MACON, Ga. – Stetson women’s soccer senior Amber Grose was named to the All-Atlantic Sun Conference First Team, as announced by the league office on Thursday afternoon.
Grose is the first Hatter to earn first team accolades since 2010 and becomes just the ninth Stetson women’s soccer player in history to be named to the A-Sun First Team.
“I’m really happy for Amber,” Stetson head coach Manoj Khettry said. “She has been a joy to coach and she has really become a more disciplined and effective player through the course of the year. She has been our emotional leader on the field and with her play.
“Every coach has spoken about the overall quality of our midfield and Amber is one third of it along with Mara [Keomanivane] and Carmen [Bernecker],” Khettry went on to say. “They are our engines and they set the tempo of the game for us. I know we are going to miss her presence in the middle of the field next year, but I’m very happy that she can represent us as a first team All-Conference member. It is a well-deserved honor for her.”
Grose leads Stetson with six assists on the season, which is also tied for the third most in the conference, and tied for the eighth most ever in a single-season at Stetson. Since joining the Hatters as a junior last season, she has led the squad from the center of midfield. As a senior she has added one goal for eight total points, which is tied for second on the team.
“All-Conference teams are always an interesting discussion,” Khettry said. “I certainly feel that we have a couple other players who should have received strong consideration and so that’s disappointing that they didn’t, but sometimes it takes a while for opposing coaches to notice your quality as a player; so you have to play well each and every time you step onto the field and have faith that you will be recognized for your abilities eventually.”
Stetson qualified for the A-Sun Championship for the first time since 2010, and will be the fifth seed in the upcoming tournament. The Hatters take on fourth seeded Mercer in Macon, Ga. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 7:00 p.m.