Zavalza, Derieg and Lachappelle Named All-Conference USA
Nov. 1, 2011
HOUSTON - The University of Houston women's soccer team had three players named to the All Conference USA squads as announced by the league office Tuesday Morning. Senior Jessica Zavalza was named to the Second Team, while fellow senior Stephanie Derieg and freshman Sharis Lachappelle garnered Third Team accolades. Lachappelle was also named to the All-Freshman Team.
In her senior season, Zavalza paced the Cougars' offense as she registered a team-high seven goals. Zavalza also leads the team in points (15) and game-winning goals (1). The Santa Ana, Calif., native made her mark at Houston as she finishes her career ranked among the programs all-time top-10 in goals (4th), points (5th) and game-winning goals (2nd).
Derieg started 15 of 19 games, recording one goal and one assist in her final season with the Cougars. Derieg finished her career at Houston tied for sixth all-time in career assists with eight. The Third Team selection marks the second time Derieg has received league recognition in her career at Houston. She was named to the All-Freshman team in 2008.
Lachappelle had a tremendous inaugural season for Houston. The San Antonio native played in all 19 games this season, starting 17 and logging a rookie-best 1,318 minutes. Lachappelle also scored three goals and had three assists for the Cougars, while constantly putting pressure on opposing goalkeepers as she led the team in shots on goal with 21.
A complete list of the three all-conference team selections and specialty award winners follows:
2011 C-USA WOMEN'S SOCCER AWARDS:
Offensive Player of the Year:
Christabel Oduro, Memphis
All-Conference First Team
F: Lauren DiGregorio, Colorado College
F: Christabel Oduro, Memphis
F: Jessica Howard, Rice
F: Tiffini Turpin, UAB
F: Tishia Jewell, UCF
MF: Jessie Ayers, Colorado College
MF: Kimmy Cummings, East Carolina
MF: Mallory Baum, SMU
D: Lizzy Simonin, Memphis
D: Kaitlyn Eidson, SMU
D: Marissa Diggs, UCF
GK: Elise Kuhar-Pitters, Memphis
All-Conference Second Team
All-Conference Third Team