November 15, 2011

Dorn paces three Bobcats on Daktronics all-Southeast Region teams

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

First Team

Pos. Name Yr. School
F Ashley Alderin-Fleagle Sr. Limestone
F Morgan Shelton Sr. King
F Tramicka James* Jr. Tusculum
F Kristina Pascutti Jr. Armstrong Atlantic
MF Kelly Adams Sr. Wingate
MF Stephanie Lowery* Sr. Columbus State
MF Carley Griffin Jr. Lenoir-Rhyne
MF Morgan Mitchell* Jr. Armstrong Atlantic
D Catherine Hauck* Sr. Lenoir-Rhyne
D Kansas Bayley So. Columbus State
D Kelli Bahr Sr. Armstrong Atlantic
D Mary Dorn Sr. Lees-McRae
GK Britney Bennett* So UNC Pembroke

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Region Player of the Year: Catherine Hauck, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Second-Team

Pos. Name Yr. School
F Laura Lineham Sr. Lenoir-Rhyne
F Jade Montgomery Fr. Wingate
F Lindsey Stanley Sr. Mount Olive
F Meagan Thornton Fr. Lees-McRae
MF MaryBeth Sullivan* So. Lees-McRae
MF Mariel Mena Sr. Lenoir-Rhyne
MF Alyssa Wombwell Sr. Pfeiffer
MF Leanne Reid Sr. Lincoln Memorial
D Fanny Forsman Jr. UNC Pembroke
D Casey King Sr. Wingate
D Jessica Schob Sr. Lenoir-Rhyne
D Kelly Moldenhauer* Jr. Wingate
GK Mary Mancin Jr.

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*-indicates was a member of the 2010 Daktronics All-Southeast Region Team