Soccer Scots pace NCAA in Division III scoring

Maryville College sophomore Jamie Roberts, pictured here during an indoor tournament this spring, led the Scots with 22 goals last season.

Photo by Brandon Shinn

Maryville College sophomore Jamie Roberts, pictured here during an indoor tournament this spring, led the Scots with 22 goals last season.

The NCAA recently recognized the Maryville College women’s soccer program for their outstanding 2007 season as the nation’s leading team goal scorer in Division III. The Scots (17-5-1) deposited 117 goals in 23 games, averaging 5.09 goals per game. The second ranked school averaged 4.3 goals per game and only one other school, Wheaton (Ill.) surpassed the 100 goal mark. The offensive attack helped Maryville win the regular season and conference tournament titles in the Great South Athletic Conference for the sixth consecutive year. The Scots received their fourth consecutive NCAA tournament bid, Maryville’s fifth in the last seven years.

Maryville was paced by seven players scoring 10 or more goals this season. Team offensive most valuable player and All-Great South performer Jamie Roberts deposited a team leading 22 goals. She was ranked No. 25 nationally in goals per game. All-South, All-Great South and two-time conference player of the year Sarah Harmon added 13 goals and a team leading 15 assists. Harmon set season and career school records for assists during the 2007 campaign.

Maryville women’s soccer returns 16 players for the 2008 campaign.

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