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Nelson, Kent Named All-Region First Team

All-Region First Team Gabby Nelson and Casey Kent

ASHLAND, Va. – Senior forward Gabby Nelson (Clover, Va./Halifax County) and junior midfielder Casey Kent (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) have been named to the 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women's All-South Region First Team.

Nelson was ODAC Player of the Year and All-ODAC First Team. The captain started all 23 matches for the Yellow Jackets this season. She leads the ODAC and is third in the nation with 27 goals and nine game-winning goals. Nelson is fourth in the country with 62 points. She is second in program history in goals and points in a season. Jennifer Foster had 32 goals and 78 points in 1989. Nelson was named to the 2019 ODAC All-Tournament Team and to the 2019 Academic All-District Women's Soccer Team by CoSIDA.

Kent was All-ODAC First Team and earned All-ODAC honors for the third straight season. Kent started all 23 matches and was second on the team with eight goals, six assists and 22 points. She stood eighth in the ODAC in points and ninth in goals. Kent had a pair of game-winning goals, one at Salem and one in a 1-0 ODAC win at Roanoke. She was 3 for 3 on penalty kicks this season. Kent was named to the 2019 ODAC All-Tournament Team.

Under head coach Jay Howell, the ODAC Coach of the Year, the Yellow Jackets posted a 21-1-1 overall mark, setting program record with 21 victories and with 20 straight wins to start the season. R-MC went 10-0 in ODAC play and earned the top seed in the ODAC Tournament. R-MC topped Lynchburg 4-1 in the quarterfinals, edged Bridgewater 1-0 in overtime in the semifinals and won on penalty kicks in the finals against Virginia Wesleyan to claim the program's 13th ODAC title. The 13th-ranked Yellow Jackets blanked Haverford 2-0 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before falling at top-seeded Messiah in the second round.

2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women's All-South Atlantic Region

First Team

Pos., Player, Class, School, Hometown

K Nicole Dipasquale, Sr., The College of New Jersey, Paramus, N.J.

D Samantha Crawford, Fr., Virginia Wesleyan University, Bensalem, Pa.

D Faith Eichenour, Jr., The College of New Jersey, Neptune, N.J.

D Emily Roche, Sr., Washington and Lee University, Ashburn, Va.

D Jessie Turner, Sr., Centre College, Versailles, Ky.

M Kelly Carolan, Jr., The College of New Jersey, Sparta, N.J.

M Averi Faulk, Jr., Centre College, Crestwood, Ky.

M Casey Kent, Jr., Randolph-Macon College, Fairfax, Va.

M Taylor Nolan, Sr., The College of New Jersey, Sparta, N.J.

F Shivani Beall, Sr., Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

F Riley Cook, Jr., Christopher Newport University, Mechanicsville, Va.

F Alana Hughes, Sr., Centre College, Lexington, Ky.

F Gabby Nelson, Sr., Randolph-Macon College, Clover, Va.

Second Team

Pos., Player, Class, School, Hometown

K Christina Martin, Sr., Roanoke College, Blacksburg, Va.

D Jenna Beck, Sr., Salisbury University, Gaithersburg, Md.

D Nora Burdge, Sr., The College of New Jersey, Wall, N.J.

D Dasey DiElmo, Jr., Stockton University, Little Egg Harbor, N.J.

D Peyton Robertson, Fr., Emory University, Dallas, Texas

D Cameron Zak, So., Centre College, Grosse Pointe, Mich.

M Emily Degeyter, So., Montclair State University, Long Valley, N.J.

M Samantha Hilsee, Jr., Emory University, Windermere, Fla.

M Erin Hoeh, Jr., Washington and Lee University, Chesterfield, Ohio

M Lucy Perry, Jr., Roanoke College, Richmond, Va.

F Marisa Adelman, Sr., William Patterson University, Branchburg, N.J.

F Emily Beenders, Sr., Montclair State University, Rahway, N.J.

F Catherine Haufe, Sr., Bridgewater College, Springfield, Va.                        

F Emily Yergin, Sr., Shenandoah University, Warrenton, Va.

Third Team

Pos., Player, Class, School, Hometown

K Jonelle Barron, Fr., Centre College, Wellington, Fla.

D Carly Cone, Sr., Rhodes College, Houston, Texas

D Savanna Cowan, Sr., Bridgewater College, Bedford, Va.

D Shae Geary, Sr., Virginia Wesleyan University, Prospect, Conn.

D Keiley McCarthy, Sr., Christopher Newport University, Clifton, Va.

M Hanna Randolph, So., Bridgewater College, Woodbridge, Va.

M Sydney Rife, Sr., Christopher Newport University, Virginia Beach, Va.

M Brooke Rossiter, Jr., Salisbury University, Sparta, N.J.

M Emily Talotta, So., Christopher Newport University, Arlington, Va.

F Kailey Burrell, So., Covenant College, Trenton, Ga.

F Alli Cundiff, So., Rhodes College, Hopkinsville, Ky.

F Salena LeDonne, Sr., Stockton University, Parsippany, N.J.

F Alyssa Rudy, Sr., University of Lynchburg, Greencastle, Pa.