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Three Lions Named To Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer All-Conference Second Team

Three Lions Named To Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer All-Conference Second Team

GREENVILLE, S.C. – The 2019 Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer All-Conference awards were officially released by the league office on Monday, Nov. 11, 2019.

The league's head coaches picked this year's honorees. The teams are comprised of the top vote-receivers at forward (three each), midfield (three each), defender (three each), goalkeeper (one each) and highest remaining vote-receiver (one each).

Southern Wesleyan senior forward Ashley Romanowski was named the Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Player of the Year after a regular season in which she netted a league-best 13 goals. She scored eight goals in conference play. She was also tops in the league overall with 29 points. Romanowski has scored 37 goals during her time at Southern Wesleyan. The reigning National Christian College Athletic Association Region Player of the Year and now three-time all-conference recipient is the career leader in women's soccer history at Southern Wesleyan in points (92), goals (37) and assists (18). The St. Clair Shores, Mich. native is the first-ever from Southern Wesleyan to be named Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Player of the Year.

A native of Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, Shaunalee Govia is Mount Olive's first-ever Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year. Govia and Mount Olive only allowed nine goals during the regular season. Govia had two goals and one assist in conference play from her defensive position.

Belmont Abbey freshman forward Goose Andrews has been selected as the Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Freshman of the Year. The Valencia, Calif. native was tied for third in the league overall with nine goals. She netted eight of her nine goals in conference play. She also had five assists on the year with all five coming in conference play. Andrews is the eighth from Belmont Abbey since 1995 (1996, 1997, 1998, 2003, 2004, 2008, 2015 and 2019) to be named Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Freshman of the Year.

Mount Olive second-year head coach Sharif Saber has been named the Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Coach of the Year. The Trojans earned their first outright women's soccer conference championship in 2019. It was their first title in women's soccer since winning the division in 2011. Saber helmed Mount Olive to an undefeated regular season (11-0-3, 9-0-2 Conference Carolinas) in 2019. Saber is the just second Mount Olive head coach to be named Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Coach of the Year, joining Chris Shaw (2004). 

2019 Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer All-Conference Teams 

First Team
Defender - Shaunalee Govia, Mount Olive
Defender - Kathryn Laughlin, Belmont Abbey
Defender - Abby Robinson, North Greenville
Midfielder - Morgan Patton, Belmont Abbey
Midfielder - Emma Hickson, Limestone
Midfielder - Kali Schindler, Mount Olive
Forward - Ashley Romanowski, Southern Wesleyan
Forward - Sara Berglund, Mount Olive
Forward - Goose Andrews, Belmont Abbey
Forward - Carolina Lucci, Chowan
Goalkeeper - Lauryn Harding, Belmont Abbey 

Second Team
Defender - Martine Ellefsen, Limestone
Defender - Aimee Darrow, Mount Olive
Defender - Emily Sanders, Mount Olive
Defender - Molly Lunsford, Emmanuel
Midfielder - Ashley Lindsay, Mount Olive
Midfielder - Moriah Logue, Emmanuel
Midfielder - Kassie Krul, Barton
Forward - Hannah Logue, Emmanuel
Forward - Jaelyn Brown, Mount Olive
Forward - Rebekah Beal, Barton
Goalkeeper - Taylor Lewis, Mount Olive 

Third Team
Defender - Laura Franco, Barton
Defender - Asia Fort, Chowan
Defender - Hailey Russell, Barton
Midfielder - Sierra Gonzalez, Chowan
Midfielder - Karly Denaburg, North Greenville
Midfielder - Sydney Pluhacek, Belmont Abbey
Midfielder - Selina Boveleth, Limestone
Forward - Danielle Murray, Limestone
Forward - Megan Biehl, North Greenville
Forward - Allyson Elliott, Belmont Abbey
Goalkeeper - Hope Sanborn, Lees-McRae 

Defensive Player of the Year: Shaunalee Govia, Mount Olive
Offensive Player of the Year: Ashley Romanowski, Southern Wesleyan
Coach of the Year: Sharif Saber, Mount Olive
Freshman of the Year: Goose Andrews, Belmont Abbey

Regular Season Statistical Champions
Goals: Ashley Romanowski (Southern Wesleyan) - 13
Points: Ashley Romanowski (Southern Wesleyan) - 29
Assists: Sara Berglund (Mount Olive) – 10
Saves: Darian Bankston (Converse) - 129
Save Percentage: Taylor Lewis (Mount Olive) - .926
Goals Against Average: Taylor Lewis (Mount Olive) - 0.39

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