Wednesday, November 05, 2003
The Southeastern Conference has announced the 2003 All-SEC soccer teams and Crimson Tide senior Lauren Imwalle was named to the second team as a defender while forward Gillian Kilburn was named to the SEC All-Freshman team.
Imwalle, a four-year starter and team co-captain this season, is receiving her first ever All-SEC honor.
“I’m pleased that the other coaches around the conference recognized that Lauren is one of the league’s most outstanding defenders,” said Alabama Head Coach Don Staley. “She has played consistently for four years and to get this honor her last year is tremendous.”
Imwalle closed out her career ranked ninth on the Tide’s all-time minutes played list, finishing with 5,428. She becomes the 14th All-SEC performer in Crimson Tide history and the eighth player to earn the honor.
The award for Kilburn is not only a first for her, but a first in the SEC as well, as this season marks the first time that an SEC All-Freshman team has been named. She finished third on the team in scoring with 13 points off four goals and a team high five assists.
“I think this award will show the people in the Canadian system that Gillian is not a player to be overlooked,” said Staley. “She proved that she’s a capable goal scorer in one of the toughest conferences in the country and I’m glad the SEC coaches recognized her talents as well.”
In addition to those two awards, Tide senior Caroline Bolz was named to the 2003 SEC Soccer Good Works Team. The anthropology and pre-med double major has volunteered and helped host soccer clinics as well as served food to the homeless during her Crimson Tide career. The Houston, Texas native has also volunteered for PTA meetings and is a regular volunteer with Arcadia Elementary School as well as the 2003 Halloween Extravaganza.
The SEC sponsors Good Works Teams for all 20 league sponsored sports. The Good Works Team looks to highlight an athlete from each school who gives back to their community in superior service efforts.
1st Team All-SEC 2nd Team All-SEC
F-Julie Williord, ARK F-Geneil Newbern, UGA
F-Sarah Steinman, AU F-Lyndsey Patterson, UT
F-Jessica Winton, UGA F-Rhian Wilkinson, UT
F-Elizabeth Ramsey, UK MF-Crystal Frimpong, UF
MF-Stephanie Freeman, UF MF-Andrea Velasco, UGA
MF-Kristal Menard, OM MF-Amy Sample, OM
MF-Jennifer Lewis, VU D-Lauren Imwalle, UA
D-Sandy Carnes, AU D-Melanie Booth, UF
D-Amber Wilson, UK D-Sarah Lentz, SC
D-Keeley Dowling, UT G-Megan Rivera, AU
G-Luisa Marzotto, MSU G-Brittany Gillespie, OM
All-Freshman Team Coach of the Year
F-Gillian Kilburn, UA Angela Kelly, Tennessee
F-Elizabeth Jones, UK
F-Brittney Potts, OM Player of the Year
MF-Mary Alice Foster, SC Stephanie Freeman, UF
MF-Ronda Brooks, AU
MF-Shelly Hoddeson, SC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
MF-Ali Christoph, UT Ashley Lindley, UGA
D-Melanie Booth, UF
D-Marilee Eback, UGA Defensive Player of the Year
D-Elise Karlowicz, OM Keeley Dowling, Tennessee
D-Monica Buff, VU
G-Luisa Marzotto, MSU Freshman of the Year
Luisa Marzotto, Mississippi St.