Jed Jones receives GCAC Coach of the Year Award; Six Lady Pilots named to All-GCAC teams
November 20, 2006
LSUS Women’s Soccer Head Coach Jed Jones led the Lady Pilots to a 2006 Gulf Coast Athletic Conference Championship in just his second season at LSUS. His Lady Pilots finished 6-2 in the GCAC, and 14-4 overall en route to their second straight NAIA Region XII Tournament appearance. Jones’ 2006 squad posted a record breaking 14-wins in a single season, surpassing last years mark of 12-wins; making his career record at LSUS 26-10 overall. LSUS graduates just two seniors from this year’s team which will make the Lady Pilots a force to reckon with once again in the 2007 season.
Sophomore forward Julia Vaughan, a native of Shreveport, LA, dominated opposing defenses throughout the 2006 season. Her 17-goals and eight assists in 17 games led the Lady Pilots to a record setting 14-win season (LSUS finished 14-4; one win via forfeit). She was named 1st-Team All-GCAC and was selected the GCAC-Offensive Player of the Year. She set a school record with 42-points (2.46 points per game), and most goals in a single season (17; one goal per game).
LSUS Goalkeeper Kelsi McNew, a native of Flower Mound, TX, started all 17-games for the Lady Pilots this season between the pipes. She was named 1st-Team ALL-GCAC, and GCAC Co-Goal Keeper of the Year. She set a school record this season with eight shutouts. She did not allow a single goal in 340 consecutive minutes; a streak which occurred over five games, beginning with Northwestern State (0-1 loss); Union University (2-0 win); Crichton College (11-0 win); Prairie View A&M (5-0 win); and was snapped against Nicholls State University (4-2) win. Her 84% save percentage led to a .941 goals per game average for opponents, and a record setting 13-4 win/loss record.
Brenna Bussart, a sophomore midfielder from Shreveport, LA has been named 1st-Team All-GCAC for the second straight season. She improved upon her seven goal season in 2005, posting nine goals and one assist for a career high 19-points in 2006. Brenna was also a huge part of the Lady Pilots defensive scheme which held opponents to less than one goal per game throughout 2006.
Alicia Marshall, a freshman defender from Texarkana, TX started all 17-games for the Lady Pilots through her freshman campaign, and was selected 1st-Team All-GCAC. This fleet footed left-back was the defensive captain which held opponents to just 16-goals through 17-games, while also being a huge part of the Lady Pilots offensive attack. Alicia finished second on the team in scoring with 30-points; second in goals with 11; and first in assists with eight.
Michelle Williamson, a sophomore midfielder from Shreveport, LA was selected 2nd-Team All-GCAC after posting 18-points throughout the 2006 season. She scored six goals and tied her 2005 total with six assists.
Shaderia Evans, a sophomore defender from Midland, TX, finished with yet another big season for the Lady Pilots. Despite a drop in her offensive production from last season, Evans was rewarded for her defensive ability on the field and was selected 2nd-Team All-GCAC. The 2005 GCAC-Defensive Player of the Year finished with four points.