Six UNCG womens soccer players named All-Southern Conference
SPARTANBURG, SC – The Southern Conference announced on Wednesday that six players representing UNC Greensboro have been named to the 2005 women’s soccer All-Conference teams. All honorees were voted on by the league’s coaches.
UNCG garnered three spots on the first team, as senior forward Cara Hammond, senior midfielder Amy Carnell and junior defender Shannon Donovan earned their place among the top 11. Meanwhile, junior forward Deven Beachum, senior midfielder Nicollette DeLaine and senior defender Tyson Davis earned second team honors.
Hammond, a native of Howell, NJ (Howell HS), finished as the Spartans’ leading goal scorer with seven, placing her fifth in the SoCon, and third on the club with 15 points. Hammond was also a 2003 second team all-league selection.
Carnell, who hails from Lake Stevens, WA (Lake Stevens HS), led UNCG in 2005 with five goals and nine assists. The 2004 SoCon Player of the Year wrapped up her final week of the regular season in style, collecting 13 points en route to being named the conference Player of the Week. Carnell was also a second team selection in 2003.
Donovan, a native of Melville, NY (Half Hallow Hills East HS), earned first team plaudits for the second straight season after being named the SoCon Freshman of the Year in 2003. This season, Donovan tallied seven points on two goals and three assists.
Beachum and DeLaine, who both hail from Raleigh, NC, were selected to the second team for the second straight year. Beachum a product of Sanderson HS, totaled four goals and three assists for 11 points. Meanwhile, DeLaine, who played at Southeast Raleigh HS, led the SoCon with 10 assists and added four goals for 18 points, second on the team.
Davis, a native of Hope Mills, NC (South View HS), was honored as a second team selection in her final season with the Spartans. She netted her first career goal to give UNCG 1-0 overtime victory over James Madison on September 10.
Davidson swept all three major postseason awards after finishing in first place in the league. Senior Kara Koehrn was selected as the Player of the Year after recording a league-high 18 goals during the regular season. Defender Melanee Smith earned the Freshman of the Year honor. Smith started 17 games for the Wildcats in 2005, picking up a goal and five assists.
Greg Ashton was tabbed the Coach of the Year by his peers for the second straight season. Ashton orchestrated the Wildcats to an undefeated regular season (9-0-1) and their first SoCon regular-season title since 1996.
UNCG is making its ninth consecutive trip to the SoCon Tournament in 2005. The third-seeded Spartans will take on No. 6 Chattanooga on Thursday at 5 pm at Stone Stadium on the campus of tourney host Furman in Greenville, SC.
2005 Southern Conference All-Conference Teams
F-Andre’a Morrison, Furman
F-Kara Koehrn, Davidson
F-Cara Hammond, UNC Greensboro
F-Kristin Rhyne, College of Charleston
MF-Amy Carnell, UNC Greensboro
MF-Kat Kelley, Furman
MF-Tara Marker, Furman
D-Amanda Andrews, College of Charleston
D-Nancy Haskell, Davidson
D-Shannon Donovan, UNC Greensboro
GK-Andie Hinshaw, Furman
F-Casey Cleary, Appalachian State
F-Deven Beachum, UNC Greensboro
F-Whitney Southard, Appalachian State
F-Nikki Brannen, Chattanooga
MF-Nicky Darling, Furman
MF-Nicollette DeLaine, UNC Greensboro
MF-Elfa Erlingsdottir, Chattanooga
D-Danielle Jordan, College of Charleston
D-Melanee Smith, Davidson
D-Tyson Davis , UNC Greensboro
D-Emily Pierce, Western Carolina
GK-Alesha Row, Western Carolina
Player of the Year: Kara Koehrn, Davidson
Freshman of the Year: Melanee Smith, Davidson
Coach of the Year: Greg Ashton, Davidson
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