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AAC Women's Soccer Award Winners from Point University
Women's Soccer - Thu, Nov. 10, 2016

WEST POINT, Ga. – Point University forward Celly Ruiz (SR/Ontario, CA) received Appalachian Athletics Conference (AAC) Women's Soccer Player of the Year honors for the 2016 season, and Point head coach Randy Douglas (16th season) was voted AAC Coach of the Year.


Ruiz is one of five AAC players who share the 2016 Golden Boot Award as the leading goal scorers in conference matches and also was named to the All-Conference first team along with Point midfielder Erin Elmore (SR/Covington, GA).  Point midfielder Jessica Torres (SO/Manati, Puerto Rico) received All-AAC second team honors.


Starting defender Juliette Andiarena (SO/St. Cloud, FL) represents Point on the AAC Champions of Character Team.  One student-athlete, who has best demonstrated the NAIA Champions of Character core values of integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship, and student leadership, was submitted by each of the 11 member schools.


Additionally, eight Skyhawks earned AAC All-Academic honors: Andiarena; Elmore; goalkeepers Rachel Ash (SO/Douglasville, GA) and Natalie Brown (SR/McDonough, GA); midfielder Alondra Magana (JR/Forest Park, GA); midfielder Anahy Rangel (JR/Dalton, GA); defender Linda Rodriguez (SR/Lawrenceville, GA) and forward Alexis Schock (SO/Brandon, FL).


Ruiz led Point with 14 goals, including eight in 10 conference matches, and four assists for 32 points and scored seven match-winning goals, five in conference.  She ranks number two in Point women's soccer history with 35 career goals, 11th with 11 assists and number four with 81 career points in three seasons at Point from 2014-16.  She also earned All-AAC second team honors as a sophomore in 2014.


Elmore scored two goals, both in conference matches, and two assists in 2016, and played in 72 matches during her four-year career from 2013-16.  Torres scored four goals and three assists for 11 points with one match-winning goal in a 1-0 conference victory against St. Andrews.