Melbourne, Fla. – Lynn University's women's soccer team had three of the 25 All-Sunshine State Conference selections, as announced by the league office on Wednesday. Donish Henry-Cole was recognized for the third time in her career, Gabriela Moreira earned her second honor and Emily Weisberg picked up her first SSC accolade. All three were tabbed to the All-SSC Second Team.
This marks the most selections for the women's soccer program since 2009 while the three honors tied for the third-most honorees in the league. SSC regular-season champion Barry secured seven All-SSC selections in addition to Player of the Year (Christy Grimshaw), Offensive Player of the Year (Molly Sharpe), Defensive Player of the Year (Jade Adams) and Coach of the Year (Sarah Dacey). Tampa's Moeko Morse was selected the Freshman of the Year.
While Henry-Cole's scoring was down in 2018, the senior midfielder led the team with a career-high six assists. She added double-digit points (10) for the fourth consecutive year and started at least 16 games for the third time in three seasons. Additionally, Henry-Cole becomes the fifth, three-time honoree (first in 2017, second in 2015 & 2018) in program history, joining Melissa Ortiz (four-time), Piper Seaman (four-time), Jannie Nicolaisen (three-time) and SueSheehand (three-time).
Moreira earns second team recognition for the second consecutive year. The captain of the defense helped Lynn to three shutouts while holding opponents to 1.88 goals per game. Moreira was not limited to defense as she tallied three goals and one assist for seven points. Playing from the back she has contributed nine goals, three assists and 21 points the last two seasons.
Weisberg was a jack of all trades for Lynn in 2018, seeing time in defense, midfield and as a forward, leading the squad with a career-high five goals and 14 points to go along with four assists. The technical midfielder tallied one game-winning goal and was 2-for-2 in penalty kicks, making her a perfect 6-for-6 in her career.
Lynn ended the season 4-10-2 overall and 2-7-1 in the SSC. The Blue and White lose Henry-Cole, Moreira and Weisberg to graduation but return promising freshman defender Kyla Gill, sophomore midfielder Molly Bryans and forward Tara Harris. For more information check out LynnFightingKnights.com.