KANSAS CITY, Kan. -- The National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) announced on Wednesday that Spring Hill College women's soccer players Molly Cowley, Courtney Harlan and Abby Massengale were named honorable mention members of the 2013 NSCAA College Division Women's Scholar All-South Region team.
Cowley, a senior defender from Jefferson City, Mo., who is majoring in Elementary Education with a minor in Psychology, earned her second consecutive Scholar Athlete Award after sitting out her junior season with an injury, but she returned to start in 16 matches of her senior year. She is a three-time member of the Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) All-Academic Team, a 2013 Capital One 1st team member of the Academic All-America Team and was chosen to the SSAC West Division All-Freshman Team in 2010. In three seasons, she started 52 matches and scored seven goals with 10 assists.
Harlan, a redshirt sophomore forward from Mobile, has scored 24 goals in 36 games with the Badgers while also handing out 19 assists. She was a 2nd team All-SSAC player in 2013 and a 2012 member of the SSAC All-Freshmen Team.
Massengale, a junior goalkeeper from New Orleans, La., appeared in 12 matches with 11 starts in 2013 and built a 4-4-1 record on the year. She made 35 saves and participated in four shutouts.
The National Soccer Coaches Association of America recognizes collegiate student-athletes as 2013 NSCAA scholar athletes for their dual accomplishments on the field and in the classroom.
To be named to a regional team, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) throughout her career, start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team, and be nominated by an institution that is a current NSCAA College Services member.