Coastal Carolina University womens soccer freshman Blair Monroe (Little River, S.C./North Myrtle Beach) was named to the Big South Womens Soccer All-Tournament Team, it was announced after the tournament championship game Nov. 6.
Monroe scored Coastals goal at 52:54 in the 2-1 loss to Charleston Southern in the Big South Tournament first round match Nov. 3. It was the 17th goal of the season, tying her with UNC Ashevilles Hilary McKay for the conference lead. Monroe also had a game-high eight shots against the Lady Buccaneers.
Monroe was named the Big South Freshman of the Year on Nov. 2 and also was selected to the All-Big South First Team. She led the team with 36 points and scored goals in 10 of Coastals 19 matches in 2005. She broke Coastals single-season goals scored record Oct. 2 against VMI when she had her 12th tally. She ranks third all-time in career goals scored and is tied for fourth in career points scored. She had two hat tricks on the season in wins over Chattanooga and Longwood and scored two or more goals in five matches. A two-time Big South Player of the Week, Monroe had a stretch of three game-winning goals in a row from Sept. 4-10.
Monroe was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Rachel Bendzlowicz, Brittney Bench, Amy Oberlin and Rachel Hetrick of Liberty, Shoshana Fried, Sarah Paul and Emily Langill of UNC Asheville, Emma Mattsson and Miki Wilson of Charleston Southern, Jonita Hooker and Kara Ramer of Radford, Erica Devine of Winthrop, Traci Andersen of High Point and Ashley Welch of Birmingham-Southern. Bendzlowicz was named the Most Valuable Player after Liberty defeated UNC Asheville 3-0 in the tournament final.
Coastal (13-6) set a school record in 2005 with 13 wins and led the Big South in goals with 52. Coastal tied for second place in the Big South standings and had nine games with three or more goals.