KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) released its Division II Women's Soccer All-Region teams recently, with Georgia College's Ragnheidur Bjarnadottir (Gardabaer, Iceland) earning a spot on the All-Southeast Region Third Team.
An All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) Second Team selection, Bjarnadottir had two goals and seven assists on the season, good for 11 points. Her breakthrough match was a win at Lander University. With the Bobcats down 3-0 at half, she assisted on all three second-half goals to force overtime, then netted the game-winner in the second overtime with 13 seconds left.
The freshman's seven assists was just one off the school record for a single season. The Bobcats went 4-0-1 in games where she tallied either a goal or an assist.
Bjarnadottir is the eighth Bobcat soccer student-athlete to earn all-region honors through the NSCAA, and the first to do so at midfield. Morgan Cobb earned all-region defender twice, while Mary Rob Plunkett took first team at goalkeeper. Ashley Veilleux, Abby Dalton and Hayley Ferrell were all forwards named to the squad, Veilleux a two-time pick.
The Bobcats put together a strong resume in 2015, winning a school-record seven PBC matches, and reaching double-digit victories for the sixth time. The Bobcats put three players on the All-PBC teams in Allyease Schwartz (Roswell, Georgia), Bjarnadottir and Ashlee Graham (Decatur, Georgia) with Ally Barys (Ladera Ranch, California) earning Academic All-America distinction and taking home the first Elite 15 Award in program history.
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