HIGH POINT, N.C. --- A trio of Lees-McRae women's soccer players earned recognition on the Conference Carolinas All-Conference teams, the league announced Friday evening.
Sophomore Cheyenne Warrick (Pikeville, N.C.) was tabbed to the first-team all-conference while starting all 18 matches for the Bobcats. She tallied the match-winning goal in a 4-0 win against Emmanuel (Ga.) (Oct. 31) while tallying an assist against Pfeiffer (Sept. 27). The sophomore provided Coach Nick Whiting with consistent solid defensive play while LMC has posted four shutouts this season, including two in the last two matches. The defender has accumulated 21 shots on the season, with eight landing on frame. Warrick earned third-team all-conference merits as a freshman.
Senior Kaitlyn Briggs made her third appearance on an all-conference team while landing on the third-team this season. The Oviedo, Fla., native holds the school record for wins (35) and shutouts (23). She hasn't allowed a goal in last 217 minutes of action while LMC rides a two-match shutout streak into the Conference Carolinas semifinal against Pfeiffer Friday. Briggs sports a 1.47 goals against average while amassing a career-high 84 saves on the year.
Senior Meagan Thornton (Millville, N.J.) earned third-team recognition, marking the third time in her storied career she has received all-conference accolades. Thornton leads the team in points with 16 while being tied for the most goals (five) and assists (six). The senior paced the Bobcats to a 2-1 win at North Greenville (Oct. 22) with a goal and an assist. Thornton accomplished the same feat against Limestone (Oct. 8). She has dished out an assist in three of the last five contests.
LMC battles No. 3 Pfeiffer in a Conference Carolinas Semifinal Friday at 8 p.m. in Spartanburg, S.C.
The winner will play No. 4 Belmont Abbey Sunday at 4 p.m. for the conference title.
Women's Soccer Offensive Player of the Year: Gabriella Reid, Limestone
Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year: Leah Kennington, Limestone
Women's Soccer Freshman of the Year: Hulda Sigurdardottir, King
Women's Soccer Coach of the Year: John Constable, Converse
Gabriella Reid, Limestone -Forward
Alexandra Marquez, Converse -Forward
Rachel Thorpe, King –Forward
Zoe Fisher, Limestone -Forward
Hulda Sigurdardottir, King -Midfielder
Emily Futral, Barton -Midfielder
Jillian Lang, Belmont Abbey –Midfielder
Leah Kennington, Limestone -Defender
Kaitlin Sampson, Pfeiffer -Defender
Cheyenne Warrick, Lees-McRae -Defender
Carson Moore, Barton -Goalkeeper
Women's All-Conference 2nd-Team
Aaliyah Jackson, Pfeiffer -Forward
Cierra Skyers, Belmont Abbey -Forward
Meghan Philp, Belmont Abbey –Forward
Georgia Jones, Converse –Midfielder
Allie Winglosky, Limestone -Midfielder
Lane Brooks, Barton -Midfielder
Kasey Byzewski, Barton -Defender
Madeline Gadd, Pfeiffer -Defender
Bethany Spivey, Converse -Defender
Halley Wisner, Converse -Defender
Blakeney Blair, Pfeiffer -Goalkeeper
Women's All-Conference 3rd-Team
Catherine Walsh, King -Forward
Meagan Thornton, Lees-McRae -Forward
Nichole Poppe, Mount Olive -Forward
Tori Jackson, Pfeiffer –Midfielder
Kayla Rodriguez, Pfeiffer –Midfielder
Natalie Johnson, Converse -Midfielder
Cassidy Coutinho, Belmont Abbey -Midfielder
Megan Nanney, Belmont Abbey -Defender
Brittany Jakiela, Erskine -Defender
Helen Winterburn, Limestone -Defender
Kaitlyn Briggs, Lees-McRae -Goalkeeper
Women's Soccer Regular Season Champions
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