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Brentwood, TN – Austin Peay State University sophomore Gina Fabbro has been named second-team All-Ohio Valley Conference by a vote of conference coaches and sports information directors.
Fabbro was honored at the annual postseason awards banquet, held each year prior to the start of the OVC Tournament.
The Coquitlam, British Columbia, native enjoyed a sophomore campaign just as exemplary as her freshman effort, leading the Lady Govs in scoring with seven goals, tying her first-year mark and equaling the sixth-best single-season scoring effort in school history.
Fabbro did much of her work in OVC play, scoring five goals against conference opponents (tied for fourth in the league) and totaling 11 points (tied for seventh). She started conference play with a bang, netting her season’s lone multi-goal outing in the Lady Govs OVC-opener against Eastern Kentucky.
“She scored a number of important goals for us this season,” Guth said. “Game in and game out, she was the most consistent, hard-working attacking player we have. It was nice to see her take on more of that responsibility this year, since we graduated such a large part of our attacking group from last season.”
Her season’s final goal in the season finale against Belmont was another milestone – it was her 14th career tally, tying her with Jessica Hosse (2004-07) and Emily Perkins (2011-12) for fourth all-time in Austin Peay history. She also equaled Hosse with 33 points, good for sixth all-time in scoring.
Southeast Missouri’s Kendra Lierz took home OVC Defensive Player of the Year honors as well as Freshman of the Year honors. UT Martin’s Rianna Jarrett was named Offensive Player of the Year. Jacksonville State’s Neil Macdonald was named Coach of the Year.