MAK NAMED TO ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM: AARON AND VICENTE ARE HONORABLE MENTIONS
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.) women's soccer stood out from the Pac once again this season as three Eagles (13-4-4) were voted to NAIA All-America status after terrific seasons. Maddy Mak (SR/Renton, Wash.) headlines the group as a third team selection while Caitlyn Aaron (SR/Flower Mound, Texas) and Sierra Vicente (SO/Las Vegas, Nev.) made the honorable mention list.
Mak voted by the California Pacific Conference as the Defender of the Year, adds to her impressive resume. The senior scored four goals and had one assist, which were both career highs. ERAU's starting right back was instrumental on offense, taking the majority of all penalty kicks and providing a spark on the outside. She was apart of 10 shutouts and allowed less than a goal a game (0.7). As a CoSIDA Academic All-American, Mak got it done in the classroom as well. This is the defender's second appearance on the All-America squad, as last year she was an honorable mention.
Aaron makes the honorable mention list for the second time in her illustrious career. As a senior she obliterated the record for most shutouts in a career (30) and has won more matches (30) than any other goalkeeper in the programs history. She allowed less than a goal a game for the third consecutive year (0.72) making her career goals against average (0.77) one of the best in school history. She held her own in seven shutouts and will be remembered as one of the best to roam the 18-yard box.
Vicente makes the list for the first time in her career and it may not be her last. The sophomore led the Eagles in goals this season (11) points (29) and game winning goals (4). ERAU's wing scored the match-tying goal in the NAIA Opening Round against Mount Vernon Nazarene University before the Eagles scored three more unanswered to advance to the second round. The Cal Pac named her to the All-Conference First team for her play in 2019.
CLARK IS NAMED NAIA 1ST TEAM ALL-AMERICAN
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After the greatest individual season for an outside hitter in Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Ariz.) volleyball history, Erin Clark (JR/Phoenix, Ariz.) became ERAU's (29-7) only NAIA First Team All-American in program history. Also named to the honorable mention All-America team on Tuesday was her setter, Audrey Baldwin (SR/Santa Barbara, Calif.).
Clark's historic season started with a bang, in just the second match of the ERAU's record breaking OH set a career high with 24 kills against Westmont College. The junior ended her season with 12 20+ kill matches. She also set the school record for kills in a single match (27) against Ottawa University (KS) at the NAIA National Championships just last week.
Only adding to her impressive resume, she became a CoSIDA Academic All District Player and is up for Academic All-America honors right now. To say that Clark's year was impressive would be an understatement. Clark became the first Eagle ever to eclipse 550+ kills in a season. She is now the single season record holder in the Cal Pac and at ERAU with 580 kills. She finished second in the country in kills. Clark was an honorable mention last season.
Without her setter, this may not have been possible. The Cal Pac's greatest setter of all time, Baldwin makes the honorable mention team for the second consecutive season. Santa Barbara's own led the conference in assists (1415) and sat in the top ten nationally. ERAU's all-time leading assists leader averaged over 11 assists per game. She set the Cal Pac's highest mark for assists in a match against University of Jamestown (59). She compiled 4204 assists, 136 service aces, and 943 digs in her illustrious career.