Four make All-Region

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 27, 2006

CENTRAL, SC n Three freshmen from the Chowan women’s soccer squad along with one junior anchored the All-South Region Women’s Soccer Team this season.

Freshman Ashley Bradford, who ranked most of the season as the number two offensive player in the National Christian College Athletic Association, was atop of the team’s statistical categories all season.

She netted 23 season goals and nine assists for 55 total points.

“Obviously, Ashley has come in and done superbly,” Chowan soccer coach Georgina Donnelly said. “Scoring 23 goals as a freshman is a wonderful start to her career.”

Bradford blew previous the records for season goals (13) and season points (30) out of the water this year by 10 goals and 25 points.

The native of Chesapeake and graduate of Hickory High School accounted for two game-winning goals this season against Southern Virginia and Methodist College while also compiling eight multiple goal games, including four season hat tricks. 

Joining Bradford on the All-South Region Team is fellow freshman Clara Danzeisen.

She netted eight goals and gave assists for 21 points this season. The Richmond native was the squad’s second leading scorer this season.

“Clara was solid in the midfield all year,” Donnelly said. “She was a scoring threat and made important contributions to our team.”

Two defenders were named to the All-Region team in junior Stephanie Montague and freshman Erin Jackson.

Montague helped the Hawks to four shut outs and two ties on the defensive side of the ball. She also scored five goals on the year for 10 points.

“Stephanie played really well all season and anchored us in the back,” Donnelly said. “She did a good job.”

Jackson also helped solidify the back line, aiding in those four season shutouts. The Norfolk native accounted for two goals from the back line this season.

“Erin was a rock,” Donnelly said. “She contributed to every game, especially considering she played all year injured.”

The Hawks wrapped up their 2006 season at the NCCAA South Region Tournament recently where they finished in second place.

They entered the tournament as the number four seed and in their first match knocked off to-ranked Faulkner University to advance to the championship match.

They eventually fell to number two ranked Palm Beach Atlantic University 3-0 and ended the year with a 9-10-2 overall record.