Grabias Wins Player of the Year, Four Sharks selected to All-SSC Teams

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Luana Grabias headlines the Sunshine State Conference postseason awards, becoming the second Nova Southeastern Women’s Soccer player to win both the SSC Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year, while also earning a selection on the All-SSC first team. Stefane Rosa joined Grabias as a first-team selection, while Louise Matsgard, and Annie Bjork earned second team recognition.

Voting was conducted among the league’s coaches.

Grabias started in every game for the Sharks, The São José dos Pinhais, Brazil native, led the league with 18 points, 1.80 points per game, eight goals, and four game-winning goals against conference opponents this season. Overall, she found the back of the net 10 times, scoring five game-winners and providing her team with four assists. Grabias joins Sierra Lelii (2015) as the only Sharks named Player and Offensive Player of the Year. The junior also had two multi-goal games this season, including a hat-trick against conference opponent Saint Leo.

Rosa appeared and started in 14 games for the Sharks, accumulating a combined 1215 minutes, which ranking second on the team in total minutes. The junior was the force in net for the Sharks, helping lead NSU to six shutouts on the season. Rosa finished the season with an impressive 78 saves, with 11  saves coming in one game, against Florida Tech. The Brazilian had seven games where she saved seven or more shots.

Matsgard, an All-SSC 1st team selection in 2021, was another vital piece on the Sharks defense, starting every game for NSU. The junior tallied seven points, including five assists, with one of those assists helping seal the game for the Sharks against Flagler. 

After a formidable junior campaign the year prior, Bjork made considerable strides with the Sharks back on the pitch in 2022. The senior’s stellar defensive play was a key component of NSU’s six shutouts this season. The Swede had two points to credit and had one goal reach the back of the net this season.     

2022 Sunshine State Conference Women’s Soccer Awards
Player of the Year: Luana Grabias, Nova Southeastern
Offensive Player of the Year: Luana Grabias, Nova Southeastern
Defensive Player of the Year: Morgan Collica, Florida Southern
Freshman of the Year: Angelina Coelho, Florida Southern
Coach of the Year: Paul Lawrence, Florida Southern

2022 Women’s Soccer ALL-SSC First Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
F Luana Grabias Nova Southeastern Jr. São José dos Pinhais, Brazil
F Anniina Sankoh^#‡ Lynn Gr. Helsinki, Finland
F Caitlyn Lowery Florida Southern Gr. Punta Gorda, Florida
F (AL) Marie Myhrvold Seim^#§ Embry-Riddle Jr. Bergen, Norway
M Mayara Queiroz* Florida Tech Sr. Belo Horizonte, Brazil
M Lindsey Meyer Florida Southern Sr. Fort Thomas, Kentucky
M Isabelle Navren^ Embry-Riddle Jr. Stockholm, Sweden
D Hattie Kettle~ Embry-Riddle So. Bracknell, England
D Morgan Collica Florida Southern Gr. Aurora, Ohio
D JoJo Michaels^ Florida Tech Sr. Merritt Island, Florida
GK Stefane Rosa Nova Southeastern Jr. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
2022 Women’s Soccer ALL-SSC Second Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
F Katherine Hostage^† Tampa Gr. Southborough, Massachusetts
F Alex Collighan Saint Leo Sr. Portsmouth, England
F Marem Ndiongue* Florida Tech Jr. Catania, Italy
M Katja Orschmann Lynn Jr. Berlin, Germany
M Alexia Spencer Saint Leo Sr. Richmond, Virginia
M Nina Mueller Saint Leo Sr. Weikersheim, Germany
D Louise Matsgard^ Nova Southeastern So. Stockholm, Sweden
D Annie Bjork Nova Southeastern Sr. Malmo, Sweden
D Thea Nyberg Embry-Riddle Fr. Uppsala, Sweden
D Kajsa Ekstrom Florida Tech Fr. Umea, Sweden
GK Jenny Staten Florida Southern Sr. Kildeer, Illinois
GK Maria Sanchez Recuero^ Florida Tech Gr. Madrid, Spain

^ = 2021 First Team All-SSC
* = 2021 Second Team All-SSC
† = 2021 Player of the Year
‡ = 2021 Offensive Player of the Year
~ = 2021 Freshman of the Year
# = 2019 First Team All-SSC
§ = 2019 Freshman of the Year
(AL) = At Large Selection

NSU starts postseason play at home on Thursday in the SSC semifinal against Embry-Riddle University at 7:00 P.M.

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