GC Soccer Lands Three on All-PBC Team, Graham Earns Elite-15 Award

Seniors Ashlee Graham, Unnbjorg Omarsdottir and Amanda Bartholomew
Seniors Ashlee Graham, Unnbjorg Omarsdottir and Amanda Bartholomew
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AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) held its year-end awards banquet for soccer Thursday, with three student-athletes from Georgia College (10-5-4) bringing in All-PBC honors, and senior goalkeeper Ashlee Graham (Decatur) adding the Elite-15 Award.

The second Elite-15 Award Winner in GC Soccer history, Graham owns a 3.97 GPA in exercise science. She joins former teammate Ally Barys, who won the honor in 2015.

The Bobcats put one on the All-PBC First Team and two on the second. The first-team honoree was senior defender Unnbjorg Omarsdottir (Reykjavik, Iceland). The second-team choices were senior forward Amanda Bartholomew (Peachtree City) and senior goalkeeper Graham.

Omarsdottir is a dual threat. A senior leader on a defensive line that posted 10 shutouts on the season, she also got heavily involved in the offense, netting four goals and adding three assists. This marks the second-straight honor for Omarsdottir after picking up second-team distinction a year ago.

Despite an injury that shortened her season by a couple weeks, Bartholomew still ranks among the Peach Belt's best, coming in 10th in goals with eight and 13th in points with 20. She was an All-American a year ago, the PBC Golden Goal Award winner and the PBC Player of the Year.

Graham ranks first in the PBC in minutes, fourth in goals-against average, third in saves percentage, first in shutouts and second in saves. She makes her second All-PBC appearance, but her first since her freshman year.

The PBC Tournament Semifinals begin this weekend, with the No. 7-seed Bobcats in action Friday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m., taking on No. 6-seed Young Harris College in Evans at Blanchard Woods Park.

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