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Tramicka James (photo by Nathan Carver)Tramicka James (photo by Nathan Carver)

Tramicka James named first-team All-SAC for second straight year

Monica Perez earns second-team nod for Pioneers

ROCK HILL, S.C. --- Tusculum College junior Tramicka James and sophomore Monica Perez have been named All-South Atlantic Conference in women's soccer for the 2011 season, the SAC office announced Thursday. James was a first-team selection at forward while Perez was a second-team pick at midfield.

They are the 50th and 51st All-SAC selections for Tusculum since joining the South Atlantic Conference for the 1999 season, and the Pioneers have had at least one first-team All-Conference pick in each of the last 12 years.

James (Wilson, N.C.) repeated as a member of the first team after leading the SAC in total goals (15), goals per match (0.830), total points (34) and points per match (1.89). She scored at least one goal in 10 of the Pioneers' 19 matches, including four multi-goal games, and tallied three game-winning goals including the winner with 18 seconds left in 2-1 win over Catawba on Oct. 22.

In nine conference matches, James scored eight goals and tallied 17 points, including her third career hat trick in 3-0 win over Newberry on Oct. 1. Overall, James scored 15 of team's 33 goals for the season.

James became the third player in program history to reach 100 career points with an assist in the Pioneers' 3-0 win at Carson-Newman on Oct. 26, while her 43 career goals are tied for third on the program's all-time list. She will enter her senior season tied for ninth in career assists with 16 and in third place on the career scoring list with 102 points.

Perez (Austin, Texas) started all 19 matches as an attacking midfielder, and finished with three assists to rank second on the squad to James. Perez assisted on two of James' three goals in the victory over Newberry on Oct. 1, and added a helper in the season opener against Montevallo on Sept. 2. She was one of seven Pioneers to appear in every game, and one of just four to start every contest.

SAC regular-season champions Lenoir-Rhyne swept the major individual awards, as Catherine Hauck was named SAC Player of the Year for the second straight season, Hanna Kiebel was honored as Freshman of the Year and Adrian Blewitt was named Coach of the Year.

In addition to James' statistical championships in goals and points per match, Tusculum freshman goalkeeper Marissa Williams earned a share of the conference title in shutouts with six, along with Ashlyn Hardie of Wingate and Kaitlyn Neipp of Anderson.

The Pioneers finished 10-7-2 overall and tied for third place in the SAC with a 5-4 league record. Tusculum was eliminated from the Food Lion SAC Tournament via penalty kicks by Anderson after the teams played to a 0-0 draw in quarterfinal action Tuesday afternoon.

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SAC Player of the Year:  Catherine Hauck (Lenoir-Rhyne)
SAC Freshman of the Year:  Hanna Kiebel (Lenoir-Rhyne)
SAC Coach of the Year:  Adrian Blewitt (Lenoir-Rhyne)

All-SAC First Team
Forward: Trenna Howell (Carson-Newman), Laura Linehan (Lenoir-Rhyne), Tramicka James (Tusculum), Jade Montgomery (Wingate)
Midfielder: Carley Griffin (Lenoir-Rhyne), Mariel Mena (Lenoir-Rhyne), Leanne Reid (Lincoln Memorial), Kelly Adams (Wingate)
Defender: Catherine Hauck (Lenoir-Rhyne), Jessica Schob (Lenoir-Rhyne), Casey King (Wingate), Kelly Moldenhauer (Wingate)
Goalkeeper: Kaitlyn Neipp (Anderson)

All-SAC Second Team
Forward: Jessica Kleinberg (Anderson), Kaelia Frazier (Lenoir-Rhyne), Sarah Taylor (Lincoln Memorial), Mary Stanton (Newberry)
Midfielder: Allie Waters (Anderson, Hanna Kiebel (Lenoir-Rhyne), Monica Perez (Tusculum), Chandler Murphy (Wingate)
Defender: Marissa Johnson (Anderson), Adrienne Lough (Anderson), Anna Toole (Catawba), Casey McDonnell (Lenoir-Rhyne), Grace Lancaster (Mars Hill), Cassie Smith (Newberry)
Goalkeeper: Sarah Tompkins (Carson-Newman)

Statistical Champions
Goals per Match: Tramicka James (Tusculum), .830
Points per Match: Tramicka James (Tusculum), 1.89
Assists per Match: Kelly Adams (Wingate), .750
Goals Against Average: Ashlyn Hardie (Wingate), .930
Shutouts: Ashlyn Hardie (Wingate); Marissa Williams (Tusculum); Kaitlyn Neipp (Anderson), 6
Save Percentage: Becca Sellars (Mars Hill), .863
Team Points per Match:  Wingate, 8.06
Team Goals per Match: Wingate, 2.88
Team Assists per Match: Wingate, 2.31
Team Shutouts: Wingate, 9
Team Goals Against Average: Wingate, 1.05
Team Winning Percentage: Lenoir-Rhyne, .938
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