Feb. 3, 2010
KANSAS CITY, Kan.-The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced its 2009 Scholar All-Region selections, with Marshall women’s soccer players; Liz Orton (Ft. Collins, Colo.), Rebecca Voss (Raleigh, N.C.), Molly Snead (Cincinnati, Ohio) and Erika Duncan (Easthaven, Scotland) being named All-East Region Honorable Mentions.
The NSCAA places 36 players to three Scholar All-East Region teams with 13 players on the first team, 12 players on the second team and 11 players on the third team. An additional 50 players makeup the All-East Honorable Mentions.
Orton, a political science major, has accumulated a 3.35 GPA throughout her career at MU and has been on the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll three years running. Orton concluded her career as the Thundering Herd’s all-time leader in saves and goalkeeper minutes.
A transfer from UNC-Greensboro, Voss graduated in August with her Bachelor’s degree in sports management and marketing, and is currently working toward her masters degree in the sports administration program.
Duncan and Snead each were named to the C-USA All-Conference Second-Team and earned C-USA All-Academic Second-Team honors this season posting 3.40 and 3.48 GPA’s, respectively. Duncan, an adult fitness major, has been on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll consecutive years and wrapped up her junior year in the top-five in five of Marshall’s all-time categories.
Snead, a marketing major, is a three-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member and a C-USA Academic Medal winner. She completed her career in the top-10 in six categories on MU’s career list, including fifth all-time in goals scored.
This marks the first time in Marshall women’s soccer history that multiple players have been recognized for the NSCAA Scholar All-Region. Kassie Hollman was the last player to represent the Herd, earning Honorable Mention in 2006.