BURLINGTON, Vt. - Four Southern Virginia University women's soccer players have been named to the USCAA All-American Team for the 2010 season. Junior Melanee Guymon was named for a third time, while sophomore Kendra Heim was named to the team for a second time. Newcomers for the Knights on the team include junior Tamara Nagle, and freshman Bryndel Kindred.
Guymon, from Chico, CA., had another solid outing from the midfield spot this season, as she led the Knights in total assists, with six on the season, and was fourth on the team in total points, with 10.
Heim, from Pullman, WA., ended her second season with the Knights, second in total points with 16, having scored six goals and recording four assists. The midfielder was also named an Academic All-American. The nod comes to players, sophomores and up, who have recorded a 3.5 GPA or higher.
Kindred, from Tremonton, UT., exploded on the scene for the Knights this season, as she led the team in points (17) as well as goals (8). Kindred added another assist in the first round game of the USCAA tournament over Vermont Tech.
Nagle, from Norco, CA., was a defensive stalwart for the Knights, as the team recorded eight shutouts on the season, and after three challenging games against NCAA D.I opponents, limited teams to an average of less than 10-shots per game.
Also honored by the USCAA was goalkeeper Mariah Flake and midfielder Amber Key as USCAA All-Academic Team members. The two added with Heim to give the Knights the second highest total of academic team members after the five that the Knights earned in 2008. The eight awards represent the most the women's program has ever earned in a single season from the USCAA.