LEBANON, Tenn. – Cumberland women’s soccer players Helena Dimantas Farias and Reneé LaRose were both voted First Team All-TranSouth while LaRose was named Co-Freshman of the Year, as announced by the conference office. Morgan Shaffer and Michelle Ward also earned Second Team All-TSAC honors for the Bulldogs, who tied for third in the league standings.
Dimantas Farias led the TranSouth in points (39) and assists (13) and finished the year second in the league in goals (13). She posted five goals and five assists against conference opponents, including a hat trick against rival Trevecca Nazarene and a pair of assists in a victory over Freed-Hardeman in the quarterfinals of the TranSouth Championships. Dimantas Farias was a Second Team All-TSAC selection as a freshman.
Shaffer tied for third in the conference with nine goals and added a pair of assists for 20 points. She scored the only goal in CU’s 2-1 overtime loss to Lyon College in the regular season and added two goals in the victory over Trevecca.
LaRose and Ward anchored the Bulldog defense that allowed just 10 goals over the final 12 matches of the year, all the while with a position player in goal for CU in 11 of those outings. The third place finish was the highest for Cumberland since 2005 and the second best showing by the squad since joining the TranSouth. Larose also scored one goal during the season, against Freed-Hardeman in the conference tournament, while Ward handed out one assist.
First Team All-TranSouth
F – Mor Efraim, Martin Methodist
F – Katie Marshall, Lyon College
F – Helena Dimantas Farias, Cumberland Univ.
F – Anja Klotzle, Lyon College
MF – Simone Souza, Martin Methodist
MF – Daniel Sofer, Martin Methodist
MF – Julie Bracknell, Freed-Hardeman
MF – Anna Becerra, Martin Methodist
D – Yalu Borbolla, Martin Methodist
D – Nikki Ceeney, Freed-Hardeman
D – Reneé Larose, Cumberland Univ.
D – Maria Kristjansdottir, Lyon College
GK – Hanit Schwarz, Martin Methodist
GK – Tiffany Harris, Freed-Hardeman
Second Team All-TranSouth
F – Grace Boto, Union Univ.
F – Deslyn Langaigne, Bethel Univ.
F – Whitney Kramer, Union Univ.
F – Kate Worley, Trevecca Nazarene
MF – Creeia Nuckols, Lyon College
MF – Morgan Shaffer, Cumberland Univ.
MF – Christina Reardon, Union Univ.
MF – Briley Collins, Freed-Hardeman
D – Sara Weir, Union Univ.
D – Michelle Ward, Cumberland Univ.
D – Norma Sanchez, Lyon College
D – Tori Barraco, Bethel Univ.
GK – Sarah White, Union Univ.
GK – Jessica Coates, Bethel Univ.
Player of the Year: Simone Souza, Martin Methodist
Co-Freshman of the Year: Reneé Larose, Cumberland Univ., Anna Becerra, Martin Methodist
Coach of the Year: Gerry Cleary, Martin Methodist