BIRMINGHAM — After an outstanding regular season, senior Celia Jimenez Delgado and juniors Emma Welch and Abbie Boswell earned all-conference honors, the league’s office announced Sunday. Jimenez Delgado was named to the first team while Welch and Boswell were tabbed to the second team.
Jimenez Delgado snagged first team All-SEC honors for the first time in her career after serving as the team captain. Moving to defender in the latter half of the season, the Spanish native played in 18 contests, making 16 starts on the year. She knocked in two goals and assisted on six scores, while accumulating a total of 10 points.
Welch earned second team All-SEC honors, the first conference honor of her career, after the season in the midfield. The junior tallied two goals, delivered seven assists and totaled 11 points after 1465 minutes of action on the pitch. Welch ended the regular season ranked fourth in the conference in assists and 38th in the country in the same category.
Boswell also earned her first conference honor of her career after a campaign at striker. After transferring from Ball State, the Illinois native has emerged as the team’s top goal scorer for two straight years. Boswell notched a season-high of eight goals and tallied a pair of goals in three games this season against Troy (Sept. 3), Auburn (Oct. 10) and Missouri (Oct. 22). In conference play, Boswell ranks among the top players in seven offensive categories including tying for fourth in goals and game-winning goals.