Hedlund Named Co-Coach of the Year, North Texas Places Four Players On SBC All-Conference Team

DENTON (11/2/04) North Texas women’s soccer head coach John Hedlund was named the Sun Belt Conference Co-Coach of the Year after the Mean Green captured its second conference championship in four years.


North Texas placed four players on the Sun Belt conference first and second teams and Heather Hutyra was named the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year.


Hedlund shared the Coach of the Year honors with Aston Rhoden of Middle Tennessee, who shared the Sun Belt Conference Championship with North Texas. This is the first time that Hedlund has been named Coach of the Year in his 10 seasons at North Texas.


Senior Melinda Pina was named to the first-team all-conference for the third straight year after posting a team leading nine goals this season. Pina is the third player in North Texas history to be a three-time first-team all-conference selection.  


Senior defender Caree Ridenour was named to the first-team all-conference for the first time in her career while Hutyra also earned a spot on the first-team all-conference.


Hutyra is the first freshman to be named to the first-team all-conference at North Texas since Marilyn Marin in 2000.


Senior defender Krista Georgas was named to the second-team all-conference for a second straight year.


North Texas opens up play in the SBC Tournament tomorrow as the second seed and will face the seventh seed South Alabama in the first round.



1st Team

F Debs Brereton, Sr., Middle Tennessee

F Lleane Grimditch, So., Denver

F Taryn Hemmings, Fr., Denver

F Heather Hutyra, Fr., North Texas

MF Jenna Billingsley, Fr., Denver

MF Melinda Pina, Sr., North Texas

MF Lisa-Marie Woods, So., Middle Tennessee

D Jenny Dalby, Jr., Western Kentucky

D Maggie Kirchhoff, Sr., Denver

D Caree Ridenour, Sr., North Texas

GK Amber Angermeier, Sr., South Alabama

2nd Team

F Heather Adamus, Sr., South Alabama

F Laura Miguez, Sr., Middle Tennessee

F Lotte Rasmussen, Fr., Louisiana-Lafayette

MF Andrea Doogs, Sr., Western Kentucky

MF Rebecca Kahn, Jr., South Alabama

MF Laura Mann, So., Denver

MF Claire Ward, Jr., Middle Tennessee

D Krista Georgas, Sr., North Texas

D Megan Meade, Sr., Florida International

D Jessica Northcutt, Sr., Middle Tennessee

GK Danielle Wiley, So., Denver

Player of the Year: Debs Brereton, Middle Tennessee

Newcomer of the Year: Lisa-Marie Woods, Middle Tennessee

Freshman of the Year: Heather Hutyra, North Texas

Co-Coaches of the Year: Aston Rhoden, Middle Tennessee

John Hedlund, North Texas









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