Ashley St. Aubin named to All-America team

St. Aubin is the first player in Augsburg women's soccer history to earn All-America honors in back-to-back seasons.
St. Aubin is the first player in Augsburg women's soccer history to earn All-America honors in back-to-back seasons.

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MINNEAPOLIS -- Augsburg University women's soccer forward Ashley St. Aubin (JR, Burnsville, Minn./Burnsville HS) was named to the Division III All-America team as a second-team honoree, it was announced on Thursday.

St. Aubin is the second Auggie women's soccer player to earn All-America honors from both the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) and in the same season; Emily Gregg '17 was a NSCAA second-team and third-team honoree in 2016. St. Aubin was named as a United Soccer Coaches All-America second-team honoree in November.

St. Aubin is the first player in Augsburg women's soccer history to earn All-America honors in back-to-back seasons, after being named to the United Soccer Coaches All-America second team in 2017. Augsburg women's soccer players have now earned All-American honors seven times in program history; in addition to St. Aubin and Gregg, Marie Fitzgerald '16 was a NSCAA third-team honoree in 2015 and Molly Allen '15 was a NSCAA third-team honoree in 2014.

St. Aubin was the only Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference player named to the All-America teams. A total of 33 players were named to the All-America squads -- three forwards, four midfielders, three defenders and a goalkeeper on each of three teams.

The honor is the latest in a career of milestones for St. Aubin. In November earned United Soccer Coaches All-North Region honors for the third straight year; after earning first-team honors in 2017and second-team honors in 2016. She was also named as a All-MIAC honoree for the third straight year. A four-time MIAC Athlete of the Week honoree in 2018 (seven times in her career), St. Aubin was named the MIAC's Offensive Player of the Year in 2017 and the MIAC Rookie of the Year in 2016.

The conference's most dynamic scorer, St. Aubin led the MIAC's overall statistics for the third straight year in both goals and points, setting Augsburg single-season records with 21 goals and 53 points in 1,582 minutes played (75.3 minutes per-game). Her 11 assists were second-most among MIAC players and tied for the fifth-most in a single season in school history. She had a goal or assist in 16 of Augsburg's 21 games, with the Auggies 13-3-0 in those contests. Among NCAA Division III players nationally, St. Aubin finished 10th in total points, 16th in total goals and 20th in total assists, with her nine game-winning goals tied for fourth. 

In addition to her single-season school records, St. Aubin also set Augsburg's career records for both goals (53) and points (128) this season, while her 22 career assists are now seventh-most. She has scored at least one goal in 40 games in her 62-game career, and the Auggies are 37-2-1 when she scores a goal.

A mathematics/mathematical economics major with a 3.83 grade-point average, St. Aubin earned Google Cloud Academic All-America second-team honors and Google Cloud Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), in addition to earning United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-America second-team and Scholar All-North/Central Region first-team honors this season.

Under 20th-year head coach Mike Navarre, the Auggies finished 14-7-0 overall and 8-3-0 in MIAC play in 2018, marking the seventh straight year of double-digit victories and the fifth straight year earning eight or more conference wins. Augsburg reached the MIAC playoffs for the fifth straight year and sixth time in the last seven years, making the conference final for the fourth time in seven years.

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