Lawrence Tabs Crowder 2018 Team MVP, Adds Crowder to 2019 Coaching Staff

Lawrence Tabs Crowder 2018 Team MVP, Adds Crowder to 2019 Coaching Staff

LAKELAND, Fla. - Throughout the month of July, Florida Southern College Athletics will release its list of team MVPs for the 2018-19 season. Each MVP was selected by the team's head coach, and the list includes some of the top student-athletes in the country. MVPs will be revealed each weekday during the month at 10 a.m., and a list of their scheduled release dates can be found below.

Florida Southern women's soccer head coach Paul Lawrence has named former student-athlete Gaelyn Crowder as the teams 2018 MVP. As a prominent member of the back line, Crowder helped keep the opposition to just 1.66 goals per game. The award comes after the defender extended her consecutive matches-started streak to 39 and recorded her first career goal in her 40th career start. She started in all but one game on the season. Her 40th career start was a memorable one as she took a corner kick from Anna Griessler and headed it to the net for her first career goal and to extend the Mocs lead against Saint Leo. The Boulder, CO native recorded an assist in a 1-1 draw at home against Delta State. 

She finishes her Florida Southern career starting 46 of 49 games played recording one goal and one assist as a defender. She began her streak of consecutive matches-started on Oct. 21, 2015, on the road at Eckerd as a freshman, the streak continued into her senior year and ended on September 22, 2018 as the Mocs defeated Saint Leo, 3-0. During those four years, she helped keep the opposition to 1.42 goals per game including 11 shutouts. 

Crowder will join the women's soccer program as a volunteer assistant coach this fall.
"It gives me great pleasure to announce Gaelyn Crowder as the newest member of our 2019 coaching staff," said Lawrence. "This hire gives me tremendous belief we are moving this program forward. Adding someone of her pedigree, someone respected from the career she recently left behind, we feel confident our players will benefit from her wealth of experience" 
 The 2019 women's soccer season will kick off at home against Valdosta State (Sept. 5). 
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