CLAYTON STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER ALUMNA CHERIE SAYON SELECTED AS WPSL SOUTHEAST ALL-CONFERENCE
Morrow, Ga., July 19, 2012 – Former Clayton State soccer standout Cherie Sayon racked up the awards, while starring for the Laker women’s team during the 2009-10 seasons, and the recognition continues as she has advanced to the next level.
Sayon, from Monrovia, Liberia, was recently selected as one of four players from the Georgia Revolution for the inaugural Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) Southeast All-Conference Team.
Sayon, who graduated earlier this spring from Clayton State with a degree in Healthcare Management, led the Revolution of the newly formed WPSL to a second place and the Southeast Conference trophy.
After defeating the Knoxville Lady Force in a shootout in the first round of tournament play, the Revolution fell 4-3 in the conference championship against the Gulf Coast Texans. In the championship match, Sayon scored two of the Revolution’s three goals.
“Cherie was virtually unstoppable in the championship match,” said Revolution head coach Harry Kustick. “She had 2 goals against a team that had only given up three all year. She dominated the entire back line of Gulf Coast.”
At Clayton State, Sayon was a two-time NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region forward. She was named the Peach Belt Conference co-Player of the Year in 2010 after scoring 13 goals and finishing with four assists.
Since the demise of the WPS earlier this year, the Women’s Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is currently the highest form of women’s soccer in the country. The Georgia Revolution is an amateur team affiliated with the WPSL and located in Conyers, GA.