San Antonio – They insisted they never wanted individual glory as seniors, instead pleading only for wins in their final year with the St. Mary’s University women’s soccer team. But thanks to Wednesday’s announcement from the Heartland Conference, stalwarts Mel Gentry and Carolina Hernandez were able to attain it all.
Gentry (Sr., Plano, Texas) and Hernandez (Sr., El Paso, Texas) were named to the All-Heartland Conference first team, the league announced Wednesday morning.
Gentry, a midfielder, scored three goals and recorded three assists in 18 starts. Meanwhile, Hernandez, a forward who caught fire offensively midway through the year, netted a team-high eight goals to go along with two assists.
Also earning recognition from the conference were Annia Olivares (So., El Paso, Texas), Ashley Condrin (Jr., Trophy Club, Texas) and Andrea Gregg (Jr., Austin, Texas), all of whom were named to the All-Heartland Conference second team. All three of the players are defenders.
Condrin, who twice was named the conference’s Defensive Player of the Week, teamed up with Olivares and Gregg to help the Rattlers surrender just 0.95 goals per game.
Gregg scored one goal on the season.
As a team, the Rattlers finished 10-6-2, enjoying their first 10-win season since 2006. Despite stunning a St. Edward’s team that entered with a 16-0-1 mark in the regular-season finale, St. Mary’s fell just short of qualifying for the postseason.