CHICKASHA– The post season awards keep on coming for the USAO Drovers, and the latest ones are for two women’s soccer players.
Jade Ovendale earned a special personal award, Sooner Athletic Conference Newcomer of the Year, and First Team honors, while Linda Addo was named First Team as well.
Head Coach Jimmy Hampton said he is proud of the successes both players had on the year, and is hoping to see Ovendale continue the success for the Drovers in the future.
“Jade had a fantastic year. I think she is arguably one of the top forwards in the country,” Hampton said. “I’m very proud for her accomplishments and look for bigger things from her next year.”
Addo, who finished her final season as a Drover, was named to the All-SAC First Team for a second year in a row.
“Linda has just continually gotten better with each passing year,” Hampton said. “Her one-on-one ability and tactical awareness to unbalance a defense in the final part of the season created numerous goal scoring situations.”
The Drovers finished the season in the SAC Quarterfinals in a close battle to third-seeded Wayland Baptist in a 1-0 game. The Drovers finished the season 6-11 (5-5) having won four of their last six games.
Ovendale finished her first season with the Drovers with 18 goals, which is good for fifth in the single season individual record at USAO. She also had seven assists.
She finishes in the Top 25 nationally and leads the SAC in total goals and in the Top 15 for shots per game (5.35).
Ovendale is credited with four of the six game-winning goals for the Drovers all season.
All together she had 43 points. Both stats have her fifth in school history.
She had two hat tricks on the season against conference foes Saint Gregory’s and Southwestern Christian.
Ovendale is a junior forward from Wisbech, England, and is the daughter of Tracey Ovendale.
In both her years at USAO, Addo has been a crucial member of USAO’s scoring offense and earned First Team honors both seasons.
This season alone, she contributed 11 goals and five assists. For her two-year career, she has 26 goals and eight assists to help the Drovers to two straight conference tournaments.
Addo started in all 17 games for the Drovers in the 2013 campaign while grabbing key goals in each of the games she scored in.
Addo is a senior from Tema, Ghana, and is the daughter of Owusu Addo.