Lees-McRae College senior Mary Dorn (Shallotte, N.C.) headlines a trio of three Bobcat women's soccer players on the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region team, announced region officials Tuesday.
Dorn garnered all-region recognition for the first time in her career, earning a spot on the first team, as the Bobcats set a program-record with three selections. Sophomore MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.)
and freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) were each named to the second team as Sullivan earned all-region recognition for the second straight season.
A native of Shallotte, N.C., Dorn adds to her individual awards bouquet from this season after receiving her third-straight all-Conference Carolinas selection, earning first team honors for the second consecutive year. Dorn was a tremendous part of the Bobcats' success this season, leading Lees-McRae to the conference regular season and tournament titles while helping the backline record 12 clean sheets. The 5-5 defender posted four goals and nine points this season.
Sullivan nets her second straight all-region recognition, earning a spot on the second team for the second time in her career. The Greensboro, N.C. native finished the season ranked second on the team in goals (11) and points (24), while netting four match-winners en route to her second straight all-conference first team selection.
Thornton adds to her impressive individual trophy case this season, earning a spot on the second team after becoming the fourth Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year in program history. A native of Millville, N.J., Thornton capped the season as the team-leader in goals (12) and points (30), while also ranking third on the squad with six assists. The 5-4 forward ended the campaign ranked fourth in the conference in goals and points, while ranking fifth in assists.
Lees-McRae is expected to return 17 letter-winners from this year's Conference Carolinas regular season and tournament championship squad, including Thornton and Sullivan.
2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Women's Soccer Team
FIRST TEAM: DEFENDER MARY DORN, SR.
SECOND TEAM: FORWARD MEAGHAN THORNTON, FR.
SECOND TEAM: MIDFIELDER MARY BETH SULLIVAN*, SO.
REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: KATHERINE HAUCK, LENOIR-RHYNE
* - INDICATES WAS A MEMBER OF THE DAKTRONICS ALL-SOUTHEAST REGION TEAM IN 2010.
Bobcats place Three On Daktronics All-Southeast Region Team
A trio of players from the Lees-McRae College men's soccer team were named to the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region teams, announced region officials Tuesday.
Senior Luke Duffy (Wakefield, England), sophomore James Galvani (High Wycombe, England), and freshman James Smith (Eastbourne, England) each earned a spot on the second team, as Duffy and Galvani garnered their third and second consecutive all-region honors, respectively.
Duffy nets his third straight all-region recognition from the Daktronics All-America program, earning second team honors after being named to the first team in each of the previous two seasons. A native of Wakefield, England, Duffy recently became the second player in program history to earn all-Conference Carolinas honors in four consecutive seasons, earning first-team recognition for the third straight year. The senior defender helped the Bobcat backline keep five clean sheets, while tallying one goal and two assists this season.
Galvani garners all-region honors from Daktronics for the second straight season, earning a spot on the second team after leading the Bobcats in goals (11), points (26) and match-winners (three). A native of High Wycombe, England, Galvani also earned all-conference first team honors earlier this season, and currently ranks 39th in the nation in total goals and 44th in total points.
Smith put together a strong freshman campaign with the Bobcats, leading Lees-McRae with eight assists while also scoring six goals to finish the season ranked second on the team with 20 points. The Eastbourne, England native also garnered all-conference second team honors this season, and currently ranks 24th in the nation in total assists and 59th in helpers per match (0.36).
Lees-McRae is expected to return 17 letter-winners from this year's Conference Carolinas Western Division Champion squad, including all-conference selections Smith, Galvani, and Thomas Rusling (Sheffield, England).
2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Men's Soccer Team
SECOND TEAM: DEFENDER LUKE DUFFY, SR.
SECOND TEAM: MIDFIELDER JAMES SMITH, FR.
SECOND TEAM: FORWARD JAMES GALVANI, SO.
REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR: LASSE SOHRWEIDE, ANDERSON UNIVERSITY (S.C.)
*-indicates was a member of the 2010 Daktronics All-Southeast Region Team