December 8, 2005
Albany - It was a season for firsts for the Darton College women's soccer team.
The Lady Cavaliers finished second in the nation in their first ever appearance in the National Junior College Tournament.
The Lady Cavs continued to make history in the postseason with sophomore midfielder Naomi Clark, freshman forward Bree Dove and freshman goalkeeper Melissa Gamble became the first Darton women players to earn first team all-American honors.
Clark and Gamble were first team selections to the National Junior College Athletic Association and National Soccer Coaches Association of America all-American team.
While Dove was a first team pick to the coaches all-American team.
Head coach Ken Veilands says three all-Americans on one team is a reflection on the talent of the entire Lady Cavalier team.
Veilands said "Because two of them are goal scorers and one of them was a goal stopper. It is a reflection of the whole team but those are three very good individuals."
Naomi Clark said "It is a great achievement for both of us. But it was a team effort and my teammates made us look good."
Melissa Gamble said "It means alot especially being freshman. From what I have heard freshmen usually don't make it that much."
Darton set two national records for most wins in a season at 25 which is also now the new national junior college record for most consecutive wins.