Brantley and Pyles All South Region Team





Brantley, Pyles Selected to Daktronics All-South Region Team

MEMPHIS (Women’s Soccer) – A pair of Florida Tech seniors earned another award on Tuesday as Teresa Brantley and Melissa Pyles were named to the Daktronics All-South Region Second Team for their excellent play on the pitch during the 2009 season.

Brantley finished off her Panther career with a memorable year.  The forward from Satellite Beach, Fla. punched in 14 goals and dished out four assists for a total of 32 points.  Of her 14 tallies, three were game-winning goals.  She finished the regular season tied for first in the Sunshine State Conference in goals and ranked second in points.  For her outstanding season, the conference awarded her with player and offensive player of the year honors.

At the heart of the Panther defense was their netminder, Pyles, who posted a sparkling 14-4-1 record in her final season.  In 1,654 minutes, the 5-10 goalkeeper allowed only 15 goals for a rock-bottom 0.82 goals against average.  She also posted a .821 save percentage and nine shutouts.  The All-SSC Second Team honoree had the best goals against average and save percentage in the conference at the conclusion of the regular season.  Her win total was tied for first.

West Florida led the region in selections as it totaled eight, seven of which earned a spot on the first team.  Argo forward Shakira Duncan claimed South Region Player of the Year.

Nominees for the Daktronics All-South Region Team were submitted and then voted upon by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Daktronics NCAA Division II All-South Region Team:
G - Courtney Jones, West Florida
D - Shameka Gordon, West Florida
D - Kaley Morris, West Florida
D - Charlotte Murrell, Rollins
D - Meagan Thomas, Rollins
M - Nikki Brown, North Alabama
M - Marcela Franco, West Florida
M - Rachel Jakubowski, Rollins
M - Dernelle Mascall, West Florida
F - Shakira Duncan, West Florida
F - Shaneka Gordon, West Florida
F - Melissa Ortiz, Lynn
F - Chloe Roberts, North Alabama

Daktronics All-South Region Second Team:
G - Melissa Pyles, Florida Tech

D - Mindy DeCara, Lynn
D - Leah Hirsch, Rollins
D - Julia Osmond, North Alabama
D - Anastasia Prescott, West Florida
M - Brittany Evernden, Lynn
M - Minnie Guzman, Harding
M - Sara Macko, Saint Leo
M - Jessica Mooney, Rollins
F - Tassia Augusto, North Alabama
F - Hannah Beard, Saint Leo
F - Chelsea Brady, Rollins
F - Teresa Brantley, Florida Tech
F - Melissa Madrid, Barry

Player of the Year: Shakira Duncan, West Florida