CHARLESTON, S.C. - Led by junior forward Toni Lashley’s All-Big South Conference First Team selection, the Charleston Southern women’s soccer team had four players recognized among the Big South Women's Soccer Annual Awards as announced by the conference office on Thursday evening.
Lashley led the Lady Bucs and was tied for second in the Big South Conference rankings for goals scored on the season, finding the back of the net 11 times in 2012 and added one assist to finish with a team-high 23 points in earning First Team All-Conference honors. Lashley, who also was named to the College Sports Madness All-Conference First Team earlier in the week, had a four-match goal-scoring streak during the season and had three multi-goal efforts including her first collegiate career hat-trick in CSU’s 5-2 victory over UNC Asheville and finished the season 38th among NCAA Division I women’s soccer players in total goals on the season.
Senior midfielder Rebecca Hollstegge joined her teammate on the All-Conference team, garnering postseason Second Team All-Conference honors. Hollstegge, a Detroit, Mich. native, finished her CSU career among the all-time leaders in goals scored and assists following this season, adding five goals and four assists to her career totals. She added her first career hat-trick on the year, scoring three goals in Charleston Southern’s 4-1 victory over Gardner-Webb.
Freshman midfielder Gina Cox was selected by the Big South’s head coaches to the All-Freshman team as the Irmo, S.C. native was one of the two freshmen to see action in all 19 games on the field for head coach Eric Terrill, lining up on the left side. Cox started 18 games and contributed one goal and two assists in her first collegiate season as the fleet-footed lefty scored her first career goal in CSU’s 5-2 victory over UNC Asheville and added assists against The Citadel and Liberty in garnering postseason laurels.
Junior midfielder Allison Lewis rounded out the postseason accolades, earning All-Big South Academic honors. Lewis is currently majoring in Communication and was one of only four players in the Lady Bucs lineup to start all 19 matches on the season. She finished 2012 with two goals scored, recording the game-winners against Northern Iowa and VMI, and added one assist to her totals.
Winthrop forward Krystyna Freda was named the 2012 Big South Women’s Soccer Attacking Player of the Year, while Radford’s Che’ Brown was named the Conference’s Defensive Player of the Year as voted by the League’s head coaches, it was announced this evening at a special awards banquet on the campus of Winthrop University. In addition, Coastal Carolina midfielder Fia Jonsson was tabbed the League’s Freshman of the Year and High Point mentor Marty Beall was tabbed the Coach of the Year. Radford forward Megan Rhodes was selected the Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the League’s sports information directors.
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Big South Announces 2012 Women's Soccer Annual Awards