Photo by Gerald Castillo
Bobcats receive multiple Sun Belt postseason awards
Following its Sun Belt regular-season championship, the Bobcats earned multiple postseason awards, the conference announced Tuesday.
Junior forward Kaylee Davis took home the Sun Belt Player of the Year award and the Offensive Player of the Year honor. Davis tallied a conference-leading 16 goals, including 13 goals during league play. Davis is the second Bocat to be named Sun Belt Player of the Year. She joins Lynsey Curry, who received the accolade in 2015. This also marks the second straight year a Texas State player has been named Offensive Player of the Year. Kassi Hormuth earned the honor in 2017.
Junior goalkeeper Heather Martin was named Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year. Martin recorded seven shutouts in 2018 and amassed 77 saves, which is the sixth most in a season in program history.
Head coach Kat Conner received the conference Coach of the Year accolade. This is the second straight year Conner was named the Sun Belt Coach of the Year.
Davis and Martin were also named to the all-conference first team. Senior defender Jamie Brown and junior midfielder Genesis Turman join Davis and Martin on the All-Sun Belt First Team. This is first time Brown and Martin have been named to an all-conference team in their careers.
Sophomore defender Sarah Everett, junior midfielder Jordan Kondikoff and sophomore midfielder Mackenzie Smith weren named to th all-conference second team. This is the second straight season that Kondikoff has been named to the conference second team. This is Everett and Smith’s first appearance on an all-Sun Belt team.
Texas State’s four individual awards mark the most ever in program history. The seven all-conference selections tie a Sun Belt record.