WILMINGTON, North Carolina – A quartet of UNCW women's soccer players, including three seniors, has been named to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association All-State First Team.
Seniors Carolyn Huddy, Moa Jarl and Madison Melnick joined junior forward Serenity Waters on the NCCSIA All-State First Team, marking the most UNCW First-Team selections since the All-State program began in 2003.
Huddy earned First-Team All-State accolades after helping the Seahawks post 10 wins for the second year in a row. The Huntersville, N.C., product, who earned Second Team All-State notice last year, started 13 games as a senior and compiled a 1.16 goals against average with five shutouts. She finished her career as the Seahawks' career leader with 18 shutouts while matching the program mark with 29 career victories.
Melnick, a native of Mason, Ohio, claimed Third-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association honors after starting 16-of-17 games on defense. In addition to anchoring a defensive unit that fashioned seven shutouts, she was UNCW's third-leading scorer with four goals and two assists, including a two-goal effort at Furman on Sept. 11. A transfer from Cincinnati, Melnick started 56-of-58 games in three seasons at UNCW.
Jarl garnered Second-Team All-CAA recognition after tallying two goals with four assists in her senior campaign. The Gothenburg, Sweden, product started all 19 games for UNCW, closing out a career which saw her start 69-of-75 contests while scoring five goals with 11 assists.
Waters, a Second-Team All-CAA selection, paced the Seahawks' offense by scoring nine goals with seven assists. The Sharpsburg, Ga., product started all 19 games at forward and claimed CAA Co-Player-of-the-Week honors after leading UNCW to wins over William & Mary and Elon to close out the regular season. In three years in the Port City, she has tallied 17 goals with 8 assists.
Nominations were submitted by North Carolina sports information professionals and voted on by NCCSIA members.
Founded in 2002, the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association (NCCSIA) is comprised of sports information professionals from NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA and independent institutions from the state of North Carolina. The purpose of the organization is to promote collegiate athletics at all schools. Membership is open to anyone affiliated with a college, university or conference located in North Carolina, and whose area of responsibility lies within sports information.
NCCSIA selects all-state teams in the University (Division I) and College (Division II, III, NAIA) divisions for men's and women's basketball, men's and women's soccer, volleyball, softball and baseball.
North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association
2016 University Division All-State Women's Soccer Teams
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
GK Carolyn Huddy @ Sr. UNCW Huntersville, N.C.
D Riley Orr Fr. Charlotte Mooresville, N.C.
D Kendall Ballotti # Jr. Elon Long Valley, N.J.
D Madison Melnick Sr. UNCW Mason, Ohio
M Payton Ormsby # Sr. Campbell Wilmington, N.C.
M Martha Thomas #^ Jr. Charlotte Weston, Fla.
M Katie O'Neill Sr. Charlotte Kearny, N.J.
M Moa Jarl Sr. UNCW Gothenburg, Sweden
F Megan Greene Fr. Charlotte Fuquay-Varina, N.C.
F Serenity Waters Jr. UNCW Sharpsburg, Ga.
F Jane Cline Sr. Appalachian State Cornelius, N.C.
Pos. Name Class School Hometown
GK Anna Shelden R-So. Charlotte Raleigh, N.C.
D Murita Storey @ Sr. Campbell Chesapeake, Va.
D Shelby Hicks Sr. Charlotte Chapel Hill, N.C.
D Callie Beckwith Fr. Campbell Fulton, N.Y.
M Christine Kindt Sr. Campbell Lansdale, Pa.
M Sayres McKenna So. Western Carolina Wilmington, N.C.
M Kine Thorsvik Sr. Campbell Aarland, Norway
M Kasey Cooke Jr. Western Carolina Rocky Mount, N.C.
F Alexa Genas Fr. Campbell Albuquerque, N.M.
F Emily Threatt Fr. Western Carolina Knoxville, Tenn.
F Julia Grainda Fr. Charlotte Cornelius, N.C.
# - First Team All-State in 2015
@ - Second Team All-State in 2015
^ - First Team All-State in 2014