Jamie Carter earned her third consecutive Player of the Year award and Ylena Gazdik and Michaela Kueffler were also named to the All-Cascade Conference's first team on Thursday night in Springfield, Ore.
Four Carroll men’s soccer players received Cascade honors as well, highlighted by Jacob Groh, was named to the All-Cascade first team.
Carter was named the MVP of the Frontier Conference in 2014 and received Defensive MVP honors each of the Saints’ first two seasons in the Cascade Collegiate Conference. She has a stellar goals-against average of .490 and has 10 shutouts on the year.
Carter’s GAA is the best in the Cascade and the eighth best in the NAIA. She has a .729 career goal against average and 30 career shutouts.
Gazdik was a key member of the Saints' back line that allowed only nine goals on the year. She also notched an overtime game-winner over the College of Idaho this season. Kueffler, the team's leading scorer, was third in the Cascade with eight goals. She also tallied three assists this season.
The Saints’ Natalie Johnston and Cassidy Hammons earned second team honors, and Brittany Girolami and Taryn Neameyer received honorable mention nods for the Saints women.
For the men, joining Groh is sophomore midfield Jose Porras, who earned second team honors, and James Lamont and Issac Bostrom, who received honorable mention recognition.
It is the second year in a row for Groh to earn first-team honors. The center back is a big presence on the Carroll defense and helped the Saints to a fifth-place finish in conference for the second consecutive year. Porras received honors for the second year in a row also. Porras was tied for second on the team with four goals and an assist.
The Carroll women begin conference tournament play at noon Friday. The men, meanwhile, will take on Southern Oregon at 9 p.m.