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Women's Soccer - Wed, Nov. 9, 2011
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BARBOURVILLE, Ky. -- Six Union College women's soccer players were named to the 2011 Appalachian Athletic Conference All-Conference teams, the league has announced. Seven UC student-athletes were also honored for their work in the classroom, being named to the All-AAC Academic Team.

Leading the way for the Lady Bulldogs on the All-AAC team is the team's lone first team selection, sophomore forward Sofie Jorgensen (Oksbol, Denmark).

Jorgensen, who transferred to Union from Lindsey Wilson in the offseason, has led the Lady Bulldogs all season on the offensive end, scoring a team high 13 goals on the year, while recording three assists for a 29 point total. Jorgensen leads the conference in both points per game (1.93) and goals per game (0.87.), and is second in the NAIA in shots on goal per game (4.1), and third in shots per game (6.4). She's also scored three game-winners on the year. 

Four Lady Bulldogs were named the to All-AAC second team in forward Helen Weber (Marburg, Germany), midfielders Jenn Sckirl (Edmonton, Canada) and Nikki Jeck (Richmond, Ky.), and defender Kayse Cornett (London, Ky.).

Weber, a freshman, has combined with Jorgensen to pace Union's offensive attack. She has scored 11 goals, and added three assists for a point total of 25. She's also scored three game-winners on the year.

Sckirl, a junior, has started and played in all 17 matches the Lady Bulldogs have played in on the year, scoring four goals, while adding a team-high six assists to record a point total of 16 for the season.

Jeck, a senior, is third in goals scored on the squad behind Jorgensen and Weber, scoring seven goals on the year. She's also notched four assists for the season to record a point total of 18.

Rounding out the second-team selections is Cornett, a freshman, who has led the Lady Bulldog defensive unit all season long, making a start in 14 of the 17 matches UC has played in on the year. Cornett also picked the right time to score her lone goal of the season, as she scored the eventual game-winner in the ninth minute of last Friday's 1-0 win over Montreat in the AAC Quarterfinals. 

Rounding out the All-AAC selections is Kristina Kirk (Versailles, Ky.), who was selected to the third team. Kirk, a senior defender, has started all 17 matches Union has played in on the year, anchoring the unit. This is the second straight season that Kirk has been named to the third team as a defender.

The league also announced the 2011 All-Academic team, and Union had seven student-athletes honored. They were Jorgensen, Sckirl, Jeck, Kirk, Casey Camargo (Lexington, Ky.), and Olivia Brock (Hebron, Ky.). 

The Lady Bulldogs return to the pitch tomorrow when they take on Reinhardt in the semifinals of the 2011 AAC Tournament. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. at Reinhardt.