Women soccer players receive awards, recognitions for 2017 season

Laramie County Community College’s student athletes Nikita Woods, a sophomore from Corrimal, Australia, and Katie Loken, a freshman from Cheyenne, were awarded First Team All-American honors in women’s soccer, the NJCAA office announced in December.


Woods, a forward and the highest-scorer on the team this season, scored 25 goals and 60 points, which ranked her 14th in the nation. In addition to this season’s goals, Woods scored 12 last season, adding to a total of 37 for her time at LCCC.


Loken, anchoring the back line, scored 5 goals and 2 assists. This season, Loken and the other back-line players worked together to accomplish 13 shutouts.


In addition to the All-American Team, Woods and Loken were also named to the United Soccer Coaches First Team. Abby Morillon, a sophomore from Cheyenne, was named to the Second Team with a season total of 14 goals and 13 assists.


The Golden Eagles finished their season 17-2 with an 8-0 mark in Region IX North play. The team was awarded their 11th Region IX title and ninth District title this year in addition to making it into the NJCAA National Tournament.


About Jason Lux (29 Articles)
I’m from a tiny town just north of Rock Springs, Wyoming called Farson. If you know of it at all, it’s almost certain that it’s due to its famous ice cream store that will put a half gallon into a single cone. Otherwise, it’s a two-gas station town with ranches scattered among oilfield businesses. I spent my time there building fences, herding cattle, lighting bonfires, and participating in all other rural activities. At 18 I sought out the world beyond Farson. I hitchhiked and rode greyhound busses across the country for a few months, living out of my backpack and exploring the amazing American landscape. I settled in Eugene, Oregon for about a year, worked odd jobs and passed the time until I decided to move back to Wyoming and attend Laramie County Community College. I’ve majored in Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts and Spanish. I enjoy painting, drawing, reading and traveling to learn about different cultures and the vast plains of humanities variations. In the fall I’ll be heading to UW to major in Latin American Studies and hope to cultivate a career in travel and international relations.

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