Four Lady Cougars Named to All-PBC First Team


Four Columbus State University women’s soccer players were selected to the All-Peach Belt Conference first team at the annual championship banquet Thursday night in Evans, Ga.

Carley Canzoneri, Riley Clark, Madeline Goodfellow, and Kimmy May all earned spots on the 14-member squad. Columbus State and Flagler were the only programs to place four players on the first team.

Canzoneri developed into one of the best freshmen in the league over 2019. Starting all 19 matches, the defender has instantly made her mark. She has helped the backline post eight shutouts this season, including six in the previous seven matches.

After helping Columbus State blank Nova Southeastern, who at the time led the nation in scoring average, Canzoneri became just the fourth CSU player to be named the National Soccer Coaches association’s National Player of the Week on Oct. 22.

Wrapping up a historic career, Clark earns her third all-conference accolade. One of only six players in PBC history to surpass the 50 career goal mark, Clark saved her best season for last. She currently ranks second in the conference with 15 goals while her 36 points are the third most. Those marks also rank inside the top-25 in the nation at the Division II level.

Additionally, Clark was awarded the Select Sport Gold Ball Award given to the player with the most goals in PBC matches. The Peachtree City, Ga. native found the back of the net 11 times against conference foes.

Clark is currently third all-time in CSU history in goals (51) and tied for fourth in points (109).

Arguably the best defender in the Peach Belt, Goodfellow has now been voted a first team performer in all three of her collegiate seasons. The Columbus native hardly leaves the pitch as she leads CSU in minutes (1,624). She is undoubtedly the leader of the Lady Cougar backline that has allowed just two goals over the last nine matches.

The junior has started every match since she arrived on campus tallying over 5,000 minutes of playing time.

May continued to become a scoring threat for Columbus State in her junior season. After earning All-PBC first team honors in 2018, May picked up where she left off in 2019. So far, she has scored a career-high eight goals while dishing out four assists for 20 points. May is tied for eighth in points and ninth in goals in the PBC.

The Columbus native scored the lone goal in Columbus State’s 1-0 victory over Georgia College in the PBC Tournament Quarterfinals on Tuesday.

Fourth-seeded Columbus State will look to advance to the PBC Tournament Championship tomorrow morning as they take on top-seeded and No. 3 Flagler. The match is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. at Blanchard Woods Park in Evans.

2019 PBC Women’s Soccer All-Conference Team

First Team All-Conference

Annie Habeeb, Flagler
Emily Jermstad, Lander
Taylor Malasek, North Georgia
Kimmy May, Columbus State
Sara Sandberg, Flagler

Manoly Baquerizo, Clayton State
Riley Clark, Columbus State
Maysoon El-Shami, North Georgia
Charlene Nowotny, Flagler

Carley Canzoneri, Columbus State
Sara Carr, Flagler
Olivia Dumphy, North Georgia
Madeline Goodfellow, Columbus State

Sarah-Lisa Dubel, Flagler

Second Team All-Conference

Cassie Balzano, Georgia College
Katey Derkay, North Georgia
Alexis Pittman, UNC Pembroke

Aimee Durn, Young Harris
Lorena Lopez, Flagler
Thuto Ramafifi, Albany State
Paula Valbuena, UNC Pembroke

Janne Brouer, Clayton State
Hannah Dolores, Flagler
Kai Jeffries, Georgia College
Katy Ryan, UNC Pembroke

Morgan Ramby, North Georgia

Select Sport Gold Ball Award (most goals in conference games)
Riley Clark, Columbus State

PBC Player of the Year
Sara Sandberg, Flagler

PBC Freshman of the Year
Josefine Nilsén, Flagler

PBC Coach of the Year
Ashley Martin, Flagler

Elite 15 Award presented by EAB
Taylor Malasek, North Georgia

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