PBC Announces Women's Soccer Team of Academic Distinction

Francis Marion senior Sierra Cartano
Francis Marion senior Sierra Cartano

With the 2019 Championship approaching, the Peach Belt Conference has released the women's soccer Team of Academic Distinction (formerly All-Academic Team). The team is part of a season-long program recognizing the outstanding accomplishments of PBC student-athletes in the classroom as well as on the field. To be eligible for the All-Academic team, a student-athlete must 1) participate in at least half of his/her team's events and be either a starter or significant contributor; 2) achieved a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and 3) completed at least one full academic year at his or her current institution and has reached sophomore athletic eligibility. The Peach Belt Conference Sports Information Directors oversee the program.

Founded in 1991, the Peach Belt Conference is home to 35 NCAA Division II National Championships. Twelve member institutions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida compete in 15 championship sports. 2019-20 members are Augusta University, Clayton State University, Columbus State University, Flagler College, Francis Marion University, Georgia College, Georgia Southwestern State University, Lander University, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, University of North Georgia, University of South Carolina Aiken and Young Harris College.  Albany State University is an associate member for women's soccer.

2019 Women's Soccer Team of Academic Distinction

Player School Year Hometown GPA Major (Minor)
Brooke Adams Georgia College So.  Kennesaw, Ga. 3.71 Marketing/Spanish Language and Culture
Tehgan Anguilm Columbus State Sr. Newnan, Ga. 3.93 Chemistry
Katie Arthur Lander So. Chapin, S.C. 3.86 Health
Lydia Atkinson Georgia College So. Monroe, Ga. 3.9  Psychology (Pre-Law) 
Manoly Baquerizo Clayton State Sr. Guayaquil, Ecuador 3.65 Psychology and Human Services
Natalie Barbara   Clayton State So. Ballarat, Australia 3.61 Communication and Media Studies
Alisa Barr Georgia Southwestern So. Suwanee, Ga. 3.44 Pre-Nursing
Alyssa Bergamini Georgia College So. West Suffield, Ct. 3.47 Exercise Science/Physical Education
Payton Bisso North Georgia Sr. Hoover, Al. 3.85 Management
Sophia Bonser    Georgia College Jr. Tyrone, Ga. 3.87 Chemistry (Pre-Med)
Georgia Bostic Columbus State Jr. Warner Robins, Ga. 3.51 Chemistry
Mackenzie Brennan North Georgia Jr. Marietta, Ga. 3.82 Nursing
Janne Brouer Clayton State Sr. Aarhus, Denmark 3.87 Business
Chloe Byrne  Flagler So. Annapolis, Md. 3.63 International Studies
Sara Carr Flagler So. Charleston, W.Va. 3.72 Psychology
Anna Capra  Francis Marion So. High Point, N.C. 3.603 Biology
Sierra Cartano  Francis Marion Sr. Raleigh, N.C. 3.97 Finance
Riley Clark Columbus State Sr. Peachtree City, Ga. 3.73 Nursing
Abbie Crane North Georgia So. Peachtree City, Ga. 3.64 General Studies
Brianna De Coteau  UNC Pembroke So. Montreal, Canada 3.59 Criminal Justice
Lafaren Donaldson Albany State So. Tallahassee, Fl. 3.85 Biology
Sarah-Lisa Dübel Flagler Jr. Braunfels, Germany 3.72 Psychology
Olivia Dumphy North Georgia Sr. Dawsonville, Ga. 3.36 Management
Devin Duhme Lander Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio 3.6  Business
Rosie Embley North Georgia Sr. Wistaston, England 3.70 Management
Kylee Eppl Lander Jr. Lake Mary, Fla. 3.43 Business
Jessica Garnett   Francis Marion Sr.  Rock Hill, S.C.  3.914 Biology
Carli Gauthier            Francis Marion Sr.  Tampa, Fla.  3.658 Early Childhood Education
Eduarda Giusti Georgia Southwestern So. Araras, Brazil 3.96 Pre-Nursing
Madeline Goodfellow Columbus State Jr. Columbus, Ga. 4.0 Management
Maya Grimes  UNC Pembroke So. Kernersville, N.C. 3.76 Biology
Michelle Gustavsen Georgia Southwestern Sr. Hiram, Ga. 3.891 Nursing
Annie Habeeb Flagler Jr. Salisbury, S.C. 3.51 Hospitality Management
