MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – The Georgia College soccer team and head coach Hope Clark are set to host their annual Alumni Day Saturday, Oct. 19 at 3 p.m., when the Bobcats play host to No. 14 Armstrong Atlantic State University.
With the season marking the 10th anniversary of Georgia College soccer, the Bobcats will also honor a 10th Anniversary Team at halftime, with all 11 members invited back to receive their jerseys.
The 10th Anniversary Team shows the impact that Georgia College soccer has had on the Division II soccer landscape in such a short time. All 11 players have at least achieved All-Peach Belt Conference (PBC) status, some going well beyond that stage. The 11 players, in alphabetical order:
Jessica Binkowski – D – 2007-2010
Two-time All-PBC honoree (2008 and 2009) … CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District (2010, 2008) … NSCAA All-America and All-Region Scholar … Three-time PBC All-Academic Team … Holds unique distinction of being named the PBC Goalkeeper of the Week and the PBC Defensive Player of the Week in the same season … Member of 2008 NCAA Tournament qualifiers.
Karen Bonilla – MF – 2008-2011
Three-time All-PBC (2008, 2010, 2011) … Member of 2008 NCAA Tournament Qualifiers.
Morgan Cobb – D – 2006-2009
Three-time All-PBC (2007, 2008, 2009) … First All-Region player in school history (Daktronics 2007) … Twice named All-Region by Daktronics, twice by the NSCAA … School leader in career matches played … 2007 PBC All-Tournament Team … 2009 PBC All-Academic … Four-time PBC Defensive Player of the Week … Member of 2008 NCAA Tournament qualifiers.
Kayla Emerson – F – 2007-2010
2008 All-PBC Second Team … Member of 2008 NCAA Tournament qualifiers.
Hayley Ferrell – F – 2005-2008
First Three-time All-PBC honoree in school history (2005, 2006, 2007) … 2008 NSCAA All-Region … 2008 PBC All-Academic … School's all-time and single-season leader in both points and goals … Named PBC Offensive Player of the Week in 2007 … Member of 2008 NCAA Tournament qualifiers.
Tawny Moffat – D – 2008-2011
2009 All-PBC Team … PBC Defensive Player of the Week in 2009 … Member of 2008 NCAA Tournament qualifiers.
Jamie Nevin – F – 2006-2009
2007 All-PBC Team … 2007 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District … 2009 NSCAA All-Region Scholar … Two-time PBC All-Academic Team … Owns career assist record for Bobcat soccer … 2009 PBC All-Tournament Team … Member of 2008 NCAA Tournament qualifiers.
Daria Owen – MF – 2006-2009
2009 All-PBC Team … Only two-time All-PBC Tournament selection in school history … Member of 2008 NCAA Tournament qualifiers.
Mary Rob Plunkett – GK – 2007-2010
First and only All-American in program history, earning third team status with the NSCAA in 2009 … 2009 NSCAA and Daktronics All-Region First Team … Two-time All-PBC (2008, 2009) … 2009 NSCAA All-America and All-Region Scholar … Three-time PBC All-Academic Team … Nine-time PBC Goalkeeper of the Week … Owns school's career records in all goalkeeper categories … Member of 2008 NCAA Tournament qualifiers.
Ally Treat – MF – 2007-2010
Two-Time All-PBC Team (2009, 2008) … 2010 CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District … 2010 NSCAA All-America and All-Region Scholar … Three-time PBC All-Academic Team … 2010 PBC All-Tournament Team … PBC Defensive Player of the Week in 2008 … Member of 2008 NCAA Tournament qualifiers.
Ashley Veilleux – F – 2011-present
2012 NSCAA All-Southeast Region, just second offensive player in program history to be named all-region … 2012 All-PBC Team … PBC Offensive Player of the Week in 2012 … Only active member of 10th Anniversary Team.
The Bobcats will honor these 11 influential members of the Georgia College soccer program Saturday, Oct. 19 at halftime.
The Georgia College Department of Athletics, two-time winners of the PBC Commissioner's Cup, sponsors 11 varsity athletic programs at the NCAA Division II level. As a Division II program, Bobcat Athletics prides itself on balancing the life of the student-athlete, evidenced by the teams' multiple appearances in post-season competition as well as documented academic success and community-service involvement. Sign up at @GCBobcats on Twitter and Facebook for up-to-the-minute reports, and visit www.GCBobcats.com for more information, and to nominate your favorite former Bobcats and Colonials to the GC Athletics Hall of Fame.