Kearney named NSCAA Scholar All-American
KANSAS CITY, Kan. – UNCG keeper Kelsey Kearney has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America Women's Collegiate Scholar All-America Third Team, the NSCAA announced Thursday.
Kearney, a kinesiology major, owns a 3.77 grade point average and was recently named to the Academic All-Southern Conference Team for the second straight year.
The junior from Durham, N.C., continued to rewrite the UNCG record book this season. Already the Spartans' career goals against average leader entering the 2010 campaign, Kearney matched the single-season school record with a SoCon-best 12 shutouts this year and became UNCG's career shutouts leader.
She posted a league-leading 0.55 GAA on the year, the second-best mark in school history behind only her 0.48 mark from her freshman season, and lowered her school- and SoCon-record career mark to 0.61. Her 2010 GAA was the 11th-best in NCAA Division I on the season.
Kearney was a first-team All-SoCon selection for the second time this season, taking all-conference honors for the third time overall. She was also the SoCon Championship MVP after posting shutouts in all three games and earned a spot on the NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-Southeast Region Second Team. Kearney was the SoCon Player of the Week on Aug. 31.
She was also recently named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association All-State Team.
Kearney helped UNCG turn in one of the best seasons in school history in 2010. The Spartans went 19-2-1 overall and 11-0-0 in SoCon play. The 19 wins matched the school record, while the two losses were the fewest in school history. The 11 SoCon wins were the most in league history.
UNCG entered the national rankings for the first time since 1998 and reached the top 10 for the first time since 1996, finishing the regular season ranked No. 10 in the NSCAA/Hendrickcars.com rankings.
The Spartans won their fifth straight SoCon regular-season crown, going undefeated in league play for the fourth time in the last five seasons. UNCG won the SoCon tournament title for the first time since 2006 and earned its first NCAA bid since 2007.
Kearney is the second Spartan in as many seasons to earn a spot on the NSCAA Collegiate Scholar All-America Third Team, as Lauren Lopez took the distinction in 2009.
2010 NSCAA Women's Collegiate Scholar All-America Team
Pos., Player, Class, School, Hometown, Major, GPA
K, Danielle de Seriere, Sr., UC Irvine, Cerritos, Calif., History, 3.30
D, Kristi Andreassen, Sr., Northern Arizona, Tempe, Ariz., Exercise Science, 4.00
D, Kathleen Beljan, Jr., Dayton, Columbus, Ohio, Chemical Engineering, 3.59
D, Julie King, Jr., Auburn, St. Louis, Mo., History, 3.43
D, Lizzy Simonin, Jr., Memphis, Lee's Summit, Mo., Physical Education, 3.77
M, Katy Frierson, Jr., Auburn, Homewood, Ala., Political Science, 3.91
M, Teresa Rynier, Sr., James Madison, Leola, Pa., Education, 3.52
M, Vendula Strnadova, Sr., Memphis, Las Cruces, N.M., Health & Human Performance, 3.97
M, Tiffany Yovino, Sr., Hofstra, Holtsville, N.Y., History/Early Childhood Education, 3.74
F, Krista Lopez, Sr., Oklahoma State, Carrollton, Texas, Management and Accounting, 4.00
F, Tanya Taylor, Sr., UC Irvine, Buena Park, Calif., Criminology, Law & Society, 3.39
K, Aline Reis, Jr., UCF, Campinas, Brazil, Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.51
D, Kaitlin Campbell, Sr., Pennsylvania, Perkasie, Pa., Biological Basis of Behavior, 3.51
D, Kerry McBride, Jr., Marquette, Elm Grove, Wis., Civil Engineering, 3.58
D, Kendyl Pele, Sr., Washington, Kennewick, Wash., Political Science, 3.46
M, Kate Deines, Jr., Washington, Issaquah, Wash., Pre-Social Science, 3.66
M, Sarah Friedman, Sr., Pennsylvania, Villanova, Pa., Psychology, 3.58
M, Sam Huecker, Sr., Charlotte, Crestwood, Ky., Marketing, 3.73
M, Megan Minnix, Sr., Charlotte, Columbus, Ohio, Marketing, 3.94
M, Sarah Talbert, Sr., Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Brookfield, Wis., Finance, 3.53
F, Christa Matlack, Sr., Bucknell, Williamsport, Pa., Biology, 3.57
F, Mallory Outerbridge, Jr., Western Kentucky, North Regina, Sask., Exercise Science, 3.64
F, Kelly Reinwald, Jr., Canisius, Stafford, Va., Economics and Finance, 3.93
K, Kelsey Kearney, Jr., UNCG, Durham, N.C., Kinesiology, 3.77
K, Tori Rocke, Jr., Northern Arizona, Garden Grove, Calif., Criminal Justice, 3.61
D, Tori Howe, Sr., Northern Arizona, Mesa, Ariz., Health Sciences, 3.37
D, Ali Kliment, Sr., Monmouth, Roebling, N.J., Political Science, 3.99
D, Lauren Thut, Sr., Marquette, Kildeer, Ill., Education, 3.31
M, Alexandra Elston, Sr., Arizona State, Phoenix, Ariz., Speech & Hearing, 3.89
M, Rosie Malone-Povolny, Sr., Marquette, St. Paul, Minn., English and Secondary Education, 3.82
M, Vanessa Mueggler, Jr., Middle Tennessee State, Pincourt, Quebec, Finance, 3.59
M, Jillian Pinder, Sr., Troy, Pensacola, Fla., Biology, 3.42
M, Chandra Salmon, Jr., Utah State, Provo, Utah, Human Movement Science, 3.48
F, Frankie Ross, Sr., Portland State, Oakland, Calif., Health Studies, 3.80
F, Jen Stoltenberg, Sr., Oregon, Mission Viejo, Calif., Business Administration, 3.49
Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Katy Fierson, Auburn
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