2017 Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer All-Conference and Major Awards Announced

HIGH POINT, N.C.Chowan University forward Carolina Lucci was voted both the 2017 Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Offensive Player and Freshman of the Year. Lees-McRae College goalie Alexis Feely was honored as the Conference's Defensive Player of the Year. In addition, North Greenville University coach Andy Robinson was tabbed the Coach of the Year, the Conference announced today.

Lucci, a freshman from Monaca, Pa., becomes the first player in Chowan history to be named Conference Carolinas Offensive Player of the Year and Conference Carolinas Freshman of the Year. Lucci's dominance on the pitch led her to a Division II program record 19 goals, which is fourth best among Division II and the top freshman scorer in Division II. In addition to goals, Lucci also led Conference Carolinas in points (42) and game-winning goals (10) while also posting four assists, which ranked 11th in the league.

Feely, a junior from Raleigh, N.C., has been an integral part of Lees-McRae's success this season. She led Conference Carolinas with 133 saves, posted the fourth-best save percentage (.842) and ranked seventh with a 1.37 goals-against average. Feely also made 10 or more saves in eight contests to go along with three shutouts this season.

Coach Robinson wrapped up his fourth season at NGU, leading the team to an 8-6-4 overall mark and its best Conference Carolinas record in program history at 6-4-1. The Crusaders finished fourth in the Conference standings, which allowed them to host the first Conference Carolinas Women's Soccer Championship match ever in Tigerville, S.C. Robinson is only the second Conference Carolinas Coach of the Year recipient from North Greenville University.

Lucci was joined at forward on the first team by Alex Mathis and Millie Shaw of Limestone College and Morgan Patton of Belmont Abbey CollegeNicole Ferren and Alex Butorovich of Belmont Abbey joined Holly Rawcliffe of Limestone in the middle as first team midfielders.

Feely is joined on defense by a stellar backline of first team defenders, which features Belmont Abbey's Rachel Coutinho, Limestone's Lea Hippauf and North Greenville's Asheton Robinson.


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


Offensive 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 Soccer Regular Season Champions

Limestone College


Conference Carolinas is a NCAA Division II athleticconference made up of 11 teams from Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. These institutions consist of: Barton College, Belmont Abbey College, Converse College, Emmanuel College, Erskine College, King University, Lees-McRae College, Limestone College, University of Mount OliveNorth Greenville University, and Southern Wesleyan University. Emmanuel College is currently completing the NCAA DII membership process and will be fully competing in league championships in the near future.