VanFossen, Cannata, Doyle And McKeon Earn All-Region Honors
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Razorback soccer players Haley VanFossen, Tori Cannata, Stefani Doyle and Kayla McKeon all earned all-region honors Monday afternoon as the United Soccer Coaches released their NCAA Division I Women’s All-Southeast Region Teams.
VanFossen was named First Team All-Region, while Cannata, Doyle and McKeon collected third-team accolades. VanFossen is the first Razorback to earn first-team honors in program history.
The Razorbacks finished the 2018 campaign with a 14-5-4 record overall and a 6-3-1 record in SEC play. The 14 wins is the third-most in a single season and marked the 10th 10-win season in program history. Arkansas finished tied for third in the league, tying for its second-best finish all time and reached the NCAA Tournament for the fifth time in the last six years. It also reached the SEC Tournament final for the third-consecutive year.
VanFossen earns her first all-region award of her career after starting in 22 of 23 matches this year and logging 1,956 minutes, good for second most on the team. The Broken Arrow, Oklahoma native contributed to all eight of Arkansas’ shutouts during the year and has been a part of 18 shutouts in her career.
This year, she played 90 or more minutes 15 times and has already notched 45 starts in her career, including 19-straight dating back to Aug. 31 against Baylor. She was named to the All-SEC First Team and SEC All-Tournament Team earlier this year as well.
Cannata continues adding accolades to what was a career year as she started 21 of 23 matches and scored a career-high nine goals with two assists for 20 points, also a career high. She secured her first career braces in wins over No. 2 Texas A&M and LSU and she was the first Razorback with two or more multi-goal matches in the same season since McKeon had two during the 2016 season. Prior to the SEC Tournament, she was named to the All-SEC Second Team, her first all-conference honor of her career.
Doyle started in all 23 matches this season as a junior and scored three goals with seven assists for 13 points. It’s her third-straight year with 10 or more points and she’s started in 69-straight matches dating back to Aug. 29, 2016. In her career, Doyle has scored 14 goals and notched 16 assists for 43 points. Doyle was also named All-SEC prior to the SEC Tournament, becoming the fourth Razorback all-time to be named All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman in a career.
As for McKeon, she continued to climb up the Arkansas career record charts as she tied with Cannata with nine goals of her own and also added seven assists for a team-leading 25 points. For her career, McKeon has already amassed 22 goals and 58 points, which both rank eighth all-time.
BY John Thomas