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The 33-player 2017 NCAA Division II All-Conference Carolinas women’s soccer team, announced Thursday from the league office in High Point, includes a quartet of second-team selections from Barton College.
The Lady Bulldogs landed junior forward Laisy Scardazzi, sophomore forward Rebekah Beal, senior midfielder Taylor Doeble and sophomore defender Rebecca Fraser.
Barton’s four representatives are being recognized for the first time. The four selections are the most since 2015, when Barton placed two each on the first and second teams.
Beal, who hails from Nashville, led Barton in goals (nine), points (21) and game-winning goals (three). The former Northern Nash High standout started 16 matches, recording a pair of two-goal outings against Mount Olive (Oct. 5) and Columbia International (Oct. 17). Beal’s nine goals tied for fourth during the league regular season and her 56 shots ranked third.
Doeble, from Punta Gorda, Fla., capped her four-year career by starting in 18 matches and contributing a goal and four assists. Her starts tied for most on the team and her four assists ranked third on the team. Doeble ranks 22nd all-time in points (27) for Barton and appeared in 64 matches.
Chesapeake, Va.’s Fraser started 16 matches and tallied a pair of goals and one assist. She notched a game-winning goal at home against Emmanuel (Georgia) College on Oct. 14.
Scardazzi, a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, shared the team lead in assists (five) with sophomore Laura Franco, and added five goals for 15 points in 15 matches. The junior started 14 matches in her first season with the Lady Bulldogs, registering 21 shots on goal and notching a match-winning goal at Southern Wesleyan on Sept. 23. From Sept. 23-Oct. 11, Scardazzi managed points in five consecutive matches.
Barton placed fifth in the conference for the second straight year, posted an 8-8-3 overall record and finished 5-4-3 in the conference. The Lady Bulldogs dropped a 1-0 decision to North Greenville University in the tournament quarterfinals.
Chowan’s Carolina Lucci was proclaimed player of the year, while Alex Feely of Lees-McRae was named defensive player of the year. Lucci was also the freshman of the year, while North Greenville’s Andy Robinson was named coach of the year.
Forming the first team were Lucci; forward Alex Mathis of Limestone, forward Morgan Patton of Belmont Abbey, forward Millie Shaw of Limestone, midfielder Holly Rawcliffe of Limestone, midfielder Nicole Ferren of Belmont Abbey, midfielder Alex Butorovich of Belmont Abbey, defender Rachel Coutinho of Belmont Abbey, defender Lea Hippauf of Limestone, defender Asheton Robinson of North Greenville and goalkeeper Feely.
Completing the second team were forward Nicole Doolittle of Converse, midfielder Selina Boveleth of Limestone, midfielder Tori Owens of North Greenville, defender Ashton Bowles of Limestone, defender Naiara Kapstein of Limestone, defender Emma Hickson of Limestone and goalkeeper Olivia Borer of Chowan.
The third team is comprised of forward Ashley Romanowski of Southern Wesleyan, forward Riley Neese of Lees-McRae, forwad Kiara Montenegro of Lees-McRae, midfielder Sabrina Henderson of Chowan, midfielder Mackenzie Imamura of Chowan, midfielder Melissa Carlyle of Converse, midfielder Allie Winglosky of Limestone, defender Savannah Goodin of Belmont Abbey, defender Asia Fort of Chowan, defender Shannon Park of Chowan and goalkeeper Veronica Smeltzer of Limestone.