The North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) announced its selections for the 2016 College Division All-State Women's Soccer Teams on Tuesday. Twenty-two players from 11 different North Carolina institutions were named to the College Division All-State Teams.
Coming off a 13-5-2 campaign and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament, Lenoir-Rhyne led the way with four selections overall, including two on the first team. UNC Pembroke and Salem each put three players on the All-State teams, while Wingate, Queens, Methodist and Meredith each had a pair of players honored. Pfeiffer, Chowan, Mars Hill and Johnson & Wales each put one player on the distinguished list.
Wingate's Macy Franklin, Salem's Sydney Priest, Queens' Mariah Lewis and Methodist's Kortney Maggard were selected as the first-team defenders for 2016. Franklin, a first-team All-South Atlantic Conference (SAC) selection, was the defensive captain of a Wingate defense that was second in the SAC in goals-against average at 0.60 and second with 12 shutouts. She scored one goal and dished out one assist. A member of the USA South All-Tournament Team, Priest anchored a defense that allowed 0.42 goals against, a top-20 mark in Division III. She scored five goals in helping the Spirits to an 18-2-1 record.
Lewis was instrumental in recording seven shutouts this season for the Royals. The first-team All-SAC selection handed out four assists. Maggard was named to the All-USA South First Team after scoring two goals and racking up a pair of assists. She helped the Monarchs in allowing 1.51 goals per game.
Kathy Fisher of Queens, Danielle Doyle of Johnson & Wales, Kaitlyn Brunworth of Wingate and Mackenzie Wright of UNC Pembroke were named as the first-team midfielders. Fisher scored six goals and tacked on one assist this season and was named to the All-SAC First Team. She led the Royals in game-winning goals this season with five. Doyle leads the all-state teams with 51 points scored, notching 21 goals and nine assists, including a pair of hat tricks. She led the Wildcats in scoring this season and ranks in the top 11 in the USCAA in goals, assists and points.
An All-SAC First Team honoree, Brunworth scored a trio of goals this season, all game winners. She added three assists for nine total points and played a huge role in a Bulldog defense that put together 12 shutouts. Wright, an All-Peach Belt Conference selection, put together a five-goal, five-assist season. She led the Braves with 56 shots and was second on the squad with 15 points.
The trio of Salem's Brooke Bukas, Lenoir-Rhyne's Kendall Smith and Chowan's Rebekah Beal were selected as the first-team forwards. Bukas was the 2016 USA South Player of the Year after scoring 10 goals and dishing out five assists, totaling 25 points. Smith, an All-SAC First-Team pick, led the Bears in goals (nine), assists (eight) and points (26). In her first collegiate season, Beal scored 13 goals and handed out three assists for 29 points to lead the Hawks to a NCAA Division II program-best 8-6-2 record.
Lenoir-Rhyne's netminder Andrea Leano was named as the first-team goalkeeper. An All-SAC First Team honoree, she ranked fourth in the conference in goals against average (0.90) and made 59 saves. Leano notched six shutouts in 20 games started, allowing just 18 goals in the process.
The NCCSIA All-State second-team is comprised of Pfeiffer's Madeline Gadd, Lenoir-Rhyne's Kim Migliarese and Abigael McGarel, Mars Hill's Breona Tate, Methodist's Taylor Cavazos, Ellice Johnson and Jessica Wallace, Salem's Jordan Lanier, and UNC Pembroke's Stacey Scott and Gina Ryan.
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.
NCCSIA 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
2016 College Division All-State Women's Soccer Teams
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
D Macy Franklin Sr. Wingate Conover, N.C.
D Sydney Priest Jr. Salem Frisco, Texas
D Mariah Lewis Jr. Queens Viera, Fla.
D Kortney Maggard Sr. Methodist Baltimore, Md.
M Kathy Fisher Sr. Queens Tucson, Ariz.
M Danielle Doyle So. Johnson & Wales East Islip, N.Y.
M Kaitlyn Brunworth Sr. Wingate Littleton, Colo.
M Mackenzie Wright So. UNC Pembroke Liberty, N.C.
F Brooke Bukas Jr. Salem Tobaccoville, N.C.
F Kendall Smith Sr. Lenoir-Rhyne Asheville, N.C.
F Rebekah Beal Fr. Chowan Rocky Mount, N.C.
GK Andrea Leano Sr. Lenoir-Rhyne San Diego, Calif.
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
D Madeline Gadd Sr. Pfeiffer Concord, N.C.
D Kim Migliarese Sr. Lenoir-Rhyne Salem, Va.
M Abigael McGarel Fr. Lenoir-Rhyne Morristown, Tenn.
M Breona Tate Jr. Mars Hill Asheville, N.C.
M Taylor Cavazos Sr. Methodist Fayetteville, N.C.
M Ellice Johnson Sr. Meredith Cary, N.C.
F Jordan Lanier Jr. Salem Asheboro, N.C.
F Stacey Scott So. UNC Pembroke Jacksonville, N.C.
F Jessica Wallace So. Meredith Kitty Hawk, N.C.
GK Gina Ryan Fr. UNC Pembroke Cape Carteret, N.C.