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Hannah Tillett named to Conference USA First Team

BATTLE: Hannah Tillett protects the ball from Lipscomb’s Danielle Van Liere during an Aug. 16 contest.

by Eric Andrews - eandrews@h-ponline.com

2018 Huntington North graduate Hannah Tillett continues to add to her trophy case, as the Middle Tennessee State University women’s soccer sophomore midfielder earned Conference USA All-Conference First Team honors, as the conference announced this week.

Tillett’s First Team recognition comes on the heels of being named as the conference’s Freshman of the Year and landing on both the All-Conference First Team and the conference’s All-Freshman Team as a rookie in the 2018 season.

The 5-foot-8 Huntington native started in each of Middle Tennessee State’s 18 games this season and tallied seven goals and seven assists along the way, highlighted by a pair of performances with one goal and two assists to open the season against Evansville and Austin Peay.

Tillett’s seven assists led the Blue Raiders, while her seven goals, 1,547 minutes played, 21 total points, 44 shots and 21 shots on goal all placed second on the team.

“Hannah has been very consistent for us this season and a key figure in the way we play,” said head coach Aston Rhoden of Tillett in a press release. “I’m happy the coaches recognized her quality for the second consecutive year.”

Through two seasons at Middle Tennessee State, Tillett has tallied 18 goals, 15 assists, 51 total points, 96 shots, 48 shots on goal and four game-winning goals in 3,122 total minutes played in 36 games, all of which she has started in.

Tillett was not the lone Blue Raider to receive recognition from the conference, as fellow teammates Mackenzie Bonham and Peyton DePriest also picked up awards.

Bonham landed a spot on the All-Freshman team, while DePriest cleaned up by joining Tillett on the All-Conference First Team and claiming Offensive Player of the Year and Player of the Year honors.

DePriest led the Blue Raiders with 16 goals, 34 total points, 54 shots, 31 shots on goal and five game-winning goals.