Four Lady Railsplitters Earn All-SAC Soccer Honors, Team Earns Fair Play Award
November 4, 2010
Courtesy of the South Atlantic Conference
ROCK HILL, SC – The Lincoln Memorial University women’s soccer team placed four players on the 2010 All-South Atlantic Conference teams, league officials announced Thursday. The team also earned the conference's Fair Play Award, which goes to the team that demonstrates good sportsmanship in conference play.
Forwards Sarah Taylor and Becky Thompson, midfielder Leanne Reid and defender Raquel Abrile all were named to the second team.
Thompson makes her third and final appearance on the All-SAC team. She finishes her career ranked in the top ten in ten categories, including third in shots, fourth in assists and seventh in goals.
Taylor, making her first appearance on the All-SAC team, led the team in goals and assists this season. The junior also led the conference in assists.
Reid, a junior, tied Thompson in goals this season with five. She makes the All-SAC squad for the second straight year.
Senior Racquel Abrile is on the All-SAC squad for the second consecutive season.
Lenoir-Rhyne junior midfielder Catherine Hauck, who helped lead the Bears to the South Atlantic Conference championship, was named the 2010 Women’s Soccer Player of the Year, while Lenoir-Rhyne coach Adrian Blewitt was named Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year and L-R’s Denesha Soto was named the conference’s Co-Freshman of the Year, the league announced.
The Scholar Athlete Award for women’s soccer went to Abby Martin of Mars Hill College, who wins for the second year in a row.
Hauck, a junior midfielder from Lake Mary, Fla. (Lake Mary HS), had five goals and two assists in conference matches for the Bears. She also scored the game-winning goal for Lenoir-Rhyne’s 1-0 victory over Lincoln Memorial University in Tuesday’s Food Lion SAC Tournament quarterfinal match.
Blewitt wins the Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year award for the first time in his career. He won the SAC Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year award in 2006. He becomes the first coach in conference history to win both awards.
Soto, a freshman midfielder from Dale City, Va. (Forest Park HS), shared the Freshman of the Year award with Juliana Conte from Catawba College. Soto had one assist on the year. Conte, a forward/midfielder from Hampton, Ontario, Canada (Holy Trinity Catholic), scored three goals and ranked third in the conference with seven assists.
Lenoir-Rhyne led the way on the All-Conference team with seven selections. Joining Hauck on the first team are forward Amber Holt, defender Casey McDonnell and goalkeeper Caitlin Scruggs. Midfielder Elizabeth Hawes, the 2009 Player and Freshman of the Year, is joined on the second team by midfielder Kaelia Frazier and defender Jessica Schob.
Co-champion Carson-Newman had three All-Conference selections. Forward Trenna Howell and midfielders Morgan Gruenenfelder and Andrea Saevik were all named to the first team. Defender Melissa Morris received second team honors.
Mars Hill College had three All-Conference selections. Martin, a forward, was joined on the first team by defender Brittany Downs, while goalkeeper Chelsea Parker was named to the second team.
Wingate University also had three All-Conference selections. Midfielder Izabella Miranda and defender Kelly Moldenhauer were chosen to the first team, while forward Kerstin Williams was selected to the second team.
Tusculum College had two All-Conference selections. Forward Tramicka James was named to the first team, while midfielder Courtney Turner was named to the second team.
Catawba College had one selection as defender Alexa Baird was named to the first team.
Brevard College forward Allie Hovis was named to the second team.
Newberry College had one All-Conference selection in second-team defender Cassie Smith.
The All-Conference teams are selected by the league’s head coaches.
The Fair Play Award for women’s soccer went to Anderson and Lincoln Memorial. The award goes to the team that demonstrates good sportsmanship in conference play.
2010 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team
F - Trenna Howell, Carson-Newman
F - Amber Holt, Lenoir-Rhyne
F - Abby Martin, Mars Hill
F - Tramicka James, Tusculum
MF - Morgan Gruenenfelder, Carson-Newman
MF - Andrea Saevik, Carson-Newman
MF - Catherine Hauck, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF - Izabella Miranda, Wingate
D - Alexa Baird, Catawba
D - Casey McDonnell, Lenoir-Rhyne
D - Kelly Moldenhauer, Wingate
D - Brittany Downs, Mars Hill
GK - Caitlin Scruggs, Lenoir-Rhyne
F - Allie Hovis, Brevard
F - Sarah Taylor, Lincoln Memorial
F - Becky Thompson, Lincoln Memorial
F - Kerstin Williams, Wingate
MF - Elizabeth Hawes, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF - Kaelia Frazier, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF - Leanne Reid, Lincoln Memorial
MF - Courtney Turner, Tusculum
D - Melissa Morris, Carson-Newman
D - Jessica Schob, Lenoir-Rhyne
D - Raquel Abrile, Lincoln Memorial
D - Cassie Smith, Newberry
GK - Chelsea Parker, Mars Hill
Player of the Year: Catherine Hauck, Lenoir-Rhyne
Freshman of the Year: Juliana Conte, Catawba; Denesha Soto, Lenoir-Rhyne
Coach of the Year: Adrian Blewitt, Lenoir-Rhyne
Scholar-Athlete: Abby Martin, Mars Hill
Fair Play Award: Anderson and Lincoln Memorial
Goals Per Match: Abby Martin, Mars Hill, 0.94
Points Per Match: Abby Martin, Mars Hill, 2.18
Assists Per Match: Sarah Taylor, Lincoln Memorial, 0.69
Goals Against Average: Caitlin Scruggs, Lenoir-Rhyne, 0.46
Goalkeeper Shutouts Per Game: Caitlin Scruggs, Lenoir-Rhyne, 0.50
Save Percentage: Caitlin Scruggs, Lenoir-Rhyne, .886
Team Points Per Match: Tusculum, 7.71
Team Goals Per Match: Tusculum, 2.76
Team Assists Per Match: Tusculum, 2.18
Team Shutouts Per Match: Wingate, 0.56
Team Goal Against Average: Wingate, .65
Team Winning Percentage: Lenoir-Rhyne, .884