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