Trojans’ Jones, Lewis ranked nationally

Published 3:00 am Thursday, December 18, 2014

For Alissa Jones and Mikki Lewis, the awards just keep pouring in.

Following the best season in Troy soccer history, Jones and Lewis are now ranked among the nation’s best players according to the country’s leading amateur soccer website,, the university announced Wednesday.

Lewis, the St. John’s, Fla., native, was recognized as the No. 45 ranked freshman in the nation. The freshman goalkeeper had a tremendous statistical year, recording a league-high 11 shutouts. She was also named second team All-Sun Belt and All-Sun Belt Conference Tournament. Her 16 wins, 0.81 goals against average and shutout total are all school records.

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Jones, a Mustang, Okla, native, was named the No. 99 ranked college player in the nation. The junior midfielder smashed school records in 2014. Her 10 assists this season set a new school single-season record, and she also set new Troy single-season records in shots, points, game-winning goals, single-game shots and tied the single-game assist record with three against UALR.

Jones earned First Team All-Sun Belt honors and helped lead Troy to a second-place finish in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament. It was the program’s first-ever appearance in the conference title game.

Jones was fifth in the NCAA and led the Sun Belt with seven game-winning goals. She was also ranked in the top-50 in the NCAA in assists per game, points per game, total assists, total goals and total points.

Both Lewis and Jones were named to the NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women’s All-South Region team earlier this month.