- Covenant men's soccer seniors Mercer Stout and Parker Owen and women's soccer player Kailey Burrell eanred earned United Soccer Coaches All-Region VI honors, announced the organization on Monday.
Stout was a first team selection, while Owen collected second team honors. It is the second time in the last three seasons that Covenant has placed multiple players on all-region teams.
Stout, a senior from Signal Mountain, Tenn., earns All-Region honors for the second time in his career. The senior led Covenant with nine goals and 10 assists on the year and earned All-USA South first team honors. Stout was a key factor in Covenant's run to the USA South Tournament title as he was named the tournament MVP after scoring three times during the tournament.
During the year, he had three multi-goal matches and scored six goals with six assists over the final seven matches of the season.
Owen, a senior from Knoxville, Tenn., garners his first career All-Region selection. An All-USA South first team selection this season, Owen had five goals and three assists while maintaining his spot among the best midfielders in the USA South. He also earned USA South All-Tournament honors as Covenant claimed the title. In the NCAA Tournament, Owen scored the lone goal in the Scots' 1-0 win over Denison in the first round.
Owen concluded his playing career with 21 goals and eight assists, while being a three-time All-USA South honoree.
Stout and Owen led Covenant to a 12-4-4 season with a USA South Tournament title and the program's second NCAA Tournament appearance.
It is the second time Burrell has earned all-region honors from the United Soccer Coaches in her career.
A senior from Trenton, Ga., Burrell had a masterful senior season with the Scots. Burrell was named the USA South Player of the Year and led the Scots to a USA South Tournament title en route to earning tournament MVP honors. The senior had a career-high 18 goals to go with seven game-winning goals, six multi-goal matches, and a team-best seven assists.
She ranks 10th in the nation in goals, sixth in game-winning goals, and 13th in total points (43). During the USA South Tournament, Burrell assisted on four of Covenant's five goals as the Scots claimed their first conference tournament title in the NCAA era and the program's first trip to the NCAA Tournament.
Burrell earned All-USA South honors for a fourth time as she collected first team accolades. She also became the program's first CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree this season.
Over her four years, Burrell amassed 42 goals and 21 assists (105 points). Since 2004, Burrell's career goals and career points ranks second only to all-time scorer Kalie Estrada (61 goals, 133 points).
Burrell helped lead Covenant to its first NCAA Tournament appearance and the program's first USA South Tournament title.