November 15, 2018
Sanchez Earns All-Southeast Region Honors
GAFFNEY, S.C. – Sophomore midfielder Jovana Sanchez of the Catawba women’s soccer team earned Southeast Region All-Second Team honors, announced by the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Wednesday.
A first team All-South Atlantic Conference selection, Sanchez led the Indians with six goals, seven assists and 19 points, helping her team reach the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008. Her seven assists ranked as the fourth most in the conference this season, while finishing seventh in points and tenth in goals.
She is joined on the second team by Carolina Lucci (Chowan), Sabrina Henderson (Chowan), Veronica Smeltzer (Limestone College), Rachel Coutinho (Belmont Abbey College), Ashley Romanowski (Southern Wesleyan University), Unnbjorg Omarsdottir (Georgia College), Alyssa Berry (Lincoln Memorial), Itzel Ballesteros (Lincoln Memorial), Aqsa Mushtaq (Lenoir-Rhyne), Abbie Brown (Lenoir-Rhyne), Alex Brandan (Carson-Newman), and Sara Sandberg (Flagler).
D2CCA All-Southeast Region teams were selected by Sports Information Directors from the schools and conferences in the Southeast Region. All-American selections will be announced later in the month.
2018 D2CCA ALL-SOUTHEAST REGION TEAMS
First Team Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
GK Bria Riancho Columbus State So. Largo, Fla.
D Averi Williams$& Carson Newman Sr. Powell, Tenn.
D Madeline Goodfellow& Columbus State So. Columbus, Ga.
D Lea Hippauf& Limestone Sr. Borsfleth, Germany
D Parker Morgan Columbus State So. Albany, Ga.
M Kimmy May Columbus State So. Columbus, Ga.
M Holly Rawcliffe#@ Limestone Sr. Preston, England
M Danielle Murray Limestone Jr. Dublin, Ireland
M Charlotte Ring Queens Sr. Schwerin, Germany
F Olivia Jarrell%#@ Columbus State Sr. St. Augustine, Fla.
F Jessica Cravero Lincoln Memorial Fr. Montenerodibisaccia, Italy
F Megan O’Connor$ Limestone Sr. Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
F Riley Clark& Columbus State Jr. Peachtree City, Ga.
Second-Team Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
GK Veronica Smeltzer Limestone Sr. Glendora, Calif.
D Unnbjorg Omarsdottir Georgia College Sr. Reykjavik, Iceland
D Alyssa Berry Lincoln Memorial Sr. Saint Joseph, Mo.
D Alex Brandan Carson-Newman Sr. Knoxville, Tenn.
D Rachel Coutinho Belmont Abbey Sr. Cornelius, N.C.
M Sabrina Henderson Chowan So. Lake Mary, Fla.
M Jovana Sanchez Catawba So. Hickory, N.C.
M Carolina Lucci@ Chowan So. Monaca, Pa.
M Aqsa Mushtaq Lenoir-Rhyne Sr. Bradford, England
F Abbie Brown Lenoir-Rhyne Sr. Leeds, England
F Sara Sandberg Flagler So. Orebro, Sweden
F Itzel Ballesteros Lincoln Memorial Jr. Los Angeles, Calif.
F Ashley Romanowski Southern Wesleyan Jr. St. Clair Shores, Mich.
Southeast Region Player of the Year – Olivia Jarrell, Columbus State University
@-2017 Daktronics All-Southeast Region First-Team
&-2017 Daktronics All-Southeast Region Second-Team
#-2016 Daktronics All-Southeast Region First-Team
$-2016 Daktronics All-Southeast Region Second-Team
%-2015 Daktronics All-Southeast Region First-Team
!-2015 Daktronics All-Southeast Region Second-Team
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