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Baird and Conte Earn SAC Women's Soccer Post-Season Honors


ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba senior Alexa Baird (Plainfield, NJ/Mt. St. Mary Academy) and freshman Juliana Conte (Hampton, Ontario, CANADA/Holy Trinity Catholic) have earned post-season honors in women’s soccer from the South Atlantic Conference.  Baird was named first team all-conference, while Conte was selected as Co-Freshman of the Year by the league coaches.  It was announced by the league office on Thursday.

Baird, a defender, repeated her first team selection from a year ago.  During the season, she helped the Catawba Indians post seven shutouts.  Catawba also allowed just a single goal in four other contests.

Conte, a midfielder, led Catawba this season with seven assists and added three goals.  One of her goals proved to be the game-winner and she had assists on three game winning goals.  Conte is the seventh women’s soccer player from Catawba to claim the SAC Freshman of the Year honor and first since 2004.  

Catherine Hauck, who helped lead Lenoir-Rhyne to the SAC championship, was named the Player of the Year, while Bear Coach Adrian Blewitt was named Coach of the Year.  L-R's Denesha Soto joined Conte as Co-Freshman of the Year.

The Scholar Athlete Award for women's soccer went to Abby Martin of Mars Hill, who wins for the second year in a row.  Martin is a senior majoring in elementary education with a 3.91 grade point average.  She was the 2007 SAC Freshman of the Year, and is a three-time All-Conference performer.

2010 Women's Soccer All-SAC Teams

F - Trenna Howell, Carson-Newman
F - Amber Holt, Lenoir-Rhyne
F - Abby Martin, Mars Hill
F - Tramicka James, Tusculum
MF - Morgan Gruenenfelder, Carson-Newman
MF - Andrea Saevik, Carson-Newman
MF - Catherine Hauck, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF - Izabella Miranda, Wingate
D - Alexa Baird, CATAWBA
D - Casey McDonnell, Lenoir-Rhyne
D - Kelly Moldenhauer, Wingate
D - Brittany Downs, Mars Hill
GK - Caitlin Scruggs, Lenoir-Rhyne

F - Allie Hovis, Brevard
F - Sarah Taylor, Lincoln Memorial
F - Becky Thompson, Lincoln Memorial
F - Kerstin Williams, Wingate
MF - Elizabeth Hawes, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF - Kaelia Frazier, Lenoir-Rhyne
MF - Leanne Reid, Lincoln Memorial
MF - Courtney Turner, Tusculum
D - Melissa Morris, Carson-Newman
D - Jessica Schob, Lenoir-Rhyne
D - Raquel Abrile, Lincoln Memorial
D - Cassie Smith, Newberry
GK - Chelsea Parker, Mars Hill

Player of the Year: Catherine Hauck, Lenoir-Rhyne
Freshman of the Year: Juliana Conte, CATAWBA; Denesha Soto, Lenoir-Rhyne
Coach of the Year: Adrian Blewitt, Lenoir-Rhyne
Scholar-Athlete: Abby Martin, Mars Hill
Fair Play Award: Anderson and Lincoln Memorial

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