Women's Soccer Garners Multiple Postseason Awards
Thursday, October 29, 2009

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Four FGCU student-athletes received conference honors led by Katherine Correllus and Amber McCall, both earning First-Team All-Atlantic Sun honors. Joining the First-Team All-Conference performers is Danielle Faller who was named Freshman of the Year and goalkeeper Stephanie Powers who earned A-Sun Second-Team honors.

The A-Sun All-Conference teams are voted on by the conference head coaches and sports information directors.

For the third consecutive season, Amber McCall earned A-Sun First-Team honors. McCall led the Eagles in five offensive categories, and finished tied for the A-Sun lead in goals.

“Amber’s recognition is well deserved,” said head coach Jim Blankenship. “She has been the heart and soul of this team for three years.”

Katherine Correllus also earned First-Team honors. The sophomore was the backbone for FGCU’s defense. She started every game this season, and aided in the Eagles league leading nine shutouts.

“KC really showed us that she is one of the top defenders in the A-Sun,” said Blankenship. “I am really pleased that her hard work paid off.”  

Faller joins fellow Eagle Lindsay Haw as the only FGCU players to win Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year honors - Haw won in 2007. The rookie midfielder started in all 19 games for FGCU and racked up four points on the year including the Eagles game-winning goal against Army. The Elizabethtown, Pa. native helped the Eagles to a third-place finish in the A-Sun regular season and a near perfect 6-1-2 home record. In addition to her Freshman of the Year honor, Faller also picked up All-Freshman honors.

“Danielle was an important part of our success this season,” said Blankenship. “She played very well all season and is very deserving of these honors.”

Goalkeeper Stephanie Powers garnered Second-Team All-Atlantic Sun laurels after posting the league’s second-best save percentage and goals-against average. Powers also tied for second in the A-Sun in shutouts with seven.

“Stephanie came up big for us all season,” stated Blankenship. “Her seven shutouts aided this team to one of their most successful seasons.

"We had a lot of players play really well this season," said Blankenship. "The entire team came together to pull out some very tightly contested matches. I appreciate the efforts of our players and our assistant coaches."

The Atlantic Sun Conference is an 11-member league committed to Building Winners for Life. The A-Sun stands for achievement with integrity in both the academic and athletic arenas, with a focus on the balance between the two for our student-athletes. Headquartered in Macon, Ga., the A-Sun boasts six of the top eight media markets in the Southeast. The A-Sun includes a blend of the most prestigious and dynamic private and public institutions in the region: Belmont University, Campbell University, East Tennessee State University, Florida Gulf Coast University, Jacksonville University, Kennesaw State University, Lipscomb University, Mercer University, University of North Florida, University of South Carolina Upstate and Stetson University.

First Team All-Conference

GK - Sari Lin, Belmont

D - Katherine Correllus, FGCU

D - Bridget Gaughan, Kenesaw State

D - Gretchen Sutch, Belmont

MF - Tessa Gavilsky, Stetson

MF - Amber McCall, FGCU

MF - Olivia Tucker, Mercer

MF - Jayme Trocino, Belmont

F - Erica Carter, Belmont

F - Caitlin Dingle, Kennesaw State

F - Jordan Monty, ETSU


Second-Team All-Conference

GK – Stephanie Powers, FGCU

D – Devon Dowell, Jacksonville

D – Kacie Hudson, Mercer

D – Marissa Muller, Campbell

MF - Jessica Hurtado, Jacksonville

MF - Liz Fink, Jacksonville

MF - Maylee Attin-Johnson, Kennesaw State

F - Kristen Marietta, Kennesaw State

F - Heather Berg, Stetson

F - Sara Elliot, Mercer

F - Katelin Swift, UNF


Player of the Year – Tessa Gavilsky, Stetson

Defensive Player of the Year – Bridget Gaughan, Kennesaw State

Coach of the Year – Lisa Howe, Belmont

Freshman of the YearDanielle Faller, FGCU


All-Freshman Team

Ashlee Barrow, USC Upstate

Jennie Borda, Campbell

Christina Cromwell, Stetson

Jade Dempster, Kennesaw State

Danielle Faller, FGCU

Laura Harris, Belmont – Unanimous Selection

Lisa Hensley, Jacksonville

Michele Larrinaga, UNF
Eva Leeper, Jacksonville

Patricia Anne Upson, Mercer

Katie Wood, Lipscomb