Lady 'Canes quartet picks up PBC All-Academic awards

AMERICUS, Ga. – Weeks after winding down their season, the Georgia Southwestern  women's soccer program has garnered a handful of PBC All-Academic awards. The quartet features student-athletes making their first appearance on the post season academic list and a few who are making their second appearance.

Gracie Preston garnered her first career PBC All-Academic Honorable Mention honors this season. The Warner Robbins native was a PBC Presidential Honor Roll Bronze Scholar last year as a freshman. Preston appeared in all 18 matches for the Blue & Gold this season, starting five of them in the backline.

Another Warner Robbins native, Jennifer Starvetsky was also a PBC All-Academic Honorable Mention. The junior midfielder is making her first appearance on the PBC post season academic award list. She was a PBC Presidential Honor Roll Silver Scholar as a sophomore last year.  Starvetsky appeared in 18 matches for GSW this past season with 17 of those being starts. She tallied her second career goal this season in the Lady 'Canes 3-0 victory over Brewton-Parker.

Senior Brittney Hill is making her second appearance on the Peach Belt Conference All-Academic list. The 2011 Honorable Mention was also a 2010 Honorable mention.  Hill is a two-time PBC Presidential Honor Roll member as well.  She appeared in all 18 matches for GSW, starting in 12 of them. Hill went out in style with a poetic send off on Senior Day. Her lone goal of the season in the first half of the game against Montevallo tied the program's career goal record.

Ally Canganelli is the only Lady 'Cane of the four to garner more than Honorable Mention recognition on the 2011 PBC Women's Soccer All-Academic Team. The junior from Buford is making her second consecutive PBC All-Academic team after being earning Honorable Mention awards in 2010. Canganelli finished third on the team in goals. She scored in both of GSW's back-to-back wins over LaGrange College and Brewton-Parker in out of conference play. She was a 2010-11 PBC Presidential Honor Roll Bronze Scholar. Canganelli is a Nursing major with a 3.53 grade point average.

This year's four award winners give the GSW Women's Soccer program 13 PBC All-Academic award winners since 2008.