RALEIGH, N.C. – Eleven student-athletes representing seven institutions were selected to the seventh annual North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) College Division All-State women’s soccer team. Senior goal keeper Suzie Hinman from the Pfeiffer University was the only unanimous pick. Alex Calvert of Meredith College was the only returning member to this year’s team earning her third spot on the top of the midfielder position.
The team consists of student-athletes 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. All student-athletes involved with ties in the voting process were included on the All-State team. The team is highlighted by two members each from four institutions, Pfeiffer University, Meredith College, Lenoir-Rhyne University and Catawba College to gain NCCSIA All-State selections. The goalkeeper voting was dominated by Pfeiffer University’s senior goalie Suzie Hinman. Hinman started and played every minute of all conference matches this season. The Idaho Falls, Idaho native helped record three team shutouts including back-to-back clean sheets at Coker and Limestone. She was also named to All-Conference Second Team.
The midfield position was led by Meredith College’s junior Alex Calvert. Calvert is the only returning member to the NCCSIA team, earning her third spot in the midfield position. She was named the 2009 USA South Women's Soccer Player of the Year, 2009 USA South first team and helped lead Meredith to their first regular season USA South Championship. The Wilson, N.C. native was also second in the USA South in goals and points.
Rounding out the midfielder honors are Elizabeth Hawes of Lenoir-Rhyne University, Alyssa Wombwell of Pfeiffer University and Maria Borland of Catawba College. Hawes, the freshman from Valdese, N.C. was a 2009 Daktronics NCAA Division II First-Team All-American. She was also the first player in league history to win the South Atlantic Conference Player and Freshman of the Year during the 2009 season. She led the league in total goals (17) and points scored (41). Wombwell, the sophomore from Grand Blanc, Mich., was named a first team All-Conference (Carolinas) and Second Team Daktronics All-Southeast Region. She averaged 2.2 points per conference match in nine games this season.
Founded in 2002, NCCSIA is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The organization seeks to promote collegiate athletics and student-athletes at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.
NCSSIA selects All-State teams for men's and women's soccer, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, softball and baseball on the College (Division II, III, NAIA) and University (Division I) levels. More than 650 student-athletes have been recognized on NCCSIA All-State teams since 2003.
The 2009 NCCSIA College Division Women’s Soccer All State Team – College Division
Goalkeeper: Suzie Hinman, junior, Pfeiffer University, Idaho Falls, Idaho #
Defender: Alexa Baird, junior, Catawba College, Plainfield, N.J.
Defender: Catherine Hauck, sophomore, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Lake Mary, Fla.
Defender: Megan Mastalerz, sophomore, Wingate University, Elkridge, Md.
Midfielder: Alex Calvert, sophomore, Meredith College, Wilson, N.C. % &
Midfielder: Elizabeth Hawes, freshman, Lenoir-Rhyne University, Valdese, N.C.
Midfielder: Alyssa Wombwell, sophomore, Pfeiffer University, Grand Blanc, Mich.
Midfielder: Maria Borland, freshman, Catawba College, Hagerstown, Md.
Forward: Kristy Knight, senior, Meredith College, Raleigh, N.C.
Forward: Connie Axiotis, sophomore, Belmont Abbey College, Arlington, Va.
Forward: Kristen Wright, freshman, Queens University of Charlotte, Salisbury, Md.
# Unanimous NCCSIA All State selection
& 2008 NCCSIA All State Pick
% 2007 NCCSIA All State Pick