Monday, December 12, 2011

Eclipse Select alumni: Fortune named to NAIA All-America 1st Team

Eclipse Select Communications

CHICAGO -- Eclipse Select Soccer Club alumna and Lee University sophomore midfielder Leah Fortune (West Chicago, Ill./Wheaton Academy) was named to the NAIA Women's All-America First Team, which was announced last week by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

Fortune capped off her 2011 season with a goal and an assist during Lee's 3-0 NAIA national championship victory over Concordia (Ore.) on Dec. 3. The Lady Flames were 23-2-0 on the season, becoming the first women's soccer program to win four straight NAIA national titles.

Fortune began her collegiate career with the University of Texas, then transferred to Lee University, which is based in Cleveland, Tenn.

"I thought Leah Fortune made a huge impact on our squad this year," Lee head coach Matt Yelton said in a release. "Over the course of the year she improved so much from game to game and day to day, and absolutely played her best soccer of the season down the stretch in the national tournament."


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