Dec 12, 2012

Longwood junior Pardue named to NSCAA All-Southeast Region Third Team

Junior Kelsey Pardue
FARMVILLE, Va. – Longwood University junior Kelsey Pardue|Henrico (Hermitage) has been selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) 2012 All-Southeast Region Third Team.  The midfielder started all 21 matches and led the Lancers in goals (7), assists (6), points (20) and game-winning goals (5).  She ranked 17th nationally in game-winning goals (5) and 144th in assists (6), while among the Big South Conference leaders in both categories, as well, including first in game-winning goals.  Pardue was an All-Big South First Team honoree this fall, and ranks fourth in career assists (19) and seventh in points (51).  She is the Lancers’ first NSCAA Division I All-Region choice since the program became DI-eligible in 2007.
“Kelsey is a special player and deserves this type of recognition with the performance she had this past fall season,” said 19th-year head coach Todd Dyer '93.  “She'd also be the first to give credit to her teammates for their hard work and support, which has enabled her to have so much individual success.  An added bonus is that she's still capable of so much more as she heads into her senior year and I know she's eager to lead this team.”
Longwood finished 2012 with a final record of 13-6-2, including 8-2-1 in its first season of Big South competition, tying for second place during the regular season and advancing to the conference tournament semifinals.  The Lancers posted their highest win total as a Division I program while enjoying their finest season since 2002 (15-3-1), also equaling the sixth-highest win total in the 19-year history of the program.