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TANNER NAMED DAKTRONICS ALL-SOUTHEAST REGION WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Danielle TannerGAFFNEY, S.C. --- Tusculum College’s Danielle Tanner was named the 2008 Daktronics All-Southeast Region Women's Soccer Player of the Year on Tuesday, one of four all-region selections for the Pioneers. Defender Nicole Ferris, midfielder Michelle Meade, and forward Kelly Barron were all selected to the all-region teams for the first time in their careers.

Tanner recently became the first player in Tusculum’s women’s soccer history to record consecutive 20-goal season, as she leads the Pioneers with 22 goals scored this year. A native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Tanner has scored a SAC-high eight goals in league play this season, as well as a conference-best 19 points. The 5-7 forward led the conference with 49 points, 12 more than her closest competition.

This is Ferris’ first Daktronics all-region selection, as the 5-10 senior posted a career-high seven assists this season to finish the year tied with Tanner for second on the team. A three-time ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District selection, Ferris was named the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer Scholar Athlete last week as well as receiving All-SAC Second Team honors.

Meade led the team with nine assists in her freshman season with the Pioneers. A native of Greeneville, Tenn., Meade finished the campaign second in the SAC in assists, playing in 17 matches and making six starts this season.

Barron finished her senior campaign with a career-high 14 goals which was the third-highest total in the SAC this season. A native of Cincinnati, Ohio, Barron was selected to the All-SAC Second Team for the first time in her career last week. The 5-0 forward finished the season with a career-best 31 points, which placed third in the conference.

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FIRST TEAM

Defenders
Melissa Morris, Carson-Newman
Alyssa Schoenberg, Catawba
Lauren Townsend, UNC-Pembroke
Amanda Maddock, Belmont Abbey

Midfielders
Kelly Adams, Wingate
Karina Campos, Lincoln Memorial
Lainey Nichols, Catawba

Forwards
Danielle Tanner, Tusculum
Laura Linehan, Lenoir-Rhyne
Kristin Burton, Armstrong Atlantic State

Goalkeeper
Whitney Beverly, UNC-Pembroke


SECOND TEAM

Defenders
Lea Cattaggio, Lincoln Memorial
Brittany Greaves, UNC-Pembroke
Catherine Hauck, Lenoir-Rhyne
Nicole Ferris, Tusculum

Midfielders
Lisa Service, Wingate
Michelle Meade, Tusculum
Faye Corbett, UNC Pembroke

Forwards
Kelly Barron, Tusculum
Melanie Cobb, UNC-Pembroke
Celene Molera, Belmont Abbey

Goalkeeper
Anna Wells, Belmont Abbey

REGION PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Danielle Tanner, Tusculum

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