Oct. 30, 2017
Weekly Notes | Mountain West Release
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The conference announced its year-end honors Monday, and sophomore forward Raimee Sherle was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Year. Sherle also earned a spot on the All-Mountain West First Team while senior goalkeeper Janelle Flores, senior midfielder Sarah Taylor and senior defender Jessie Vogel were named to the All-MW Second Team. Freshman forward Aubree Chatterton was selected to the MW All-Newcomer Team.
The 2017 All-Mountain West awards were voted on by the conference's 12 head coaches. The all-conference teams are comprised of 11 players (three defenders, three midfielders, three forwards, one goalkeeper and one at-large selection). The all-newcomer team recognizes the top 11 freshmen and first-year transfers regardless of position.
The five Broncos receiving honors from the conference is the highest amount of players receiving year-end accolades from a conference in program history. Sherle is the second Boise State player to earn a variation of a conference player of the year honor, as Brittany Zoellner (2000) was named the Big West Player of the Year.
The sophomore's first-team nod is the second of her career as she was also a first-team member last season, along with being the 2016 Mountain West Newcomer of the Year.
Sherle's 12 goals and 28 points in conference play are both Mountain West records for an individual in a conference season. Her overall season totals of goals (16) and points (38) both lead the conference, and also put her No. 2 and 3, respectively, in the entire NCAA.
The second-team selection for Flores is the second all-conference nod of her career (2016 - First Team). Her season goals-against-average (GAA) of 1.05 is the second-lowest of her career while her three shutouts this season brings her career total to 17 - tying for No. 1 in the school record book.
The second-team nods for Taylor and Vogel are both the first all-conference accolades of their careers. Taylor currently has four points on the season as a midfielder thanks to two assists and one goal while Vogel's 1,846 minutes on the Bronco backline is second most on the team. Vogel also scored her first career goal against New Mexico (Sept. 29) earlier this year.
Chatterton found her stride in the Mountain West season, as she tallied 10 of her 11 points in conference play. Her four goals and three assists has been a key component in giving the Broncos the most dangerous offense in the league.
No. 3 seed Boise State opens the Mountain West Tournament tomorrow (Tuesday, Oct. 31) against No. 6 seed Air Force at 5 p.m. at the Peter Johann Memorial Soccer Field in Las Vegas on the campus of UNLV.