DOUGLAS — The Cochise College women’s soccer team continues to make history. Under new leadership, head coach Bobby Peters lead them to their first ACCAC title in school history. Peters was voted the Region 1 Coach of the Year after leading his team to its best regular-season finish in history. Four Apaches also received All-Region awards in the Arizona Community College Athletic Conference.
Cochise College freshman Maria Azarias was awarded the ACCAC Player of the Year. Better known as Majhu, she also made First Team All-region. Azarias led with eight goals and three assists totaling 19 points. She played most of the season as an attacking midfielder. She comes to Cochise from Santa Catarina, Brazil.
Returning sophomore Leticia Seabra also made First Team All-Region. Seabra finished the regular season with five goals and three assists, totaling 13 points. She scored a game-winning goal against Pima Community College. Seabra, a left-footed defensive midfielder, was recruited out of Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Freshman goalkeeper Brianna Guzman makes First Team All-Region. Guzman allowed only seven goals against in 17 games played. She made 66 saves and had five shutouts. Brianna finished the regular season at 8-4-2. She was awarded the ACCAC Goalkeeper of the Week three times this season and NJCAA Goalkeeper of the Week once. Guzman is a local athlete who graduated from Douglas High School in Douglas, Arizona.
Sophomore defender, Amanda Acuna, received Second Team All-Region. The sophomore captain from El Paso, Texas, started and played in all 15 regular-season games. The center-back is the anchor of the defense and helped lead the Apaches to 7 shutouts this season.
Submitted by Cochise College Athletics