Baldwin Named to All-State Soccer Team
NCCSIA ANNOUNCES NORTH CAROLINA ALL-STATE
COLLEGE DIVISION WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM
MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – Eleven student-athletes from seven schools form the 2007 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) College Division All-State Women’s Soccer Team, released Tuesday.
Methodist University heads the All-State Team with three students for the second straight year, while Catawba College and Greensboro College both have two selections. Methodist senior Chrystal Bradley, a midfielder from Fairfax, Va., is the lone unanimous selection. Mount Olive College midfielder April Jacobs becomes the first four-time college division women’s soccer all-state pick.
The team consists of students from NCAA Division II and Division III colleges and universities throughout the state. North Carolina sports information professionals submitted nominees and NCCSIA members selected the teams. The all-state unit consists of one goalkeeper, three defenders, four midfielders and three forwards.
Founded in 2002, NCCSIA is comprised of sports information professionals from North Carolina’s NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions for the purpose of promoting college athletics in the state. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina whose responsibilities include sports information.
NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the university (NCAA Division I) and college (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for women’s volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, softball and baseball. Over 500 student-athletes have been recognized on all-state teams since 2003.
2007 NCCSIA All-State Women’s Soccer Team (College Division)
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
Goalkeeper Andrea Baldwin Freshman Salem Hudson, N.C.
Defender Tessa Hall Sophomore Greensboro Greensboro, N.C.
Defender Kelly Orpin Freshman Methodist Fredericksburg, Va.
Defender Alyssa Schoenberg Junior Catawba Woodbury, Minn.
Midfielder Chrystal Bradley# Senior Methodist Fairfax, Va.
Midfielder Alex Calvert Freshman Meredith Wilson, N.C.
Midfielder April Jacobs#*+ Senior Mount Olive Fayetteville, N.C.
Midfielder Angela Reale Junior Pfeiffer Gypsum, Colo.
Forward Alexandra Beshk Sophomore Catawba Mission Viejo, Calif.
Forward Ashley Cabral# Senior Greensboro Chesapeake, Va.
Forward Whitney Roberson# Sophomore Methodist Kitty Hawk, N.C.
# - 2006 NCCSIA College Division Women’s Soccer Team selection
* - 2005 NCCSIA College Division Women’s Soccer Team selection
+ - 2004 NCCSIA College Division Women’s Soccer Team selection
This year’s All-State Team is comprised of four repeat honorees and seven first-time selections. Bradley, Ashley Cabral of Greensboro College and Methodist University’s Whitney Roberson make the All-State team for the second year in a row.
Freshman Kelly Orpin completes Methodist’s trio of All-State selections. Bradley, Roberson and Orpin helped the Monarchs to a 17-5 mark en route to the USA South Conference regular-season and tournament championships. Bradley tallied 16 goals and 11 assists for 43 points in 2007. She earned First Team All-USA South honors for the fourth straight season and was named the USA South Tournament’s Most Valuable Player. Roberson, a sophomore forward from Kitty Hawk, N.C., scored 17 goals and joined Bradley and Orpin on the First Team All-USA South squad and the All-USA South Tournament team. Orpin, a defender from Fredericksburg, Va., helped the Monarchs limit opponents to 15 goals in 22 matches.
Defender Alyssa Schoenberg and forward Alexandra Beshk helped spark Catawba to a 14-4-3 record this season. Schoenberg, a junior from Woodbury, Minn., was named to the 2007 Daktronics Division II First Team All-Southeast Region unit, as well as the All-South Atlantic Conference (SAC) first team. Catawba’s defense posted 10 shutouts in 2007. Beshk, a sophomore from Mission Viejo, Calif., earned All-Southeast Region second team honors and All-SAC first team honors. She scored 15 goals and ranked 45th in the nation in goals per game.
Cabral and defender Tessa Hall helped Greensboro post a 14-4-1 mark to set a school record for wins in a season. Cabral, a senior from Chesapeake, Va., celebrated her move from midfielder to forward by being named 2007 USA South Player of the Year. She scored a school-record 26 goals, finished second in NCAA Division III in goals and third in points. Hall, a sophomore from Greensboro, N.C., tied for second in the nation in assists per game and set a school record with 19 assists. She was named to the All-USA South first team and helped the Pride’s defense record 12 shutouts.
Meredith’s Alex Calvert, a freshman midfielder from Wilson, N.C., was the 2007 USA South Rookie of the Year and a First Team All-USA South pick. She finished with 12 goals and four assists.
Jacobs, a senior midfielder from Fayetteville, N.C., entered the 2007 season leading all active NCAA Division II players in career assists and will likely be ranked among the top-15 overall with 49 career helpers. A First Team All-Conference Carolinas honoree, she is Mount Olive’s first four-time all-conference selection in women’s soccer.
Andrea Baldwin, a freshman goalkeeper from Hudson, N.C., makes Salem history by becoming the first student in the school’s three-year women’s soccer history to earn All-State honors. She posted a 0.60 goals against average and recorded 11 shutouts to help the Spirits to a 15-1-2 mark and the 2007 Association of Division III Independents Atlantic Region title.
Pfeiffer midfielder Angela Reale, a junior from Gypsum, Colo., ranked first in Conference Carolinas this season with 25 points. She helped lead the Falcons to second place in the Conference Carolinas regular-season standings with an 8-2-1 mark.