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TranSouth honors six Lady Bulldogs on All-Conference Team, 15 named as Scholar Athletes

JACKSON, Tenn. - 11/15/2008 - Union University’s women’s soccer team boasted six players on the 2008 TranSouth All-Conference Teams. Junior goals and points lead Caitlin Zimmerman was named All-Conference first team forward.

Cheslie Tharpe and Brooke Walker were named second team All-Conference midfielders. Emily Rawls and Sam Gase were named second team All-Conference defenders. Laura Pla was a second team All-Conference goalkeeper.

Julie Ocampos Barry, Leah Bender, Alicia Bennett, Candice Blackard, Kelly Bogdanovich, Katelin Dirksen, Samantha Gase, Kimberlee Hauss, Jill Landers, Amber Lovelady, Emily Rawls, Roxanna Skelton, Abigail Williams, Brooke Walker, and Caitlin Zimmerman each were named TranSouth Scholar Athletes. These are players that are sophomores, junior, or seniors with at least a 3.0 GPA.

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Player of the Year: Marcia Silva, Martin Methodist Freshman of the Year: Gabriela De Melo, Martin Methodist Coach of the Year: Gerry Cleary, Martin Methodist

FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Forwards
Shannon Walter, Martin Methodist
Marika Fukata, Bethel
Caitlin Zimmerman, Union
Sarah Ruegger, Lyon
Midfielders
Sara Perrigan, Martin Methodist
Lisa Mann, Martin Methodist
Katy Smith, Lyon
Jordan Nuffer, Bethel
Defenders
Philisha Lewis, Bethel
Julia Bazi, Martin Methodist
Marcia Silva, Martin Methodist
Aurora Alba, Lyon
Goalkeepers
Rita Brown, Lyon
Hanit Schwarz, Martin Methodist

SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Forwards
Anja Klotzle, Lyon
Stephanie Fields, Freed-Hardeman
Helena Farias, Cumberland
Kassie Evick, Trevecca Nazarene
Midfielders
Cheslie Tharpe, Union
Brooke Walker, Union

Aubree Thomas, Trevecca Nazarene
Angela Sheehan, Cumberland
Defenders
Kimmarley Chin, Bethel
Gabriela De Melo, Martin Methodist
Emily Rawls, Union
Sam Gase, Union

Goalkeepers
Laura Pla, Union
Tiffany Harris, Freed-Hardeman

SCHOLAR ATHLETES TranSouth Scholar Athletes are varsity players that are sophomores, juniors, and seniors with at least a cumulative 3.0 GPA.

Bethel College Kimmarley Chin, Marika Fukuta, DeAnna Flores, Florence Iweta, Philisha Lewis, Kendall Nuffer, Candace Salcido, Tashana Taylor, Chelsea Wilkerson

Cumberland University Cierra Boots, Lisa Long, Frankie Maynard, Rhiannon Pruitt, Susan Simpson

Freed-Hardeman University Nikki Ceeney, Stephanie Fields, Tiffany Harris, Leanne Harbach, Cassie Messina, Hannah Peck, Sandie Tiensvold, Lori Walker

Lyon College Erica Cox, Cethlinn Cunningham, Kristin Maas, Megan Rossee

Martin Methodist College Tatiane Alexio, Lauren Atchley, Karen Carmack, Kelly Glaser, Camilla Hovden, Lisa Mann, Sara Perrigan

Trevecca Nazarene University Brittany Argabright, Chelsea Bell, Allison Casalenuovo, Kassie Evick, Jennifer Goodson, Aubree Thomas, Lindsey Zurlinden

Union University Julie Ocampos Barry, Leah Bender, Alicia Bennett, Candice Blackard, Kelly Bogdanovich, Katelin Dirksen, Samantha Gase, Kimberlee Hauss, Jill Landers, Amber Lovelady, Emily Rawls, Roxanna Skelton, Abigail Williams, Brooke Walker, Caitlin Zimmerman


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