Daytona Beach, FL (dscfalcons.com): Follwoing their loss in the Region 8 semi-final 1-2 against the Broward College Seahawks, Oct. 26th, six Falcons recieved All-Region accolades recognizing their performance on the field.
"It is always an honor to have players recognized as all conference performers. We have a very young team and to have so many first year players achieve success is a testament to their preparation as well as our team's support. Individual awards are always achieved because of the greater work of the entire group. I am proud of our entire team and look forward to seeing how we continue to develop over the next 18 months," said Coach Brittany Jones.
Earning Region 8 First Team nods are Freshmen Forward Michelle O'Driscoll (Cork, Ireland), Forward Tayla Duffy (Rushden, England), and Midfielder Tilda Andreasson (Gothenburg, Sweden). O'Driscoll finished out the season setting a program record with 35 points in a season, scoring 16 goals and assisting 3. Duffy was second in total points with 26, scoring 10 goals, assisting 6, and a team high of 4 game winning goals. Andreasson finished the season 3rd in total points, scoring 4 and assisting 7. Notching Region 8 Second Team awards are freshman Centerback Gabrielle "Bubbla" Gayle (St. Catherine, Jamaica), Freshman Centerback Lauren Woodcock (Sydney, Australia), and Sophomore Forward Sara Machado (Destin, Florida). Bubbla started in all 16 games for the Falcons, assisting 1 goal against Monroe College. Woodcock played in 14 of the Falcons' 16 matches, scoring 1 game winning goal against Polk State College on a set-piece. Machado ranked 4th in total points this season, scoring 2 goals and assisting 5.
While Daytona State's Fall season has come to a close, the women's program will host an ID camp this winter in late January, before beginning their Spring season.