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Women's Soccer - Fri, Nov. 13, 2009
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PULASKI, Tenn. -- The top-seeded Martin Methodist RedHawks earned their sixth straight TranSouth Conference Tournament Championship with a 5-1 triumph over the Bethel Wildcats Friday in the championship finals.

Martin Methodist (14-2-2) has also won the regular-season championship in each of those six seasons and is currently ranked No. 6 in the NAIA's national top 25 rankings. The RedHawks have won six straight and have been unbeaten in their last 12 matches. Martin Methodist has outscored opponents by a 64-7 margin during that span.

Bethel, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, is 6-6-5 overall and tied MMC 0-0 in the two teams' previous meeting this season on Oct. 9th.
FINAL REGULAR-SEASON STANDINGS

(only top-6 advance to tournament)
No. Team    Conference         Conf. Win %         Overall    
1. Martin Methodist 
5-0-1
.917
12-2-2
2. Union University
4-1-1
.750
9-5-2
3. Bethel University 3-1-2
.667
4-5-5
4. Lyon College
3-1-2
.667
9-1-2
5. Trevecca Nazarene
1-4-1
.250
7-9-1
6. Cumberland
1-4-1
.250
3-8-2
7. Freed-Hardeman
0-6-0
.000
2-13-2
 

TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE/RESULTS:


OPENING ROUND - Saturday, November 7
(High seed hosts opening round matches)
Game One - #3 Bethel University 3, #6 Cumberland 0, Cumberland eliminated
Game Two - #4 Lyon College 2, #5 Trevecca Nazarene 0, Trevecca Nazarene eliminated
 
SEMIFINALS - Tuesday, November 10
(High seed hosts semifinal matches)
Game Three - # 1 Martin Methodist 6, #4 Lyon College 1, Lyon College eliminated
Game Four - # 3 Bethel University 1, #2 Union University 0, Union eliminated
     
CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS - Friday, November 13
(High seed hosts championship match)
# 1 Martin Methodist 5, #3 Bethel University 1

MARTIN METHODIST WINS THE TRANSOUTH CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP
AND RECIEVES THE TRANSOUTH'S AUTOMATIC BID TO THE NAIA CHAMPIONSHIP TOURNAMENT



TRANSOUTH ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS



PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Shannon Walter, Martin Methodist

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Yalu Borbolla, Martin Methodist
                              

COACH OF THE YEAR

Gerry Cleary, Martin Methodist
 
REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS 
Martin Methodist RedHawks


FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE



FIRST TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Forwards
Shannon Walter, Martin Methodist
Nicole O'Donnell, Martin Methodist
Katie Marshall, Lyon College
Eboni Murphy, Union University
 
Midfielders
Marika Fukuta, Bethel University
Simone Souza, Martin Methodist
Daniel Sofer, Martin Methodist
Kristin Maas, Lyon College
 
Defenders
Jordan Nuffer, Bethel University
Yalu Borbolla, Martin Methodist
Tatiane Alexio, Martin Methodist
Sara Weir, Union University
 
Goalkeeper
Jackie Gardner, Bethel University
Laura Pla, Union University
 
SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Forwards
Anja Klotzle, Lyon College
Kassie Evick, Trevecca Nazarene
Maryse Beauregard, Bethel University
Katy Smith, Lyon College
 
Midfielders
Emma Reilly, Martin Methodist
Bridget Roney, Union University
Morgan Keitel, Bethel University
Kelley-Jade Whelen, Bethel University
 
Defenders
Kimmarley Chin, Bethel University
Samantha Gase, Union University
Allison Casalenuovo, Trevecca Nazarene
Nikki Ceeney, Freed-Hardeman
 
Goalkeeper
Hanit Schwartz, Martin Methodist
Tiffany Harris, Freed-Hardeman


SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE


SECOND TEAM ALL-CONFERENCE
Forwards
Anja Klotzle, Lyon College
Kassie Evick, Trevecca Nazarene
Maryse Beauregard, Bethel University
Katy Smith, Lyon College
 
Midfielders
Emma Reilly, Martin Methodist
Bridget Roney, Union University
Morgan Keitel, Bethel University
Kelley-Jade Whelen, Bethel University
 
Defenders
Kimmarley Chin, Bethel University
Samantha Gase, Union University
Allison Casalenuovo, Trevecca Nazarene
Nikki Ceeney, Freed-Hardeman
 
Goalkeeper
Hanit Schwartz, Martin Methodist
Tiffany Harris, Freed-Hardeman



TRANSOUTH SCHOLAR ATHLETES


Scholar-Athlete Qualifications:
TranSouth - Recipients must be a sophomore or above in academic standing; have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 (on a 4.0 scale).
NAIA - Recipients must be a junior or above in academic standing; been in attendance at the nominating institution a minimum of one full year of attendance; have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.50 (on a 4.0 scale).

*Denotes NAIA Scholar Athlete

Bethel College
Morgan Keitel, Marika Fukuta*, Kimmarley Chin*, Candace Salcido*, Tashana Taylor*

Cumberland University
Natasha Yakimovich, Helena Dimantas Farias, Brittany Kirby, Cierra Boots, Susan Simpson*, Jena Bradley

Freed-Hardeman 
Nikki Ceeney*, Naomi Pugh, Cassie Perkins, Leanne Harbach, Elizabeth Blanton
 
Lyon College
Sara Merker*, Erica Cox*, Cethlinn Cunningham, Kristen Maas, Lauren Pyle
 
Martin Methodist 
Camilla Hovden*, Lauren Atchley*, Kelly Glaser

Trevecca Nazarene 
Ana Hill, Aubree Thomas, Brittany Argabright*, Allison Casalenuovo*,Kassie Evick*, Jessica Fallen, Megan Arnett*, Chelsea Bell*, Lauren Davis
 
Union University
Evie Felts, Kelly Bogdanovich, Kori Elrod, Samantha Gase*, Katie Johnson*, Amber Lovelady*, Alicia Bennett*, Candice Blackard*, Kaitlin Dirksen*, Lauren Jackson, Jill Landers, Katie Moser, Maggie Paredes, Roxanna Skelton, Megan Tabosa, Caitlin Zimmerman*


HISTORY OF TRANSOUTH CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS

 

Year

Regular Season

Tournament

Player of the Year Coach of the Year

2004

Martin Methodist
Martin Methodist
Asuka Kabota, MMC
Gerry Cleary, MMC

2005

Martin Methodist
Martin Methodist
Harumi Someya/Clare Sykes, MMC
Gerry Cleary, MMC

2006

Martin Methodist
Martin Methodist
Victoria Charnley/Kelly Lewicki, MMC
Gerry Cleary, MMC

2007

Martin Methodist
Martin Methodist
Amanda Johannson, MMC
Gerry Cleary, MMC

2008

Martin Methodist
Martin Methodist
Marcia Silva, MMC
Gerry Cleary, MMC

2009

Martin Methodist
Martin Methodist
Shannon Walter, MMC
Gerry Cleary, MMC