[QUOTE][B][SIZE=2]Charlotte’s Hailey Beam Tabbed All-American By SoccerBuzz Magazine[/SIZE]
Kathleen Beljan of Dayton garners Freshman All-America Honors[/B]
Feb. 1, 2009
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Charlotte junior Hailey Beam, the 2008 Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the Atlantic 10 Championship, has been named to SoccerBuzz Magazine’s All-America second-team. In addition, defender Kathleen Beljan of Dayton was selected a fourth-team Freshman All-American.
Recently named a third-team All-American by the NSCAA, Beam led the Conference and ranked among the nation’s leaders with 17 goals, 13 assists and 47 points. Her 17 goals and 47 points are the third-highest single-season totals in program history, while her 13 assists is tied for the second-highest single-season total in 49er annals.
Also tabbed the Atlantic 10 Women’s Soccer Student-Athlete of the Year, the Cornelius, N.C., native helped Charlotte capture its third straight regular-season title and second consecutive A-10 Championship to go along with the program’s fourth-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. The 49ers advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and ended the 2008 campaign with a school-record 18 wins.
Beljan, of Hilliard, Ohio, started 20 games on defense as a freshman, helping the unit hold opponents to 0.95 goals per game. She was named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team and All-Championship Team and was a second-team All-Conference selection.[/QUOTE]
On a related note, expect a visit from the Charlotte Soccer Coach on February 14.