CAITLIN PROTHE, MIKAYLA REED SELECTED FOR BIG SKY END-OF-YEAR AWARDS

CAITLIN PROTHE, MIKAYLA REED SELECTED FOR BIG SKY END-OF-YEAR AWARDS

Big Sky's 2018 All-Conference Selections

OGDEN, Utah — Sacramento State's senior midfielder Caitlin Prothe and junior midfielder/defender Mikayla Reed were both selected for the Big Sky's all-Conference team, the league announced Tuesday.

Prothe, a departing senior and one of the team's co-captains, was named to the Big Sky first team after her excellent senior campaign for the Hornets. Prothe scored a team-leading five goals, matching her career high. She started each of Sacramento State's nine Big Sky matches and averaged over 80 minutes per contest. 

Four of her five goals came against Big Sky opponents, including the game-winner against Idaho State.

The selection is the second first team selection for Prothe, who was also named to the Big Sky first team after the 2017 season. She is just one of five of the first team players to have multiple first team selections in her career.

Junior midfielder Mikayla Reed was named to the Big Sky Conference's second team.

Traditionally a midfielder, Reed spent much of the 2018 season on the backline for Sacramento State after injuries depleted much of the Hornets' defense. She filled in admirably and was a commanding presence on the field all season.

Although she appeared in just eight of the team's nine Big Sky matches, Reed averaged over 90 minutes per match this season, second most on the team and most among players with 15 or more matches played. 

The selection is the second consecutive second team selection for Reed, who was named to the second team in 2017 after being named the conference's Newcomer of the Year in 2016.

With Prothe's inclusion on the conference's first team, the Hornets have now had a Big Sky first team selection in each of the last three seasons. With two overall selections, Sacramento State has had multiple first or second team selections in 14 consecutive seasons.