|History Made in Saints Women’s Soccer Program|
Ashley Alderin-Fleagle '11 capped a sensational senior season by claiming a share of the NCAA Division II National Scoring Title (20 total goals in 2011), national top-five rankings in goals per game, points per game, while also finishing sixth in match-winning goals.
"Ashley is a huge reason we were so successful this year," said Head coach Matt Smith. "Her ability to score goals was big, but her sheer leadership was even more important. She was the player that every team keyed on, but she was still able to score 20 points."
Another honor came for Alderin-Fleagle when she and teammate Lauren Lanham '13 were selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Women's NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region Team. It was another program first as previously no two players had been selected to an All-Region team. Alderin-Fleagle earned First-Team honors while Lanham picked up Second-Team recognition.
Lanham earned the Second-Team spot after making the move to defender during her sophomore campaign, leading the Saints defensive unit to a program-record tying nine shutouts. Limestone's defense yielded a record-low 17 goals in 2011 while the 0.88 goals allowed per match was the second lowest mark in team history. Lanham, a First-Team All-Conference selection, played an instrumental role in holding opponents off the scoreboard over a 300-minute stretch, including back-to-back shutout wins over divisional champions Lees-McRae and Mount Olive to close out the regular season.