WHITEFISH, Mont. – Nicole Carter of the Westminster College women’s soccer team was named the 2013 Frontier Conference Player of the Year, commissioner Kent Paulson announced. It was also announced that she was joined on the All-Frontier Conference team by her teammates Megan Molumby and Jessica Harris.
Carter finished the season with a team-leading nine goals and 22 points to help the Griffins qualify for the NAIA Women’s Soccer National Championship. The 5-foot-2 junior from Draper, Utah, scored eight of her goals over the final 11 games of the season while also scoring four game-winning goals. She tallied four assists during the season and took 36 shots with 23 of them on goal. Carter is the first Westminster player to be named player of the year by the league, and this is her second straight selection to the all-conference team.
Harris earned her first all-conference selection after scoring seven goals during the season. The 5-8 senior from Kaysville, Utah, set a new career high with those seven goals, and she added one assist to notch 15 points. She scored four goals during the final five games of the season, including the game-winner in the Griffins 1-0 win over Rocky Mountain (Mont.) in the conference tournament title game.
Molumby was named all-conference for the first time after anchoring a Griffin defense that gave up just 0.7 goals per game. The 5-8 sophomore from West Jordan, Utah, played in 18 games with 13 starts. She has played a total of 1,289 minutes this season as part of a Griffin back line that hasn’t allowed a goal in the last 396 minutes of action.
It was also announced by the conference that Miranda Miner, Lexi Tucker, Biranna Wilson and Abi Yanke were selected as honorable mention all-conference.
Rocky Mountain head coach Richard Duffy was named the Frontier Conference Coach of the Year.
Westminster will compete in the 2013 NAIA Women's Soccer National Championship Opening Round on Saturday when it faces No. 2-seed Westmont (Calif.). The game from Thorrington Field on the Westmont Campus in Santa Barbara, Calif., will begin at 2 p.m. MST. The game will be streamed live online with an official viewing party taking place in the Shaw Student Center.