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BYU women’s soccer: Dominance on pitch leads to dominance in WCC awards for Colohan, Rockwood

Player and Coach of the Year for the Cougars sounds about right for going undefeated.

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BYU women’s soccer dominated the West Coast Conference on the pitch, and Tuesday many Cougars were honored by dominating the WCC postseason awards as well.

Starting from the top, head coach Jennifer Rockwood was named WCC Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year, which came as no surprise. Rockwood is in her 25th season at BYU and 2019 was one of her best ever, with perhaps only 2012 topping it. She led the Cougars (18-0-1) to their first ever undefeated regular season, and did so as the Cougars thrashed their opponents.

On the field, junior midfielder Mikayla Colohan was named WCC Player of the Year. It was only ever going to be her or senior Elise Flake, as the two dominated their conference opponents. Colohan has 14 goals and 6 assists on the season, and has led the BYU attack.

BYU also featured players on the WCC First Team, WCC Second Team, and the WCC Freshman Team, with several Honorable Mentions as well.

WCC First Team: Mikayla Colohan, Elise Flake, Alyssa Jefferson

WCC Second Team: Lizzy Braby,Rachel Lyman

WCC Freshman Team: Jamie Shepherd, SaraJayne Affleck

Honorable Mentions: Cameron Tucker, Danika Serassio, Jamie Shepherd, Sabrina Davis

With these awards, 10 of BYU’s 11 starters were awarded for their outstanding WCC play, an outstanding number as the Cougars dominated the WCC Awards.

BYU will host Boise State at 6 p.m. Friday at South Field to open the NCAA Tournament. Tickets are available at BYUtickets.com.