by Spencer Rodak
The Big Sky Conference released the 2017 All-Conference soccer teams on Tuesday, with two Thunderbirds being honored by the league.
Senior forward Ally Thimsen and sophomore midfielder Brianna Sims were named Honorable Mention selections by the Conference.
Thimsen earned her third All-Conference honor after being named Honorable Mention in 2015 and to the Second Team in 2016. She registered three goals and two assists while appearing in all 18 matches for the Thunderbirds. The senior became the all-time leader in goals in SUU history, scoring the 20th of her career in a win at Northern Arizona on October 20.
This is the first career All-Conference honor for Sims, who appeared in all 18 games for the Thunderbirds, logging nearly 1,300 minutes on the pitch.
The Thunderbirds concluded the 2017 with a 5-13 record, 4-6 in Big Sky play. they just missed qualifying for the Big Sky Championships by a single point in the standings.