Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2011 7:02 pm
UTM soccer team
earns OVC honors
UT Martin’s Melissa Govea earned 2011 OVC Defensive Player of the Year accolades as voted on by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors.
Govea, a senior defender, was part of a defense that recorded six shutouts on the year.
In conference action, Govea and the Skyhawks allowed nine goals over nine games and posted three shutouts. She has made 19 starts and played 1,622 minutes so far this year.
The native of Hender-sonville recorded three assists and one goal in the regular-season.
Govea was also named to the 2011 All-OVC First Team.
She is the second Skyhawk to earn OVC Defensive Player of the Year accolades joining Danielle Rogers in 2009.
UTM midfielder Brooke Robertson was an All-OVC first team pick, while defender Amy Maksimowicz and midfielder Midori Sera were named to the all-newcomer team.
Published in The Messenger 11.3.11