Sarah Lang(Page HS/Greensboro College) named USA South Rookie of the Year and lands spot on First Team All-Conference

The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its All-Conference awards for women’s soccer. A total of 52 student-athletes have been named to the USA South All-Conference teams. Greensboro College earned eight awards including the conference rookie of the year and two first team selections.

The GC Pride’s Sarah Lang (Greensboro, NC/Page), a freshman forward, was picked the USA South Rookie of the Year. She led all rookies by totaling 30 points on 14 goals and two assists. Both her point and goal total ranked tied for second in the Conference. Lang earned First Team All-Conference accolades to go along with one USA South Rookie of the Week honor this fall.

Joining Lang on the conference first team was defender Kelli Viana (Valley Stream, NY/Valley Stream South). A senior, Viana helped a back line that allowed just 1.04 goals per game. She also scored five goals for The Pride.

GC’s Katie Allegro (Statesville, NC/West Iredell ) and Meredith Kelly (Snow Camp, NC/Southern Alamance) were tabbed to the second team. Allegro, a senior goalkeeper, has posted nine shutouts, a 1.04 goals against average and a save percentage of .836. Kelly is a sophomore who tallied seven goals and dished three assists from her midfield position.

Senior midfielder Katie Timmons (Middletown, Del./William Penn) (one goal, six assists) made the USAS third team. Freshman T’Keyah Henry (Denver, CO/Denver East) earned a spot on the honorable team as a defender.

Sarah Hopkins (Greensboro, NC/Home School) was The Pride’s representative to the USA South All Sportsmanship Team.

USAS First Team
Alex Calvert – Meredith
Kendall Dishaw – Christopher Newport
Sarah Lang (Greensboro, NC/Page) – Greensboro

Sam Ciaravino – Christopher Newport
Eliza Evans – Meredith
Danielle Minichello – Methodist
Carrie Talbert – Meredith

Megan Conheeney – Christopher Newport
Suvi Piipponen – Averett
Kelli Viana (Valley Stream, NY/Valley Stream South) – Greensboro

Kat Terza – Shenandoah

USAS Second Team
LaQuinta Garrett – Ferrum
Danielle Lee – Meredith
Amber Womack – Shenandoah

Jessi Dennis – Shenandoah
Sandra Johansson – Averett
Meredith Kelly (Snow Camp, NC/Southern Alamance) – Greensboro
Kristin Braxton – Meredith
Kelsey Hukee – Meredith
Julie Jennings – Christopher Newport
Kelly Orpin – Methodist

Katie Allegro (Statesville, NC/West Iredell ) – Greensboro

USAS Third Team
Pernilla Milton – Averett
Emma O’Reilly – Christopher Newport
Kara Pegram – Ferrum
Emmy Errante – Meredith
Hannah Oakes – Shenandoah
Katie Timmons (Middletown, Del./William Penn) – Greensboro

Lea McMillan – Ferrum
Ringa Remes – Averett
Katri Snellman – N.C. Wesleyan
Alexis Stahlman – Christopher Newport

Meghan Gumbs – Christopher Newport

USAS Honorable Mention
Maliha Ataulla – Averett
Dani Gunderson – Christopher Newport
Sarah McFarland – Mary Baldwin
Emma Brady – Averett
Elise Haug – Christopher Newport
Allie Sokolik – Ferrum

T’Keyah Henry (Denver, CO/Denver East) – Greensboro
Sarah Hensley – Shenandoah
Jenna Kline – Shenandoah

Katie Hodkinson – Ferrum
Kelsey Hopper-MC

USAS Sportsmanship Team
Mirva Toivonen – Averett
Lauren Fleming – Christopher Newport
Caitlin Fournier – Ferrum
Sarah Hopkins (Greensboro, NC/Home School) – Greensboro
Jackie Simmons – Mary Baldwin
Kelsey Hukee – Meredith
Stephanie Breitenbach – Methodist
Hanna-Leena Kokkonen – N.C. Wesleyan
Chelsea Noyes – Peace