(GREENVILLE, Pa.) – Thomas More College senior midfielder Laura Felix (Burlington, Ky./St. Henry) was named the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) Women's Soccer Player of the Year and seven Saints were named All-PAC by the conference's head coaches.
Felix is the fourth Thomas More player to be voted the league's Player of the Year since the Saints entered the PAC in 2005. She is a four-time All-PAC selection and two-time first team pick, ranks second on the team in assists (5), fourth in points (17) and is tied for fourth in goals scored (6). She finished the nine-match PAC regular season with four goals and a pair of assists. Felix has also helped on a Saints' defense that currently leads all of NCAA Division III in goals against average (.141) and shutout percentage (.857) and have registered a combined 18 shutouts this season. The Saints have ceded just three goals this season and have not allowed a goal by a PAC opponent since November 2, 2013, a span of 35 matches (27 regular season, 8 postseason).
Felix was also named first-team All-PAC along with senior goalkeeper Megan Barton (Florence, Ky./Villa Madonna), senior midfielders Erika LaRosa (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton), Taylor Robinson (Alexandria, Ky./Campbell County) and Lauren Rose (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West). Barton has played 1,865 minutes in goal and has only given up three goal for a 0.14 goal against average and has posted 17 individual shutouts this season with 35 saves. LaRosa is third on the team in scoring with 20 points on eight goals and four assists, while she took 53 shots, including 19 on-goal. Robinson tallied 14 points on six goals and two assists on 29 shots, including 12 on-goal. Rose was second on the team in scoring with 21 points on seven goals and seven assists as she has a .707 shot on-goal percentage.
Senior defender Emily Cummings (Cincinnati, Ohio/Glen Este) and junior defender Samantha Goodwin (Cincinnati, Ohio/Seton) were named second team All-PAC. Cummings tallied two assists, while also helping anchor the Saints' defense that only gave up three goals this season and recorded 18 shutouts. Goodwin had three points this season on one goal, a game-winner, and an assists while also helping on the defense.
The Saints, the fourth-ranked team in the nation, open NCAA Division III Championship Tournament play on Friday (November 11) when they host Penn State University – Behrend at 11 a.m. at BB&T Field in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.