Oct. 30, 2007
Indianapolis, Ind. - After helping Butler to its finest regular season in five years, five Bulldogs were named to the 2007 All-Horizon League Women's Soccer Teams on Tuesday (Oct. 30). Junior Angie Muir and sophomore Abbie Kaul were each named to the all-league first team, while junior Jenny Southard earned a spot on the second team. Sophomore Lindsey Fox and freshman Courtney Lord, meanwhile, were both tabbed to the all-newcomer squad.
"It is great to have this kind of recognition for these five players, but we all know that everybody on our team has played a role in our success this year," head coach Tari St. John said. "The great thing about these particular individuals is that they would all say that they were just doing their job and that there were certainly other players that were just as deserving."
Muir garners first team recognition after picking up second team and newcomer team honors as a freshman. This year, she led the Bulldogs in scoring for the third-straight season, totaling 26 points on 10 goals and six assists to rank third in the Horizon League in each of the three categories. She finished the regular slate with four game-winning scores while assisting on another.
Kaul earns her second league honor of her career after being named to the all-newcomer squad last year. She provided a significant offensive threat in the mid and backfield with seven points and had a knack for coming through in the clutch, as all three of her goals on the year were game-winning marks.
Southard, a 2005 all-newcomer team representative, receives her second career mention on the all-league squad. She gave the Bulldogs a reliable forward all season, starting in all 18 matches and finishing with two goals and an assist. Like Kaul, each of her scores was a game-winning strike.
A transfer from the University of Louisville, Fox finished third on the team in scoring with 10 points on three goals and four assists. She started in all but one contest during the year and tallied the second-most shots on the team with 44.
Lord started in every match during her rookie campaign, garnering three points on a goal and an assist. Her unassisted strike provided the lone score for the Bulldogs against Indiana on Sept. 16.
"The stat book can only tell you so much about what a particular player's contribution is to the team," St. John added. "Each of these players has had an impact on our team that transcends their goals and assists. As a team, we have an appreciation for the intangibles.
"We are heading into the conference tournament in a very good position mentally and physically. We will take one game at a time with an ultimate goal of winning the conference tournament and earning an NCAA Tournament bid."
The Bulldogs open up the Horizon League Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday (Nov. 3) when they host Valparaiso in the Butler Bowl beginning at 12:00 p.m.