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Chandler, Okoro All-SEC

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Chandler, Okoro All-SEC

FAYETTEVILLE – Junior forward Allie Chandler and freshman forward Jeri Ann Okoro have each earned All-Southeastern Conference soccer honors, the league announced on Tuesday.

Chandler, from Mesquite, Texas, is a second-team All-SEC selection while Okoro, from DeSoto, Texas, has been named to the All-Freshman team.

"Allie and Jeri Ann are truly special players," head coach Erin Aubry says. "They both have qualities and abilities you can’t coach."

Chandler ranked second in the SEC this year with 83 shots and 4.61 shots per game. In SEC play, she was second again with 62 shots and 5.64 shots per game.

A member of the SEC’s All-Freshman team in 2009, she led the Razorbacks with 83 shots and 29 shots on goal, and was tied for second with one game-winner, which came against Mississippi State. She was third with two goals, four points and a .349 shots on goal percentage.

Chandler started all 18 games and played 1,400 minutes, which ranked fifth on the team.

"This year, Allie was really about consistency," Aubry says. "This was her best year."

Okoro made the freshman squad after playing in all 18 games with 17 starts. Her 1,305 minutes ranked seventh on the squad. Okoro was fourth on the team with one goal, three points, 25 shots and seven shots on goal. She also tied for third with one assist.

"Jeri Ann’s growth and development during the season were unbelievable," Aubry says.

This is the third straight year Arkansas has had both an All-SEC selection and an All-Freshman selection.

In 2009, Chandler was on the All-Freshman team while Kim Schlief made the second team. Last year, Melanie Foncham, who started all 18 games this year, made the freshman team while Kelsey Allison was a second-team selection.



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