which are the sixth-most in a career at LETU.

Funk picked up All-ASC honors after starting all 19 games and holding a goalie record of 9-7-3. Funk recorded six shutouts this season to set a single-season school record and was named ASC player of the week on October 23rd. The Lake Jackson, Texas native is third in school history with nine wins as a goalie and was fourth in the conference this year with a .851 save percentage.

Martin snagged third-team All-ASC honors as a freshman by leading LETU with 14 points this season and taking a team-high 49 shots. A native of Allen, Texas, Martin scored one game-winning goal this year while appearing in 16 games and starting 15.

2017 All-ASC Women’s Soccer Teams

Individual Awards
Offensive Player of the Year: Kenne Kessler, Hardin-Simmons
Defensive Player of the Year: Kirsten Parrish, Hardin-Simmons
Midfielder of the Year: Sarah Rempe, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Goalkeeper of the Year: Emmy McMaude, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Offensive Freshman of the Year: Ashleigh Rondon, East Texas Baptist
Defensive Freshman of the Year: Kibriana Bonner, East Texas Baptist
Sportsmanship Athlete of the Year: Sydney Rangel, Mary Hardin-Baylor
Coach of the Year: Barry Elkins, Mary Hardin-Baylor

First Team

Pos. Name Cl. University Hometown
D Kirsten Parrish 3 Sr. Hardin-Simmons Granbury, Texas
D Madison Link 3 Jr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Tomball, Texas
D Caroline Williams 2 Sr. UT Tyler Frisco, Texas
D Kibriana Bonner Fr. East Texas Baptist Humble, Texas
D Kendell Groom So. Hardin-Simmons Frisco, Texas
F Kenne Kessler 3 Jr. Hardin-Simmons Highland Village, Texas
F Lauren Ebbs 2 Sr. Sul Ross State Dublin, Ireland
F Melissa Fulfer 3 Jr. UT Dallas Arlington, Texas
F Caitlyn Shaugnessy Jr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Lampasas, Texas
F Jacquie Kaufman 2 Jr. UT Dallas Naperville, Ill.
F Hannah Murin Fr. East Texas Baptist Mansfield, Texas
GK Emmy McMaude Fr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Austin, Texas
GK Emily Hurley Sr. UT-Tyler Sulphur Springs, Texas
M Sarah Rempe 4 Sr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Lewisville, Texas
M Josey Meyer Jr. Hardin-Simmons Waco, Texas
M Cayla Gonzalez Fr. Concordia Texas Austin, Texas
M Heather Brady Sr. East Texas Baptist Humble, Texas
M Keely Fillman Fr. UT Dallas Los Angeles, Calif.

Second Team

Pos. Name Cl. University Hometown
D Sydney Rangel Jr. Mary Hardin-Baylor Midlothian, Texas
D Megan Theros 2 So. UT Dallas Batavia, Ill.
D Tiffany Van Hoose 3 Sr. Hardin-Simmons Colleyville, Texas
D Riley Scarborough Sr. LeTourneau Austin, Texas
F Ashleigh Rondon Fr. East Texas Baptist Carrollton, Texas
F Kelli Sonnier So. LeTourneau Lake Charles, La.
F Caitlyn Mortus Sr. UT Tyler Katy, Texas
F Kaycee Moore So. Concordia Texas Azle, Texas
GK Caitlin Christiansen 2 Jr. Hardin-Simmons Albuquerque, N.M.
GK Kiara Henry So. Ozarks Rogers, Ark.
M Sarah Krisa 3 Jr. Hardin-Simmons Midland, Texas
M Jessica Rusk 2 Jr. UT Dallas Elk Grove, Calif.
M Kathleen Johnson 2 Jr. UT Tyler Arlington, Texas
M Taylor Marques So. Mary Hardin-Baylor Georgetown, Texas

Third Team

Pos. Name Cl. University Hometown
D Sarah Harder 3 Jr. LeTourneau Pearland, Texas
D Alexandria Clowers Fr. UT Tyler Livermore, Calif.
D Landri Edwards Fr. UT Tyler Katy, Texas
D Kristi Freund 3 Sr. East Texas Baptist Pearland, Texas
D Megan Friend Jr. East Texas Baptist Friendswood, Texas
D Brooke Gibbs Jr. Howard Payne Fort Worth, Texas
F Jennifer Martin Fr. LeTourneau Allen, Texas
F Ashlynn Folse So. Louisiana College Thibodaux, La.
F Erica Rempel So. Belhaven San Antonio, Texas
F Pamela Lasprilla So. Concordia Texas Kyle, Texas
GK Nicole Goodwin 2 Sr. Howard Payne Austin, Texas
GK Claire Montondon Fr. East Texas Baptist Nederland, Texas
M Britney Berumen Fr. Sul Ross State El Paso, Texas
M Angelica Navarro Fr. McMurry Fort Worth, Texas
M Kennedy Keer 3 Sr. LeTourneau Gambrills, Md.
M Mandy Avalos Jr. UT Dallas Pasadena, Texas
M Kayla Carlove So. Concordia Texas Carrollton, Texas
M Rebecca Peterson Fr. Ozarks Coweta, Okla.
M Kaelyn Steitz Jr. UT Tyler McKinney, Texas

Honorable Mention

Pos. Name Cl. University Hometown
D Chance Koy Jr. Ozarks Haltom City, Texas
D Skylar Larkin Jr. Concordia Texas Liberty Hill, Texas
D Joey Long Fr. Ozarks Cabot, Ark.
D Lynden Sterling Fr. Sul Ross State Odessa, Texas
D Rachel Hamilton Jr. Sul Ross State San Antonio, Texas<