Dec. 4, 2009
Fresno, Calif. - The Shorter College men and women's soccer teams saw eight athletes named to the 2009 Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete squads as announced by the NAIA offices on Friday afternoon.
Each squad boasted four Scholar-Athletes with Anthony O'Garro, Kyle Timberlake, Elliot Livesey and Sebastian Stihler representing the Hawks and Mallory Barnes, Renee Glenfield, Jessica Hoskinson and Lynde Pas earning the honor for the Lady Hawks.
O'Garro, a senior co-captain and a repeat Academic All-SSAC honoree, was one of the most versatile defensemen in the SSAC en route to earning second team All-Conference accolades. He tallied four assists in 2009 and closes his career ranking third all-time in that category with 13 assists over four years.
Timberlake, also a multi-year Academic All-SSAC choice, scored a team and career-high 12 goals in 2009 and led the Hawks with 32 points courtesy of eight assists. He is Shorter's No. 2 all-time scorer with 21 career goals and is also second all-time in assists with 16.
Livesey was masterful in the midfield for Shorter, scoring four goals and dishing out two assists while providing a rugged toughness in the middle third.
Stihler, the 2009 SSAC Defensive Player of the Year, notched a career-best 10 goals, including four by way of free kick. The Mannheim, Germany native also dished out three assists while his goal total ranked fifth in the conference.
On the women's side, Barnes highlighted a skilled group. Barnes closed out her Lady Hawk career as the program's all-time leader in assists, after her team-best nine helpers in 2009 - a single-season record - gave her 21 for her career. She posted a single-game record three assists in a win over Columbia (S.C.) College.
Glenfield was forced to the sidelines by a knee injury midway through the season, but is a three-time SSAC All-Academic selection who concludes her career with one goal and four assists to her credit.
Hoskinson also had her senior season cut short due to injury, but departs the Shorter program as one of its best goalkeepers. A two-time Academic All-SSAC selection, Hoskinson made 61 saves in 2008, a mark that ranks third on the all-time single-season list.
Pas is another two-time All-Academic pick for the Lady Hawks. Pas appeared in 18 matches this season and for her career, has scored three goals.
In order to qualify for a nomination, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status.