Henry Leads Three on Soccer All-Conference Teams
Courtesy: GoMocs.com
SPARTANBURG, S.C. --- University of Tennessee at Chattanooga senior Donna-Kay Henry (Queens Village, N.Y.) was selected to the All-Southern Conference First Team by the league coaches the conference office announced Tuesday. Joining her for all-conference honors is junior Becca Smith (Murfreesboro, Tenn.) and Crystal Mackezyk (Columbia, Tenn.).

Henry, Chattanooga's first four-time all-conference selection, was second on the team in scoring for the Mocs and closed out her time at Chattanooga with 31 career goals and 14 assists. She ranks second all-time at UTC in three categories including scoring (78 pts), goals (31) and assists (16). Henry scored five goals for Chattanooga and dished out a team-high eight assists.

"D.K. is irreplaceable," UTC Head Coach J.D. Kyzer said. "She's been marked by the conference her entire career and has paid for it with some hard shots. She's one of the most talented players the league has ever seen and it may be a while before another like her comes along."

For the second time in her career, Smith led the Southern Conference in scoring and this year it paid off with a second team nod. Smith has 30 career goals through three years with 16 this season. She played through injury as a sophomore after notching a SoCon-best 11 goals in her rookie season. Smith tied the UTC record for goals scored in a single season with 16 and broke the scoring record adding five assists to her goals total for 37 points. She is third all-time at UTC for scoring (74 pts), goals (30) and assists (14).

"Becca is our go-to scorer," Kyzer said. "She played hurt most of last season and it shows what she is capable of when she is healthy. She did it her freshman year and again this year and it paid off."

Mackezyk claimed a spot on the league's all-freshman team. She was second on the team in goals scored with six and third for scoring with 14 points. Mackezyk scored the game winner against Lipscomb and helped the Mocs to two more wins and a tie.

"Crystal knows how to find the goal," Kyzer said. "She has a nose for the goal and we didn't even play her at forward. She took a lot of responsibility when Lauren Wilson went down by filling in her position. We asked a lot of a freshman and she responded well."

Chattanooga started the season strong with a 5-1-1 mark, but lost key players including its center midfielder Lauren Wilson (Columbia, Tenn.) to an injury at the end of the non-conference schedule. The Mocs played without 25 percent of its roster through much of the league slate and it showed with a 1-9-1 SoCon mark. Chattanooga completed the year at 6-10-2 overall.

2011 Women's Soccer All-Conference Team

Player of the Year - Rachel Shelnutt, Sr., F, Furman
Coach of the Year - Todd Yelton, Samford
Freshman of the Year - Becca Fisher, F, Davidson

First Team
F Rachel Shelnutt, Furman
F Kristin Player, UNCG
F Sarah Wilkinson, Samford
F Donna-Kay Henry, Chattanooga
MF Sarah Schaidle, College of Charleston
MF Vanessa Aponte, The Citadel
MF Michelle Moll, Samford
D Hannah Gmerek, College of Charleston
D Ali Simpson, Furman
D Sabbath McKiernan-Allen, Samford
GK Alyssa Whitehead, Samford

Second Team
F Hope Atkinson, College of Charleston
F Mariana Garcia, The Citadel
F Becca Smith, Chattanooga
MF Olivia Mackey, Elon
MF Karin Sendel, UNCG
MF Kayla Beauduy, Western Carolina
D Sophie Newsom, Davidson
D Andrea Keller, Elon
D Stephanie Partenheimer, UNCG
GK Jessica Smith, Furman
GK Kelsey Kearney, UNCG

All-Freshman Team
Ali Brashear, College of Charleston
Sarah Cardamone, College of Charleston
Becca Fisher, Davidson
Rachel Locke, Davidson
Stephanie Piperno, Davidson
India Robinson, Furman
Ali Simpson, Furman
Ashley Stokes, UNCG
Joy Grove, Samford
Brittany Hoffman, Samford
Crystal Mackezyk, Chattanooga

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