Guilford Soccer Student-Athletes Win All-State Honors

Greensboro, NC (1/19/06) -- Guilford College's Jennah Carter and Chelsea Glover earned spots on the 2005 North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) College Division Women's Soccer Team, the organization announced Thursday. The Quakers' George Bowen was named to NCCSIA's College Division Men's Soccer Team Tuesday. 

The all-star units are comprised of soccer student-athletes from North Carolina's NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III and NAIA institutions. Sports information directors nominated student-athletes for the teams, which were selected by NCCSIA members. NCCSIA was founded in 2002.  

The announcement marks Carter's second all-state commendation. She became the Quakers' initial First Team National Soccer Coaches Association of America/adidas NCAA Division III South Region selection last month and earned First Team All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) laurels. The junior forward led the ODAC in points (54) and goals (23) and ranked third in the league with eight assists. Her 2.45 points per game average stood 23rd among Division III leaders. She set Guilford's record for goals in a season and her 54 points rank third in school history.

Carter scored a career-high seven points in a game three times in 2005 and tallied three goals on three separate occasions. A two-time ODAC Player of the Week, she netted a league-high seven game-winning goals, including a second-half tally that lifted the visiting Quakers past fourth-ranked and previously unbeaten Virginia Wesleyan in the ODAC Tournament semifinals. In two seasons with the Quakers, Carter ranks third in school history with 31 goals and is fourth in points (80) and assists (18). 

Glover, a junior midfielder, garnered Second Team All-ODAC laurels for the second year in a row and finished third on the team in points (13). She tallied a Guilford season-high three assists in a game versus Hollins (10/22). She helped the Quakers control play in the midfield and dictate the game's pace. Glover's leadership and ability to transition the ball to the forwards made her a valuable asset.

Carter and Glover helped the Quakers to a record-setting year. Fourth-year head coach Eric Lewis guided the team to a 13-6-3 record, 7-4 in the ODAC. The 13 wins broke the previous Guilford standard of 12, set in 2004. The Quakers reached the ODAC Tournament final for the first time in the program's history, and expect 20 letter winners back in 2005. 

Bowen, a 5-9, 160-pound defender, appeared in all 17 games with 14 starts, and received honorable mention All-ODAC recognition. He contributed to Guilford's three shutouts in 2005 and made his most visible offensive contribution Sept. 10 at Warren Wilson by scoring his lone collegiate goal in the Quakers' 5-0 victory.

Bowen helped coach Liam Behrens' Quakers to a 6-7-4 overall record (2-6-1 ODAC). Guilford missed the ODAC Tournament for the first time in six seasons, but is slated to return 22 letter winners, including Bowen, in 2006.