Six Pirates earn All-Orange Empire Conference honors

Six Pirates earn All-Orange Empire Conference honors

COSTA MESA -- Six members of the Orange Coast College women's soccer team earned a spot on this year's All-Orange Empire Conference team, as voted on by the coaches at last week's postseason meeting.

The Pirates, who finished third in the OEC and earned a No. 8 seeding in this year's regional playoffs, had three first-team and three second-team selections.

Leading the way for Coast was the trio of sophomore goalkeeper Alison Marlow, sophomore midfielder Lupe Rodriguez and freshman defender Sabrina Chantler.

Marlow finished the 2017 campaign with 97 saves (second-best in the OEC) an .836 save percentage (third-best in the OEC) and a 0.81 goals-against average (third-best in the OEC).

Rodriguez notched nine goals and seven assists for 24 points (fourth-best in the OEC) and her eight goals and six assists in conference play was third-best in the OEC.

Chantler was a steady force on defense and her ability to quickly pick up the OCC defensive system allowed her to notch four goals and two assists, while playing in all 23 games for the Pirates.

On the second team, Coast defenders Alyssa Wiesen, Jane McDonald and Chatrina Skytte, earned second-team, All-OEC honors. The back end of the OCC lineup was one of the strongest in the Orange Empire Conference, allowing the competition just 19 goals this season in 23 matches, a 0.81 goals-against average. Marlow and the Pirate defense helped Coast to 10 shutouts during the season and were 9-0-1 in those 10 contests.