Saint Leo, Fla. (November 9, 2007) – Three Saint Leo women’s soccer players were named to the 2007 Daktronics All-South Region Women’s Soccer Team, it was announced Friday.  Evelina Viiri (Jr., Heby, Sweden), Ginger Davenport (Sr., Bradenton, Fla.) and Hannah Beard (So., Liverpool, England) were all named to the Second Team.

The University of Montevallo’s Stacey Balaam was named the 2007 Daktronics South Region Player of the Yeay.

All three players were previously named to the All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team after leading the Lions to a 14-3 regular season record.  Saint Leo also reached its second consecutive Sunshine State Conference Tournament Final and earned a second consecutive bid for the NCAA Division II National Tournament.

Saint Leo (15-4) was chosen as one of 16 hosts for the opening weekend of the National Tournament, and the Lions will face the winner of Friday night’s match between West Florida and Montevallo and 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.  The Lions defeated both teams earlier this season on their home pitch at University Field.