Hovis named All-SAC second team

Allie Hovis is the first BC women's soccer player to be recognized for a postseason SAC award

ROCK HILL, SC – Brevard College forward Allie Hovis was named to the All-SAC second team by the South Atlantic Conference on Thursday. Hovis is now recognized as the first ever Brevard College women’s soccer player to make a postseason South Atlantic Conference team.

Hovis scored two goals this season and had one assist as well. Her first goal came in the regular season opener against the Erskine Flying Fleet. Brevard won the match 5-3. Hovis’ final three points of the season came in the BC loss to Mars Hill on October 1st.

Lenoir-Rhyne University junior midfielder Catherine Hauck, who helped lead the Bears to the South Atlantic Conference championship, was named the 2010 Women’s Soccer Player of the Year, while Lenoir-Rhyne Coach Adrian Blewitt was named Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year and L-R’s Denesha Soto was named the conference’s Co-Freshman of the Year, the league announced.

The Scholar Athlete Award for women’s soccer went to Abby Martin of Mars Hill College, who wins for the second year in a row.

Hauck, a junior midfielder from Lake Mary, Fla. (Lake Mary HS), had five goals and two assists in conference matches for the Bears. She also scored the game-winning goal for Lenoir-Rhyne’s 1-0 victory over Lincoln Memorial University in Tuesday’s Food Lion SAC Tournament quarterfinal match.

Blewitt wins the Women’s Soccer Coach of the Year award for the first time in his career. He won the SAC Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year award in 2006. He becomes the first coach in conference history to win both awards.

Soto, a freshman midfielder from Dale City, Va. (Forest Park HS), shared the Freshman of the Year award with Juliana Conte from Catawba College. Soto had one assist on the year. Conte, a forward/midfielder from Hampton, Ontario, Canada (Holy Trinity Catholic), scored three goals and ranked third in the conference with seven assists.

Lenoir-Rhyne led the way on the All-Conference team with seven selections. Joining Hauck on the first team are forward Amber Holt, defender Casey McDonnell and goalkeeper Caitlin Scruggs. Midfielder Elizabeth Hawes, the 2009 Player and Freshman of the Year, is joined on the second team by midfielder Kaelia Frazier and defender Jessica Schob.

Lincoln Memorial University had four named to the All-Conference team. Forwards Sarah Taylor and Becky Thompson were joined on the second team by midfielder Leanne Reid and defender Raquel Abrile.

Mars Hill College had three All-Conference selections. Martin, a forward, was joined on the first team by defender Brittany Downs, while goalkeeper Chelsea Parker was named to the second team.

Wingate University also had three All-Conference selections. Midfielder Izabella Miranda and defender Kelly Moldenhauer were chosen to the first team, while forward Kerstin Williams was selected to the second team.

Co-champion Carson-Newman had two All-Conference selections. Forward Trenna Howell and midfielder Morgan Gruenenfelder were both named to the first team.

Tusculum College also had two All-Conference selections. Forward Tramicka James was named to the first team, while midfielder Courtney Turner was named to the second team.

Catawba College had one selection as defender Alexa Baird was named to the first team.

Newberry College had one All-Conference selection in second-team defender Cassie Smith.

The All-Conference teams are selected by the league’s head coaches.

The Fair Play Award for women’s soccer went to Anderson and Lincoln Memorial. The award goes to the team that demonstrates good sportsmanship in conference play.

Martin is a senior majoring in Elementary Education with a 3.91 grade point average.

She was the 2007 SAC Freshman of the Year, and is a three-time All-Conference performer and was named All-Region in 2007 and 2008. This season, she led the SAC in goals and points per match.

She is a member of Alpha Chi honor society and was named to the ESPN Academic All-District team for the third year in a row this season.

Martin is active in campus and community projects, including serving as president of the Mars Hill Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. She also is a member of the Campus Activity Board. Abby also has helped raise money for Make-A-Wish, volunteers at a local school every week, made a mission trip to Kenya to help build a houses and a church and has supported a child from the Dominican Republic through World Vision for the past four years.

The statistical champion and senior awards were also announced.

2010 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team

FIRST TEAM
F - Trenna Howell, Carson-Newman
F - Amber Holt, Lenoir-Rhyne
F - Abby Martin, Mars Hill
F - Tramicka James, Tusculum
MF - Morgan Gruenenfelder, Carson-Newman
MF - Andrea Saevik, Carson-Newman
MF - Catherine Hauck, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF - Izabella Miranda, Wingate
D - Alexa Baird, Catawba
D - Casey McDonnell, Lenoir-Rhyne
D - Kelly Moldenhauer, Wingate
D - Brittany Downs, Mars Hill
GK - Caitlin Scruggs, Lenoir-Rhyne

SECOND TEAM
F - Allie Hovis, Brevard
F - Sarah Taylor, Lincoln Memorial
F - Becky Thompson, Lincoln Memorial
F - Kerstin Williams, Wingate
MF - Elizabeth Hawes, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF - Kaelia Frazier, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF - Leanne Reid, Lincoln Memorial
MF - Courtney Turner, Tusculum
D - Melissa Morris, Carson-Newman
D - Jessica Schob, Lenoir-Rhyne
D - Raquel Abrile, Lincoln Memorial
D - Cassie Smith, Newberry
GK - Chelsea Parker, Mars Hill

Player of the Year: Catherine Hauck, Lenoir-Rhyne
Freshman of the Year: Juliana Conte, Catawba; Denesha Soto, Lenoir-Rhyne
Coach of the Year: Adrian Blewitt, Lenoir-Rhyne
Scholar-Athlete: Abby Martin, Mars Hill
Fair Play Award: Anderson and Lincoln Memorial

STATISTICAL CHAMPIONS
Goals Per Match: Abby Martin, Mars Hill, 0.94
Points Per Match: Abby Martin, Mars Hill, 2.18
Assists Per Match: Sarah Taylor, Lincoln Memorial, 0.69
Goals Against Average: Caitlin Scruggs, Lenoir-Rhyne, 0.46
Goalkeeper Shutouts Per Game: Caitlin Scruggs, Lenoir-Rhyne, 0.50
Save Percentage: Caitlin Scruggs, Lenoir-Rhyne, .886
Team Points Per Match: Tusculum, 7.71
Team Goals Per Match: Tusculum, 2.76
Team Assists Per Match: Tusculum, 2.18
Team Shutouts Per Match: Wingate, 0.56
Team Goal Against Average: Wingate, .65
Team Winning Percentage: Lenoir-Rhyne, .884

SENIORS

Anderson:
Kristi Caldwell
Katelyn Conover

Brevard:
Katie Donohue
Nikki Peacock

Carson Newman:
Melissa Morris
Morgan Gruenenfelder
Brianna BuckleyCatawba:
Alexa Baird
Andrea Dushie
Laela Ghorbani

Lenoir-Rhyne:
Amber Holt
Rebecca Lin
Audrey Moore
Lauren Rosch

Lincoln Memorial:
Ashley Wallace
Jennah Kilroy
Becky Thompson
Karen Boleska
Julianna Childers
Amanda Moran
Raquel Abrile
Sarah Harvey
Kristen Huffman

Mars Hill:
Artavia Murray
Caity Murnahan
Shelby Wilson
Abby Martin
Brittany Downs

Newberry:
Amberly Fowler
Christen Chestnutt

Tusculum:
Lisa Andriano
Amber Bradley
Cassy Melnike
Courtney Turner
Jillian Cunha
Amber Marceau

Wingate:
Samantha Baldwin
Jenni Barbett
Terry Chandler
Kerstin Williams
Julie Zielinski

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