OGDEN, Utah – Four Northern Arizona University women's soccer players claimed 2015 All-Big Sky Conference honors, the league office announced today, Nov. 3. Senior forward Haley Wingender was named to the All-Big Sky First Team while senior midfielder Cierra Gamble, senior defender Torey Braly and senior midfielder Emily Wadell were All-Big Sky Honorable Mention selections.
Wingender finished the 2015 campaign with 29 points, tying her own record for most points scored in a single season in school history. She started all 19 matches this year and connected on 12 goals while assisting on five. Over Wingender's four years, she notched 76 career points (third in program history), 31 career goals (third in program history), 14 assists (seventh in program history), 13 game-winning goals (tied for first in program history) and 171 shot attempts (fifth in program history). This year, she was a two-time Big Sky Offensive Player of the Week selection.
Gamble was another impactful player for the Lumberjacks tallying two goals, one of which was a game-winner, and two assists for six points. She also appeared in all 19 games this season, starting in 18 of them. Gamble made her way into the NAU soccer Top 10 record books in both career points (36) and career goals (13). Wadell and Braly, too, made some noise this season. Wadell hit her fourth career goal against Weber State (Oct. 25), reviving the 'Jacks to a 2-1 victory on Senior Day.
It was not long after Wadell's goal against Weber State that Braly, who was moved from defender to the striker position, hit the game-winner in overtime. Braly also scored in the final seconds of regulation versus Southern Utah (Oct. 30) to send the game into overtime. In addition to her two goals this year, she also assisted on one and started in all 19 games for the Lumberjacks. She picked up her first career Big Sky Player of the Week honor on Oct. 27.