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Rowswell and O'Brien Named First Team All-SSC

Rowswell and O'Brien Named First Team All-SSC

MELBOURNE, Fla. (October 31, 2018) – A pair of Tars have been named First Team All-Sunshine State Conference, league officials announced.  Kathryn O'Brien and Kelly Rowswell each earned the honor.

Fans can see the full team here.

Kelly Rowswell has been steady in net for Rollins all year, starting all 16 games, and playing a total of 1523 minutes.  The junior has made 76 saves, highest total in the SSC.  She has maintained a .874 save percentage while giving up just .65 goals per game, both the second best numbers in the conference.  She leads the SSC with 7 clean sheets on the year.  The junior net minder was also named SSC Defensive Player of the Week twice.

This is Rowswell's third First Team All-SSC recognition.  The Windermere, Florida native has also been named NSCAA All-South Region twice, Third Team as a freshman and First Team as a sophomore.  She has also been named to the Rollins Athletic Director's Honor Roll.  Rowswell's 218 career saves ranks fifth in Rollins history, while her 17 career shutouts is fourth in the Tars' record book.

Kathryn O'Brien brings home her second All-SSC honor after leading the Tars' attack in 2018.  The West Springfield, Massachusetts native tallied a team high six goals.  The junior forward added two assists for a total of 14 points, tied for the most on the squad, and tenth in the SSC.  Her two game winning goals are tied for second on the team.

O'Brien started her Rollins career by earning Freshman of the Year honors following the 2015 season.  She was named Second Team All-SSC after her 2016 sophomore campaign.  She has also earned spots on the NSCAA All-South Region team and the CoSIDA Academic All-District team.  O'Brien has also been a constant presence on both the Athletic Director's and SSC Conference Commissioner's Honor Roll.  The junior currently sits in a tie for 13th all-time on the Rollins goal list, while her 49 career points rank 15th.

Rollins earned the third seed in the SSC Tournament, following a 6-2-2 conference record.  The Tars defeated Florida Tech in the Quarterfinal round, and will now face second-seeded Nova Southeastern on Thursday, November 1, in Ft. Lauderdale, at 7 p.m.

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