LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland junior Emily Shires and sophomore Rebecca Holloway were both named Honorable Mention All-Americans, as voted on by the NAIA All-America Committee and announced yesterday by the national office.
Shires led the Mid-South Conference and ranked 29th nationally with 15 goals while also leading the league with 32 points. The Nanaimo, British Columbia, native netted a hat trick against 16th-ranked Siena Heights, posted four goals against Life University and scored in the conference tournament championship match against Lindsey Wilson as well as versus John Brown in the NAIA Championship Opening Round.
Holloway registered six goals and a team-best nine assists this season, leading the Mid-South in assists. The Bristol, England, native handed out three helpers against Life and two versus Siena Heights while patrolling the midfield.
Shires and Holloway become the 10th and 11th different players to garner All-America recognition over the last five years for Cumberland, a list that includes Kelsey Langille, Shauna Gilpin, Reneé LaRose, Lindsay Kitson, Kaitlin Phillips, Taylor Nay, Rhianne Parsons, Michelle Ward and Olivia Chu.