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Soccer's Courtney Hueston Named NJCAA Region 8 MVP; Nine Titans Honored; Carr Top Coach


November 29, 2012 - Brevard Community College's women's soccer players dominated the NJCAA Division I All-Region 8 first- and second-team selections announced on Thursday.

Hueston photo
Courtney Hueston

BCC, which finished the season at 16-2 and as runner-up in the NJCAA Division I Women's Soccer National Championship Tournament, placed five players on the first team including Most Valuable Player honors for Courtney Hueston. Also, BCC head coach Jeff Carr was named regional coach of the year.

BCC shares Region 8 with Broward College and Polk State College. BCC defeated Polk three times and Broward twice — the third game was cancelled — to win Region 8 and qualify for the NJCAA postseason.

Joining Hueston, a sophomore midfielder and walk-on from Miami, on the first team were sophomore co-captain and striker Lois Edvardsson of Gothenburg, Sweden; sophomore goalkeeper Julia Kantor of Fort Lauderdale; freshman midfielder Sue Kumaning of London, England; and freshman defender Jade Rhodes of Bournemouth, England.

Hueston spread the credit for her recognition.

"It's a great accomplishment and it means a lot to me," she said. "But at the same time I don't believe that MVP should be just for one player. If my teammates wouldn't have gotten me the balls then I wouldn't have been able to make those great plays and get this award."

Coach Carr
Jeff Carr

Brevard selections to the second team were freshman midfielder Katlyn Bales of Palm Bay; freshman defender Jass Fassnidge of Worcestershire, England; and freshmen defenders Heather Williams of Homestead and Melissa Williams of Lake Worth.

Hueston finished the season as BCC's leading scorer with 13 goals and 10 assists while Edvardsson, BCC's all-time career scoring leader, scored 13 goals and recorded five assists.

Kantor was solid at goal for Brevard which recorded nine shutouts. Kumaning was steadfast in the midfield and Rhodes was part of a stalwart back line as were Fassnidge and Heather and Melissa Williams.

Bales scored two goals in BCC's national tournament semifinal victory over defending national champion Tyler including the game-winner at the final whistle.

Carr's steady hand at the helm helped BCC navigate through a string of injuries that cost three starters their seasons and several others significant playing time. The finish was BCC's best in its three years of existence as a program.

"It is always nice when your players get recognized for the season they had as a team," Carr said. "Even the ladies not mentioned in these honors are very deserving of recognition as we accomplished it as a team. It was a very special year and I applaud all our honorees, team and coaching staff."