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Women's Soccer Place Four On USC All-South Region Team
Tuesday, December 3, 2019
By Jack Bluhm
Women's Soccer Place Four On USC All-South Region Team

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Following another successful season in 2019, the Lipscomb women's soccer team placed four student-athletes on the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I All-Region Team.

Seniors Olivia Doak and Leah Cernicky were named to the second team, while senior Maycie McKay and freshman Katia Hanger were named to the third team.

This was Doak's second-straight selection to an All South-Region Team, as she was a First Team selection last year, while it was the first time for Cernicky, Hanger and McKay being recognized.

The quartet of Bisons helped lead the Purple and Gold to its third-straight ASUN Regular Season title as well as a second-consecutive ASUN Championship and a berth to the NCAA Tournament. All four players claimed All-ASUN accolades with Doak and McKay being named to the First Team, while Cernicky and Hanger picked up Second Team nods. Cernicky, Doak and McKay were also named to the All-Academic Team, with Doak being named the Scholar Athlete of the Year and Hanger earning an All-Freshman Team selection.

Doak led Lipscomb on the offensive side of the ball tallying 25 points on 10 goals and five assists during her senior season. She ranked inside the top-10 in the ASUN in goals (fifth), assists (seventh) and points (fourth) and finished her career ranking second in school history with 29 career goals and 20 career assists.

McKay, who was recently named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District Team, had a superb senior campaign with six goals, seven assists and 19 points. Her seven assists were tied for the most in the league and she leaves Lipscomb ranking third in school history with 23 career goals and is the all-time leader with 24 career assists.

As one of the captains for this year, Cernicky was the general in the midfield for the Bisons. During the season she tallied one goal and three assists for five total points, while directing traffic and setting up teammates for opportunities.

Hanger proved to play a key role in the Bisons backline during her redshirt-freshman campaign. She provided some stout defending, which led to eight shutouts this season including four-straight in conference play to end the regular-season. The Alpharetta, Georgia native also was honored as the ASUN Defensive Player of the Week for her efforts at the Music City Invite. She scored her first-career goal in a 3-1 victory over Colgate and was apart of a defense that held opponents to just four shots on goal over two tournament games. This was her first ever ASUN weekly honor.

Lipscomb led the ASUN with its four selections to the All-South Region Teams. FGCU (three), North Florida (two), Liberty (two) and Kennesaw State (one) also had student-athletes honored.