AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference (PBC) announced the women's soccer Preseason All-PBC Team, with Georgia College juniors Abby Dalton (Macon, Ga.) and Ashley Veilleux (Monroe, Ga.) earning spots on the squad.
The Bobcats tied with defending champion Armstrong Atlantic State University and UNC Pembroke for the second-most players named to the preseason list, behind only the University of North Georgia with three.
Dalton had by far her best season as a Bobcat in 2012, scoring three goals and leading the team in assists at seven. The junior has six goals and 10 assists on her career.
Veilleux is quickly becoming one of the more decorated forwards in school history, as she was named NSCAA All-Southeast Region Second Team and All-PBC First Team after her sophomore campaign. She has led the Bobcats in goals and points in each of the last two seasons, adding nine goals and four assists in 2012. She now has 14 career goals with seven helps.
The Bobcats start their 2013 campaign, the 10th anniversary of the Georgia College soccer program, at Barry University Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. The home opener for GC soccer is day one of the Bobcat Shootout Tournament, Friday, Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m. against Pfeiffer University.
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