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Soccer Celebrates 2008 Season!

April 20, 2008 Winston-Salem, NC- The atmosphere was joyous and celebration was in the air Sunday evening on Salem Colleges beautiful campus. Salem College student-athletes, parents, siblings, coaches and administration were gathered in the decorated club dining room in anticipation of tonights award ceremony. Dr. Susan Pauly, Salem Colleges 19th...

April 20, 2008

Winston-Salem, NC- The atmosphere was joyous and celebration was in the air Sunday evening on Salem College’s beautiful campus. Salem College student-athletes, parents, siblings, coaches and administration were gathered in the decorated club dining room in anticipation of tonight’s award ceremony.

Dr. Susan Pauly, Salem College’s 19th President, address the Athletic Celebration with a theme on celebrating the successes that Salem College Athletics have achieved in 2007-2008. “We are celebrating the extra-ordinary balance that somehow you achieve every year when you participate in athletics between training, coaches, studying…don’t forget to study, work study…you are absolutely amazing!”

Tonight’s guest speaker was Ms. Elaine Penn, a former All-American basketball player who was inducted into the Greensboro College Sports Hall of Fame in 1996. Ms. Penn is a nationally recognized lecturer, trainer, performer and a former college volleyball coach for nine years. Ms. Penn’s presentation was truly inspiring as she had a high energy presentation. “When you touch just one person’s life, it has a ripple effect across the world,” stated Ms. Penn. Performing “Make A Difference,” a song she wrote, Ms. Penn sang of how we’re all connected and how we’re all responsible for each other.

Soccer Awards: The Association of Division III Independents also honored Salem College with three of the highest national awards for 2007-2008. “These national awards bring honor and pride to Salem College and we are honoring each recipient with a special plaque” said Kim Fierke.

Liz Clem-Schneider (FY, Merced, CA) was honored as the 2007 Association of Division III Independents Women’s Soccer Most Valuable Player. Clem-Schneider scored 13 goals, 12 assists and 38 points in just 12 games in 2007. Her goals, assists and points are all season and career records for Salem College. Clem had four game-winning goals throughout the season, including the winning shot against Green Mountain College in the Association of Division III Independents Championship. 

Andrea Baldwin (FY, Hudson, NC) was honored as the first All State soccer player in the history of Salem College as she was named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association 2007 College Division All-State Women’s Soccer Team. Baldwin holds all of Salem College’s goalkeeping records, including 11 shutouts. 

The following student-athletes were honored with post-season awards by the Association of Division III Independents: 

Liz Clem-Schneider (FY, Merced, CA)-Soccer

§          2007 All-Independent Women’s Soccer First Team-Forward

Courtney Sauer (FY, Carthage, NC)-Soccer

§          2007 All-Independent Women’s Soccer Second Team-Defender

Tara Madden- (FY, Greenville, SC)-Soccer

§          2007 All-Independent Women’s Soccer Second Team-Midfielder

Amber Bryant- (FY, Jonesville, NC)-Soccer

§          2007 All-Independent Women’s Soccer Second Team-Midfielder

Tori Collier (So, Raleigh, NC)-Soccer

§          2007 All-Independent Women’s Soccer Second Team-Forward

Kim Wisen- ( FY, Madison, OH)-Soccer

§          2007 All-Independent Women’s Soccer Honorable Mention Team-Midfielder

Megan Harrington- (FY, Jacksonville, NC)-Soccer

§          2007 All-Independent Women’s Soccer Honorable Mention Team-Midfielder

  

Soccer Awards Presented by Coach Callahan: 

Most Improved Player- Amber Bryant (FY, Jonesville, NC)

Coaches Award- Shandon Mahnken (Sr, Carmarillo, CA)

The 2007 soccer letter winners were Kathy Ann Canafax (3), Kayla Stover (3), Shandon Mahnken (2), Tori Collier (2), Michala Michaux (2), Liz Clem-Schneider (1), Courtney Sauer (1), Tara Madden (1), Amber Bryant (1), Kim Wisen (1), Megan Harrington (1), Jamie Eurell (1), Andrea Baldwin (1), Brittany Tedrick (1), Elizabeth Ganshaw (1) and Brittney Mitchell (1).

The 2007-2008 year was definitely a year of celebration for Salem College Athletics. This also marks the end of Salem College’s three years of provisional NCAA status. Starting in the fall of 2008, Salem College will a full NCAA Division III member, thus making them eligible for any NCAA post season tournament.

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