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Lady Argos Earn Eight All GSC Selections

 

 

No. 1 Lady Argos Earn Eight All-GSC Selections

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Ė The top ranked West Florida womenís soccer team continues their impressive season as eight players have been named to the Gulf South Conference all-conference squads. A league high five players will represent the Argos on the All-GSC First Team led by Shakira Duncan (Kingston, Jamaica/Darton College) and Shaneka Gordon (Old Harbour, Jamaica/Community College of Baltimore).

Joining Duncan and Gordon on the first team is defender Kaley Morris (Gulf Breeze, Fla./Gulf Breeze HS) and midfielders Marcela Franco (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Colegio Visconde de Porto Seguro) and Dernelle Mascall (Basse terre, Moruga, Trinidad/Mobile). Rounding out the Argos selections on the All-GSC Second Team is defender Shameka Gordon (Old Harbour, Jamaica/Community College of Baltimore), goalkeeper Courtney Jones (Panama City, Fla./Bay HS) and midfielder Jodi Galucci (Stuart, Fla./South Fork HS).

Duncan leads the way for West Florida claiming her first All-GSC honor. A junior college transfer in her first season with the Argos, she has broke school records for points (65) and goals scored (27) in a season. She is currently the NCAA Division II leader in points per game (3.82) and goals per game (1.588) while also ranking 12th in assists per match (.65). On the season she has claimed a league high four GSC Player of the Week awards including the past three handed out.

Gordon, the 2008 GSC Player of the Year, earns her second career All-GSC First Team honor. On the team she currently ranks second in goals (22) and points (61) while leading the team in assists (17). In the national statistics she is ranked behind Duncan as the number two points per game leader in the country (3.59), eighth in goals per game (1.294) and is the top assist leader in NCAA Division II (1.0).

Rounding out the pack of First Team selections are Morris, Franco and Mascall. Morris collects her first career All-GSC First Team selection after an outstanding four year career as a defender for the Argos. Earlier this season she collected her third career GSC Defender of the Week award.
After missing last seasonís All-GSC teams, Mascall comes back with a strong performance in 2009 to earn her second career All-GSC First Team honor, her first since 2007. This season Mascall has put her name in the record books by becoming the programís all-time points leader (138) and is currently one goal shy of tying the career goals record of 54.

Franco becomes just the fourth West Florida womenís soccer player to earn All-GSC First team honors three times in her career. On the season she has tallied 10 goals with four assists for 24 points.

Representing the Argos on the second team are Shameka Gordon, Courtney Jones and Jodi Galucci. Shameka follows up her 2008 First Team All-GSC selection with a second team nod. She has claimed two GSC defender of the Week awards this season and has tallied three goals and two assists.

Jones earns her third career All-GSC honor and second selection for the Second Team. This season she has compiled a 17-0 record at keeper while allowing just four goals with a .31 goals against average.

Galucci earns her first career selection to an All-GSC team. This season she has appeared in all 17 games while making 15 starts. She is currently seventh on the team in points (14) and has totaled four goals and six assists on the season thus far.

Friday marks the beginning of the GSC Soccer Tournament held at Brosnaham Park here in Pensacola. The Argos look to defend last seasonís championship as they take on No. 4 seed Christian Brothers in the semifinals at 1:30pm CT Friday afternoon.

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