SAINT AUGUSTINE, Fla. --- Lees-McRae College junior midfielder Kaitlyn Kerrigan (Lakewood Ranch, Fla.) garnered Daktronics NCAA Division II all-Southeast Region honors for the first time in her career Monday, earning a spot on the second team after leading the Bobcats to their second straight Conference Carolinas regular season title.
Kerrigan adds to her individual awards bouquet with her first career all-region selection, earning a spot on the second team after garnering her first all-conference honors with all-Conference Carolinas First team recognition. The Lakewood Ranch, Fla. native paced the conference with six assists this season in league play, posting eight helpers overall. Kerrigan also tallied three goals against league opponents, including a pair of match-winners against Barton College and Mount Olive College.
Columbus State University and Lenoir-Rhyne University led the way with six all-region selections each, as Armstrong Atlantic State University placed three players on the all-region teams, including Southeast Region Player of the Year Morgan Mitchell.
Lees-McRae is expected to return to 18 letter-winners from this year's Conference Carolinas regular season championship squad, including rising seniors Kerrigan, Alicia Pierson (Brooksville, Fla.), LeeAnn Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.), and MaryBeth Sullivan (Greensboro, N.C.).
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2012 Daktronics NCAA Division II Women's Soccer all-Southeast Region Team
|GK||Mary Mancin||Columbus State||Sr.||Gainesville, Ga.|
|F||Morgan Mitchell||Armstrong Atlantic||Sr.||Lilburn, Ga.|
|F||Jade Montegomery||Wingate||So.||Monroe, N.C.|
|F||Amalia Arvidsson||UNC Pembroke||So.||Boras, Sweden|
|F||Leah Mullins||Lenoir-Rhyne||Fr.||Kissimmee, Fla.|
|MF||Stephanie Lowery||Columbus State||Sr.||Sandy, Utah|
|MF||Nadima Skeff||Armstrong Atlantic||Sr.||Brasilia, Brazil|
|MF||Gabrielle Brodie||Newberry||So.||Rolleston, New Zealand|
|MF||Cicely Taliaffero||Belmont Abbey||Jr.||Redwood City, Calif.|
|D||Emily Cattanach||Armstrong Atlantic||Sr.||Fort Myers, Fla.|
|D||Kansas Bayly||Columbus State||Jr.||Lilburn, Ga.|
|D||Kayla Brown||Columbus State||Sr.||Lawrenceville, Ga.|
|D||Brianna Belsky||Lenoir-Rhyne||Fr.||Egg Harbour Township, N.J.|
|GK||Caitlyn Scruggs||Lenoir-Rhyne||Sr.||Torrance, Calif.|
|F||Tramicka James||Tusculum||Sr.||Wilson, Fla.|
|F||Kelly Preston||North Georgia||Jr.||Suwanee, Ga.|
|F||Natalia Valentine||Clayton State||Sr.||Bocksburg, South Africa|
|F||Gabriella Reid||Limestone||So.||Birmingham, England|
|MF||Hanna Keibel||Lenoir-Rhyne||So.||Parker, Colo.|
|MF||Carley Griffin||Lenoir-Rhyne||Sr.||Fresno, Calif.|
|MF||Kaitlyn Kerrigan||Lees-McRae||Jr.||Lakewood Ranch, Fla.|
|MF||Catherine Lovin||Columbus State||Sr.||Griffin, Ga.|
|D||Taylor Lee||North Georgia||Sr.||McDonough, Ga.|
|D||Kelly Moldenhauer||Wingate||Sr.||Mint Hill, N.C.|
|D||Shelby Rolling||Columbus State||Fr.||Stayner, Ontario|
|D||Amber Madriaga||Lenoir-Rhyne||Fr.||Wailuku, Hawai'i
Southeast Region Player of the Year: Armstrong Atlantic senior forward Morgan Mitchell