August 19, 2009

Casey Smith Named to Preseason All-PBC Team

DAHLONEGA, GA – The Peach Belt Conference released the 2009 Women’s Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team and North Georgia’s Casey Smith was named to the squad for the second consecutive year.

A two-time Peach Belt All-Conference selection, Casey Smith was the only player in the Peach Belt Conference to be named PBC Offensive and Defensive player of the week during the 2008 season.

She tallied four goals and eight assists last season, while her four goals is a career best as she recorded a hat trick in the first game of the season. Smith played and started all 17 games for the Lady Saints last year, tallying one game-winning goal.

The Lady Saints are coming off a season that saw them finish fourth in the Peach Belt Conference in 2008, their highest finish since entering the NCAA in 2005. Head coach Chris Adams’ squad posted a record of 8-7-2 overall and 5-3 in the conference to host their first-ever PBC Tournament game at the Soccer Complex.

The Lady Saints will take on Jacksonville State University, Tampa University, Barry University, and the University of West Georgia on the road to open the season before returning to Dahlonega for one of just two home games during the month of September.

North Georgia will then open Peach Belt Conference play on September 12, at USC Aiken as part of four straight road games that include trips to Belmont Abbey, new league member Montevallo, and North Alabama.

2009 Peach Belt Conference
Women’s Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team

Kristin Burton, Armstrong Atlantic State
Gina Goforth, Columbus State
Britney Joiner, UNC Pembroke
Stephanie Parrish, Columbus State

Mary Rob Plunkett, GCSU

Ally Treat, GCSU
Tiffany Urquhart, Flagler
Jill Walthall, Columbus State

Kelli Bahr, Armstrong Atlantic State
Morgan Cobb, GCSU
Casey Smith, North Georgia