AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) released the 2019 Women's Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team Friday morning, with two Bobcat Soccer juniors earning a spot on the 11-player list.
Midfielder Cassie Balzano (Douglasville) and defender Kai Jeffries (Lawrenceville) represented Georgia College on the team, after helping lead the team to a solid 2018 campaign with an 11-5-5 overall record and a runner-up finish in the PBC Tournament.
Balzano is the Bobcats' leading returning point scorer with 12, netting five goals and also adding a pair of assists. The Georgia College midfielder propelled the Bobcats into the PBC Championship match by scoring the game-winning goal in overtime to beat Young Harris College.
Jeffries led a rock-solid Bobcat defense that led the PBC with 12 shutouts and a stellar 0.74 goals against average. She was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-Region Third Team and landed a spot on the PBC All-Tournament Team as well.
Both players excelled on the field and in the classroom, securing memberships on the PBC Presidential Honor Roll and the All-Academic Team.
Bobcat Soccer begins their 2019 regular season under new head coach Tinna Gallagher Friday, Sept. 6 on the road at Eckerd College.
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