How can any player be rewarded on a team with a horrid record of 2-13?
On a team that struggled throughout the season, GSU’s forward Sierra Ardnt finished the season on a high note.
The 5-foot-5-inch Longmont, Colo., native was the leading scorer in the Southwestern Athletic Conference with eight goals, and as a result, she earned the 2012 Soccer Player of the Year honors.
“It feels great!” said Ardnt. “I’m happy that all of our hard work this season paid off.”
She carried the Lady Tigers team with 16 points this season, which was third in the SWAC. She also made the SWAC All-Conference first team.
Despite having only eight players for the majority of the season because of injuries and ineligibilities, the Lady Tigers soccer team did well enough to make it to the SWAC tournament. They fell to Mississippi Valley 1-0 in the quarterfinals last week.
A lot of the credit for this honor can go to Coach Totty. (I’m sure Sierra would agree) “He is a game changer for our team,” said Ardnt. “I think we were worst off this year than we were last year, and we had a better outcome this year because of him.”
Ardnt says that Totty is very future-oriented. He believes in his student athletes and attributes that to a lot of Sierra and the team’s success.