DENTON (10/31/06) For the fourth straight year the North Texas women’s soccer team has placed four players on the All-Sun Belt team. Junior Heather Hutyra and freshman Kendall Juett were named to the first-team all-conference while junior Kandice Ellis and sophomore Gennifer Hurst were named to the second-team.
Hutyra, who leads the team in goals with 12 and points with 29, was picked to the first-team all-conference for the third straight season. Juett, who has scored 10 goals and dished out a team-high seven assists, is the only freshman in the conference picked to the first-team.
Ellis, who has five shutouts on the season, is on the all-conference team for a second straight season.
Hurst, who has been an anchor for the North Texas defense, is a first-time all-conference selection.
Taryn Hemmings of Denver was named the Player of the Year and Jeff Hooker from Denver was the Coach of the Year.
North Texas begins defense of its Sun Belt Conference Tournament title tomorrow at 7 p.m. against Louisiana-Lafayette.
First Team All-Sun Belt
- F - Heather Hutyra (North Texas, Sr.)
- F - Kala Morgan (Middle Tennessee, Jr.)
- F - Taryn Hemmings (Denver, Sr.)
- MF - Jenna Billingsley (Denver, Jr.)
- MF - Kendall Juett (North Texas, Fr.)
- MF - Laura Mann (Denver, Sr.)
- MF - Alicia Tirelli (Florida Atlantic, Jr.)
- D - Jessica Keller (Denver, So.)
- D - Katy Rayburn (Middle Tennessee, Jr.)
- D - Jenna Silverberg (Western Kentucky, Sr.)
- GK - Danielle Wiley (Denver, Sr.)
Second Team All-Sun Belt
- F - Lleane Grimditch (Denver, Sr.)
- F - Holly Grogan (Middle Tennessee, Jr.)
- F - Rebecca Rodriguez (Middle Tennessee, Sr.)
- MF - Katie Daley (Middle Tennessee, So.)
- MF - Susanna Lehtinen (Florida Atlantic, Jr.)
- MF - Mary Zapapas (Middle Tennessee, Fr.)
- D - Jamie Dierberger (Denver, Jr.)
- D - Gennifer Hurst (North Texas, So.)
- D - Janeke Simpkins (Florida Atlantic, So.)
- D - Sara Wohlhueter (Middle Tennessee, Jr.)
- GK - Kandice Ellis (North Texas, Jr.)
Player of the Year: Taryn Hemmings (Denver, Jr.)
Freshman of the Year: Mary Zapapas (Middle Tennessee, Midfi elder)
Newcomer of the Year: Heather Pittman (UALR, So.)
Coach of the Year: Jeff Hooker (Denver)