After going 5-4-0 in conference play en route to the fifth seed in the upcoming American Athletic Conference Tournament, three UConn women’s soccer players were honored by the conference for their play in the regular season.
Junior Vivien Beil was named to the All-Conference Second Team after leading the Huskies with a team-leading 16 points on five goals and six assists. In the regular season finale against Temple, Beil netted a pair of goals including the game-winner with just 2:49 remaining.
Many of Beil’s assists went to freshman Kess Elmore, who was named to the All-Rookie team. Elmore tied Beil for the team lead in goals with five, including two game-winners.
The Huskies were lucky enough to have two standout freshmen up top, as Yamilee Eveillard was named to both the All-Rookie team as well as the All-Conference Second Team. Eveillard came on later in the season but still finished second on the team with four goals, including a thrilling game-winner against SMU.
All season, head coach Len Tsantiris has mentioned how talented, but young his team is. As freshmen, Elmore and Eveillard have been critical in replacing the production of Rachel Hill and Stephanie Ribeiro and should only get better as their careers progress.
Meanwhile, former UConn women’s soccer player Gabrielle Cuevas earned MAAC Defensive Player of the Year after helping the Monmouth Hawks win the regular season title. Cuevas played at UConn from 2011-2015, but tore her ACL in 2011, 2012 and 2014 and received three medical redshirts.