Four Aggies receive All-Southeast Region Honors

Posted at 4:42 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 17:49:04-05

The Texas A&M Aggies are celebrating four players after scoring the United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region honors Tuesday.

Junior Ally Watt was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Southeast Region First Team while seniors Emily Bates and Kendall Ritchie and sophomore Addie McCain earned distinction on the second team.

This is Watt’s second year taking the all-region first-team recognition. She led the SEC and ranked seventh in the nation with 15 goals for the season. The Colorado native added three assists on the year to rank third in the league with 33 points.

She is also a two-time SEC Offensive Player of the Week in 2018. She managed to nab six game-winning goals and scored the first goal of the match nine times, including a 100th-minute goal in the regular-season finale at No. 17 South Carolina and the 109th minute in the NCAA Tournament first round leading to a win against North Texas.

Watt has 70 Aggie caps, including 59 starts. She has logged 71 points on 33 goals and five assists in her three seasons. The 33 goals rank 10th on A&M’s career list.

Bates played in 21 matches this year, including 20 starts. She capped off the season four goals, including one game-winner. Bates was named the 2015 SEC All-Freshman and is a two-time SEC All-Tournament Team performer. She finished her career with 78 Aggie caps, including 73 starts. She finished with 53 points on 20 goals and 13 assists.

McCain appeared in 24 matches as a sophomore, including 21 starts. The Texas native earned All-SEC Second Team recognition with 14 points on six goals and two assists. The midfielder earned a pair of game-winning goals in 2018 against LSU and Auburn. She has 22 career points on seven goals and eight assists.

Ritchie is a two-time All-SEC Second Team player was one of two Aggies to play all 2,118 minutes in 2018. She appeared on an Aggie backline that recorded 12 shutouts. Ritchie led the team with seven assists and added three goals for 13 points on the season. Ritchie is rounding out her career with 77 Aggie caps, including 64 starts. She registered 19 points on four goals and 11 assists.

The four honorees were tied with Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee and Vanderbilt for most players in the region.

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