(GREENVILLE, Pa.) – Thomas More College junior forward Olivia Huber (Woodlawn, Ky./Newport Central Catholic) and head women's soccer coach Jeff Cummings swept the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) yearly awards and six Saints were named All-PAC by the conference's 10 head coaches.
Huber was named PAC Player of the Year and first team All-PAC. She is the third Thomas More player to earn PAC Player of the Year honors since the Saints joined the conference in 2005 and is currently tied for the top spot among NCAA Division III goal scorers with a school-record 36. A three-time All-PAC selection, Huber's 89 total points leads all Division III counterparts while her 3.87 points per game average ranks third in Division III. Her 17 assists rank fourth nationally.
Cummings was named the PAC Coach of the Year for the third time in on the women's side after guiding the Saints to a 22-1 record and a 9-0 mark in the PAC, while they won the PAC regular season and tournament title. Thomas More has out-scored its opponents 103-3 this season and have out-shot the opposition 509-78 and are playing in the NCAA Division III Championship Sectional Semifinals for the second-straight season.
Joining Huber on the first team All-PAC was freshman forward Julia Flagge-Echols (Colerain, Ohio/Colerain) and junior defender Abby Osborne (Cincinnati, Ohio/McAuley). Flagge-Echols is second on the team in scoring with 66 points on 25 goals and 16 assists. She has taken 104 shots, including 55 on-goal and has seven game winning goals. Osborne has helped anchor a Saints' defense that has posted 20 shutouts, allowed only three goals and 78 shots, while also scoring four goals this season.
Sophomore midfielder Laura Felix (Burlington, Ky./St. Henry), sophomore midfielder Taylor Robinson (Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County) and senior midfielder Sam Work (Cincinnati, Ohio/Colerain) were named second team All-PAC. Felix had five points on two goals and one assist this season and also helped the defense post 20 shutouts and allow only three goals. Robinson had five points on two goals and one assist and also helped the defense post 20 shutouts and allow only three goals. Work was fifth in scoring with 15 points and 13 assists and one goal, which was a game-winner.
The Saints will play third-ranked Trinity (Texas) University on Saturday (November 22) in a sectional semifinal match of the NCAA Division III Championship Tournament. The match is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on the campus of Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.