(BOWLING GREEN, Ky.) – Five Thomas More University women's soccer players were named to the 2019 All-Mid-South Conference teams on Wednesday at the conference's annual banquet at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky., on Wednesday night (November 6, 2019). Skylin Yates and Abby Hutcheson were named to the First Team, and Ryann Meddings, Morgan Beare, and Olivia Nienaber were named to the Second Team.
Yates, a first-year goalkeeper from Dry Ridge, Ky. and Simon Kenton High School, was named First Team. She started 14 games for the Saints and finished the season with a 9-3 record and six shutouts, allowing 13 goals while making 56 saves.
Hutcheson, a junior defender from Zanesville, Ohio and Rosecrans High School, was also named First Team. Hutcheson started all 18 games for the Saints and scored five goals from the back line while anchoring a defense that posted nine shutouts this season.
Meddings, a first-year defender from Fairfield, Ohio and Fairfield High School, was named Second Team. She appeared in all 18 games with 17 starts. She had 10 assists this season, many of them on corner kicks, and scored three goals, including the dramatic double-overtime game-winner in her two-goal game at Campbellsville.
Beare, a junior midfielder from Cincinnati, Ohio and Oak Hills High School, was named Second Team. She started all 18 games and was instrumental in helping the Saints control possession. She finished the year with two goals and an assist. Beare was also named to the Mid-South Conference Champions of Character team.
Nienaber, a senior forward from Alexandria, Ky. and Bishop Brossart High School, was named Second Team. Nienaber started 18 games for Thomas More and led the team with nine goals, including a four-goal game against Shawnee State. She had a team-best 51 shots, including 23 shots on goal, and four game-winning goals.
Thomas More (12-6, 5-3) is the third seed in the Mid-South Conference Tournament, which begins tomorrow (November 7) when the Saints will face sixth-seeded Georgetown College (7-10, 3-5) at Warren East High School in Bowling Green, Ky. at 7:30 p.m.