On the year Achten, a native of Franklin scored 13 goals and added 18 assists, despite being the main target of every opponent on the Lady Flames’ schedule. Achten is considered one of the NAIA’s top players over the past three years. Headed into the conference championship match with the University of Mobile on Saturday, she has recorded 55 goals and picked up 61 assists.
Ashley Aragona has stepped in and been a force from her forward position. The true freshman from Waxhaw, N.C., is the SSAC Freshman of the Year and also earned a position on the All-SSAC team. Aragona has scored a team-leading 16 goals and claimed 10 assists.
Lee placed three other players on the All-SSAC and All-East SSAC teams. Senior Sammy Hare came back from an injury last season to dominate player at midfield. Freshman midfielder Katrine Korsgaard, who just got better and better as the season progressed, walked away with All-Freshman, All-SSAC and All-SSAC East awards.
Goalkeeper Kristi Koudelka allowed only nine goals in 17 games. She returned from a series of knee injuries to help the Lady Flames retain a strong No. 2 national ranking most of the season. Kristi was named to the All-SSAC and All-SSAC East teams.
Lee sophomore Clair Lanter was picked as the SSAC East Defensive Player of the Year. She was joined on the All-SSAC East team by Benedicte Christensen and Ode Fulutudilu. Ode earned a slot on the All-SSAC Freshman squad. Missy Shaw was awarded the Lee Champion of Character Award.