Fugedy & Nakatani earn All-Region honors
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (Nov. 11, 2008) - The 2008 Daktronics Division II Women's Soccer Midwest Region teams were announced today, and Bellarmine's Cristina Fugedy and Brittany Nakatani were named to the second team.
The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring,
timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of
competition. The team is voted on by the members of the College Sports Information
Directors of America (CoSIDA).
Fugedy, a sophomore from Marietta, Ga., was consistently the team's best defender, starting all 17 of the games in which she played. The gifted back was also dangerous on the attack, scoring 3 goals, 2 of which were game winners.
With 10 goals, 5 assists, and 25 points, Nakatani led the Knights in scoring this season.The freshman from Shelbyville, Ky., used her strong 1-on-1 skills to score five goals during conference play, placing her in a tie for 7th in league scoring during the regular season. Her knack for scoring big goals enabled the midfielder to record three game winners for the season.
Earlier this year, Fugedy and Nakatani were named to the All-GLVC Second Team.
2008 Daktronics Division II Women's Soccer Midwest Region teams
F - Katy Tafler, Sr., Grand Valley State (Mississauga, Ontario)
F - Meredith Novak, Jr., UW-Parkside (Batavia, Ill.)
F - Ashley Elsass, Sr., Grand Valley State (Powell, Ohio)
M - Becky Fleming, Jr., Quincy (St. Louis, Mo.)
M - Brandi Doss, Jr., Northern Kentucky (Harrison, Ohio)
M - Lauki'i Cheng, Fr., UW-Parkside (Kailua, Hawaii)
D - Natalja Stanski, Jr., Grand Valley State (Tecumseh, Ontario)
D - Alli Opfer, Sr., Indianapolis (Herndon, Va.)
D - Sara Jones, So., Findlay (Eastlake, Ohio)
D - Chloe Moushey, Sr., Drury (Madison, Wis.)
GK - Kristina Nasturzio, Sr., Grand Valley State (Mississauga, Ontario)
Midwest Region Player of the Year: Katy Tafler, F, Grand Valley State
F - Lisa Schwarz, Sr., Rockhurst (Chesterfield, Mo.)
F - Jenna Boyko, Jr., Quincy (St. Charles, Mo.)
F - Amanda Reese, Jr., Indianapolis (Ft. Wayne, Ind.)
M - Meaghan Robinson, Sr., Grand Valley State (Woodstock, Ontario)
M - Kristen Eible, So., Grand Valley State (Dewitt, Mich.)
M - Brittany Nakatani, Fr., Bellarmine (Shelbyville, Ky.)
D - Kirsten White, Jr., Tiffin (Woodstock, Ontario)
D - Elise Schmuelling, Fr., Northern Kentucky (Cincinnati, Ohio)
D - Cristina Fugedy, So., Bellarmine (Marietta, Ga.)
D - Amie Noll, Jr., Northern Kentucky (Edgewood, Ky.)
GK - Alyssa Miller, Jr., Rockhurst (Omaha, Neb.)