October 31, 2012

Coker’s Rountree, Fortt Make All-Conference

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – A pair of Coker College women's soccer players cracked the Conference Carolinas all-conference teams, which were announced today.

Senior defender Sarah Rountree (Plantation, Fla.) and freshman midfielder Jalynn Fortt (Auora, Colo.) were named third team all-conference.

Rountree earned a spot on the third team for the second straight season. The senior defender was a key player for the Cobras over the last four years, starting since she was a freshman. This year she played in 16 games and helped man the defensive line. She also tallied one goal.

Fortt, a speedy offensive threat, played in 17 games, starting 15 of them. She had three goals and three assists on the year.

The Conference Carolinas women's soccer award winners are as follows:

Player of the Year

Gabriella Reid, Limestone

Defensive Player of the Year

Mary Dorn, Lees-McRae

Freshman of the Year

Aaliyah Jackson, Pfeiffer

Coach of the Year

John Constable, Converse

All-Conference First Team

Gabriella Reid, Limestone -Forward

Aaliyah Jackson, Pfeiffer - Forward

Brooke Foil, Queens - Forward

Sarah Mahar, Lees-McRae - Forward

Kaitlyn Kerrigan, Lees-McRae - Midfielder

Siliva Vazquez, Belmont Abbey - Midfielder

Ashley Spanitz, Limestone - Midfielder

Mary Dorn, Lees-McRae - Defender

Holli Schwartz, Limestone - Defender

Casey Craft, Erskine - Defender

Carson Moore, Barton - Goalkeeper

Second Team

Mary Stringini, Queens - Forward

Marybeth Sullivan, Lees-McRae - Forward

Darby Boyd, Converse - Forward

Emily Jones, Lees-McRae - Midfielder

Nadia Butt, Queens - Midfielder

Heidi Steger, King - Midfielder

Jennifer Swanstrom, Queens - Defender

Abby Brack, North Greenville - Defender

Patrice Clarke, Mount Olive - Defender

Alana Ryczek, Belmont Abbey - Defender

Britt Polly, Pfeiffer - Goalkeeper

Third Team

Leah Kennington, Limestone - Forward

Meghan Philp, Belmont Abbey - Forward

Ellie Barnes, Mount Olive - Forward

Jalynn Fortt, Coker - Midfielder

Natalie Johnson, Converse - Midfielder

Erin Gray, Erskine - Midfielder

Mallory Overholt, Lees-McRae - Midfielder

Ariana Smith, Lees-McRae - Defender

Leeann Sullivan, Lees-McRae - Defender

Sarah Rountree, Coker - Defender

Kelsey Seretis, Queens – Goalkeeper

Regular Season Champions

Lees-McRae College

Conference Carolinas announces the all-conference teams during the Conference Carolinas Men's & Women's Soccer Championship Tournaments. Awards include all-conference first, second and third teams, player of the year, defensive player of the year, coach of the year, freshman of the year, and regular season champions.  Head coaches from conference member institutions nominate and then vote on the award winners.

Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athletic conference made up of 12 teams from North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Coker College, Converse College, Erskine College, King College, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, Mount Olive College, North Greenville University, Pfeiffer University and Queens University of Charlotte.

For more information, contact Chris Dougherty, manager of athletics media relations, at 843-383-8018 or cdougherty@coker.edu.

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