Nov. 4, 2013
"Very happy for these two," Tennessee head coach Brian Penksy said. "They are both deserving of SEC recognition. Caroline's career here speaks for itself, and it's always nice to see a senior honored, especially as her time closes out. And Allie is just the rock of our back line. She and I had a brief text exchange last year at this time because I was disappointed that her efforts had not been recognized. One year later, it's nice to see people taking note of her performance."
Brown becomes just the 11th Volunteer to earn All-SEC honors (First Team or Second Team) twice in a career. She previously garnered Second Team All-SEC accolades in 2011. Brown leads the team with eight goals and 17 points this season, including a team-high six scores and 13 points in SEC play. Her six goals in SEC play tied for 10th in the league. Brown leads UT with four match-winners on the year, including winners against then-No. 20 Texas A&M on Sept. 20 and then-No. 25 Ole Miss on Oct. 4. She ranks fifth on Tennessee's all-time list with 27 career goals and is tied for the school record with 15 career match-winners. Brown is also tied for fourth all-time with 72 career points and her 18 assists rank eighth.
Sirna becomes the 24th Tennessee player to receive All-SEC recognition (First Team or Second Team). She has been the anchor of Tennessee's back line and a brilliant defender who can win any battle against the opposing team's top offensive player. She is the only player to play the full 1,792 minutes of UT's season to date and has played 30 consecutive complete matches, going wire-to-wire in a streak of contests that dates back to Sept. 28, 2012. Sirna was twice named to the TopDrawerSoccer.com Team of the Week this season. She earned recognition on Sept. 10 after leading UT to shutout wins over Dayton and Mercer, and on Sept. 24, following a 1-0 win and a fantastic defensive performance against a vaunted Texas A&M attack.
With Brown and Sirna earning Second Team All-SEC honors, Tennessee has had a player earn all-conference accolades in each year of the program's 17-year history. This year also marks the third consecutive season and 15th overall that UT has had two or more All-SEC selections.