CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Two Presbyterian College women’s soccer players have been honored by the Big South following the conclusion of the 2018 regular season. Senior Kelsey Yeager was named to the Big South First Team and All Academic Team, while Kori Lawrence earned a spot on the Big South All-Freshman team.
Yeager earned First Team honors after a stellar senior season that saw the center back record a collegiate-best 11 points off five goals (two game-winners) and an assist. She ended her career ranked inside the team’s top-10 for points, goals, assists, game-winners, games played and games started. She ranks first in program history with 5,991 minutes played and as the highest-scoring defenseman (23 points). Yeager also earned a spot on the 2018 Big South All-Academic team as a business administration major and double-minor in psychology and media studies.
Lawrence recorded 11 points (4 goals, 3 assists) across 12 games, ten of which were Big South Conference games. She finished in the top-5 single season program record book for multiple “per game” categories including points, goals, assists and shots. Lawrence also took a program-best 1.33 shots on goal per game. She recorded the game-winner in the team’s 1-0 road win at Campbell on October 13.
The Blue Hose previously had one player named to the All-Freshman team for five consecutive years from 2011-2015 with the last honoree being Yeager. PC has had three players named to the First Team (2008, 2013) with the last honorees being Tori Lopez and Sara Simpson five years ago.
This season, the women’s soccer team set program bests in numerous categories including points (78), goals per game (1.81), assists (20) and shots on goal per game (7.38). They allowed the second-fewest goals against with opponents averaging just 1.56 goals per game. PC ended with an 8-8 overall record and were 3-7 in the Big South.