Florida’s Kit Loferski on All-SEC Second Team

ORANGE BEACH, Ala. – Florida graduate Kit Loferski earns her second All-Southeastern Conference soccer honor as she is part of the 2021 second team.

The league office announced post-season soccer awards today.

Here’s a quick look at Loferski in 2021 play:

  *   All-SEC second-team selection in 2019 and 2021.
  *   Leads Florida with five goals and 14 points – both totals setting collegiate season highs.
  *   Equaled collegiate high with four assists to lead 2021 Gators. All assists coming in Florida’s final three matches of SEC regular-season action. Four assists ties for sixth among league players in SEC action.
  *   Started every match of season.
  *   First player in Florida’s 27-season history to be a part of six Gator teams.

“We are so happy Kit’s play is being recognized. She has worked hard to overcome adversity in her career and her hard work can be seen in each and every match this season,” Florida Head Coach Tony Amato said. “We’ve asked her to be an attacking threat and she has responded fantastically.”

In other awards announced Sunday, the player position individual honors were spread across five different programs. Georgia’s Mollie Belisle was named SEC Forward of the Year; Arkansas’ Parker Goins was selected as SEC Midfielder of the Year; Auburn’s Alyssa Malonson was voted SEC Defender of the Year; Mississippi’s Ashley Orkus picked up her second consecutive SEC Goalkeeper of the Year honor and Tennessee’s Taylor Huff was awarded SEC Freshman of the Year

SEC Scholar-Athletes of the Year is Arkansas’ Bryana Hunter. Tennessee’s Brian Pensky is the SEC Coach of the Year.

SEC Tournament Action:
The Gators open SEC Tournament play later today in Orange Beach, Ala<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=http-3A__www.secsports.com_championship_soccer&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=7FpN8kBZVb_OL7QOjAk7Ew-jmV-hWVKTgRzkDsOcrGjmFAKiUltPFn2vt–QNIqk&s=40UWbb0yipvizhX7Llbz2sNm9caOywi8RDjwantN_KA&e= >. Florida faces the same team it faced for the 2021 SEC regular season opener – Vanderbilt. The Gators and the Commodores played to a scoreless tie on Sept. 17 in Nashville, Tenn.<https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url?u=https-3A__floridagators.com_news_2021_9_17_gator-2Dsoccer-2Dties-2D0-2D0-2D2ot-2Dat-2Dvanderbilt-2Din-2Dsec-2Dopener.aspx&d=DwIFAg&c=sJ6xIWYx-zLMB3EPkvcnVg&r=o5LKAX7slotfFMyE71jI7L22NYBIi1-KbRGNSXudTPo&m=7FpN8kBZVb_OL7QOjAk7Ew-jmV-hWVKTgRzkDsOcrGjmFAKiUltPFn2vt–QNIqk&s=MhxSipW4VERwMBKRGdlq5KN5JcIYBfHpfg3da7lPJXk&e= >

Florida and Vanderbilt open tournament action at 2 p.m. ET. All nine matches of the SEC Tournament air live on the SEC Network.

Hear Kyle Crooks and Matthew Stubbington’s call of Sunday’s match on ESPN Gainesville 98.1 FM / 850 AM<http://www.wruf.com/listen-live/>.

2021 Southeastern Conference Soccer Awards

Forward of the Year:

Mollie Belisle, Georgia

Midfielder of the Year:

Parker Goins, Arkansas

Defender Player of the Year:

Alyssa Malonson, Auburn

Goalkeeper of the Year:

Ashley Orkus, Mississippi

Freshman of the Year:

Taylor Huff, Tennessee

Scholar-Athlete of the Year:

Bryana Hunter, Arkansas

Coach of the Year:

Brian Pensky, Tennessee

All-SEC First Team

Position

Name

School

Forward:

Anna Podojil

Arkansas

Forward:

Mollie Belisle

Georgia

Forward:

Tinaya Alexander

LSU

Forward:

Mackenzie George

Tennessee

Midfielder:

Parker Goins

Arkansas

Midfielder:

Anna Haddock

Auburn

Midfielder:

Channing Foster

Mississippi

Midfielder:

Raegan Kelley

Vanderbilt

Defender:

Reyna Reyes

Alabama

Defender:

Bryana Hunter

Arkansas

Defender:

Alyssa Malonson

Auburn

Defender:

Jyllissa Harris

South Carolina

Goalkeeper:

Ashley Orkus

Mississippi

At Large:

Taylor Malham

Arkansas

All-SEC Second Team

Forward:

Marissa Arias

Auburn

Forward:

Kit Loferski

Florida

Forward:

Jordyn Rhodes

Kentucky

Forward:

Haleigh Stackpole

Mississippi

Forward:

Jaida Thomas

Tennessee

Midfielder:

Kayla McKeon

Arkansas

Midfielder:

Molly Martin

Mississippi

Midfielder:

Taylor Huff

Tennessee

Midfielder:

Barbara Olivieri

Texas A&M

Midfielder:

Maddie Elwell

Vanderbilt

Defender:

Cecily Stoute

Georgia

Defender:

Andrea Tyrell

Mississippi State

Defender:

Wrenne French

Tennessee

Defender:

Katie Smith

Texas A&M

Defender:

Maya Antoine

Vanderbilt

Goalkeeper:

Maddy Anderson

Mississippi State

At Large:

Abby Boyan

Georgia

SEC All-Freshman Team

Sophia Aragon

Arkansas

Jessie Dunn

Georgia

Danielle Lewin

Georgia

Ally Perry

Mississippi State

Milena Fischer

Missouri

Jordan Fusco

Tennessee

Taylor Huff

Tennessee

Claire Rain

Tennessee

Maile Hayes

Texas A&M

Mia Pante

Texas A&M

Quinn Cornog

Vanderbilt

Sophia Aragon

Arkansas

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