JULIANNE HERRITY’S rich vein for form for the Carson-Newman Eagles has been recognised with the Letterkenny woman named as South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year.
Herrity, who won the WFAI Intermediate Cup with Kilmacrennan Celtic in 2009, scored 14 goals this season for her side and she won the Astroturf Player of the Week a League-high three times.
Herrity has starred for the Eagles, who won the South Atlantic Conference at the weekend thanks to a 1-0 win over Wingate, with Herrity setting up Nikki McWilliams for the winning goal.
Herrity really came to the fore in the closing games of the regular season and took that form into the Conference games with the Eagles now looking for National glory.
Herrity netted six winning goals this season and she has become the first Carson-Newman player to scoop the Player of the Year award since 2006.
Herrity, from Kiltoy in Letterkenny, is studying for an MBA at Carson-Newman, in Tennessee.
“It means a lot to me personally as I got injured at the end of pre-season and missed the first two pre-season games so I wasn’t sure how the season would go for me but thankfully I came back fit,” said Herrity.
“It’s nice to be recognised personally but it’s also great recognition for the team and the hard work we have been putting in.
“The season couldn’t really be going any better. We were predicted to finish 9th in our conference during pre-season and we ended up winning the SAC Regular Season Title. We’ve also made it into the top 25 in the nation and are second in our region.”