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KCAC honors OU women's soccer players

By The Herald Staff | 8/15/2014

WICHITA — Six Ottawa University women soccer players were selected to the 2014 preseason KCAC women’s soccer team.

The squad, which consists of returning 2013 first and second team All-KCAC performers, was chosen at the KCAC Sport Management Conference by the head coaches.

WICHITA — Six Ottawa University women soccer players were selected to the 2014 preseason KCAC women’s soccer team.

The squad, which consists of returning 2013 first and second team All-KCAC performers, was chosen at the KCAC Sport Management Conference by the head coaches.

The Ottawa selections were Jordan Tapia, Morgan Trupp, Autumn Surage, Kallie Bindner, Destinee Evans and Annie Kessler.

Ottawa led the KCAC with those selections.

Tapia, a midfielder, appeared in 22 games for the Lady Braves last season.

She scored three goals and added three assists.

In 2013, she was selected unanimously to the KCAC first team and preseason team.

Tapia was honored with KCAC defensive player of the year, first team KCAC and preseason first team accolades following the 2012 season.

In 2011, she was named to the KCAC second team.

Trupp, a forward, appeared in 22 games.

She earned second team KCAC honors at forward for the Lady Braves after moving from defender because of injuries.

She scored six goals and had eight assists for 20 points.

Trupp had 61 shots with 37 of them being on goal and two game-winning goals.

Trupp earned KCAC offensive player of the week honors once last season.

Surage, a midfielder, appeared in 22 games as both a midfielder and forward.

She earned first team KCAC honors after earning second team as a freshman and sophomore.

Surage had five goals and five assists for 15 points.

Surage earned Daktronic Scholar Athlete honors, was named to the Capital One Academic All-District 3 first team, was awarded a Medal of Excellence from OU, was the 2012 Dudley Geise NAIA Champions of Character recipient and in the fall of 2013 received the Braves Athletic Hall of Fame Scholarship (BAHOF) Student Athlete Scholarship.

Bindner, a midfielder, played in 22 games as a junior earning second-team KCAC honors.

She scored a career-high six goals, had three assists, finished with 54 shots with 24 of them on goal and had four game winning goals.

Bindner was rank-ed 46th in the NAIA in game-winning goals (4).

She scored her first collegiate game winner against Sterling College.

Evans, a defender, played in 22 games on her way to earning second team KCAC honors.

She scored two goals, finished with four points, had 14 shots with five on goal and had one game winning goal.

Evans earned KCAC defensive player of the week honors once.

Kessler, a defender, finished with four goals and two assists for a total of 10 points.

Kessler earned KCAC defensive player of the week once.

She earned Daktronic Scholar Athletes honors, Capital One Academic second team All-American recognition and Capital One Academic All-District 3 first team honors.

Kessler also received the Dudley Geise Champions of Character Award given by the Braves Athletic Hall of Fame (BAHOF).

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