Julianne Sitch Named First Team All-Conference USA
CHICAGO – DePaul juniors Julianne Sitch and Erin Walter were named to Conference USA’s first and third teams, respectively, while Jennifer Dyer picked up All-Freshman Team honors.
Sitch claimed her second straight first team All-Conference USA honor after totaling 25 points on nine goals and seven assists. A year ago, she was the Offensive Player of the Year and earned second team All-Conference USA honors as a freshman.
The junior was also named to the league’s 10-member All-Decade team. She is the only current student-athlete on the squad picked by the league’s coaches to honor to top players in the first 10 seasons of Conference USA.
Walter, also a junior, was named a third team All-Conference USA honoree. The midfielder leads C-USA with 10 assists heading into this week’s league tournament. It is her first appearance on a C-USA All-Conference team. She has totaled 18 points on four goals and 10 assists.
Dyer becomes the fourth DePaul player to earn C-USA All-Freshman team honors. She joins Lauren Spacht in 2003, Sitch in 2002 and Stephanie Cox in 1997 on the league’s rookie team. Dyer is fourth on the team with 17 points on six goals and five assists.
UAB’s Tara Kidwell was named the Offensive Player of the Year while Courtney Hulcer of Saint Louis picked up Defensive Player of the Year honors. Tim Champion of Saint Louis was the Coach of the Year and Charlotte’s Lindsey Beam was the Freshman of the Year.
The Blue Demons take on top-seeded Saint Louis in the first round of the C-USA Tournament. Kickoff on Wednesday night is set for 7:30 p.m.
2004 CONFERENCE USA WOMEN'S SOCCER AWARDS
All-Conference USA Second Team
All-Conference USA Third Team
Coach of the Year
Offensive Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Freshman of the Year