October 5, 2010

Casey Smith Snags Another PBC Defender of the Week

AUGUSTA, GA – The awards keep coming for Casey Smith as the senior has been tabbed as the Peach Belt Conference Defender of the Week after leading the Lady Saints to three wins and their national ranking in school history.

The Stockbridge, Ga., native picks up the league's defensive award for the second time in the last three weeks and the tally for weekly honors in her career has now reached eight.

Smith made history last week as the All-American etched her way into the PBC record books with three assists in a single game to set the conference's all-time mark for assists in a career.

In a 4-1 victory over Clayton State, Smith assisted in the first three goals, giving her 37 career assists and the all-time record in the Peach Belt Conference. She then anchored a defense over the weekend that shutout Florida Tech in a 1-0 victory, before allowing just a single goal to 15th-ranked Florida Southern to send North Georgia to a 2-1 victory and the team's eighth straight victory.

She continues to represent North Georgia in the latest NCAA National Statistics, leading the country in total assists at the Division II level with 11, while also leading the nation in assists per contest at 1.1.

Smith and the 25th-ranked Lady Saints return to action on Thursday afternoon, traveling to Anderson University for a 4:30 p.m. matchup with the Trojans in another key non-conference battle.