The United Soccer Coaches announced on Thursday the association’s 2017 NJCAA All-America Teams. Lewis and Clark CC were represented by a pair of local players in Audrey Andrzejewski and Kassidy Louvall, both freshman who helped the team return to the National Championship this year in Head Coach Tim Rooney’s final season with the Trailblazers.
Kassidy started all 21 games, finishing with 24 goals and 10 assists on the year and 58 points, second on the team in all three categories. Andrzejewski missed the final three games of the season due to injury but in her 18 starts, tallied 29 goals with 16 assists and 74 points, tops for the team.
The 10th ranked Trailblazers end their season with a record of 18-3.
Coach Rooney’s last season was a stellar one. The women earned Regional accolades, including freshman forward Audrey Andrzejewski, of St. Charles, Missouri, being named Player of the Year, and sophomore Katie Hudson, of Rolla, Missouri, being named Goalkeeper of the Year. Several other players were named to the All Region 24 Team, including Senate Letsie, a freshman forward from Maseru, Lesotho (First Team); Rebekah Tonks, a freshman defender from Southampton, England (First Team); Taylor Hansen, a freshman defender from Edwardsville, Illinois (Honorable Mention); Kassidy Louvall, a freshman forward from O’Fallon, Missouri (Honorable Mention), and Megan Pierce, a freshman defender from St. Charles, Missouri (Honorable Mention).
Another of Rooney’s highlights this year came early in the season with the men’s team – marking his 400th win, a 6-0 victory Thursday, Aug. 31, over Lincoln Land Community College. He hit win No. 400 with the women during the 2016 Region 24 playoffs.
He will retire as the winningest women’s soccer coach in NJCAA history.
PETE HAYES: Tim Rooney did it with class, fairness and honesty https://t.co/8CXSCt6SpO
— Pete Hayes (@HayeserPete) November 19, 2017
United Soccer Coaches Press Release
Junior College Division I All-America Teams: Men | Women
Junior College Division III All-America Teams: Men | Women
Two players, Mount San Antonio College goalkeeper Edwyn Gutierrez and Fresno City College forward Johnny Rodriguez, repeat as First Team All-American selections for the second straight season. Rodriguez is one of 18 student-athletes on this year’s All-America teams from the six schools which earned NJCAA or CCCAA championships.
This year’s Junior College Division I Men’s and Women’s All-America Teams feature a total of 90 players, who will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the All-America Luncheon on January 20, 2018 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in conjunction with the 2018 United Soccer Coaches Convention.
In addition to today’s All-America Teams announcement, the 2017 United Soccer Coaches Junior College Men’s and Women’s All-Region Teams have been posted in the “Awards Central” section of UnitedSoccerCoaches.org.