Peach Belt Announces Women’s Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team
AUGUSTA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference has announced the
11-member women’s soccer preseason All-Conference team as
voted on by the league’s head coaches. Armstrong
Atlantic State led the way with three selections to the team while
North Georgia, Columbus State and UNC Pembroke had two each.
Lander and Flagler had one player named to the team.
Armstrong had one forward, one midfielder and one defender on the team. Junior forward Kristina Pascutti started 15 matches as a sophomore and was named first-team All-Conference and second-team All-Region by the NSCAA. Pascutti scored seven goals with three assists and was tied for ninth in the PBC in goals scored. Junior midfielder Morgan Mitchell started 19 games as a sophomore and was named first-team All-Conference and first-team All-Region by Daktronics. Mitchell scored the lone goal in a 1-0 win over UNC Pembroke in the NCAA regionals, one of her five goals on the year with three assists. Senior defender Kelli Bahr started 19 matches and was named a Daktronics honorable mention All-American in 2010. Named first-team All-Conference she was a two-time PBC Defender of the Week and led a defense that was third in the PBC with a 0.85 goals against average.
North Georgia’s Kelsey Martin was named the 2009 PBC Freshman of the Year and in 2010 was tied for ninth in the league with seven goals scored. Returning for her junior season at forward, she added one assist last season and three of her goals were game-winners. Senior midfielder Natalie Douglass started in all 20 games for the Saints and scored seven goals on the year, including a score against Armstrong in an upset win in the PBC Tournament semifinals. Douglas added two assists and was tied for ninth in the league in goals scored.
Columbus State’s Stephanie Lowery set a single-season school record and led the PBC with 19 goals scored in 2010. Named an All-American by the NSCAA and Daktronics, she was the co-PBC Player of the Year and named first-team All-Conference. She started in all 22 games for the Lady Cougars with five assists and led the league with 43 total points. Sophomore defender Kansas Bayly was named first-team All-Conference as a freshman and a PBC Defender of the Week. She started 15 games for the Lady Cougars with three goals and two assists. She played a key role on a CSU defense that allowed only 12 goals to be scored during the season, tied for the league low.
UNC Pembroke’s Brittany Bennett was named the 2010 PBC Freshman of the Year after a remarkable season in goal for the Lady Braves. She started 20 games and led the league with 1799 minutes played in goal. She also led the PBC with 10 shutouts last year and was second with a 0.50 goals against average. Junior defender Fanny Forsman also started 20 games for UNCP last season and was named second-team All-Conference and third-team All-Region by the NSCAA. Forsman keyed a defense that led the PBC with a 0.53 GAA and had three assists on the season.
Flagler’s Lindsay Zullo started all 17 games at forward last year for the Saints. She was named second-team All-Conference after scoring five goals. Lander’s Jamie Shaw was named second-team All-Conference after leading the team in goals with eight. The junior forward was tied for sixth in the league in goals and ninth in total points.
2011 PBC Women's
Preseason All-Conference Team
Kelsey Martin, North Georgia
Kristina Pascutti, Armstrong
Jamie Shaw, Lander
Lindsay Zullo, Flagler
Natalie Douglass, North Georgia
Stephanie Lowery, Columbus State
Morgan Mitchell, Armstrong
Kelli Bahr, Armstrong
Kansas Bayly, Columbus St.
Fanny Forsman, UNC Pembroke
Britney Bennett, UNC Pembroke