SWAC honors UAPB’s Carrera, Cobbs


Two days before the start of the SWAC soccer tournament, the conference named Arkansas-Pine Bluff players Celeste Carrera and Alyssa Cobbs the Offensive Player and Goalkeeper of the Week, respectively.

Carrera, a junior forward from Tucson, Ariz., scored two goals and made an assist in the Lady Lions’ past two games, both victories. She scored the second goal in Friday’s 2-0 win over Grambling State that clinched a spot in the SWAC tournament for UAPB and converted the only goal in Sunday’s victory over Alcorn State.

Cobbs, a sophomore from Ellenwood, Ga., earned two shutouts in the past week. She made a total of 13 saves in the two games, playing the entirety of both games.

UAPB will play Alabama A&M at 10:30 a.m. Thursday in Alexandria, La., to start the tournament.