Forsman, Bennett Named To Preseason All-PBC Team
AUGUSTA, Ga. – The Peach Belt Conference announced the 2012 Women's Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team on Friday afternoon. For the second consecutive year, UNCP's Britney Bennett and Fanny Forsman were two of the 11 women named to the team.
Six different schools were represented on the distinguished list, with Armstrong Atlantic (3 players), UNCP, Columbus State (2) and North Georgia (2) all sending multiple student-athletes to the laurel. The accolade marked the second-straight season that Bennett and Forsman have received the honor.
Forsman, who is entering her senior season for the Lady Braves, received first-team all-conference honors in 2011. After starting all 18 games and for the UNCP defense, Forsman was named to the Daktronics and NSCAA All-Region teams. The Borås, Sweden, native contributed to the team's .887 save percentage, which was ranked seventh nationally. Forsman, who logged 1,698 minutes of playing time in 2011, was named PBC Defender of the Week in back-to-back weeks. She finished the season with eight points on three goals and two assists.
Bennett, who is a junior, is the only goalkeeper on the preseason team for the second-straight year. A junior from Seminole, Fla., Bennett was ranked second in the PBC for fewest goals allowed with only 13 in 2011. The 2010 PBC Freshmen of the Year earned six shutouts in 2011 and led the PBC with a .887 save percentage, which was ranked seventh nationally. Bennett started in all 18 games and registered 1,647 minutes on the field and was named PBC Goalkeeper of the Week on September 13.
Forsman and Bennett were both named to the PBC Presidential Honor Roll for the second time during the 2011-2012 academic year as well.
The Lady Braves open their 2012 season on the road at Mount Olive on August 30, 2012 at 4:00 p.m.
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2012 PBC Women's Soccer Preseason All-Conference Team
Kansas Bayly, Columbus State
Britney Bennett, UNC Pembroke
Fanny Forsman, UNC Pembroke
Stephanie Lowery, Columbus State
Kelsey Martin, North Georgia
Morgan Mitchell, Armstrong
Kristina Pascutti, Armstrong
Kelly Penston, North Georgia
Jamie Shaw, Lander
Nadima Skeff, Armstrong
Lindsay Zullo, Flagler