Four Sailfish Women's Soccer Players Named to NCCAA All-American Team
December 18, 2012
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
GREENVILLE, S.C.- With the season now in their rear-view mirror the Sailfish women’s soccer team can continue to pile up their postseason awards. Leading the way in postseason distinction are five players named to the NSCAA Continental Tires NCCAA Division I All-American teams. The Sailfish placed sophomore Karoline Harnes on the first-team and senior Ashley Shoaf on the second-team while junior Allison Fox was named to the third-team. Senior Martha Taboas and junior Andrea Jefferson were recognized as honorable mention.
The Sailfish concluded their 2012 season with a 13-6-2 mark while claiming a NCCAA South Region championship under head coach James Kryger.
Harnes earned the NCCAA All-American first-team honor following a superb second season in a Sailfish uniform. The Haroy, Norway native led a determined Sailfish defense while also proving effective in attacking situations as she posted four goals and two assists from a defender position.
A starter for all 21 matches, Harnes helped guide the Sailfish defense to a goals against average of 0.93 per match.
Shoaf holds the impressive distinction of excelling both on the field and in the classroom as she was named along with teammate Andrea Jefferson as a NCCAA Scholar-Athlete in addition to her All-American second-team honor.
Finishing with three goals and four assists, Shoaf was counted on as a leader for the team on and off the field.
Fox finished her third season in 2012 as the team’s starting goalkeeper by performing at her highest level to date. The Naperville, Illinois product allowed just 20 goals in 21 matches for the season while posting 10 shutouts in goal and collecting 95 saves.
Taboas proved to be a solid addition this season after transferring from Mars Hill College as she was named to the NCCAA All-American honorable mention and a member of the NCCAA All-Tournament team following her solid performance in Kissimmee.
Playing a versatile role within the team, Taboas finished the season with seven goals to stand third on the team with 14 points.
Jefferson continued her solid run in a PBA uniform with yet another solid campaign. The West Palm Beach native tallied one assist while helping anchor the PBA defense all season long. She finished third on the squad with over 1,800 minutes of field time while starting 20 matches.