CSU’s Women’s Soccer Team Sweeps PBC Awards, Places 10 on All-Academic Team
[caption id="attachment_5625" align="alignnone" width="600"] From left, Columbus State Soccer’s Nicole Corcione, PBC Player of the Year; Jay Entlich, PBC Coach of the Year; and Olivia Jarrell, PBC Freshman of the Year, take home three of the team’s 12 total awards from the annual Peach Belt Conference (PBC) banquet held Thursday, Nov. 5 in Augusta, Ga.[/caption]
AUGUSTA, Ga. --- Making history for the second year in a row, the sixth-ranked Columbus State University women's soccer team racked up 12 awards at the annual Peach Belt Conference banquet held Thursday, Nov. 5 in Augusta, Ga.
Columbus State became the first PBC women's soccer program to sweep the big three awards with Nicole Corcione taking home Player of the Year honors, Olivia Jarrell earning Freshman of the Year and Jay Entlich getting the Coach of the Year nod.
The Lady Cougars also had eight players selected to the All-Conference teams, tying the conference mark CSU set in 2014.
Corcione, Maylyn Parsons and Shelby Rolling were each first team selections, while Hugrun Elvarsdottir, Jarrell, Taylor Marks, Chelsea Person and Cassandra Wade were voted to the second team.
Corcione becomes the third Lady Cougar in program history to win the conference's Player of the Year honor, joining Stephanie Lowery (2010) and Kansas Bayly (2011). She is also just the fourth player in league history to be named Freshman of the Year and Player of the Year in her career. The junior is tied for the league lead with 13 goals and leads the PBC with 12 assists and 38 points. As the conference's leading scorer, Corcione was also awarded the Brine Gold Ball Award Thursday night.
Parsons and Rolling are also repeat selections on the All-Conference team. Parsons was a first team selection last season, while Rolling becomes just the 10th player in PBC women's soccer history to earn All-Conference honors in all four seasons.
For Entlich, this is the fourth PBC Coach of the Year award he has earned and the second straight. The Lady Cougar head coach led CSU to its ninth PBC regular season crown in 12 seasons as a program and is just two wins away from 200 for his CSU career.
Ten players from the women’s soccer squad also were recently placed on the PBC All-Academic team. Claire Belay, Rebecca Calder, Nicole Corcione, Tori Hood, Mandy Janowitz, Lindsey Law, Taylor Marks, Maylyn Parsons, Chelsea Person and Shelby Rolling were selected, making Columbus State just one of two PBC schools to place at least 10 players on the 75-member team.