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Johnson and Callahan win major GSAC Awards

Johnson and Callahan win major GSAC Awards

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - The GSAC held it's fall sports awards banquet on the campus of Salem College this evening to celebrate the 2014 Women's Soccer All-Conference award winners. Salem's Tarryn Johnson swept the Player of the Year and Newcomer of the Year awards while her coach, Jay Callahan was named Coach of the Year.  

Taryn Johnson (pictured at right), a freshman forward from Sacramento, Calif., took the league by storm in 2014 to win both Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year honors. She led the conference in both goals and points, racking up 13 goals and 6 assists for a season total of 32 points. Johnson tallied half her points in contests versus GSAC foes with 5 goals and 6 assists in those league battles. The first-year also showed a flair for the dramatic en route to capturing the major awards by leading the conference in game winning goals with four on the campaign.

Jay Callahan guided Salem to their third consecutive regular season title and a 16-4 overall record in 2014. In his eighth year as the head coach of the Spirits soccer program, Callahan has led his squad to 5 straight seasons with at least 10 wins, and 6 of the last 7 seasons. He was selected as the Great South Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2013 and was named the 2008 NCAA Association of Division III Independents (AD3I) Coach of the Year. This marks Callahan's third consecutive GSAC Coach of the Year honor.

2014 GSAC Women's Soccer All-Conference Team

Ciara Micacchione of Agnes Scott
Maddie Shaul of Agnes Scott
Helene Somda of Agnes Scott
Erica Sandoval of Finlandia
Nicole Cyr of Maine-Presque Isle
Bethany Heald of Maine-Presque Isle
Sam Nadeau of Maine-Presque Isle
Jasmine Leonard-Fortes of Mills
Kaycie Simpson of Mills
Sybil Lynch of Pine Manor
Maria Vaughan of Pine Manor
Tarryn Johnson of Salem
Morgan Canepa of Salem
Sawyer Ferguson of Salem
Heather Huffman of Salem
Nataly Mojica of Salem
Abla Alodjinou of Trinity Washington
Aysa Tucker of Trinity Washington
Mylee Connor of Wesleyan
Leah McLeod of Wesleyan
Taylor Poole of Wesleyan
Abby Stephens of Wesleyan

2014 GSAC Women's Soccer All-Freshman Team

Rachel Dodson of Agnes Scott
Morgan Hoel of Agnes Scott
Taylor Bowen of Finlandia
Allison Lopez of Maine-Presque Isle
Sam Nadeau of Maine-Presque-Isle
Sarah Orsette of Pine Manor
Brooke Bukas of Salem
Tarryn Johnson of Salem
Sydney Preist of Salem
Raissa Tseumie of Trinity Washington
Katie Tanner of Wesleyan of Wesleyan

2014 GSAC Women's Soccer All-Academic Team

Agnes Scott: Sydney Holstad, Maddie Shaul, Ivy McIntyre, Stacia Pereira, Catherine Pratt, Helene Somda

Finlandia: Erin Elsner, Siera Hasche, Brock Nelsen, Sommer O'Shaughnessy

Maine-Presque Isle: Nicole Cyr, Chelsea Lynds-Beaulieu, Bethany Heald

Mills: Julia Ceniceros, Cassandra Colton, Jazmine Leonard-Fortes, Allison Ng, Ariahna Sanchez, Kaycie Simpson, Kay Singh, Sarah Villa

Pine Manor: Sybil Lynch

Salem: Sawyer Ferguson, Summer Rich, Stephanie Verdi, Nataly Mojica, Meghan Menard, Sierra Hutchins, Jacqueline Hogg

Trinity: Asya Tucker, Teresita Hernandez-Arriola

Wesleyan: Mary Grace Alley, Mylee Connor, Sydney Davis, Anna Hernandez, Christina Mayfield, Paula O'Hare, Rebecca Otwell, Alyssa Rivero


2014 GSAC Women's Soccer All-Sportsmanship Winners

Agnes Scott: Staci Pereira
Finlandia: Taylor Bowen
Maine-Presque Isle: Morgan Roy
Mills: Jazmine Leonard-Fortes
Pine Manor: Sarah Orsette
Salem: Elizabeth Smetana
Trinity: Ismanuela Denis
Wesleyan: Sydney Davis