Emma Hall Francis Marion Jr. Candler, N.C. 3.661 Accounting
Leila Hamed Georgia Southwestern Jr. Marietta, Ga. 3.56 Psychology
Pia Haug  Clayton State So. Ytre Enebakk, Norway 3.51 Accounting
Rachael Hennenkamp Francis Marion So. Wake Forest, N.C. 3.766 Biology
Hadleigh Hughes  Young Harris  Sr. McDonouogh, Ga. 3.68 Biology
Shanai Jackson-Brown Albany State Sr. London, England 3.92 Psychology
Kai Jeffries Georgia College Jr. Lawrenceville, Ga. 3.82  Philosophy (Pre-Law)
Harley King USC Aiken So. Lexington, S.C. 3.532 Education
Micahla Kitchen Francis Marion Sr. West End, N.C. 3.818 Biology
Michelle Lamorte Columbus State So. Miramar, Fla. 3.63 Psychology
Lauren Lannan Flagler Jr. Collierville, Tenn. 3.64 English
Lauryn Laslie USC Aiken Jr. Woodbridge, Va. 3.569 Education
Moa Loftman Clayton State So. Karlstad, Sweden 3.78 Psychology
McKenzy Long Lander Jr.
Matthews, N.C.
3.68 Education
Lorena Lopez Flagler Jr.
Mexico City, Mexico
3.91 Economics
Taylor Malasek North Georgia Jr.
Peachtree City, Ga.
4.0 Biology/Pre-Med
Isabel Massa Clayton State So.
Caracas, Venezuela
4.0 Health and Fitness Management
Makenzie Maxwell USC Aiken Jr.
Aiken, S.C.
3.57 Nursing
Kimmy May Columbus State Jr.
Columbus, Ga.
3.52 Biology
Annie Mayo Columbus State Jr.
Swanee, Ga.
3.66 Nursing
Brennan McCarthy  Lander Jr.
Clifton, Va.
3.7 Business
Jane McKevitt Clayton State Sr.
Thurles, Ireland
3.87 Mathematics
Megan Misuraca Francis Marion Jr.
Apex, N.C.
3.811 Pre-Nursing
Sarah Moll Francis Marion Jr.
Waxhaw, N.C.
3.693 Biology
Parker Morgan Columbus State Jr.
Albany, Ga.
3.89 General Business
Becca Morris     Georgia College Jr.
Marietta, Ga.
3.84  Management/Spanish Language and Culture
Maria Castorino Mujica Flagler Jr.
Asunción, Paraguay
3.63 Political Science
Lailah Muscat Young Harris Jr.
Cardiff, Wales
3.57 Psychology
Caroline Nelson North Georgia Jr. 
Sharpsburg, Ga.
3.88 Modern Languages/Spanish 
Charlène Nowotny Flagler Sr.
Marburg, Germany
3.96 Psychology
Gressa Olson USC Aiken Jr.
Chanpange, Il.
4.0 Exercise Science
Willa Olson USC Aiken Jr.
Chanpange, Il.
4.0 Exercise Science
Sarah Owen Lander Jr.
Lake Wales, Fl.
3.47 Business
Amanda Raleigh USC Aiken Sr.
Palm Coast, Fl.
3.37 Exercise Science
Ali Ritter Flagler Sr.
Vero Beach, Fl.
3.86 Psychology
Chiara Rosener Clayton State So. Minden, Germany 3.67 Biology
Alison Rugel Georgia Southwestern Sr.
Decatur, Ga.
3.86 Sociology
Kayla Ruiz Georgia College Jr.
Milton, Ga.
3.93 Psychology/Spanish Language and Culture
Gina Ryan UNC Pembroke Sr. Cape Carteret, N.C. 3.67 Accounting
Katy Ryan  UNC Pembroke Sr. Cape Carteret, N.C. 3.58 Chemistry
Concepcion Sanchez Flagler Sr. Madrid, Spain 3.49  Sport Management
Sara Sandberg Flagler Jr. Orebro, Sweden 3.91 Psychology
Dani Shartouny North Georgia Sr. Sugar Hill, Ga. 3.96 Management
Bianey Serrano Young Harris Sr. Labelle, Fl.   3.37 Psychology
Lauren Sigmon USC Aiken So. Taylors, S.C. 3.871 Exercise Science
Miranda Simpson Young Harris Jr. Marietta, Ga.   3.52 Interdisciplinary Studies
Hannah Sinner Lander Sr. Lake Wales, Fl. 3.88 Exercise Science
Lauren Shuba Lander Sr. Simpsonville, S.C. 3.47 Business
Kennedy Smith USC Aiken Jr. Augusta, Ga. 3.549 Exercise Science
Ryann Smith Georgia College So. Sharpsburg,Ga. 3.43 Biology (Pre-Vet) 
Flo Spano Columbus State Sr. Quebec, Canada 3.43 Marketing
Kristina Stevenson UNC Pembroke Sr. Jacksonville, N.C. 3.75 Exercise & Sports Science
Bailey Swindell North Georgia R-So. Sharpsburg, Ga. 3.65 Nursing
Brianna Taylor Lander Jr. Delran, N.J. 3.77 Business
Meredith Tucker North Georgia So. Dacula, Ga. 3.67 Biology/Pre-Med
Pien Van Kampen Young Harris Jr.   Julianadorp, Netherlands 3.59 Biology
Britt Verstegen Young Harris So. Ede, Netherlands 3.83 Biology
Brin Wexler Flagler So. Orlando, Fl. 3.43 Psychology
Beatriz Zabalegui Clayton State So. San Sebastian de los Reyes, Spain 3.88 Biology
Ann-Cathrin Zabel  Clayton State Jr. Schwarme, Germany 3.85 Health and Human Sciences