The Sunshine State Conference (SSC) has begun to divvy out their all-conference awards for the 2018 season, and Eckerd is on their list.
Women’s soccer saw one of their own represented when junior goalkeeper Casey Winn earned her second all-conference selection.
Winn celebrates back-to-back honors making her the first player to do so since Morgan Crescent in 2013 and 2014. In her junior campaign, Winn posted a save percentage of .785, which landed her in fourth place in the conference. She also tallied 73 saves.
Eckerd’s own Juan David Tejada secured his third all-conference selection in his career with seven goals this season, earning ninth in the conference. The last player to receive three all-conference awards in their career was Matt Duffy from 2010-2012.
Tejada, a two-time second team selection, was named to the SSC all-conference first team for the 2018 season, a first for him. He finished his career with 23 career goals scored, earning the sixth spot in Eckerd history.
Eckerd has also received some high praise in anticipation of their upcoming men’s and women’s basketball seasons.
The men’s team, which looks to defend its SSC Championship, comes in at number three in the preseason rankings. The women’s team received its highest preseason ranking in school history this year when they were slotted at number two.
The Sunshine State Conference is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II athletic conference based out of Florida. The institutions which compete in the SSC are Barry University, Eckerd College, Embry-Riddle University, Florida Southern College, Florida Institute of Technology, Lynn University, Nova Southeastern University, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Rollins College, Saint Leo University and University of Tampa.