Kansas soccer players Estelle Johnson and Katie Williams have earned regional awards, which were handed out by Soccer Buzz Friday. Johnson,was named Third Team All-Central Region, while Williams earned Central Region All-Freshman Team honors.
Johnson, a sophomore defender from Fort Collins, Colo., started every game for Kansas during the 2007 season at left back. The 5-foot-6 sophomore was instrumental in helping the Jayhawks hold their last 10 opponents to a 1.10 goals against average and three shut outs, including a double-overtime blanking of then-No. 6 Texas.
Williams, a freshman defender from Houston, Texas, also appeared in every match and provided the Jayhawks with some offense at the end of the season. The 5-foot-9 freshman scored three goals in KU's final two regular season matches, including game-winners against Iowa State and Missouri. Williams became the third different KU player to enjoy a multi-goal contest in the Nov. 2 victory over the rival Tigers.
Both players were very instrumental in helping the Jayhawks win six of their final nine regular season matches and place third in the Big 12 standings.