Brevard College Selected to Compete in ECAC DIII Women's Soccer Championships

Brevard College Selected to Compete in ECAC DIII Women's Soccer Championships


BREVARD, N.C. - The Brevard College Women's Soccer team has qualified into the postseason with a selection into the ECAC (Eastern College Athletic Conference) Division III Championships.  The Tornados were one of four #4 seeds selected for the postseason championship.

Brevard will open play in the 16-team tournament at number one seed McDaniel College on Saturday, November 10 at 11 a.m. in Westminster, Maryland.

With a win Saturday vs. McDaniel, the Tornados would advance to the quarterfinals on Sunday, November 11 to play the winner of the Washington & Jefferson vs. Pfeiffer game. Pfeiffer, also an NCAA DIII transitioning member, plays alongside the Tornados in the USA South Conference

The semifinals and championship game for the ECAC DIII Women's Soccer Championship will be played on Nov. 17-18 at a site to be determined among the winning teams.

The Brevard College Women's Soccer team, under the guidance of Head Coach Juan Mascaro, went 11-7 in the regular season to match the highest win total (NCAA-era) in school history.

The ECAC postseason gives the Brevard College Women's Soccer team a chance to extend a record-breaking 2018 campaign.

Led by senior student-athletes Ashley Hughes, Caroline David, and Megan Shina, the Tornados etched their name into the Brevard College NCAA-era record books.

Hughes' 2018 regular season concluded at the top of many statistical records for Brevard. Her 19 goals in 2018 are a BC NCAA-era school record for single-season goals, passing teammate Shina's mark of 11 goals in 2017. Hughes finished 2018 with 41 points, also a BC NCAA-era single-season record.

Both Hughes and Shina currently sit tied atop the BC record books for NCAA-era career goals scored. Both BC seniors have scored 25 goals apiece in their illustrious BC careers.

Shina and Hughes sit one and two respectively atop the BC NCAA-era career points leaderboard. Shina has recorded 56 career points, while Hughes holds 55 points. Shina and Hughes both passed former BC forward Bailey Varley (2008-11) in this category.

David sits alone atop both the single-season and career BC NCAA-era assist totals. David finished the 2018 regular season with 13 assists, which gives her both records by a landslide. David's 38 career points place her fourth all-time in BC NCAA-era history, trailing Shina, Hughes, and Varley (2008-11).

The Brevard College Tornados concluded its first USA South Conference regular season slate with a 5-3 mark in conference competition. Hughes and David were selected to the USA South Conference's All-West Division second team. Hughes, alongside goalkeepers Hannah Weatherall (2x) and Rebeccah Rojas, were named as USA South Conference Players of the Week during the 2018 regular season.

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