SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. --- Lees-McRae College senior Mary Dorn (Shallotte, N.C.) headlines a trio of three Bobcat women's soccer players on the 2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region team, announced region officials Tuesday.
Dorn garnered all-region recognition for the first time in her career, earning a spot on the first team, as the Bobcats set a program-record with three selections. Sophomore MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.) and freshman Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) were each named to the second team as Sullivan earned all-region recognition for the second straight season.
A native of Shallotte, N.C., Dorn adds to her individual awards bouquet from this season after receiving her third-straight all-Conference Carolinas selection, earning first team honors for the second consecutive year. Dorn was a tremendous part of the Bobcats' success this season, leading Lees-McRae to the conference regular season and tournament titles while helping the backline record 12 clean sheets. The 5-5 defender posted four goals and nine points this season.
Sullivan nets her second straight all-region recognition, earning a spot on the second team for the second time in her career. The Greensboro, N.C. native finished the season ranked second on the team in goals (11) and points (24), while netting four match-winners en route to her second straight all-conference first team selection.
Thornton adds to her impressive individual trophy case this season, earning a spot on the second team after becoming the fourth Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year in program history. A native of Millville, N.J., Thornton capped the season as the team-leader in goals (12) and points (30), while also ranking third on the squad with six assists. The 5-4 forward ended the campaign ranked fourth in the conference in goals and points, while ranking fifth in assists.
Lees-McRae is expected to return 17 letter-winners from this year's Conference Carolinas regular season and tournament championship squad, including Thornton and Sullivan.
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2011 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Women's Soccer Team
|F||Kristina Pascutti||Jr.||Armstrong Atlantic|
|MF||Stephanie Lowery*||Sr.||Columbus State|
|MF||Morgan Mitchell*||Jr.||Armstrong Atlantic|
|D||Kansas Bayley||So.||Columbus State|
|D||Kelli Bahr||Sr.||Armstrong Atlantic|
|GK||Britney Bennett*||So||UNC Pembroke|
Region Player of the Year: Catherine Hauck, Lenoir-Rhyne University
|F||Lindsey Stanley||Sr.||Mount Olive|
|MF||Leanne Reid||Sr.||Lincoln Memorial|
|D||Fanny Forsman||Jr.||UNC Pembroke|
*-indicates was a member of the 2010 Daktronics All-Southeast