GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College's and Bri Eilman earned All-South Atlantic Region honors Wednesday from the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America (NSCAA). The senior earned third-team recognition to become the Quakers' first women's soccer all-region pick since 2008.
The all-region honorees were nominated and selected by NCAA Division III soccer coaches. The NSCAA's South Atlantic region includes select New Jersey and Pennsylvania schools, as well as colleges and universities in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.
Eilman, a midfielder, started 14 games of 20 games and earned Second Team All-ODAC for the third straight year. The team captain had four assists and one goal, totaling six points, which ranked seventh on the team. Eilman concludes her college career ranked 10th among Guilford's all-time leaders with 12 assists. She also scored 12 goals and 36 points in 47 matches over three seasons. Eilman was named to the 2009 Guilford Student-Athlete Honor Roll and expects to graduate with a degree in religious studies.
Coach Eric Lewis' Quakers ended the season with a 10-8-2 record, 5-4-2 in the ODAC. Guilford won its most games since 2006 and reached the ODAC Tournament for the 20th straight season. Lewis expects 21 letter winners to return in 2011.