Five Bucs earn Big South postseason honors

Five Bucs earn Big South postseason honors

Complete Big South Awards Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Five Charleston Southern players have received Big South postseason honors as announced today by the conference office.

Senior Sidney Doherty was chosen to the second team while seniors Jazmin Gonzalez and Emilie Gilbert were honorable mention selections. Riley Rumbley was named to the all-freshman squad, and senior Grace Clark is a member of the all-academic team.

Doherty is tied for the team lead with three goals and paces the Bucs with four assists and 10 points. She scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over UNC Asheville, the third game-deciding tally of her career, and also produced goals against Campbell and South Carolina State. 

Doherty has played in all 70 career games with 55 starts and ranks in the top 25 in CSU history with nine goals and eight assists. 

Gilbert picked up conference accolades for the second time in her career after being on the second team a year ago. Despite missing three games with an ankle injury she ranks third on the team with 1,237 minutes played while helping anchor a CSU defense that has posted six shutout wins, the most since 1996.

Gilbert has played in 55 games with 49 starts in her career and scored her lone goal against Eastern Kentucky in 2016.

Gonzalez enters Sunday's Big South Tournament game at Campbell with the top mark in the conference in goals against average (0.92) and save percentage (.864). She has recorded four solo shutouts including the opener against Wofford when she was the Big South Defensive Player of the Week. 

Gonzalez made a career-high 19 saves against USC Upstate, the second most in school history and most by a Big South goalkeeper this season. She also has shutouts of FIU, High Point and Winthrop and has allowed only two goals in her last 405 minutes heading into Sunday's game against Campbell.

Rumbley earned eight starts during her freshman season and finished the regular season tied for the team lead in goals scored with three including two against Presbyterian. She is the only CSU player with a multi-goal game this season, and also tallied CSU's lone goal against Gardner-Webb. Her three goals came on only eight shots.

Clark earned her spot on the all-academic team on the strength of a 3.96 grade point average as an elementary education major. On the field she has started all 70 games in her career and played every minute this season as part of one of the top defensive units in the Big South. She has helped the Bucs post 19 shutouts during her career while adding two goals and two assists including the game-winning goal this season against Hampton.

The Bucs are 9-5-2 overall and finished in a tie for fourth in the Big South with a 5-4-1 league record. CSU plays at Campbell in the tournament quarterfinals on Sunday at 2 p.m., with the winner heading to the final four November 2 in Matthews, N.C.

 

 

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