JACKSON, Tenn. – Nova Southeastern continues to add to its postseason accolades as three Sharks were selected as members of the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Women’s Soccer All-South Region teams. Luana Grabias earned a spot on the first team, and both Stefane Rosa and Louise Matsgard received nods for the second team.
Voting was conducted by the region’s sports information directors.
SSC Player of the Year, Offensive Player of the Year, and an All-SSC first team selection, Grabias adds another honor to her already decorated collection. She was the first Shark since Sierra Lelii (2015) to win Player and Offensive Player of the Year in the same season. The Brazilian has proven that her offensive attack is nothing to play with, finishing the season with 11 goals, 27 points, five game-winners, and providing her team with five assists. Grabias had two games where she scored two or more goals, including a hat-trick against SSC opponent Saint Leo, the only hat-trick for NSU this season. Her 18 points, eight goals, and four game-winning goals against conference opponents led the league. The junior continued her impressive offensive play , scoring the lone goal for the Sharks in the NCAA Tournament against West Florida.
Rosa, the leader of the Sharks defense captures another post-season honor, following her selection on the All-SSC first team.The CE Vicente Jannuzzi native appeared in 16 games and started in all of them, she accumulated a combined 1440 minutes, which ties her for first on the team in total minutes.The junior’s stellar defensive play was vital to the success of the Sharks defense this season. Rosa earned six shutouts, and 89 saves, including an 11-save outing against Florida Tech, Rosa had 11 games where saved five or more shots. In the opening match of the NCAA Tournament for the Sharks, Rosa saved five of West Florida’s shots on goal.
Adding to her All-SSC second team selection, Matsgard tabbed a spot on the All-South Region second-team. She started every game for NSU and logged 1310 minutes, ranking her second on the team in total minutes. The Swede was stellar on the defensive side of the ball and helped lead NSU to six shutouts on the season. Offensively the sophomore finished the season with seven total points, one goal, and five assists, with one of those assists helping seal the game for the Sharks against Flagler.
Blair Cowan of West Florida collected the award as South Region Player of the Year.
NSU concluded its season in the second round of the NCAA Tournament with a final record of 9-3-4. To stay up-to-date with the Sharks, follow them on Instagram and Twitter at @NSU_WSoccer.
For a complete list of the D2CCA All-South Region teams, click here (PDF).