SAINT LEO, Fla. – Saint Leo University women’s soccer teammates, Hannah Beard and Lauren Hudson were named  to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas Scholar All America first team, it was announced on Monday.  The Saint Leo tandem were two of 75 players present with this award.

Hannah Beard made the squad for the first time, posting a 3.52 grade point average.  She was the Sunshine State Conference’s Player of the Year and a Daktronics All-Region award winner and was a prolific scorer for Saint Leo leading the league in a number of offensive categories. She ranked first in the SSC with 44 points and tied for first with 12 assists.  The Saint Leo junior is also in the top-20 in the nation in scoring (20th) and assists (14th).  She also helped lead the Lions to a fourth-place finish in scoring in the NCAA in 2008

A native of Liverpool, England, Beard also ranked second in the SSC with 16 goals and an average of 0.94 goals per game.  Earning the conference player of the week award in September, Beard is also a performer in the classroom as she was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team as well.

Hudson had a tremendous year in goal for the Lions.  The four-year starter saw over 1815 minutes in goal and only allowed 13 goals in 20 games.  She holds nearly every Saint Leo goalkeeping record, including one she set this year.  The Odessa, Fla. native posted five-straight shutouts in 535 minutes and 10 clean sheets this season as she was also award the Conference’s Player of the Week in October.  She also finishes her career ninth all-time in the NCAA in minutes played with 6,806:28.  The criminal justice major posted a 3.47 grade point average and was a Second-Team CoSIDA/ESPN the Magazine honoree in 2007.  As with Beard, she was also named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District team.

The University of North Carolina’s Yael Averbuch earned the distinction of being named the 2008 NSCAA/adidas Women’s Collegiate Scholar Athlete of the Year.

The Scholar All-America selections, voted on by member head coaches throughout the nation, are invited to be recognized at the annual All-America Luncheon, to be held in St. Louis, Mo., on Saturday, Jan. 17, as part of the 2009 NSCAA Convention.

2008 NSCAA/adidas Women’s College Scholar All-America Team
University Division First Team
Pos., Name, Class, School, Major, GPA, Hometown
K, Anna Rodenbough, Sr., North Carolina, Biomedical Engineering, 3.52, Greensboro, , N.C.
D, Dani Collins, Sr., William and Mary, Marketing and Entrepreneurship, 3.37, Cream Ridge, N.J.
D, Rebecca Edwards, Jr., Florida State, Business, 3.71, Downingtown, Pa.
D, Whitney Engen, Jr., North Carolina, Political Science, 3.35, Rolling Hills Estates, Calif.
D, Elise Weber, Sr., Notre Dame, Political Science, 3.73, Elk Grove Village, Ill.
M, Yael Averbuch, Sr., North Carolina, Psychology, 3.71, Upper Montclair, N.J.
M, Hailey Beam, Jr., Charlotte, Finance, 3.87, Charlotte, N.C.
M, Ahna Johnson, Sr., Fairfield, Physics and Information Systems, 3.95, Hamden, Conn.
M, Yolanda Odenyo*, Sr., Oklahoma State, Human Development and Family Sciences, 3.73, Uppsala, Sweden
M, Sarah Teegarden*, Sr., Milwaukee, Education, 3.48, Batavia, Ill.
F, Brittany Bock, Sr., Notre Dame, Marketing, 3.37, Naperville, Ill.
F, Michelle Enyeart, Jr., Portland, Sociology, 3.39, Hemet, Calif.
F, Sophie Reiser, Jr., Columbia, Pre-Med, 3.58, Seattle, Wash.

University Division Second Team
K, Mary Casey, Jr., Maryland, Kinesiological Science, 3.95, Centreville, Va.
D, Jessie Davis, Sr., Penn State, Advertising and Public Relations, 3.80, Fairfax, Va.
D, Andrea Willis, Jr., Brigham Young, Exercise Science, 3.62, Riverside, Calif.
D, Lauren Olson, Sr., Saint Louis, Communication, 3.95, Plano, Texas
D, Madison Keller , Sr., East Carolina, Biology, 3.75, Clarksburg, , N.C.
D, Stephanie Logterman*, Sr., Texas, Humanities/Pre-Med, 3.88, Austin, Texas
M, Myra Sack, Jr., Dartmouth, Government, 3.59, Wynnewood, Pa.
M, Zoe Bouchelle*, Sr., Penn State, Economics, 3.88, Cockeysville, Md.
M, Marti Desjarlais, Sr., Illinois, Accountancy, 3.73, Pewaukee, Wis.
M, Ali Hawkins, Jr., North Carolina, Political Science, 3.81, Encinitas, Calif.
F, Kiersten Dallstream, Jr., Washington State, Wildlife Ecology, 3.48, Fountain Hills, Ariz.
F, Taryn Hemmings, Sr., Denber, Marketing, 3.67, Greeley, Colo.
F, Kasey Langdon, Jr., Oklahoma State, Nutritional Sciences, 3.30, Wylie, Texas

