Four Lady Bulldogs picked to All-Conference soccer squad

Four Lady Bulldogs picked to All-Conference soccer squad

by Doug Page

HIGH POINT, N.C. – Four members of the Barton College women's soccer team – Rebekah Beal, Taylor Doeble, Rebecca Fraser and Laisy Scardazzi - have been named 2017 Second-Team All-Conference Carolinas, the league announced Thursday.

Beal, Doeble, Fraser, and Scardazzi are all being recognized with all-conference status for the first time in their careers. The four selections for the Lady Bulldogs are the most since 2014-15 when BC had a pair of first and second team recipients.  

Beal, a native of Nashville, N.C., led the team in goals (9), points (21) and game-winning goals (3). The sophomore started 16 games for BC, recording a pair of two-goal outings on Oct. 5 against Mount Olive and Oct. 17 against Columbia International. Her nine goals were tied for fourth in the conference during the regular season, while her 56 shots ranked third.

Doeble, a native of Punta Gorda, Fla., capped-off her four-year career with the Lady Bulldogs by starting in 18 matches and contributing one goal and four assists. The senior's four helpers ranked third on the team, while her 18 starts were tied for the most on the squad. Doeble ranks 22nd all-time in points (27) for Barton and appeared in 64 matches for the Lady Bulldogs.

Fraser, a native of Chesapeake, Va., started 16 matches for Barton in her sophomore season and tallied a pair of goals with one assist. She recorded one game-winning goal on the season, as her tally against Emmanuel College gave the Lady Bulldogs a 2-1 victory at home on Oct. 14.

Scardazzi, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, tied with sophomore Laura Franco for the team lead in assists (5) and added five goals for a total of 15 points in 15 games for the Lady Bulldogs. The junior started 14 matches in her first season with BC, registering 21 shots on goal and notching a game-winning goal at Southern Wesleyan on Sept. 23. Scardazzi recorded points in five-consecutive matches for Barton from Sept. 23 - Oct.11.

The Lady Bulldogs placed fifth in the conference standings for the second year in a row and finished with an 8-8-3 overall record and 5-4-3 conference mark. Barton qualified for the Conference Carolinas tournament and dropped a 1-0 decision in the quarterfinals on the road against North Greenville, who finished fourth in the conference.

A total of 33 players were chosen to the three squads, with Beal and Scardazzi taking two of the three forward spots on the second team.

Player of the Year

Carolina Lucci, Chowan

Defensive Player of the Year

Alexis Feely, Lees-McRae

Freshman of the Year

Carolina Lucci, Chowan

Coach of the Year

Andy Robinson, North Greenville

Women's All-Conference First Team

Carolina Lucci, Chowan – Forward

Alex Mathis, Limestone – Forward

Morgan Patton, Belmont Abbey – Forward

Millie Shaw, Limestone – Forward

Holly Rawcliffe, Limestone – Midfielder

Nicole Ferren, Belmont Abbey – Midfielder

Alex Butorovich, Belmont Abbey – Midfielder

Rachel Coutinho, Belmont Abbey – Defender

Lea Hippauf, Limestone – Defender

Asheton Robinson, North Greenville – Defender

Alexis Feely, Lees-McRae – Goalkeeper

Women's All-Conference Second Team

Laisy Scardazzi, Barton – Forward

Nicole Doolittle, Converse – Forward

Rebekah Beal, Barton – Forward

Selina Boveleth, Limestone – Midfielder

Taylor Doeble, Barton – Midfielder

Tori Owens, North Greenville – Midfielder

Ashton Bowles, Limestone – Defender

Naiara Kapstein, Limestone – Defender

Emma Hickson, Limestone – Defender

Rebecca Fraser, Barton – Defender

Olivia Borer, Chowan – Goalkeeper

Women's All-Conference Third Team

Ashley Romanowski, Southern Wesleyan- Forward

Riley Neese, Lees-McRae- Forward

Kiara Montenegro, Lees-McRae - Forward

Sabrina Henderson, Chowan - Midfielder

Mackenzie Imamura, Chowan - Midfielder

Melissa Carlyle, Converse- Midfielder

Allie Winglosky, Limestone- Midfielder

Savannah Goodin, Belmont Abbey- Defender

Asia Fort, Chowan- Defender

Shannon Park, Chowan- Defender

Veronica Smeltzer, Limestone- Goalkeeper