LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11)-- Louisville women’s soccer earned two major awards Thursday evening, as the 2013 American Athletic Conference Players of the Year and All-Conference teams were announced at the postseason awards banquet held in Orlando, Fla. Senior Christine Exeter was named Offensive Player of the Year and senior Charlyn Corral was named Midfielder of the Year. Both seniors earned first team all-conference honors while junior Erin Yenney was named second team all-conference.
Exeter earned Offensive Player of the Year honors after leading the Cardinals to an 8-1-0 American record and a 12-5-1 overall slate. She tied for first on her team with 11 assists on the season to go along with her nine goals for 29 points. In conference matches, Exeter finished tied for the league lead in assists with eight through nine games for a 0.89 assists per game average. With the distinction, she earns her third major conference award after previously being recognized as the 2010 Big East Rookie of the Year and 2011 Big East Offensive Player of the Year.
Corral was named Midfielder of the Year after earning the same honor in the former Big East last season. In 2013, Corral was the overall conference scoring leader, totaling 13 goals and 11 assists for 37 points. She also led Louisville in every offensive category. With 103 shots, Corral led The American by an 18-shot margin, and validated high expectations after being one of two unanimous selections to the Preseason All-Conference Team. Corral ranks 12th in the nation in total points. She also ranks 11th in the nation in points per game with 2.06.
Yenney ranks third on the team in scoring behind Corral and Exeter with 14 points. She is tied for third on the team with six goals and has dished out two assists. She scored the game-winning goal in the Cards 5-4 overtime win over Cincinnati. Yenney earns her first all-conference honor.
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