SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Western Carolina women’s soccer senior Julia Winter was tabbed as a member of the All-Southern Conference Second Team as announced Tuesday by the conference office.

The league coaches voted on a pair of all-conference teams, an all-freshman team, and the four individual awards. They were not allowed to vote for themselves or their players. The first and second teams include 11 players, voted on by position, while the all-freshman team also consists of 11 players but gives no regard to position.

Winter, a midfielder from Marietta, Ga., earned her first postseason all-conference honor. She is the first Catamount to be selected to the second team since 2017 when former Catamounts Sayres McKenna and Megan McCallister were honored.

She tied for the most goals in 2019 on the Catamount team with four knotted with teammate Regan Ward. Winter also led the team with four assists and, also paced the club with 12 points – the most by a Catamount since 2017 when McCallister scored 26.

For her two-year career, Winter transferred to Western Carolina from Troy for the 2018 season, she played in 37 matches, scored five goals, had six assists and scored 16 points. She also scored two game-winning goals.

Western Carolina’s 11 wins this season are the most under Head Coach Chad Miller. The 11 wins are also the most for a Western Carolina club since the 2008 team ended the year with 13 victories. 

2019 Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team


Player of the Year – Nicole Icen, Fr., F, Mercer

Defensive Player of the Year – Taylore Miller, Jr., D, Samford

Coach of the Year – Tony Economopoulos, Mercer

Freshman of the Year – Jasmine Greene, F, Furman


First Team

F – Jasmine Greene, Furman

F – Nicole Icen, Mercer

F – Cienna Rideout, UNCG

F – Taylor Yount, Samford

M – Isabella Gutierrez, Furman

M – Abigail Zoeller, Mercer

M – Alyssa Frazier, Samford

D – Elena Pisani, ETSU

D – Lexi Orman, Samford

D – Taylore Miller, Samford

GK – Morgan McAslan, Samford


Second Team

F – Suzuka Yosue, The Citadel

F – Kyndal Anderson, Furman

F – Caroline Orman, Samford

M – Ciara Whitely, Mercer

M – Kaley Tucker, UNCG

M – Hollie Massey, Chattanooga

M – Julia Winter, Western Carolina

D – Erin O’Hearn, Furman

D – Megan Delmonico, Mercer

D – Kayla Campbell, UNCG

GK – Kellsey Weaver, Furman


All-Freshman Team

Suzuka Yosue, The Citadel

Kyndal Anderson, Furman

Jasmine Greene, Furman

Amaya Evans, Mercer

Nicole Icen, Mercer

Ciara Whitely, Mercer

Gabi Santora, UNCG

Nikki Bario, Samford

Kyla Reynolds, Samford

Taylor Yount, Samford

McKenzie Smith, Chattanooga