Joiner, Svensson Announced To Peach Belt All-Conference Second Team
EVANS, Ga. – UNCP women's soccer sent two of its players to all-Peach Belt Conference honors on Friday afternoon during a banquet held in Evans, Ga. the site of the 2009 PBC tournament. Both Britney Joiner and Anna Svensson made the PBC's second team as forwards.
Joiner, who was named the PBC's Freshman of the Year in 2008, has played in 17 games this season for the Lady Braves and started 16. A native of Jacksonville, the sophomore has taken 61 shots in 1210 minutes and recorded a pair of assists and game winning goals this season. In the PBC, Joiner currently sits fifth in both shots, tied for sixth in points (24) and fifth in goals (11). Joiner played 90+ minutes on five occasions for the Black and Gold and is one of only two players that was able to tally a hat trick this season (3 goals against St. Andrews, Sept. 9).
Svensson has started her collegiate career in impressive
fashion, taking the field in 18 of the Lady Braves' 19
contests, starting in 17 and recognized by the PBC twice as player
of the week (Sept. 1 and Oct. 13). The Norrkoping, Sweden native
has tallied up 1443 minutes in her freshman season while recording
three assists and five game-winning goals. In the PBC Svensson has
made herself offensively known in the statistics with 82 shots,
second only to Kristen Burton (94) who was named the PBC's
Player of the Year. Svensson is also third in shots-per-game
(4.56), tied for second in points (29), third in points-per-game
(1.61), third in goals (13), third in goals-per-game (.72) and
second in game-winning goals (5). Svensson took double digit shots
on two occasions, against USC Aiken on Oct. 7 (12) and against
Barton, Oct. 28 (11) and recorded at least 90 minutes of play in 11
contests for the Lady Braves.
The 2009 All-Conference team is listed below as selected by the league's head coaches. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.
Forward- Kristin Burton, Armstrong Atlantic St.
Forward- Gina Goforth, Columbus State
Forward- Kelsey Martin, North Georgia
Forward- Cherie Sayon, Clayton State
Midfielder- Morgan Mitchell, Armstrong Atlantic St.
Midfielder- Kelly Penston, North Georgia
Midfielder- Tiffany Urquhart, Flagler
Midfielder- Jill Walthall, Columbus State
Defender- Morgan Cobb, GCSU
Defender- Laurel McKenzie, Columbus State
Defender- Carey Patterson, Armstrong Atlantic St.
Defender- Casey Smith, North Georgia
Goalkeeper- Mary Rob Plunkett, GCSU
Forward- Christina Barbour, Lander
Forward-Britney Joiner, UNC Pembroke
Forward- Paige Scott, Montevallo
Forward- Anna Svensson, UNC Pembroke
Midfielder- Natalie Martineau, Montevallo
Midfielder- Christin Moss, Lander
Midfielder- Daria Owen, GCSU
Midfielder- Ally Treat, GCSU
Defender- Jessica Binkowski, GCSU
Defender- Kim Gaughan, Columbus State
Defender- Tawny Moffat, GCSU
Defender- Annie Whitley, USC Aiken
Goalkeeper- Kelly Nimmo, Columbus State
Players of the Year
Kristin Burton, Armstrong Atlantic State
Freshman of the Year
Kelsey Martin, North Georgia
Coach of the Year
Chris Adams, North Georgia