MEMPHIS, Tenn. – The accolades continue to be handed out to the women’s soccer pair of Hannah Beard and Sara Macko as they were tagged Daktronics All-South Region Second Team members, it was announced Wednesday.
Beard, who has already been named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team, as well as the All-Sunshine State Conference first team, finished out a solid season as the Lions top scorer.
The Liverpool, England native tallied a team-high 12 goals and chipped in four assists to conclude the year with 28 points. She totaled one game-winning goal and started in 14 of 16 contests. She ranked in the top six of the conference in shots (53), points (28), goals (12), and points-per-game (1.75). The senior topped-off an amazing career by passing Casie Poysick as the all-time point’s leader at Saint Leo with an assist against Rollins in the SSC Tournament. The pass gave Beard 123 total points for her career.
Macko has also enjoyed a tremendous season as a senior. The Valrico, Fla. native closed the 2009 campaign tied with Pia Soesemann as the Lions second leading scorer with eight goals, four assists, and 20 points. She also totaled the second-most minutes played on the team accumulating 1,356 and started in 15 of 16 contests.
She led the team with three game-winning goals and concluded action ranked in the top-10 of the SSC in multiple offensive categories.
Macko was recently named All-Sunshine State Conference First Team, as well.
In total, 14 players representing five SSC institutions were selected to the first and second teams.
Taking home South Region Player of the year accolades was West Florida’s Shakira Duncan.
Voting for the 2009 Daktronics NCAA Division II South Region Women’s Soccer Team was powered by ATHLETICSITE.COM and voted on by Sports Information Directors.
Daktronics NCAA Division II All-South Region First Team:
G - Courtney Jones, West Florida
D - Shameka Gordon, West Florida
D - Kaley Morris, West Florida
D - Charlotte Murrell, Rollins
D - Meagan Thomas, Rollins
M - Nikki Brown, North Alabama
M - Marcela Franco, West Florida
M - Rachel Jakubowski, Rollins
M - Dernelle Mascall, West Florida
F - Shakira Duncan, West Florida
F - Shaneka Gordon, West Florida
F - Melissa Ortiz, Lynn
F - Chloe Roberts, North Alabama
Player of the Year: Shakira Duncan, West Florida
Daktronics All-South Region Second Team:
G - Melissa Pyles, Florida Tech
D - Mindy DeCara, Lynn
D - Leah Hirsch, Rollins
D - Julia Osmond, North Alabama
D - Anastasia Prescott, West Florida
M - Brittany Evernden, Lynn
M - Minnie Guzman, Harding
M - Sara Macko, Saint Leo
M - Jessica Mooney, Rollins
F - Tassia Augusto, North Alabama
F - Hannah Beard, Saint Leo
F - Chelsea Brady, Rollins
F - Teresa Brantley, Florida Tech
F - Melissa Madrid, Barry