Waxahachie, Texas—November 17th, 2017—The National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) released its all-region honorees for women’s soccer and three Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) women were honored for their performances this season. SAGU finished 11-7 in the regular season, which is the best record in program history.
Making the first team all-region were Nadine Jaimes and Sarah Palmer.
Jaimes is a 5’1 senior forward from Dallas, Texas who finished the season with 134 shots, 76 shots on goal, 21 goals scored, and 8 assists. Palmer, is a 5’4 freshman goalkeeper who finished with 111 saves for the Lady Lions.
Rachel Freed was named second team all-region. Freed is a 5’9 middle fielder from Walnut Creek, California. She finished the regular season with 52 shots, 33 shots on goal, six goals, and 3 assists.
Coach Paul Hason was proud of his athletes and their recognition for the university and the program. “The team is excited to have their fellow teammates recognized for their achievements. As a student-athlete, it is an honor to represent your school and for your school to receive recognition by your performance whether it be on or off the field.”
Nadine Jaimes was also named the NCCAA Central Region player of the year in what is arguably her best season of her career at SAGU.
SAGU will face Mid-America Christian University (MACU) in the NCCAA Central Region championship game on Saturday, November 18th at 12:00 PM. SAGU defeated MACU earlier in the season in conference play, 2-1. The game will be live streamed at: https://portal.stretchinternet.com/macu/on Saturday.
Coach Hason and the Lady Lions are very excited to be participating in the team’s first championship in program history. Coach Hason said, “we are looking forward to playing in our first championship game which serves as a milestone for the SAGU women’s soccer program.”