STOCKTON, Calif. - Seniors Lauren Copeland, Agustina Singh and junior Kate Young collected All-America East Conference honors, Sara Janetzky earned a spot on the all-rookie team and sophomore Lauren Mewes was named to the all-academic team when officials announced their end-of-season list of award winners at the league’s postseason banquet at the University of the Pacific.
This is the second time that Singh earned all-conference recognition; Copeland, Young, Janetzky and Mewes were honored for the first time in their respective careers Wednesday night when the AE’s honor roll was revealed.
The Aggies’ five selections are a program high, matching the number of awards earned by the 2014 roster.
Mewes, one of 13 student-athletes and three underclassmen named to the all-academic team, earned her spot thanks to an outstanding 3.85 GPA — one of the highest figures held by any member of this group.
On the turf, the sophomore managerial economics major was equally as successful with a team-high three defensive saves, a game-winning goal and assist to her credit.
Singh enters this year’s postseason tournament with a team-high 16 points on seven goals and two assists. The Aggies’ leading scorer also recorded 23 shots on goal this season, more than one-fourth of her team’s overall total.
One of the team’s most well-rounded players since she arrived to campus in 2013, one can find Singh’s name in the program’s records book on 11 different top-10 career lists.
With two goals and a team-high five assists, Copeland recorded career-high figures across the board in her final year at UC Davis.
In addition to taking more shots this season alone (18) than her whole career combined (13), her eight shots on goal are one shy of her combined total from the past three seasons. Copeland also earned nine points in 17 games played this past season — three times her career total entering her senior year.
Including her game-winner at Ohio, Young scored two goals and recorded two defensive saves — the second-highest total on the team and one of the top league figures — throughout her junior season.
Besides providing head coach Chrissy Kilroe with another offensive threat, Young’s speed, agility, stick handling and leadership skills are a key reason why she is the heart and soul of the Aggies’ midfield line.
Janetzky, UC Davis’ first-ever AE All-Rookie selection, anchored an Aggie defense that was responsible for a league-high four shutouts. The first-year’s transition to Division I competition was a quick, and successful one, since she successfully neutralized the scoring prowess of veteran players on a consistent basis since the start of the season.
All five Aggie award recipients were regular members of the team’s starting lineup in 2016.
The America East’s annual awards banquet took place in Stockton, site of this year’s playoff tournament. Competition will begin Thursday afternoon at Pacific Field Hockey Turf with two quarterfinals; the Aggies’ opening-round match vs. No. 17 Albany is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m.
Live stats and video stream links for UC Davis’ Thursday afternoon match are available at UCDavisAggies.com.