Sarah Howell harvests hefty haul of hardware

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SARAH HOWELL sits knightly at the round table with her half-dozen acknowledgements received from the University of Providence Women’s Soccer recent awards banquet. (Photo courtesy of Heidi Howell)

Sarah Howell (Polson, Class of 2015) wrapped up her collegiate soccer career with the University of Providence (formerly University of Great Falls) Argonauts last fall. The recently held awards banquet resulted in Howell reaping several accolades in recognition of multiple achievements.

Howell is the third among four soccer savvy siblings. Older brother Nick (Polson, Class 0f 2012) played for Rocky Mountain College from 2012-15. Younger sister Ashlee (Polson, Class of 2019) will be following in her sister’s footsteps. Older sister Heather had multiple offers to competed at the collegiate level, but opted to pursue other endeavors.

Below is a description of each of Sarah’s half-dozen awards:

(Upper left) CoSIDA Google Cloud Academic All-District Women’s Soccer First Team.

The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced Thursday that University of Providence Women’s Soccer seniors Malena Lennon and Sarah Howell were named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Women’s Soccer First Team.

Howell played in and started 15 of the Argos 16 games this season. During Howell’s career at Providence, she has started in every single game that she has played in an Argos uniform.

Plaque (upper middle)

Most Valuable Teammate

Voted on by the team for the player that was the best teammate during the course of the season.

Certificate (upper right certificate)

2018 Academic All-Conference

To earn recognition as a Cascade Collegiate Conference (CCC) scholar-athlete, a student must be at least a sophomore and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or above.

Plaque (lower left)

Coaches Award

Given to the player who embodies all of our core values as student athlete, teammate, and leader.

Certificate (lower middle)

2018 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar Athlete

The honor is awarded to student-athletes who hold a 3.5 GPA or above, who are academically a junior or above and have attended two full years as a non-transfer or one full year as a transfer.

An Elementary Education major, Howell holds a perfect 4.0 GPA as well as has been a fixture for the Argo women’s soccer program as she has played in and started almost every game for the Argos since the 2015 season.

Plaque (lower right)

Coach Bickford Award

Given to the player who has made a significant impact on the growth and development of the program over the course of her tenure.

University of Providence Women’s Soccer coach Brian Clarke sought to summarize the collegiate contributions of Howell when he said, “Sarah ... made an impact on our program on and off the field from day one. She led by example and was always willing to serve the needs of the team, which included playing almost every position on the field. It is easy to say that we wouldn’t have had the successes we had without her.”

Unofficially, Sarah Howell set a new UP record for having logged the most minutes in program history. Coach Clarke reiterated, “Another testament to what she meant to our program.”

Below is a cumulative compilation of her achievements:

accoutrement of athletic & academic collegiate accolades:

Sarah Howell (UProvidence, class of 2019), collegiate WSC career 2018-15:

A 4.0 student her entire academic tenure, multiple academic acknowledgements (academic all-conference, Daktronics-NAIA scholar-athlete), CoSIDA Academic All-District (2x 2017-18), Iron Woman (3x 2015-17), Coaches Award (3x 2016-18), team captain (2x 2017-18), Defensive MVP (2016), Defensive POY (2017), Most Valuable Teammate (2018), Coach Bickford Award (2018).

collegiate (UP Women’s Soccer):

sr. MF #6 Sarah Howell (UProvidence) career2018-15: 4g11a,55sh(27sog) UP (7-9)

2018: 1g3a, 21sh(9sog), 2017:1a,8sh(4sog), 2016:1g2a, 8sh(4sog)/2015:2g5a,18sh(10sog)

prep (high school):

Sarah Howell (Polson, class of 2015) prep GSC career2014-11: 3x all-state, 4x all-conf,: Fall (MHSA 40g, 20a), Spring league (career MYSA* 71g, 56a)

Asterisk ( * ) denotes stat tally may not be comprehensive.

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