Three HPU women’s soccer players earn All-Big South honors

Nov. 04, 2013 @ 11:08 PM

Three High Point University women’s soccer players were named to the 2013 Big South All-Conference teams, the league announced on Monday. Senior Taylor Parker was named first-team All-Big South and seniors Kelli Joline and Becca Hemby were both named to the second team.

Redshirt-freshman Kelsey Perrell was also recognized by the conference as a member of the Big South All-Freshman team. In addition to being named second-team All-Conference, Hemby was also named the Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a member of the Big South All-Academic Team.

“I am very happy for our young ladies who were named to the All-Conference team today,” head coach Marty Beall said. “This honor is a representation of the hard work that they have put in throughout the season. I am proud that they have performed at a level this season that the coaches around this conference felt the need to recognize their play.”

Parker has started 14 games for High Point this season and has compiled 14 points on five goals and four assists. Parker recorded game-winning goals in back-t-back victories over VMI and Gardner-Webb. The senior posted her first collegiate hat trick against VMI on Sept. 25.

Joline has started all 19 games for the Panthers this season and is tied for the team lead with 15 points on a team-best six goals and three assists. Joline has four goals in conference play, including two against Charleston Southern. She has 30 career goals over four seasons with HPU, tying her for the HPU Div. I career record for goals scored.

Hemby has started all 19 games for High Point this season and has compiled 11 points on three goals and a team-high five assists. The midfielder is tied for fifth in the conference in assists, one behind the league leaders. Hemby leads the Panthers with two game-winning goals, picking them up against Charleston Southern and Campbell.

Hemby is the fourth High Point player to be named the Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year. It is the third time in four seasons that HPU has had the Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Former Panther Brielle Spencer previously won the award in back-to-back seasons in 2010-11.

The senior currently has a 4.0 GPA while majoring in Mathematical Economics. Hemby was named to the 2013 Academic All-Region team and was a 2012 second-team Academic All-American. She is a three-time Big South Presidential Honor Roll Selection and Millis Scholar-Athlete.

Perrell has played in 19 games with 13 starts during her first season with High Point. The redshirt-freshman is tied for the team lead with 15 points on a team-high six goals and three assists. Perrell has four goals and three assists in conference play, including two goals and an assist against VMI and a goal and an assist against Coastal Carolina.

High Point earned the No. 6 seed in the 2013 Big South Women’s Soccer Tournament after finishing the regular season with a 6-4-1 conference record. The Panthers picked up a 3-1 win over Longwood on the road in the Big South Quarterfinals on Saturday. HPU will next face No. 2-seed Liberty in the Big South Semifinals on Friday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m., in Conway, S.C.



First-Team All-Conference
Kelsey Pardue, F, Sr., Longwood
Krystyna Freda, F, Jr., Winthrop
Tori Lopez, F, Sr., Presbyterian College
Sara Simpson, F, Sr, Presbyterian College
Julie Ruh’e, MF, Sr., Radford
Fia Johnson, MF, So., Coastal Carolina
Taylor Parker, MF, Sr., High Point
Brittany Aanderud, MF, So., Liberty
Sydney Golden, D, Sr., Radford
Casey Norris, D, Sr., Liberty
Rylie Johnson, D, Jr., Coastal Carolina
Megan Pritts, D, Sr., Winthrop
Che’ Brown, GK, Sr., Radford

Second-Team All-Conference

Kacey Kelley, F, Jr., Coastal Carolina
Kelli Joline, F, Sr., High Point
Toni Lashley, F, Sr., Charleston Southern
Gina D’Orazio, F, Fr., Longwood
Becca Hemby, MF, Sr., High Point
Rachel Conway, MF, Sr., Radford
Amanda Spencer, MF, Fr., Longwood
Allison Lewis, MF, Sr., Charleston Southern
Maddie Boone, D, Jr., Liberty
Stephanie Allen, D, Sr., Presbyterian College
Hillary Gupton, D, Sr., Campbell
Alyssa Clark, D, Sr., Coastal Carolina
Holly Van Noord, GK, R-Fr., Liberty

All-Conference Honorable Mention

Alana Mackey, MF, So., Longwood
Okina Crawley, MF, Sr., Winthrop
Sahar Aflaki, F, Sr., Radford
Shelby Hooe, F, So., Gardner-Webb
Caitlin Annear, D, Jr., Radford

All-Freshman Team

Melanie Priestley, F, Radford
Holly Van Noord, GK, Liberty
Amanda Spencer, MF, Longwood
Sam Patterson, MF, Coastal Carolina
Kelsey Parrell, F, High Point
Britney Kendall, F, Radford
Emily McCord, D, Presbyterian College
Macey Bosley, D, Winthrop
Gina D’Orazio, F, Longwood
Brianna Panico, F, Coastal Carolina
Julia Delgatti, F, Liberty

All-Academic Team

Michelle Procaccini, Campbell
Allison Lewis, Charleston Southern
Madison Phillips, Coastal Carolina
Shelby Hooe, Gardner-Webb
Becca Hemby, High Point
Maddie Boone, Liberty
Kelsey McDonald, Longwood
Emily Boggus, Presbyterian College
Rachel Conway, Radford
Heather Muller, UNC Asheville
Killian Buckley, VMI
Megan Pritts, Winthrop

2013 Big South Attacking Player of the Year

Krystyna Freda, F, Jr., Winthrop

2013 Big South Defensive Player of the Year

Che’ Brown, GK, Sr., Radford

2013 Big South Freshman of the Year

Amanda Spencer, MF, Longwood

2013 Big South Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Becca Hemby, High Point

2013 Big South Coach of the Year

Ben Sohrabi, Radford