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2018 Women's Soccer Honors and Awards
UMKC Athletics 1-29-2019
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Team:

  • Program record for wins in a season, with a 16-5-0 overall record
  • Won second-straight regular-season WAC conference championship; third overall in last five years.
  • Top seed in WAC conference tournament with a 7-1 league mark
  • Advanced to WAC conference tournament championship, falling to Seattle, 1-0
  • Ranked eighth in NCAA Regional (Pacific) rankings, first time in program history
  • Team GPA of 3.63
  • 12 individuals named to the 2018 Fall Academic All-WAC Team, the most of any UMKC fall sport program
  • Three individuals on the United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region (2 on First Team; 1 on Second Team) is highest amount in UMKC history in single season
  • Four individuals on the United Soccer Coaches Pacific All-Region Team (1 on First Team; 2 on Second Team; 1 on Third Team) is highest amount in UMKC history in single season
  • Six individuals on the All-WAC team, five on the All-WAC First Team
    • Five individuals on First Team is an all-time conference record for most individuals
  • Individuals won all four major WAC postseason awards: Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year
  • Team ranked in the Top 50 in following NCAA statistical categories:
    • 6th in shots on goal per game (9.19)
    • 8th in goals per game (2.43)
    • Tied 8th in total assists (48)
    • 9th in points per game (7.14)
    • 9th in shots per game (19.10)
    • 10th in total points (150)
    • Tied 11th in assists per game (2.29)
    • 12th in total goals (51)
    • 26th in win-loss percentage (.672)
    • Tied 45th in shutout percentage (.476)
  • Defeated Power5 programs, such as Kansas State, Iowa State and Creighton

 

Individual:

  • Head Coach Chris Cissell
    • WAC Coach of the Year, second in a row
    • Stands 89-58-18 in eight seasons at UMKC; 40-10-4 in WAC play, 6-6 in WAC Tournament
    • For his career, is 371-165-40 in 29 seasons as collegiate men’s and women’s coach
  • Rylan Childers
    • Top Drawer Soccer Second Team Freshman All-American, first UMKC freshman to be named All-American in history
    • United Soccer Coaches Pacific All-Region Second Team
    • WAC Freshman of the Year
    • All-WAC First Team
    • WAC All-Tournament Team
    • Ranked in the Top 50 in following NCAA statistical categories:
      • Tied 4th in total assists (14)
      • 5th in assists per game (.67)
      • Tied 9th in total points (36)
      • Tied 15th in points per game (1.71)
      • Tied 45th in total goals (11)
    • Tied for conference lead with 11 goals, shared with teammate Kelsey Mothershead
    • Led conference with 36 points
    • Led conference with 14 assists
    • 2-time WAC Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 1, Oct. 29)
  • Reighan Childers
    • United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America Second Team, first-ever recipient in UMKC history
    • United Soccer Coaches Pacific All-Region First Team, first UMKC player in nine years to be on First Team
    • United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region First Team
    • WAC Offensive Player of the Year
    • All-WAC First Team
    • WAC All-Tournament Team
    • All-WAC Preseason First Team
    • Ends career with most career assists (22) at UMKC
  • Lexie Howard
    • United Soccer Coaches Pacific All-Region Second Team
    • United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region First Team
    • All-WAC First Team
    • WAC All-Tournament Team
    • All-WAC Preseason First Team
    • All-WAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year
    • Ranked in the Top 50 in following NCAA statistical categories:
      • Tied 13th in total assists (10)
      • 14th in shots on goal per game (2.33)
      • 18th in shots per game (4.52)
      • Tied 19th in assists per game (.48)
      • Tied 33rd in total points (30)
    • Led conference with 95 shots
    • Ends career with most career points (96) and career goals (38) at UMKC
  • Abby Small
    • United Soccer Coaches Pacific All-Region Third Team
    • United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-Region Second Team
    • WAC Defensive Player of the Year, which is her second-straight award
    • All-WAC First Team
    • All-WAC Preseason First Team
    • All-WAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year
  • Halle Hamilton
    • All-WAC Second Team
  • Kelsey Mothershead
    • All-WAC First Team
    • WAC All-Tournament Team
    • All-WAC Preseason First Team
    • Ranked in the Top 50 in following NCAA statistical categories:
      • Tied 25th in game-winning goals (5)
      • Tied 33rd in total points (30)
      • 41st in shots on goal per game (1.95)
      • Tied 45th in total goals (11)
      • 47th in shot accuracy (.586)
    • Tied for conference lead with 11 goals, shared with teammate Rylan Childers
    • 2-time WAC Offensive Player of the Week (Aug. 27, Sept. 10)
  • Afton Fennewald
    • Ranked in the Top 50 in following NCAA statistical categories:
      • Tied 29th in total shutouts (9)
      • 49th in goals against average (.813)
    • Led conference with nine shutouts in goal
    • WAC Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 1)
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