Ramsier, Crider, Le Beau earn SEC Soccer Honors
SEC Offensive Player of the Week - Auburn's Casie Ramsier, a junior midfielder from Dallas, Texas, had a career weekend helping Auburn to thrilling wins over LSU and No. 9 Florida. Ramsier scored two goals in both wins, both game-winners; the winning goal over LSU coming minutes into the second overtime period and the winner against Florida coming in the final 30 seconds of regulation. Ramsier helped Auburn defeat Florida, which marked the first win for Auburn over a ranked opponent this season and the first over a top-ten team since 2011. Ramsier's five points against LSU set a new career-high as she was responsible or had a hand in all three goals of Auburn's victory. With the four points added against Florida on Sunday, the nine-point weekend for Ramsier marks her best two-game weekend of her Auburn career. Now with eight goals and 18 points on the year, Ramsier continues to lead the Auburn team in both categories and tied for fourth in the conference in goals scored.
SEC Defensive Player of the Week - South Carolina's Abbey Crider, a sophomore goalkeeper from Pinehurst, N.C., played all 180 minutes on the weekend as the Gamecocks defeated No. 4 Texas A&M 2-1 and Alabama 3-0 to remain undefeated in conference play. Thursday's win marked South Carolina's first-ever win over Texas A&M. Crider allowed just one goal against the Aggies and made a key save in the 85th minute to keep the match at a 1-1 tie. She finished the week with four saves and improved to a perfect 5-0-0 on the year.
SEC Freshman of the Week - Auburn's Sarah Le Beau, a freshman goalkeeper from Crystal Lake, Ill., continued her strong play in the net for the Tigers notching her two biggest wins of her career so far. With the wins over LSU and No. 9 Florida, Le Beau has now 10 wins on the season, including her first-ever win over a ranked opponent. Le Beau allowed four goals on the week, but two were penalty kicks. The freshman faced a third penalty kick, the second of the game against Florida and made a miraculous save to her right becoming the first Auburn goalkeeper to save a penalty kick since 2008. Le Beau now boasts a 0.72 goals against average, which is good for third in the conference.