Tar Heel soccer standouts Katie Bowen and Satara Murray have achieved All-America status.
Bowen, a junior defender from Auckland, New Zealand, won first-team honors from BennettRank, joining an 11-person squad.
Murray, a senior defender from Austin, Texas, was named to the third-team All-America squad of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
Both Murray and Bowen were key players during for a team that had to overcome much in the way of both graduation and injury.
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Bowen led the team in minutes player as she was on the pitch for 1875 minutes of the 1882 the Tar Heels played in 2014. Murray was just behind at 1866 minutes played out of 1882.
Murray and Bowen led a UNC defensive unit that allowed just 15 goals in 20 games. The Tar Heels recorded eight shutouts and did not surrender more than two goals in any game. UNC finished 14-4-2, was ranked sixth in the final national polls and shared the ACC regular season championship with Florida State.
Barton: Senior Erik Pajunk has been named to the 2014 Division II Conference Commissioners Association Men’s Soccer All-America Honorable Mention Team
Duke: Coach David Cutcliffe was named the American Football Coaches Association FBS Region 1 Coach of the Year.
It is the first time a Duke coach has received the AFCA region honor. Cutcliffe was selected as the 2013 AFCA National Coach of the Year.
Saint Augustine’s: Running back Roderick Davenport was selected to the 2014 Beyond Sports Network Division 2 All-Super Region 1 Football Third Team.
Wake Forest: Three former Deacons earned their LPGA Tour card on Sunday at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla. Nannette Hill, Cheyenne Woods and Natalie Sheary all earned membership for the 2015 season.
Other qualifiers include 2014 Duke graduate Laetitia Beck – becoming the first golfer from Israel to earn her LPGA Tour card – and former Tar Heel Casey Grice.