Raphael Aka-Ety first MVSU Women’s Soccer player in seven years to make an All-SWAC team

Courtesy of Mississippi Valley State Athletics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Mississippi Valley State University women’s soccer program saw one of its graduating seniors go out with an accolade as Rahael Aka-Ety was voted onto the All-SWAC Second Team by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors as announced Wednesday evening.

Aka-Ety, a defender/forward from Bolgatanga, Ghana, is the first Valley State soccer player to be named an All-SWAC Selection since current Graduate Assistant Laadi Issaka and former midfielder Karenth Zabala-Terrazas were recognized at the end of the 2018 season. She is the first Devilette defender to receive the honor in seven years dating back to 2015 when Amberly Halstead led the defense to a SWAC Regular Season Championship.

The Arizona Western Community College transfer was named SWAC Defender of the Week on September 6, led the Devilettes in both shots (10) & assists (1), made two team saves, and logged eight complete games over ten starts, 879 minutes in total.

For the season, she recorded three points, one goal, one assist, ten shots, a 10% Shot%, four shots-on-goal, and a 40% shot-on-goal percentage.

To view the full list of all selections and individual award winners, click here.

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