(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) – The 2013-14 season serves as the 50th for the USA South Athletic Conference. In an effort to relive 50 Years of great student-athlete performances, each current League institution was given the opportunity to submit names of student-athletes who have competed within the Conference, completed their athletic eligibility and excelled not only on their campuses but in the Conference as a whole.
The maximum amount of athletes an institution could submit for each sport was twice the typical starting lineup of that particular sport. Due to the short length of their presence in the USA South or sport-sponsorship, some current USA South institutions are not included in some of the sports.
The USA South began sponsoring a regular season championship in the sport of women's soccer in 1984. In 2000, the Conference's annual women's soccer tournament was first conducted. The competition within the Conference has always been very competitive as seven different members have captured regular season championships. The same could be said about the Conference Tournament as seven different teams have claimed titles in the tournament's 13 years. Nationally, the Conference has produced one NCAA Division III National Runner-Up which was Methodist University in 1995.
The USA South's 50th Anniversary Women's Soccer Team Members follow (as chosen by the particular institution):
|Meghan Cole||Krissy Dueterman||Karen Endresen||Kerrie Fallen||Kelly Gregory||Tara Huff|
|Vanessa Jordan||Samantha Lupo||Kristen McCartney||Pernilla Milton||Dee Moyer||Nycole O'Garro|
|Judi Overbey||Ringa Remes||Nelli Taller||Mirva Toivonen||Christy Urso||Sara Wachter|
|Tara Bell||Jessica Bier||Holly Culpeper||Kara Colina||Gabby Dobbs||Jennifer Dodson|
|Carrie Early||LaQuinta Garrett||Danielle Guisto||Katie Hodkinson||Jessica Lively||Morgan Madonna|
|Corinne Musanti||Lea McMillan||Kara Pegram||Jenn Phillips||Susan Sautter||Shannon Sayre|
|Mandy Schulz||Tiffanie Strother||Hillary Wagar||Kelsey Walters|
|Katie Allegro||Erica Bledsoe||Ashley Cabral||Santina Doldo||Nicole Durand||Averi Eisbacher|
|Tessa Hall||Natalie Henderson||Sarah Hopkins||Amanda Johnson||Yvette Jones||Meredith Kelly|
|Stephanie Keough||Connie Kettner||Kym Maher||Amanda McGlaughlin||Ashton Oliver||Wendy Overman|
|Justine Sharkley||Lindsey Solsmeyer||Kelli Viana||Kerri Wells|
|Nicole Boucher||Kristin Braxton||Anna Buryk||Alex Calvert||Meredith Cowart||Emmy Erante|
|Maggie Hart||Kelsey Hukee||Kristy Knight||Jerica Moses||Carrie Talbert|
|Anna Baker||Chrystal Bradley||Rebecca (Becky) Burleigh||Catherine Byrne||Jill Catron||Trisha Clinton|
|Tricia Criswell||Teresa Estes||Ruth Keegan||Keri LaSalla||Brenda McKimens||Lisa Milligan|
|Danielle Minichello||Rebecca Morton||Casey Nuckols||Kelly Orpin||Whitney Roberson||Lori Silvasy|
|Michelle Spees||Alvy Styles||Anne Thorpe||Traci Wilson|
|N.C. Wesleyan College|
|Julie Duerler||Jennifer Foreman||Jamie Funk||Jennifer Gardner||Laura Gilbert||Gwen Gordon|
|Meredith Hester||Katie Hodge||Betsy Jones||Alexa Kapetanakis||Alison Kirch||Reva McCloud|
|Kristi McGuire||Kim Olsen||Trish Parker||Alyson Patrick||Tina Riley||Caitlin Sanderson|
|Shannon St. George||Amy Tolley||Kelly Walters||Chris Webb|
|William Peace University|
|Haley Bright||Harlonda Smith|
To view each of the USA South Anniversary Teams, please click HERE!
To view more ways the USA South is celebrating its 50th year, please click HERE!