Ortega tabbed to Scholar All-Region team


Ortega tabbed to Scholar All-Region team
Monday, December 11, 2017 | by Janay Boone, Athletic Communications Assistant

NEWBERRY - Senior forward Alyssa Ortega has received yet another post-season honor, being named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Women's Scholar All-South Region second team. 


Ortega, who is from Venice, Calif., netted 11 goals to rank third in the SAC in goals. Through 16 starts for the Wolves, Ortega racked up 107 shots and 27 points. She is tied for fifth in the conference in assists with five. She recorded her third career hat trick on senior day against Mars Hill.


She recorded three game-winning goals on the season. Ortega’s proficient scoring saw her shoot a little over half of her shots on frame. She ended the season scoring in seven contest. Ortega was named to the South Atlantic Conference Women’s Soccer All-Conference first team. The Wolves (7-11) completed the regular season with a 3-7 mark in SAC play to finish in eighth place. 


The complete list of United Soccer Coaches Scholar All-South Region recipients can be found below.


First Team

Pos. Player Name Yr. School Major GPA Hometown
K Taylor Smith Sr. Bellarmine University Education 3.83 Louisville, Ky.
D Rachel Coutinho Jr. Belmont Abbey College Business 3.82 Cornelius, N.C.
D Mariah Lewis Sr. Queens University of Charlotte Nursing 3.40 Veria, Fla.
D Helen Seed Sr. Carson-Newman University Exercise Science 3.38 Preston, England
D Jasmine Senecal-Guzman Sr. University of North Carolina-Pembroke Business Administration 3.54 Montreal, Que.
M Beatriz Fernandes Sr. University of North Alabama Exercise Science 3.55 Lisbon, Portugal
M Alana Jefferson Sr. Queens University of Charlotte Biology 3.90 Washington, N.C.
M Holly Rawcliffe Jr. Limestone College Strength and Conditioning 3.90 Preston, England
M Charlotte Ring Jr. Queens University of Charlotte Business Administration 3.70 Schwein, Germany
F Millie Shaw Jr. Limestone College History 4.00 Halifax, England
F Lauren Wade Sr. Carson-Newman University Master's, Business Administration 3.90 Coleraine, Northern Ireland

Second Team

Pos. Player Name Yr. School Major GPA Hometown
K Katelyn Burkhart Sr. University of West Florida Exercise Science 3.63 Pace, Fla.
D Brooke DeLauder Sr. Flagler College Psychology and Criminology 3.54 Fleming Island, Fla.
D Hungrun Elvarsdottir Sr. Columbus State University Political Science 3.62 Gardabaer, Iceland
D Emily Lipinski Sr. Belmont Abbey College Biology 3.72 Huntersville, N.C.
D Claire Neibergall Jr. Lenoir-Rhyne University Computer Science 3.70 Springfield, Ill.
M Abigail Austin Sr. Flagler College Psychology 3.62 Fleming Island, FL
M Nicole Ferren Sr. Belmont Abbey College Accounting 3.51 Cornelius, N.C.
M Carlie Thornber Sr. Tusculum College Biology (Pre-Medicine) 4.00 Oshawa, Ont.
F Alex Mathis Jr. Limestone College Psychology 3.84 Cowpens, S.C.
F Alyssa Ortega Sr. Newberry College Elementary Education 3.60 Los Angeles, Calif.
F Holly Talbut-Smith Jr. Carson-Newman University Exercise Science 3.90 Crawley, England

Third Team

Pos. Player Name Yr. School Major GPA Hometown
K Ashlee Graham Jr. Georgia College Exercise Science 3.95 Decatur, Ga.
D Gabby Coumes Sr. Young Harris Colllege Biology 4.00 Longville, Ga.
D Brianna Gorman Sr. Shepherd University Education 3.62 Clarksburg, Md.
D Kristen Herbert Sr. Anderson University Biochemstry 4.00 Arlington, Va.
D Amanda Porter Jr. University of North Alabama Professional Biology 4.00 Kennesaw, Ga.
M Melissa Carlyle Jr. Converse College English 3.36 Lexington, S.C.
M Marie Dreezen Jr. University of West Alabama Interdisciplinary Studies 3.51 Mortsel, Belgium 
M Taylor Harwood Sr. Shepherd University Exercise Science 3.97 Capon Bridge, W.Va.
M Mackenzie Imamura Sr. Chowan University Recreation, Wellness and Sport 3.66 Valdosta, Ga.
M Brooke Nail Jr. Columbus State University Political Science 3.40 Douglasville, Ga.
F Rebecca Frost Sr. Catawba College Exercise Science 3.71 Crofton, Md.