Missouri soccer earns SEC honors

The Tigers took home multiple awards, headlined by SEC Freshman of the Year, Sarah Luebbert.

Four Missouri players earned All-Southeastern Conference honors, the conference announced Sunday. SEC coaches voted on the awards.

Sarah Luebbert: Luebbert led the Tigers in goals (10) and points (24) this year. She received three honors from the SEC coaches: SEC Freshman of the Year, SEC All-Freshman team and second team All-SEC. Luebbert was second for Missouri in shots (53) and shot percentage (.200). She led the team in shots on goal (26).

Melanie Donaldson: One of two Missouri seniors to win an SEC Award this season, Donaldson received an at-large first team All-SEC nomination. She had two goals and one assist on the year. However, her presence was felt defensively, flying around the field. Building on her All-SEC Second Team honors from last season, Donaldson embodied Mizzou’s pressure defense.

Kaitlyn Clark: Clark was named to the second team All-SEC. She lead Mizzou in assists with seven, good enough to tie for eighth in the conference. She also scored two goals and was third on Mizzou in shots on goal (19). Clark’s best game of the year came late in the season against Georgia; she had a goal and assist in a 4-3 comeback over the Bulldogs.

Lauren Selaiden: Selaiden, a senior, started in every game played this season and was third on Mizzou in minutes played (1,543). Selaiden was named a second team All-SEC defender. This was Selaiden’s first athletic award, though she was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll her freshman through junior years. Her play defensively helped create the culture of pressure defense at Mizzou.

Edited by Peter Baugh | pbaugh@themaneater.com

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