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Five Bears Named All-State PDF Print
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Thursday, 20 June 2013 06:36

Five members of the Lenoir-Rhyne Women's Soccer Team earned 2012 NCCSIA All-State College Division accolades. NCCSIA is the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association. Of the five, four Bears were picked to the first team: senior goalkeeper Caitlin Scruggs (Torrance, Calif.), senior midfielder Carley Griffin (Fresno, Calif.), sophomore midfielder Hanna Kiebel (Parker, Colo.) and freshman defender Brianna Belsky (Egg Harbour Township, N.J.).
Scruggs, a first-team all-conference and all-region pick, tallied the ninth-best goal-against average in the nation (0.49) and third-best save percentage (0.889) in the country in addition to eight shutouts and 72 saves during the year.
Griffin earned all-state honors for the second straight season and finished with two goals and five assists on the year while Kiebel totaled five goals, four assists and 14 points in 2012. Both players were All-SAC and All-Southeast Region honorees.
Belsky, who started all 20 games for the Bears in 2012, was an all-conference, all-region and honorable mention All-American. Belsky scored three goals and dished out five assists as a defender and anchored a defense that allowed just 11 goals all season.
Freshman forward Leah Mullins (Kissimmee, Fla.) was a second-team all-state pick after leading the squad in goals scored (13) and total points (29) this year. Mullins' accolades last fall included All-South Atlantic Conference and NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region laurels to go along with Food Lion SAC Tournament MVP and conference freshman-of-the-year honors.
All five players led Lenoir-Rhyne to a 16-2-2 record this past fall in addition to the team's third consecutive South Atlantic Conference Regular Season Championship. The Bears also won the Food Lion SAC Tournament and earned a trip to the NCAA Division II Playoffs.
Nominees were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by the NCCSIA members.
Founded in 2002, The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools.
Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.
NCCSSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.

North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2012 College Division All-State Women's Soccer Team
First Team
GK - Caitlin Scruggs%, Sr., Lenoir-Rhyne, Torrance, Calif.
D - Brianna Belsky, Fr., Lenoir-Rhyne, Egg Harbour Township, N.J.

D - Kelly Moldenhauser, Sr., Wingate, Mint Hill, N.C.
D - Fanny Forsman&, Sr., UNC Pembroke, Boras, SWEDEN
MF - Alyssa Morris, Jr., Mars Hill, Forked River, N.J.
MF - Danielle Lee, So., Meredith, Smithfield, N.C.
MF - Carley Griffin&, Sr., Lenoir-Rhyne, Fresno, Calif.
MF - Hanna Kiebel, So., Lenoir-Rhyne, Parker, Colo.

F - Jade Montgomery&, So., Wingate University, Monroe, N.C.
F - Amelia Arvidsson, So., UNC Pembroke, Boras, Sweden
F - Sawyer Ferguson, So., Salem, Billings, Mont.

Second Team
GK - Brittney Bennett&, Jr., UNC Pembroke, Seminole, Fla.
D - Anna Toole, Jr., Catawba, Greenville, S.C.
D - Patrice Clarke, Sr., Mount Olive, Jacksonville, N.C.
D - Stephanie Hubbard, Jr., Salem, Sanford, N.C.
MF - Meredith Kelly, Sr., Greensboro, Snow Camp, N.C.
MF - Nadia Butt, Fr., Queens, Houston, Texas
MF - Jaclyn Nucci, Sr., Guilford, Gambrills, Md.
F - Rae-Shawna Campbell, Fr., UNC Pembroke, Wilmington, N.C.
F - Jessie Davis, Jr., Meredith, Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
F - Leah Mullins, Fr., Lenoir-Rhyne, Kissimmee, Fla.

& - Named to 2011 All-State Team
% - Named to 2010 All-State Team


Photo Courtesy: Leah Mullins, L-R Athletics

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