Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Two UCA players honored

- — Democrat-Gazette Press Services

Two University of Central Arkansas players were named to the All-Southland Conference women’s team Monday.

Sophomore forward Emma Hawkins was a first-team selection, while sophomore midfielder Abby Gibson was selected to the third team.

Hawkins led the Bears with seven goals this season, good for second in the Southland.

Gibson had three goals this season.

Lamar forward Esther Okoronkwo was named the conference player of the year. She led the Southland in goals (8), assists (6) and game-winning goals (4).

Southeaste­rn Louisiana’s Christophe­r McBride earned the league’s coach of the year award.

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