Janese, Boyd earn All-American for Lake Tahoe Community College
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — The 2018 Lady Coyotes played soccer like no other women’s team at Lake Tahoe Community College.
They won more games, scored more goals, traversed deeper in postseason, and lost just one game the entire year, and that was in the state championship.
Following a historic season, the Lady Coyotes are collecting some historic awards.
Claudia Janese, of South Lake Tahoe, and Madison Boyd, of Las Vegas, earned first team United Soccer Coaches All-American and Eleanor Boothman, of Peterborough, England, and Annie Brejc, of South Lake Tahoe, were named scholar All-Americans.
Janese and Boyd are the first All-Americans in program history and Brejc and Boothman were the second and third scholar All-Americans in the last two years.
No other program in the state was more represented on the All-American lists.
“Like all good seasons, the individual accolades follow team success and this past season is a shining example of that,” said Coyotes head coach Jeremy Evans. “Madison and Claudia are clearly deserving of their All-American honors, but I am happy for all of the players — even the ones who didn’t receive an award because the reality is, I would take all of my players over any teams’ players in our conference.
“Lauren (Wolcott), who was clearly one of the top players, told me she didn’t want individual awards and just cared about team success,” Evans added. “That, to me, epitomizes what this team was about and why it was so special. All of these players cared about team success over individual success. They were ranked in the top five all season and nobody even talked about it. So, as a coach, I just will be eternally grateful to work with such a dedicated group of athletes.”
Janese was a brick wall in goal this season. The sophomore allowed just four goals while making 23 saves. She recorded a school-record 12 shutouts.
Boyd was the great eraser. The sophomore defender was one big reason Janese had to make just 23 saves this season. If teams could get through Boyd and then Janese, they deserved to score — and that happened just six times this season in 25 games.
Boothman and Brejc carried lofty grade point averages all while helping the Coyotes win games.
Brejc made the first team with a 3.9 GPA while majoring in psychology.
Boothman was placed on the second team with a 3.9 GPA while majoring in criminal justice.
Janese and Boyd each made the USC Junior College Division III Women’s All-West Region first team while goal scoring record breaker Emily Roberts earned second team.
Roberts scored 30 goals and that blew away the previous single-season record of 22. She almost reached the two-season record of 31 goals in just one season.
She was third in the state in goal scoring and was fourth overall in total points.