November 30, 2011

Bayly and Lowery Honored by Daktronics Women’s Soccer All-America Team


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Columbus – Sophomore Kansas Bayly and senior Stephanie Lowery were selected as honorable mention members of the Daktronics NCAA Division Women's Soccer All-America Team announced Wednesday afternoon.  Lowery was a 2010 First Team All-American recipient while Bayly receives the accolade for the first time.

Bayly, the Co-Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year has been a mainstay of the CSU backline since her arrival in Columbus.  Along with her backline mates, the Lady Cougars posted 12 shutouts this season, tied for the 15th most nationally while also ranking 15th nationally with a 0.59 goals against average.  The Lilburn native scored six goals for the team including a pair of game-winnings goals.  Her goal total was the highest by any defender in the Peach Belt Confernece.  Bayly was a 2010 All-Southeast Region second team selection and earlier this year was named to the PBC All-Conference team for the second consecutive season.



Defender Kansas Bayly  


Lowery has been one the best offensive players to come through Columbus State ranking in the top five in both goals (33, third) and points (81, fourth) all-time at CSU.  This season she once again led the team in scoring posting 29 points on 12 goals and five assists.  The Sandy, Utah native was a clutch performer tallying five game-winning goals including the game-winners in both Peach Belt Conference Tournament wins and also in Columbus State's NCAA Tournament win versus Lees-McRae.  Lowery was named the Southeast Region Player of the Year and Co-Peach Belt Conference Player of the Year to go along with her All-American honor in 2010.

University of North Alabama junior forward Chloe Roberts was named the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year.  Roberts, a 5-5 native of Plymouth, England, has scored 16 goals and added 15 assists for 45 points, leading all Gulf South Conference players in each of those categories.  She currently ranks third among all NCAA Division II players in points per game (2.35) and assists per game (0.75). 

 
Midfielder Stephanie Lowery

Sports information directors from NCAA Division II schools and conferences selected the Daktronics All-America teams. The process begins at the regional level with all First Team All-Region picks advancing to the national ballot. This is the sixth year Daktronics has sponsored the NCAA Division II Women's Soccer All-America and all-region teams. A total of 39 student-athletes representing 21 different institutions filled out the three teams.

The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The team is voted on by the NCAA Division II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA), with the online nomination and voting process powered by ATHLETICSITE.COM.

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