The Murray State soccer team saw four Racers honored during the Ohio Valley Conference women’s soccer award banquet on Thursday, November 1 in Martin, Tennessee.
Miyah Watford received All-OVC First Team honors and marked the 27th player to earn the nod in the 19 seasons of Murray State soccer.
Karsyn Hasch, Abby Jones, and Rebecca Kubin were all named to the All-OVC Second Team, with Jones also being named to the All-OVC Newcomer Team and named the OVC Freshman of the Year as well. Jones joins a good company as an All-OVC Second team honoree, All-OVC Newcomer team member and OVC Freshman of the Year, as teammate Rebecca Kubin won the trio of awards for the first time in Murray State history last season.
The Racers, who were awarded the second seed ahead of the OVC Tournament, are set to face Eastern Illinois in the semifinal round of the OVCs Friday at 4 p.m. in Martin, Tennessee.
Miyah Watford – Jr., M/F, Indianapolis, Ind.
(All-OVC First Team)
Miyah Watford made her impact immediately after transferring to Murray State last season, as she earned All-OVC Newcomer Team honors and was named OVC Tournament MVP after leading the Racers to victory in the OVC Championship. Watford picked up where she left off and continued her dominance with the Racers this year, leading the team in scoring with eight goals while adding five assists for a total of 21 points. The Indianapolis, Indiana, native recorded two goals in two different matches this season against Northern Kentucky and IUPUI.
Abby Jones – Fr., F, Powell, Ohio
(All-OVC Second Team + All OVC-Newcomers + OVC Freshman of the Year)
Abby Jones has been a key contributor to the Murray State offense in her first year, as she leads the Racers this season with eight goals, eight assists for 24 points. Jones also leads OVC freshman in scoring and points. The Powell, Ohio, native is the fourth Racer in history to earn OVC Freshman of the Year honors, and she currently sits in a four-way tie for the second spot in the MSU record books for with eight season assists.
Karsyn Hasch – Jr., D, Temecula, Calif.
(All-OVC Second Team)
Karsyn Hasch has caused havoc for opposing offenses this year, as the junior takes pride in leading the defensive back line for the Racers. Due in part to her leadership, MSU has posted five clean sheets this season while only allowing an average of 12.3 shots per game. In more than 1400 minutes and 16 starts for MSU, Hasch has also contributed an assist on the season after she sent a long ball downfield to fellow All-OVC Second Team honoree Kubin for a score against Eastern Illinois. This is the third All-OVC award for Hasch in her three years with the Racers.
Rebecca Kubin – So., F, Lake Zurich, Ill.
(All-OVC Second Team)
After becoming the first Racer in women’s soccer history to earn OVC Freshman of the Year, All-OVC Newcomer and All-OVC Second team just last season, Rebecca Kubin saw continued success at her role for the Racers’ offense. Kubin scored seven goals, recorded three game-winners, and added two assists for Murray State on the year. She also contributed multiple two score performances against OVC opponents Austin Peay and Morehead State.
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