KANSAS CITY, Kan. (December 3, 2010) - Three players from the Rollins women's soccer team earned spots on the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Performance Subaru All=South Region team, it was announced by the NSCAA this week.
Thomas picks up her second consecutive First Team honor, and earns a nod on the All-Region team for the third straight season after helping lead a defensive unit that once again stymied opponents. The Ponte Vedra, Fla. native helped the Tars post seven shutouts on the season while adding two goals, including the game-winner over Florida Southern on September 21. Thomas has already been named Second Team Daktronics All-American, First Team Daktronics All-Region, and picked up Sunshine State Conference Defensive Player of the year as well First Team All-Conference this season.
Hirsch collects her third straight NSCAA All-Region award, having earned spots on the Second and First Teams in previous seasons. The Longwood, Fla. native has been an important part of the back line throughout her career, and adds her Third Team All-Regions selection to a First Team Daktronics All-Region selection and First Team Sunshine State Conference pick this season. Along with her stellar play on defense, Hirsch has posted three goals and two assists, matching a team-high eight points this season. Her scoring abilities have helped the Tars in key situations as she has scored two game-winners in her senior campaign. She scored the winning tally in the Tars' first upset victory of the season against then No. 2 West Florida on September 10, and grabbed the key equalizer against then third-ranked Armstrong Atlantic on October 30 to help the Tars go on to upset the Pirates in their final game of the regular season.
Murrell earns her second straight nod on the NSCAA All-Region squad, having been named to the First Team in 2009, and picking up Third Team honors this season. The Tallahassee, Fla. native was named to the Daktronics All-Region Second Team, and First Team All-SSC team for her junior campaign in the midfield. Murrell has scored a team best four goals this year, matching a team high eight points. Despite battling injury earlier in the season, Murrell has seen time in all 17 contests, starting 14. She has tallied two game-winners this season, including a goal in the final 50 seconds of the first overtime period to lift the Tars over then third-ranked Armstrong Atlantic on October 30.
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