AZUSA, Calif. -- Four Azusa Pacific soccer players—Stephanie Bays, Shannon Coe, Heather Hannemann and Kelly Goudge—have been named to the 2003 Women’s Soccer All-GSAC Team.
The Cougars, who concluded their regular-season with a thrilling, last-second 2-1 win over Point Loma Nazarene Saturday, finished the regular-season 12-2-3 overall, 7-2-1 GSAC. They begin their national title quest this Wednesday when they travel to La Mirada to face Biola at 1 p.m.
Bays and Hannemann are repeat selections, while Coe and Goudge receive their first selections to the team. Azusa Pacific joins Westmont as the only conference teams with as many as 4 selections.
Named to the team for the third time in her career, Hannemann was the lone Cougar senior named to the squad. One of the finest marking backs in all of the GSAC, Hannemann has started all 81 of Azusa Pacific’s contests the past 4 seasons, including all 17 this year. She has spearheaded one of the GSAC’s top defensive units and also scored a goal in the Cougars’ 4-1 win over No. 19-ranked John Brown (Ark.).
Despite suffering a season-ending knee injury two weeks ago, Bays also received her third nomination. Before getting injured Bays split time between the Cougar defense and attack. The junior scored 4 goals and assisted on 2 others (10 points), but she also worked with Hannemann and Goudge to limit opposing teams to just 10 goals this year. While Bays was on the field, the Cougars outscored their opponents by a 26-6 margin.
After transferring from NCAA Division I Florida State, Coe wasted no time becoming a contributor at both ends of the field. Spending the majority of the season as an outside defender working alongside Hannemann and Goudge, Coe eventually became the Cougars’ top marking defender where midway through the GSAC campaign she single-handedly shut down the opponents’ top attacker.
Over the course of the past 2 games, Coe moved to the attack and is now tied for the team lead with 15 points, scoring 5 goals and assisting on 5 others. In last week’s, 5-1 win over Hope International, Coe factored in all 5 goals, scoring her first career hat trick and assisting on 2 others.
Making her first appearance on the All-GSAC team, Goudge has been one of the Cougars’ top defenders the past 3 seasons. This year, Goudge has started all 17 games and been a force in a Cougar defense that has allowed just 0.57 goals per contest and posted 10 shutouts.