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SPOTLIGHT

IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2013
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Rock lands five on Daktronics All-Regional squads

Three members of the Slippery Rock University men's soccer team, and two members of the SRU women's soccer team have been named to the Daktronics All-Region, Atlantic Region, first teams and one woman was named to the second team.

Voting results were announced Monday.

Men earning the top honor are: Stephen Donnelly and Declan Brennan, both health and physical education majors from Dublin, Ireland; and Joshua Gray, a health and physical education major from Norwich, England.

Women earning the top honor are: Lauren Impey, an adapted physical activity major from Northampton, England; and Andrea Felix, an exercise science major from Cincinnati, Ohio. Allison Harbart, a secondary education major from North Royalton, Ohio, was named to the second team.

The Daktronics All-Region teams are nominated for and voted on by the region's sports information directors. All first team selections advance to the All-America ballot, with results to be announced Dec. 4.

The Rock men's team, winners of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference and the No. 1 seed in the Atlantic Region, led all schools in the number of players selected to the first team, tying with the region's No. 2 seed Notre Dame.

For Gray it is a repeat selection on the first team. He was named an honorable mention last fall.

SRU's men's team finished the 2013 season with its seventh PSAC title in school history, a trip to the NCAA Tournament's second round as the No. 1 seed in the region and a final overall record of 13-4-3.

The SRU women's team was the winner of the Atlantic Region title and tied for second among all schools in the region in the total number of All-Region selections with three.

Impey is a repeat selection as a first team defender on the All-Region team. She was named to first team All-PSAC honors in voting by the coaches and was selected as the league's Defensive Player of the Year. She was also honored as a first team Capital One Academic All-America selection Monday. Felix was named to second team All-PSAC honors by the league's coaches and was voted the league Freshman of the Year. Harbart earned her second postseason honor of her career as a second team All-Region selection at midfield. Harbart was named to first team All-PSAC honors this fall in voting by the league's coaches.

SRU's women's team, which is ranked No. 12 in the final national rankings of the regular season, was one of the final eight teams remaining in the NCAA Division II National Tournament. The Rock reached the NCAA quarterfinals for the first time in school history and finished the year with a 15-4-2 overall record and the school's first Atlantic Region title.

The Rock women have finished with a winning record in 18 consecutive seasons, including 16 straight with at least 10 wins.

Slippery Rock University is Pennsylvania's premier public residential university. Slippery Rock University provides students with a comprehensive learning experience that intentionally combines academic instruction with enhanced educational and learning opportunities that make a positive difference in their lives.