Six CSM Hawks – Soccer and Volleyball Players – Earn NJCAA Division I and Division II All-Region XX Spots

Four College of Southern Maryland (CSM) women’s soccer players were named to 2019-20 National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I All-Region XX teams, Region XX officials announced Nov. 15. In addition, CSM’s men’s soccer playerJustin Millerwas named a 2019-20 NJCAA Division I All-Region XX Honorable Mention and CSM women’s volleyball playerKatelyn Kluhwas named a 2019-20 NJCAA Division II All-Region XX Honorable Mention.

Ana Benitez

Women’s Soccer

Sophomore defenderCassidy Barnettewas named to the All-Region XX Divison I First Team. Barnette scored two goals this season, with her first Sept. 17 against eventual 2019 Region XX champions CCBC Essex. The other came during CSM’s 11-1 win over CCBC Catonsville Oct. 8.

Maurizia Gianan

Sophomore forwardMaurizia Giananand freshman midfielderAna Benitezwere given All-Region XX Division I Second Team honors. Both finished the season with 10 points as they each scored four goals and two assists. Gianan recorded a career-high five points in a game when she registered two goals and an assist against Hagerstown Community College Sept. Benitez built up a three-game, goal-scoring streak when she scored against Cecil College, Hagerstown Community College and Patrick Henry College.

Karleigh Cohen

Sophomore midfielder/forward Karleigh Cohen was named an All-Region XX Division I Honorable Mention. Cohen led CSM in goals (9), points (21), shots (56), and shots on goal (41) in 2019. She had a career game against CCBC Catonsville, tallying a career-high nine points with her career-high four goals and an assist.


Men’s Soccer

Justin Miller #13

A freshman midfielder, Miller led CSM’s men’s soccer team in assists (10), shots (60) and shots on goal (33) this season. Among Region XX Division I players, Miller ranked first in shots, second in assists and tied for third in shots on goal.

Three times this year, Miller recorded two assists in a game.

Miller also tallied four or more points in a game four times this season. His season-high five-point performance came against Hagerstown Community College Sept. 27 when he netted two goals.

Women’s Volleyball

Katelyn Kluh

Kluh ranks sixth among Region XX Division II players in solo blocks with 26 and ninth in total blocks with 38. She led CSM in those categories as well, along with kills (78), hitting percentage (.219) and block assists (12).

Kluh had a season-high five solo blocks against Union County College Sept. 7. She had two games with double-digit kills this year; recording 12 against Howard Community College Oct. 8 and 11 kills against Anne Arundel Community College Oct. 18.


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