Lees-McRae College junior midfielder Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) garnered Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region honors for the first
time in her career Monday, earning a spot on the second team after leading the Bobcats to their second straight Conference Carolinas regular season title.
Kerrigan adds to her individual awards bouquet with her first career all-region selection, earning a spot on the second team after garnering her first all-conference honors with all-Conference Carolinas First team recognition. The Lakewood Ranch, Fla. native paced the conference with six assists this season in league play, posting eight helpers overall. Kerrigan also tallied three goals against league opponents, including a pair of match-winners against Barton College and Mount Olive College.
Columbus State University and Lenoir-Rhyne University led the way with six all-region selections each, as Armstrong Atlantic State University placed three players on the all-region teams, including Southeast Region Player of the Year Morgan Mitchell.
Lees-McRae is expected to return to 18 letter-winners from this year's Conference Carolinas regular season championship squad, including rising seniors Kerrigan, Alicia Pierson (Brooksville, Fla.), LeeAnn Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.), and MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.).
2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women's Soccer all-Southeast Region Team
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
GK Mary Mancin Columbus State Sr. Gainesville, Ga.
F Morgan Mitchell Armstrong Atlantic Sr. Lilburn, Ga.
F Jade Montegomery Wingate So. Monroe, N.C.
F Amalia Arvidsson UNC Pembroke So. Boras, Sweden
F Leah Mullins Lenoir-Rhyne Fr. Kissimmee, Fla.
MF Stephanie Lowery Columbus State Sr. Sandy, Utah
MF Nadima Skeff Armstrong Atlantic Sr. Brasilia, Brazil
MF Gabrielle Brodie Newberry So. Rolleston, New Zealand
MF Cicely Taliaffero Belmont Abbey Jr. Redwood City, Calif.
D Emily Cattanach Armstrong Atlantic Sr. Fort Myers, Fla.
D Kansas Bayly Columbus State Jr. Lilburn, Ga.
D Kayla Brown Columbus State Sr. Lawrenceville, Ga.
D Brianna Belsky Lenoir-Rhyne Fr. Egg Harbour Township, N.J.
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
GK Caitlyn Scruggs Lenoir-Rhyne Sr. Torrance, Calif.
F Tramicka James Tusculum Sr. Wilson, Fla.
F Kelly Preston North Georgia Jr. Suwanee, Ga.
F Natalia Valentine Clayton State Sr. Bocksburg, South Africa
F Gabriella Reid Limestone So. Birmingham, England
MF Hanna Keibel Lenoir-Rhyne So. Parker, Colo.
MF Carley Griffin Lenoir-Rhyne Sr. Fresno, Calif.
MF Kaitlyn Kerrigan Lees-McRae Jr. Lakewood Ranch, Fla.
MF Catherine Lovin Columbus State Sr. Griffin, Ga.
D Taylor Lee North Georgia Sr. McDonough, Ga.
D Kelly Moldenhauer Wingate Sr. Mint Hill, N.C.
D Shelby Rolling Columbus State Fr. Stayner, Ontario
D Amber Madriaga Lenoir-Rhyne Fr. Wailuku, Hawai'i
Southeast Region Player of the Year: Armstrong Atlantic senior forward Morgan Mitchell
Photo Courtresy: Kaitlyn Kerrigan, LMC Athletics