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App State Women’s Soccer Picked 10th In Preseason Sun Belt Poll
Kerry Eagleston saved five shots, four of which came in the first 24 minutes of the contest
picture courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App State Women’s Soccer Picked 10th in Preseason Sun Belt Poll

App State women’s soccer goalkeeper Kerry Eagleston was named to the All-Sun Belt Preseason Team on Thursday, as the league announced the preseason conference team and poll on Thursday.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Kerry,”said head coach Sarah Strickland. “She has grown so much over the last year and has continued to make an impact on our program. We cannot wait for opening weekend to be able to represent App Nation with our veterans and the new faces on our team.”

Eagleston enters her sophomore season after being the primary goalkeeper as a freshman in 2019. The Winston-Salem native played and started all 18 matches between the posts with 1,654 minutes of action.

She finished second in the Sun Belt and led all freshmen with 77 saves, while her 4.28 saves per game were third in the league and first among first-year goalkeepers. Eagleston posted two clean sheets with one coming in league play against Arkansas State.

Eagleston is one of 14 returning players and 11 newcomers going into the season.

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2020 SUN BELT CONFERENCE WOMEN’S SOCCER
PRESEASON POLL & HONORS
Preseason Coaches’ Poll
(First-place votes in parentheses)
South Alabama (9) – 119 pts
Troy (1) – 97 pts
Arkansas State (1) – 86 pts
Texas State – 84 pts
Coastal Carolina – 74 pts
Louisiana – 74 pts
Georgia State – 66 pts
Georgia Southern – 43 pts
Little Rock – 40 pts
App State – 27 pts
ULM – 16 pts

Defensive Player – Preseason All-Conference
Tilly Wilkes, South Alabama

Offensive Player – Preseason All-Conference
Sarah Sodoma, Arkansas State

Preseason All-Conference Team
Sarah Sodoma, Arkansas State (F)
Jimena Cabrero, Georgia State (F)
Sunny Sigurvinsdottir, Coastal Carolina (F)
Brenna McPartlan, South Alabama (M)
Gracie Wilson, South Alabama (M)
Athanasia Moraitou, South Alabama (M)
Tilly Wilkes, South Alabama (D)
Gwen Mummert, Louisiana (D)
Kate Eubanks, Troy (D)
Megan McClure, Arkansas State (G)
Kerry Eagleston, App State (G)