Thimsen and Soriano Named to All-Conference Team
By SUU Strategic Communication
OGDEN, Utah - The Big Sky Conference released the results of the Big Sky Soccer All-Conference team poll Tuesday and two Thunderbirds played their way onto the list.
Junior forward Ally Thimsen was named to the All-Conference second team for 2016. This is the first time she has been named to an All-Conference team in her career. Last year she received an honorable mention, but was not named to a team. She was only able to play in 14 of the Thunderbirds’ 17 games this season due to an injury, but still finished the season with a team-leading seven goals. Thimsen also led the team in points(15), shots(42), and shots on goal(22). With 17 goals under her belt and one year of play left in her career, Thimsen is two goals shy of the SUU all-time scoring record of 19 goals set by Stacey Brinkman in 2012.
Sophomore defender Summer Soriano was also recognized for her 2016 performance by the coaches in the Big Sky as she earned a spot as a honorable mention. Her stout defensive play made her an integral part of the back line for the Thunderbirds this year. Soriano played in all 17 of the Thunderbirds’ matches this season, starting 16 of them and accumulating a total of 1496 minutes played.To stay up to date throughout the offseason follow @SUUSoccer on Twitter and Instagram and like the Southern Utah University Women’s Soccer page on Facebook.