BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Missouri head coach Bryan Blitz, Alabama defender Abby Lutzenkirchen, Auburn midfielder Casie Ramsier, Florida forward Savannah Jordan, Florida defender Christen Westphal and Ole Miss midfielder CeCe Kizer headline the 2015 Southeastern Conference Women's Soccer Awards announced Sunday.
Blitz was named SEC Coach of the Year while Lutzenkirchen and Ramsier shared SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors. Jordan was named SEC Offensive Player of the Year. Westphal was tabbed SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Kizer garnered SEC Freshman of the Year while earning first team All-SEC honors.
It is the first SEC Coach of the Year honor for Blitz. Missouri finished the season a program-best second-place finish in the SEC standings with a 7-2-2 record. Missouri's defense allowed an SEC low 10 goals in league games this season.
Lutzenkirchen, who owns a 3.96 grade point average in Public Relations has played 6,713 career minutes, the most in program history, while starting all 75 games the last four seasons.
Ramsier, who has a 3.961 grade point average while majoring in both Accounting and Finance, has five multiple goal games this year and her 12 goals this year tie for the second-most in a season by an Auburn player.
This marks the second time Jordan has earned SEC Offensive Player of the Year honors, having also won the award as a freshman in 2013. The Fayetteville, Ga., native led the SEC in goals (11) and points (25) in league play this season.
A three-time first team All-SEC selection, Westphal earned SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors anchored a strong Gator defense while pushing forward to add one goal and five assist to the Florida attack against SEC teams.
Kizer earned SEC Freshman of the Year honors after scoring five goals in league play and she ranks third nationally with seven game-winning goals on the season.
First Team All-SEC
Forward: Savannah Jordan, Florida
Forward: Jorian Baucom, LSU
Forward: Addie Forbus, Ole Miss
Forward: Savannah McCaskill, South Carolina
Midfielder: Casie Ramsier, Auburn
Midfielder: Courtney Raetzman, Kentucky
Midfielder: CeCe Kizer, Ole Miss
Midfielder: Mikaela Harvey, Texas A&M
Defender: Kala Faulkner, Auburn
Defender: Claire Falknor, Florida
Defender: Christen Westphal, Florida
Defender: Candace Johnson, Missouri
Goalkeeper: Julie Eckel, Tennessee
Second Team All-SEC
Forward: Summer Clarke, LSU
Forward: Raina Johnson, South Carolina
Forward: Haley Pounds, Texas A&M
Forward: Simone Charley, Vanderbilt
Midfielder: Celia Jiminez Delgado, Alabama
Midfielder: Meggie Dougherty Howard, Florida
Midfielder: Melanie Donaldson, Missouri
Midfielder: Reagan Russell, Missouri
Defender: Abby Lutzenkirchen, Alabama
Defender: Caroline Waters, Georgia
Defender: Jessica Hiskey, Ole Miss
Defender: Karlie Mueller, Texas A&M
Goalkeeper: Sarah LeBeau, Auburn
Emma Welch, Alabama
Carly Hoke, Arkansas
Sarah LeBeau, Auburn
Taylor Troutman, Auburn
Sydney Shultis, Georgia
Mayra Pelayo, Florida
Alex Thomas, LSU
CeCe Kizer, Ole Miss
Katie Cousins, Tennessee
Emily Bates, Texas A&M
Ally Watt, Texas A&M
Coach of the Year: Bryan Blitz, Missouri
Offensive Player of the Year: Savannah Jordan, Florida
Defensive Player of the Year: Christen Westphal, Florida
Freshman of the Year: CeCe Kizer, Ole Miss
Co-Scholar-Athletes of the Year: Abby Lutzenkirchen, Alabama; Casie Ramsier, Auburn