Three Cougars Named to Preseason All-PBC Soccer Team
Three Columbus State University women’s soccer players were named to the Preseason All-Peach Belt Conference team as the league released the 11-member team. Head coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players.
Forwards Nicole Corcione and Chelsea Person joined senior defender Shelby Rolling on the preseason squad. With three selections, Columbus State was tied with North Georgia for the most players on the team.
A 2014 All-American and a two-time All-PBC player, Corcione garnered the most points in the voting process. Corcione, also the 2013 PBC Freshman of the Year, led the Lady Cougars with nine goals and 25 points in 2014. She ranked inside the top-10 in the PBC in goals, assists and points last season.
After earning her first All-Conference accolade in 2014, Person returns for her senior campaign for head coach Jay Entlich. Person was key for the Lady Cougars last year scoring six goals, including three game-winners, while adding four assists. Person has 19 career goals, the ninth most in program history, and has 46 career points.
One of the best defenders in conference history, Rolling looks to close her CSU career with a bang. A three-time All-Conference and All-Southeast Region player, Rolling was the anchor of the CSU defense that surrendered just 0.59 goals per game in 2014. With Rolling and goalkeeper Maylyn Parsons, the Lady Cougars had a PBC leading 14 shutouts. Since Rolling joined the Lady Cougars as a freshman in 2012, CSU has posted 36 shutouts.
Columbus State will begin the season ranked fifth in the NSCAA Poll after a 21-1-1 campaign in 2014. The Lady Cougars won the PBC regular season title, tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Quarterfinals for just the third time in program history. CSU will open the season on Friday, Sept. 4 against Lynn in the annual CSU Collegiate Invitational.