BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced its Spring 2021 Preseason All-SWAC Soccer team and preseason poll highlighted by Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Beatriz Kretteis (MVSU), Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Demoree-Sanye Nugent (PVAMU), and Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year Quinn Josiah (PVAMU). The preseason team, individual awards and poll were voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.
At the conclusion of last season Kretteis, the 2019 SWAC Freshman of the Year, led Mississippi Valley State in scoring with 15 points. She found the back of the net seven times during the season and added an assist. The London, England native also recorded 18 shots on goal, and a game-winning goal during the season.
Prairie View A&M’s Demoree-Sanye Nugent (Victorville, Calif.) was a key figure for a Lady Panthers Soccer team that claimed the 2019 SWAC Tournament title. She logged a total of 979 minutes of action for the season while serving as a significant contributor for PVAMU defensively.
Prairie View A&M’s Quinn Josiah (New Market, Ontario) had a breakout season as she led her team inside the net logging a total of 1353 minutes and tallying 83 saves. Her save percentage of .783 was good for a third place ranking in the conference at the conclusion of the season.
Prairie View A&M (6) led all member institutions with six preseason selections followed by Alabama State (4), Jackson State (3), Alabama A&M (2), Grambling State (2), Texas Southern (2), Alcorn State (1), Mississippi Valley State (1) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (1).
In the preseason poll defending SWAC Champion Prairie View A&M was tabbed as the league favorite heading into the season. Grambling State, Jackson State, Alabama State, and Texas Southern were picked 2-5 respectively. Alabama A&M, Southern, Alcorn State, Mississippi Valley State, and Arkansas-Pine Bluff were selected 6-10 respectively to round out the preseason rankings.
A complete listing of the Spring 2021 Preseason All-SWAC Team, Predicted Order of Finish and individual award winners can be found below.
Predicted Order of Finish
SWAC Preseason Offensive Player of the Year- Beatriz Kretteis, Mississippi Valley State
SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year- Demoree-Sanye Nugent, Prairie View A&M
SWAC Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year- Quinn Josiah, Prairie View A&M
Preseason All-SWAC Soccer First Team
|Forward||Beatriz Kretteis||Junior||Mississippi Valley State||London, England|
|Forward||Mireya Gonzalez||Senior||Alcorn State||Los Angeles, Calif.|
|Forward||Kailey Pena||Junior||Grambling State||Rio Rancho, N.M.|
|Midfielder||Isabella Beortegui||Sophomore||Alabama State||Santa Ana, Calif.|
|Midfielder||JoJo Bernal||Senior||Prairie View A&M||San Diego, Calif.|
|Midfielder||Jameela Barrett||Sophomore||Alabama A&M||London, England|
|Midfielder||Miranda Urbizu||Junior||Grambling State||San Marcos, Texas|
|Defender||Demoree-Sanye Nugent||Redshirt Freshman||Prairie View A&M||Victorville, Calif.|
|Defender||Mary Mooneyham||Junior||Alabama State||Montgomery, Ala.|
|Defender||Brynn Walker||Sophomore||Jackson State||Wichita, Kansas|
|Goalkeeper||Quinn Josiah||Junior||Prairie View A&M||Ontario, Canada|
Preseason All-SWAC Soccer Second Team
|Forward||Ashley Chala||Redshirt Junior||Prairie View A&M||Houston, Texas|
|Forward||Desireee Harte||Junior||Texas Southern||Mission Viejo, Calif.|
|Forward||Lesa Griffin||Sophomore||Prairie View A&M||Arlington, Texas|
|Midfielder||Kalia Brown||Junior||Prairie View A&M||Chandler, Ariz.|
|Midfielder||Mckenna Lupori||Senior||Alabama State||Stone Mountain, Ga.|
|Midfielder||Evangelia Sandoval-Belmudez||Sophomore||Arkansas-Pine Bluff||Thornton, Colo.|
|Midfielder||Caiah Smith||Sophomore||Jackson State||Atlanta, Ga.|
|Defender||Ashley Thomas||Senior||Alabama State||Watkinsville, Ga.|
|Defender||Meagan Howell||Sophomore||Jackson State||Mississauga, Ontario|
|Defender||Brooke Ianiero||Senior||Texas Southern||Niagara Falls, Ontario|
|Goalkeeper||Jodi Medina||Senior||Alabama A&M||Coral Springs, Fla.|