Johl, Lee and Bell all named to the Second Team
KENT, Ohio – For the fifth consecutive season Kent State has placed multiple players on the Longstreth/NFHCA All-West Region squad. Earning honors this season for the Golden Flashes were senior Carla Johl (Hamilton, New Zealand), sophomore Rebecca Lee (Bathurst, Australia) and senior Debbie Bell (Hamilton, New Zealand). All three were named to the Second Team in an official announcement by the organization.
Playing her final season in a Kent State uniform, Johl earned her first career all-region selection. A First Team All-MAC honoree as well, she has played every minute of every game the past two years. The versatile defender, scored seven goals this past season, and was at her best when the team needed her most producing a team high three game winning goals. Two of her game winners came in overtime the last weekend of the regular season as the Golden Flashes wrapped up the No. 2 seed in the MAC Tournament. In the MAC Tournament Johl scored in both games for Kent State as she ended the season with a string of four consecutive games with a goal scored.
A sophomore, Lee also earned First Team All-MAC recognition during this season. A pivotal part of the Kent State offense, she was second on the team with seven goals scored while also adding two assists this year.
The leading scorer in the MAC, Bell receives All-Region for the fourth consecutive year. She is just the third player in school history (Rachel Miller, Helen Jerden) to earn All-Region honors all four years.
Bell produced a league high 21 goals and 47 total points (21 goals - 5 assists). She produced six multi-goal games on the year and ranked 10th in the country with 1.00 goals scored per game.
The only MAC player selected to play in the NFHCA Senior All-Star game this year, Bell has been one of the most prolific scorers in NCAA history scoring 97 career goals. Her goal total is tied for 10th all-time in the NCAA record book while her 215 total points are 14th all-time.