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Three Lobos Named To United Soccer Coaches All-Pacific Region Teams

by Alma Solis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The University of New Mexico soccer team had three student-athletes named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Pacific Region teams. Jadyn Edwards earned First Team honors, Karlee Maes earned Second Team and Emily Johnson earned Third Team.

This is the second time in school history that the Lobos have earned three spots on the All-Region Teams. The last time was in the 2018 season when Gwen Maly, Jennifer Munoz and Jessie Hix earned spots on the second and third teams.

This is Edwards’ second time earning a spot on the All-Pacific Region Team in her career and the first time receiving First Team honors. She is the third Lobo in program history to earn a spot on the First Team, the last one being Maly last season. Edwards has played a key offensive role for New Mexico this season, leading the team and conference in goals (11), shots (88), shots on goal (38) and points (31). She earned All-Mountain West First Team and Offensive Player of the Year at the conclusion of the regular season, as well as All-Tournament Team after the Lobos were named the MW Tournament Champions.

Maes earns a spot on the All-Pacific Region Team for the first time in career, landing on the Second Team. She played a crucial role as a defender for the Lobos all season, starting in all 21 matches and playing a total of 1935 minutes – the second most minutes played on the team. Maes is the first Lobo defender to be named to the All-Region Teams in school history. She earned that right as she consistently kept New Mexico’s defensive line nearly impossible to get through, as well as blocking and deflecting shots and keeping pressure on the goalkeeper to a minimum. Maes also earned First Team All-Conference and All-Tournament Team.

This is Johnson’s first time on the All-Pacific Region Team, as well. She is the second New Mexico goalkeeper to earn a spot on the team, the last being Kelli Cornell in 2010. Johnson ended the 2021 season with 87 saves and four shutouts. She ended her storied Lobo career in the all-time record book, finishing second in wins (41), fourth in saves (247), fifth in goals against average (1.24) and seventh in total shutouts (14). Johnson also earned All-Conference First Team at the conclusion of the regular season.

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