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Studnicky Named to SoCon First Team and All-Freshmen Team

Freshman Markie-Lynn Studnicky was named to the SoCon First Team all All-Freshmen Team.

Oct. 30, 2012

SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Western Carolina women's soccer freshman forward Markie-Lynn Studnickywas named to the Southern Conference First Team, as well as to the SoCon All-Freshmen Team, as announced by the league office today.

Studnicky, who hails from Apex, N.C., becomes the first Western Carolina women's soccer player in school history to not only be named to the SoCon First Team, but also to the All-Freshmen Team in the same season. She is also the first Catamount women's soccer player to be named to the SoCon First Team since Shanna Schmokerin 2008.

With nine goals this season, Studnicky paced Western Carolina women's soccer and was just one goal shy of tying for fifth for most goals in a season. Her nine goals rank her third in the Southern Conference. The nine goals are the most scored by a Catamount in a single season since 2005. She also led the team with a total of 20 points and had two assists.

2012 Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team

Player of the Year – Stephanie DeVita, Fr., F, Furman

Coach of the Year – Chris Neal, Elon

Freshman of the Year – Stephanie DeVita, F, Furman

First Team
F    Julia Holz, Appalachian State
F    Stephanie DeVita, Furman
F    Markie-Lynn Studnicky, Western Carolina
MF    Mariana Garcia, The Citadel
MF    Hannah Stanifer, Furman
MF    Michelle Moll, Samford
D    Zoe Van Gorder, Georgia Southern
D    Cat Barnekow, UNCG
D    Adrianne Mancino, Samford
D    Sabbath McKiernan-Allen, Samford
GK    Rose Hull, Furman

Second Team
F    Vanessa Aponte, The Citadel
F    Lauren Hein, UNCG
F    Brittany Hoffman, Samford
MF    Sarah Schaidle, College of Charleston
MF    India Robinson, Furman
MF    Karin Sendel, UNCG
MF    Trine Taule, Samford
D    Julie Calhoun, Davidson
D    Shannon Foley, Elon
D    Ali Simpson, Furman
D    Stephanie Partenheimer, UNCG
GK    Jamie Simmons, UNCG

All-Freshman Team
Samantha Childress, Appalachian State
Jannel Johnson, The Citadel
Jamie Alexander, Furman
Stephanie DeVita, Furman
Rose Hull, Furman
Nora El-Shami, Georgia Southern
Katherine Rodriguez, UNCG
Jamie Simmons, UNCG
Chesney White, UNCG
Alissa Hansen, Samford
Markie-Lynn Studnicky, Western Carolina