University Division Third Team
K, Erin Kane*, Sr., Milwaukee, Pre-Veterinary Medicine, 3.44, St. Charles, Ill.
K, Allison Whitworth, Sr., Auburn, Master’s in Health Promotion, 4.00, Birmingham, Ala.
D, Liz Harkin, Jr., Arizona State, Biology & Society, 3.95, Granite Bay, Calif.
D, Jackie Thomas, Sr., Valparaiso, Public Relations and Sports Management, 3.87, Overland Park, Kan.
D, Jessica Crankshaw, Sr., Hofstra, Public Relations, 3.43, Lanoka Harbor, N.J.
D, Christie McDonald*, Sr., Duke, English, 3.57, Newnan, Ga;
D, Lauren Hyde, Jr., Florida, Sports Management, 3.52, Carmel, Ind.
M, Marisha Schumaker-Hodge, Sr., Boston University, CAS-International Relations, 3.48, Pittsburgh, Pa.
M, Erin Hardiman, Sr., Villanova, Communication, 3.38, Galloway, N.J.
M, Hayley McCoy, Sr., Weber State University, Zoology, 3.64, Kennewick, Wash.
F, Kayla Lambert, Sr., Evansville, Management, 3.57, Las Vegas, Nev.
F, Cynthia Morote-Ariza, Jr., Loyola (Ill.), Psychology, 3.47, Chicago, Ill.
F, Danielle dos Santos, Sr., Central Florida, Interdisciplinary Studies, 3.52, Campinas, Brazil
F, Megan Kerns, Sr., Florida, Exercise Physiology, 3.83, Ames, Iowa

College Division First Team
K, Lauren Hudson, Sr., Saint Leo, Criminology, 3.44, Odessa, Fla.
D, Alison Art, Sr., William Smith, Undeclared, 3.84, Manhasset Hills, N.Y.
D, Linn Christensen , Jr., Lee , Business, 4.00, Oslo, Norway
D, Sarah Hawkins*, Sr., Columbus State, Marketing, 3.49, Suwanee, Ga.
M, Sarah Ash*, Sr., Denison, Psychology and Spanish, 3.73, Cincinnati, Ohio
M, Christiane Christensen, Sr., Lee, Business, 4.00, Olso, Norway
M, Courtney Evans , Sr., Tampa, Sports Management, 3.50, Deland, Fla.
F, Hannah Beard, Sr., Saint Leo, Criminology, 3.52, Liverpool, England
F, Kailey Egbert, Sr., Saint Rose, Biology, 3.70, Camp Hill, Pa.
F, Amelia Kasten, Sr., Winona State, Physical and Health Education, 3.61, Rochester, Minn.
F, Katy Tafler*, Sr., Grand Valley State, Biomedical Sciences, 3.91, Mississauga, Ontario

College Division Second Team
K, Courtney Jones, Jr., West Florida, Exercise Science, 3.82, Panama City, Fla.
D, Grace Lam*, Sr., Emory, Finance, 3.58, Randolph, Mass.
D, Alli Opfer, Sr., Indianapolis, Psychology/MBA, 3.53, Herndon, Va.
D, Natalja Stanski, Jr., Grand Valley State, Biomedical Sciences, 4.00, Tecumseh, Ontario
M, Sarah Blavet, Sr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Psychology, 3.52, Austin, Texas
M, Sigrid Nachtergaele, Sr., Chicago, Biochemistry, 3.51, Davis, Calif.
M, Lauren Peltier, Sr., Springfield, Physical Therapy, 3.71, Agawam, Mass.
M, Meaghan Robinson, Sr., Grand Valley State, Legal Studies, 3.70, Woodstock, Ontario
F, Annick Lamb*, Sr., UC-Santa Cruz, Biology, 3.80, Santa Barbara, Calif.
F, Erin Menard, Sr., Centre, Design and Culture, 3.72, LaGrange, Ky.
F, Anne Van Devender, Sr., Washington and Lee, Computer Science, 3.84, Jackson, Miss.

College Division Third Team
K, Camila Friedman-Gerlicz, Jr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Mathematics, 3.80, Santa Fe, N.M.
K, Abby Tracy, Sr., Indianapolis, Biology/Chemistry, 3.92, St. Louis, Mo.
D, Marcela Franco , Jr., West Florida, Business Administration and Finance, 3.60, Sao Paulo, Brazil
D, Mara Hughes, Jr., Mount Vernon Nazarene, Psychology, 3.60, Pickerington, Ohio
D, Rachel Loftus, Sr, St. Benedict, Mathematics and Spanish, 3.85, Savage, Minn.
M, Nikki Llewellyn, Sr., Missouri Southern, Finance and Economics, 3.81, O’Fallon, Mo.
M, Brittany Moore, Sr., Carson-Newman , Business Management, 3.76, Lenoir City, Tenn.
M, Mikala Wilkes, Jr., Dixie State, Business, 3.99, Cedar Hills, Utah
M, Maria Zutz, Jr., Carleton, Chemistry, 3.51, Middleton, Wis.
F, Kristin Burton , Jr., Armstrong Atlantic State, Physical Therapy, 3.63, Ocala, Fla.
F, Erica Dressler, Sr., Hamilton, Hispanic Studies & World Politics, 3.54, Farmington Conn.
F, Giselle Galanto, Jr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, Science & Management, 3.58, Duarte, Calif.
F, Kayla Mitchell, Jr., Colorado Mines, Civil Engineering, 3.56, Golden, Colo.
* indicates repeat selection