Women's Soccer vs. Marshall
Niners place four among All-Atlantic 10 teams
Courtesy: Charlotte Sports Information
          Release: 10/31/2012
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NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Charlotte women's soccer will enter the postseason with four of its players having earned All-Atlantic 10 honors it was announced Wednesday by the league office prior to the start of the conference tournament this week.

Representing the 49ers on the all-conference squads were Amanda Jones (All-Atlantic 10 Second Team), Maddie Kiebel (All-Rookie Team) and Alex Kubrick and Sarah Ann Waugh (All-Academic Team). The four accolades are the most by the program since it collected nine in 2010.

Jones garnered her second A-10 plaudit after being tabbed to the All-Rookie Team last fall, the only Charlotte member to receive a postseason award. She paces the Niners with seven goals, 19 points and 47 shots, while sharing the team lead with five assists. The Mahwah, N.J., native opened the league slate with both goals, including the overtime winner, in a 2-1 home victory over VCU. She was listed among the Top 20 players in the conference in the preseason and at midseason by TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Kiebel was a Newcomer to Watch in the preseason by Soccer America and concluded her first collegiate season with a solid campaign before an injury prevented her from taking the field in the last two weeks. She scored once, against Francis Marion, while adding a pair of assists, including Jones' game-tying goal against VCU, in her first year wearing the green and white. The Parker, Colo., product tied for third on the 49ers squad with her two assists.

Kubrick, a Greensboro, N.C., native and Waugh, who hails from Statesville, N.C., comprise the Charlotte representatives on the All-Academic Team by carrying a 3.95 and 4.0 GPA, respectively. Kubrick has started all 11 matches in which she has played in net, allowing a goal or less each time with three shutouts. Her trio of clean sheets raises her career total to 12, lifting her into third place on the school's all-time list. She stopped 10 Clemson shots were a career best in the 1-1 tie with the Tigers Sept. 9 at Transamerica Field. Waugh, one of three captains on this year's team, earned a start in 18 of the 19 matches in which she played at her defender position. She finished with six shots on the year, including one that skimmed off the right post in last Friday's match with Saint Louis.

The 49ers will open Atlantic 10 Championships play at 11 a.m. Thursday when they face regular-season champion and top seed La Salle in Kingston, R.I. Charlotte will be aiming for its third Atlantic 10 Tournament title, having picked up the hardware in 2007 and 2008 to secure the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

2012 Atlantic 10 Postseason Awards
First Team
Colleen Williams, Dayton
Moa Mattsson, Massachusetts
Courtney Conrad, VCU
Sophia Maccagnone, Butler
Juliana Libertin, Dayton
Renee Washington, La Salle
Mo Hawkins, Saint Joseph's
Alysha Mallon, Dayton
Courtney Niemiec, La Salle
Shannon Van Riper, St. Bonaventure
Gabrielle Pakhtigian, La Salle
Christine Neal, Saint Joseph's

Second Team
Amanda Jones, Charlotte
Ashley Campbell, Dayton
Kelsey Haycook, La Salle
Becca Wann, Richmond
Wendy Acosta, VCU
Alexis Garcia, Dayton
Cristin Granados, VCU
Kelly Mahoney, Butler
Jourdan McVicker, La Salle
Carly Edgcomb, VCU

All-Rookie
Maddie Kiebel, Charlotte
Sophia Maccagnone, Butler
Ashley Campbell, Dayton
Nicole Waters, Dayton
Kristi Abbate, George Washington
Ellie Bailes, Rhode Island
Abby Maiello, St. Bonaventure
Olivia McEachern, Saint Joseph's
Shauni Kerkhoff, Temple
Erin Lafferty, Temple
Wendy Acosta

All-Academic
Alex Kubrick, Charlotte
Sarah Ann Waugh, Charlotte

Kelly Mahoney, Butler
Juliana Libertin, Dayton
Colleen Williams, Dayton
Sarah Senoyuti, Dayton
Kathleen Wolff, Duquesne
Jourdan McVicker, La Salle
Gabby Pakhtigan, La Salle
Renee Washington, La Salle
Moa Mattsson, Masschusetts

Offensive Player of the Year: Colleen Williams, Dayton
Defensive Player of the Year: Courney Niemiec, La Salle
Midfielder of the Year: Mo Hawkins, Saint Joseph's
Rookie of the Year: Sophia Maccagnone, Butler
Coach of the Year: Paul Royal, La Salle

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