COLUMBIA, Ky. — Sophomore forward Kasey Crow became the first University of Rio Grande women’s soccer player in two seasons to earn a non-academic Mid-South Conference postseason honor when she was named to the MSC All-Conference Second Team by conference officials on Wednesday.
Crow, a native of Chillicothe, Ohio, led the RedStorm this season in both points (22) and goals (10) and was tied for fourth on the team in assists (2).
Crow was able to etch her name in the program’s history this season, as she became Rio’s all-time leader in both points and goals for a career.
Crow notched the 19th goal of her career, surpassing the previous school record of 18 goals set by Beth Hoffman from 2005-07, against St. Catharine back on October 16th.
An assist in the final regular season game of the season propelled Crow to the top of the all-time points leader list, previously held by Hoffman as well.
Also joining Crow with conference honors was Cumberland (Tenn.) head coach Gavin McKinney, Cumberland’s Taylor Nay and Olvia Chu and Shawnee State’s (Ohio) Teresa Welch.
McKinney was named Mid-South Conference Coach of the Year, while Nay was selected MSC Player of the Year and Chu was named MSC Freshman of the Year. Welch is the Mid-South Conference Women’s Soccer Champions of Character recipient.
McKinney earns his second consecutive coach of the year award after leading the Bulldogs to the regular season title in 2013. Cumberland posted a perfect 9-0 conference record during the season.
Nay had 34 points - which ranked fifth in the MSC - entering Thursday’s Mid-South Tournament semifinals. She was second in the conference in assists (12) and eighth in the MSC in goals (11).
Nationally, Nay was 16th in the NAIA in total assists and 15th in assists per match (0.7).
Chu had six goals and three assists this season for 15 points.
Welch earned the champions of character award based on her academic and athletic achievement, campus and community leadership, future ambition and demonstration of five core character values of the NAIA.
A total of 17 women earned All Mid-South Conference first team honors, while 19 women were named all-conference second team as voted on by the conference coaches.
Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players.