CCSU soccer players named to all-PBC teams

From staff reports

Two Clayton College & State University men's soccer players and two women's players were recently named to the 2003 Peach Belt All-Conference teams by the league office in Augusta.

Junior forward David Dowling (Johannesburg, South Africa) and freshman sweeper Andre Rall (Johannesburg, South Africa) were both named to the team on the men's side, while sophomore goalkeeper Judith Chime (Enugu, Nigeria) and freshman defender Cassandra Rapaich (Sarania, Ontario) were named to the squad for the women's squad.

In addition to being named to the All-Conference squad, Rall was also named the 2003 Peach Belt Conference Freshman of the Year, the first time a Clayton State soccer player has received the honor.

Dowling was named to the Peach Belt team for the second straight season after he started 17 matches for the Lakers this season and led the team with seven assists to go along with two goals.

He was named to the All-Conference team last year, leading the squad with 12 goals on the year. Dowling is a three-starter for the Lakers and has helped lead the program to 34 victories and a Peach Belt Conference Championship over the past three seasons.

Rall started 16-of-17 matches this season and was the team's leader on defense. He helped lead the squad to four shutouts and a 1.42 goals against average this year, fourth best in the conference.

For the women's program, Chime becomes the second player in the program's history to be named to the All-Conference team multiple times in her career.

She was named to the All-Conference last year as a freshman. Chime ranked in the top three in the nation's in saves per game this season, averaging almost 12 saves per match. She finished the season with a 2.18 goals against average after facing 434 shots on the year, an average of almost 23 per match.

Along with Chime, freshman Rapaich was also named to the All-Peach Belt team after starting all 19 matches for the Lakers in 2003.

A versatile player, she proved to be one of the team's most athletic and talented players. In addition to having four players named to the All-Conference team, the men's and women's programs also had a trio players named to the Peach Belt All-Tournament teams.

Anthony Wright and Rall were named to the men's All-Tournament team while midfielder Jocelyn Okoro was named to the women's All-Tournament team.