HARDEEVILLE, SC - The Montreat College women's soccer team opened up the 2016 season on the road, falling to USC-Beaufort 4-0.
The Sand Sharks opened up scoring in the 33rd minute and would take a 1-0 lead into halftime. In th second half, USC-Beaufort considered to be the aggressor and would add goals in the 50th, 67th, and 88h minutes to earn the victory.
Goalie Jordan DeVaan (JR/Asheville, NC) led both teams with 14 saves and faced a furious Sand Shark attack that got off 42 shots over the course of the contest.
The Cavaliers will return to action at 1pm on Sunday, August 28th when they face another road contest against Savannah College of Art & Design-Savannah
MONTREAT, NC - Montreat College head women's soccer coach Courtney Nash has announced the hiring of Danielle Brighton as an assistant coach for the Cavaliers. Brighton is a 2015 graduate of Bacone College, where she was a member of the women's soccer team. Brighton was a four-year starter for the Warriors, helping lead them to an NAIA semi-final berth during her freshman year while serving as the top goal-scorer during her junior campaign. Brighton was named the NAIA National Player of the Week in September 2015.
After completing her degree in Criminal Justice at Bacone in 2015, Brighton would go on to coach the U13 Oklahoma Arsenal to a top-15 state finish. She also served as an Academic Affairs Coordinator and International Student Coordinator. A native of Immingham, England, Brighton will join the Cavaliers in time for the 2016 season while also pursuing her master's degree at Montreat.
KANSAS CITY, MO. – The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced Friday that 588 Women's Soccer student-athletes have been named 2015 Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athletes. The Montreat College women's soccer team had three individuals earn a place on that list.
Kristina Anderson (SR/Hendersonville, NC), Aimee Green (SR/Columbus, GA), and Melina Wilkinson (SR/Johannesburg, South Africa) all earned the scholar-athlete honor for Montreat. In order to be nominated by an institution, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and must have achieved a junior academic status.
"I'm proud of Kristina, Mel, and Aimee for their hard work and pursuit of excellence in their academic studies, said head coach Courtney Nash. "These young ladies are a great example of what it means to be a student-athlete at Montreat College and how to excel both in the classroom and on the field."
You can see the complete list of 2015 NAIA Daktronics Women's Soccer Scholar-Athletes HERE.