NEW ORLEANS — Arkansas State claimed three of the four superlatives on the All-Sun Belt Conference women’s soccer team Tuesday.
ASU senior forward Sarah Sodoma was named SBC Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. Red Wolves senior goalkeeper Megan McClure was named Defensive Player of the Year, while coach Brian Dooley was named Coach of the Year.
Sodoma and McClure also earned first-team All-Sun Belt honors, while freshman Hailey Cloud was second-team All-Sun Belt.
These awards mark the first time in program history that two ASU players were named player of the year, offensive player of the year and the defensive player of the year, in the same season. Dooley is the first coach of the year in program history.
Dooley led the Red Wolves to a 10-2-1 overall record and a 7-0-1 mark in the league. ASU won its first regular-season Sun Belt championship under Dooley and put together the best finish in program history.
Sodoma led the Sun Belt regular-season in goals (6), points (16), goals per game (0.60), shots per game (3.70), and game-winning goals (3). The senior also led the Sun Belt in points per game (1.60) as she was third in shots (37) and assists (4). Sodoma took over the No. 1 spot in program history in career goals (27).
McClure led the Red Wolves to eight regular-season shutout victories, the most in the league, and 10 overall shutouts. McClure registered a Sun Belt-low 0.20 regular-season goals-against average and only allowed one goal through conference action.
McClure also led the league with a .938 saves percentage and made 30 saves in the regular season. She is now the ASU career leader in shutouts (21) and wins (22).
Cloud started all of the Red Wolves’ contests except Senior Day. She helped the squad to seven shutouts in eight conference games.
Cloud also scored a game-winning goal for the Red Wolves, dished out an assist, and took 11 shots as a backline defender.