August 28, 2013
Women's Soccer Picked Fourth in SAC Coaches' Poll
ROCK HILL, SC -- Catawba was picked fourth in the 2013 South Atlantic Conference preseason Women’s Soccer Coaches’ Poll. It was announced by the conference on Wednesday. Catawba placed three members on the preseason All-SAC teams. Catawba returns nearly all of its members from last year’s squad that went 13-7 and narrowly lost a tight 3-2 conference tournament semifinal match in overtime against #11 Lenoir-Rhyne.
Earning preseason honors were senior defender Anna Toole, sophomore midfield Sophie Waller and senior forward Juliana Conte. Toole and Waller were first team picks, while Conte was named second team. Toole, who scored three goals, anchored a defense that posted eight shutouts and had a 0.95 goals against average. Waller provided four goals and two assists in her initial collegiate season with Conte leading the squad with six goals and picking up three assists.
Senior Amy Iwanicki led the team in points with five goals, including a pair of gamewinners, and six assists. Sophomore Mary Kirkman scored three gamewinners among her five tallies and also handed out five assists. Karen Presnell (4 goals) and Athena Bless (3 goals) also return as multi-goal scorers a year ago.
Defensively, in addition to Toole, the Lady Indians bring back starting defenders Allison Baucom, Emily Auwarter and Alex Hulsey. Also back are two stellar keepers in sophomores Angelica Pawlowski and Bethany Davis. Pawlowski notched a pair of shutouts and had 1.12 GAA over 14 starts, while Davis made six starts and had three shutouts and an 0.69 GAA.
Lenoir-Rhyne, which has won or shared three-straight SAC women’s soccer titles, was picked as the top-ranked team in the poll. The Bears went unbeaten in SAC play last year for the second season in a row.
Thursday, Sept. 5 marks the start of the SAC women’s soccer regular season. Queens, Brevard, Coker, Wingate and Catawba will all be in action that day.
2013 SAC Women’s Soccer Preseason Coaches’ Poll
1. Lenoir-Rhyne, 120 (10)
2. Wingate, 105 (1)
3. Tusculum, 101 (1)
4. Catawba, 88
5. Lincoln Memorial, 73
6. Anderson, 68
7. Queens, 63
8. Newberry, 56
9. Carson-Newman, 42
10. Mars Hill, 36
11. Coker, 27
12. Brevard, 13
2013 SAC Women’s Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team
F – Jade Montgomery, WU
F – Leah Mullins, L-R
F – Krystal Goss, AU
F – Garcelle Alequine, L-R
MF – Hanna Kiebel, L-R
MF – Gabrielle Brodie, NEW
MF – Josefin Hedstrom, LMU
MF – Sophie Waller, CAT
D – Brianna Belsky, L-R
D – Amber Madriaga, L-R
D – Anna Toole, CAT
D – Sam Adams, LMU
GK – Kaitlyn Neipp, AU
F – Juliana Conte, CAT
F – Kendall Smith, L-R
F – Brooke Foil, QU
F – Taylor Lewis, TC
MF – Alisha Pugh, TC
MF – Alyssa Morris, MHU
MF – Taryn Grivois, WU
MF – Amy Morford, TC
D – Blair McDonough, L-R
D – Savannah Pitt, LMU
D – Chelsey Horan, WU
D – Casey Marlin, L-R
GK – Marissa Williams, TC
|Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC),|
Cross Country in CHICK-FIL-A INV. (Salisbury Community Park) M-1st;W-1st
Volleyball @ Florida Southern 1-3
Football @ West Georgia 3-34
Volleyball vs. Wilmington,DE 3-0
Soccer (M) @ Erskine 0-1
Soccer (W) @ USC Aiken 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Mount Olive 1-2
Volleyball vs. Barton 0-3
Volleyball @ Augusta 0-3
Soccer (W) vs. BARTON 1-0
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 1)
Volleyball vs. West Alabama 0-3
Football @ Winston-Salem State 34-7
Soccer (M) @ USC Aiken 3-0
Tennis (M) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Tennis (W) @ Wingate Inv. (Day 2)
Soccer (W) vs. FRANCIS MARION 3-1
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 1 (Camden CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 1 (Cobbs Glen CC)
Golf (W) @ Anderson Inv. - Day 2 (Cobbs Glen CC) 2nd of 9
Golf (M) @ Coker Inv. - Day 2 (Camden CC) 13th of 14
Volleyball vs. WINGATE 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. NEWBERRY 4-1
Soccer (M) vs. NEWBERRY 0-3
Cross Country @ Winthrop Invitational, ccd. 9 a.m.
Swimming @ SAA Open Water, ccd. 4 p.m.
Football vs. UNC PEMBROKE, ccd. 7 p.m.
Golf (M) @ Queens Inv. ccd.
Volleyball @ Queens 3-2
Soccer (W) @ Queens 1-0
Soccer (M) @ Queens 2-8
Tennis (W) @ North Greenville 7-0
Tennis (M) @ North Greenville 7-0
Volleyball @ Lenoir-Rhyne 0-3
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 1 (Old South GC)
Soccer (M) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-3
Football @ Mars Hill 33-39
Volleyball vs. MARS HILL 2-3
Soccer (W) vs. LINCOLN MEMORIAL 0-2
Golf (W) @ Lady Brave Inv. - Day 2 (Old South GC)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 1 (CC of Bristol)
Golf (M) @ King Inv. - Day 2 (CC of Bristol)
Volleyball @ Lincoln Memorial 7 p.m.
Soccer (W) vs. UNC PEMBROKE 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Mars HIll 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 1)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 2)
Volleyball vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 3)
Cross Country @ USC Upstate Invitational 9 a.m.
Football vs. CARSON-NEWMAN 1:30 p.m.
Soccer (W) @ Tusculum 5 p.m.
Soccer (M) @ Tusculum 7 p.m.
Tennis (M) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
Tennis (W) @ SE ITA Championships (Day 4)
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