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Four Wildcats Earn A-10 Women’s Soccer Honors

by | Nov 1, 2022


NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Having helped Davidson to its second conference postseason appearance in three seasons, four Wildcats have received Atlantic 10 women’s soccer postseason awards, the league office announced Tuesday morning.

Goalkeeper Mary Grace Bunch is a First Team All-Conference selection, while defender Keeley Copper earned Second Team honors. Defender Cecie Bassett and Bunch are on the All-Academic Team, and defender Charlotte Snead earned All-Rookie distinction.

“We’re really happy for the players who got recognized,” said coach Adam Denton. “They’ve all had really good years, and while we’d liked to have seen a few more deserving Wildcats honored, the individual awards show the kind of collective effort and success we’ve had this season.”

Bunch, a redshirt senior, is All-Conference for the third time after earning Second Team honors in 2019 and First Team honors in the 2021 spring season. A computer science major, she’s All-Academic for the second straight year.

Bunch has a single-season program record 12 shutouts, which leads the country this fall. She’s also the A-10 leader with a .437 goals-against average, which ranks fourth in the nation, and is second in the league with a .862 saves percentage.

Copper, Bassett and Snead have helped Bunch and the Wildcats lead the league with a .421 goals-against average, which ranks second in the country. Davidson also owns a league-leading .684 shutout percentage, which is third nationally.

Copper, a senior, has started all 19 games and played 1,640 minutes after missing all of last season due to an injury. The All-Conference honor is the first for the Wildcats’ senior back.

Also a senior, Bassett has started all 19 games and logged 1,415 minutes. A history major and outside back, she’s All-Academic for the second consecutive year.

Snead, a freshman outside back, has made an immediate impact on the back line, starting all 19 games and playing 1,578 minutes. She scored her first goal in a 2-1 win against Presbyterian on Aug. 21.

The Wildcats (13-2-4) return to action Wednesday night when they visit Dayton for a 7 p.m. A-10 semifinal matchup.

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