By TODD MOORE
Barton Sports Info
Nina Norshie of the 15th ranked Barton Community College women's soccer team has been named to the first team of the 2022 NJCAA Division I All-America selections.
Norshie's award is the third straight and fourth All-America award winner for Head Coach Ousmane Camara following Seulgi Lee's consecutive national honors. Norshie also joins Lee as the just the program's second defender to earn the award, the fourth 1st team selection, the fifth Lady Cougar recipient and the program's sixth overall All-America award.
Posting consecutive hat tricks to begin the season, Norshie followed with a seven goal outburst tying Great Bend native Yesenia Garcia's 2007 program high single game performance.
Scoring three or more goals nine times during the season, Norshie's 43 nationally leading total posted the program's 2nd best single season accumulation and jumped into the 4th placing on the all-time career list.
Distributing a team third best 8 assists, Norshie totaled a nation leading 94 points for the program's 3rd best single season achievement while also checking in at the 7th spot of the career chart.
In addition to the seven nation leading game winning goals and a constant offensive threat on the field, the freshman from Accra, Ghana, also dropped back to the defensive line when the situation warranted which limited her attacks but proved pivotal in Barton's defensive successes leading to ten team shutouts including two in post-season action.
Norshie was among seven other teammates earning post-season conference and region honors, helping the Cougars to their fifteenth straight winning season and captured the program's fifth conference title. Completing the conference slate with an 11-2 record, the Cougars' season rolled on capturing the program's first ever Region VI and Plains District title and earning a NJCAA national tournament berth. Going 1-1 on the big stage in its national debut, the Cougars concluded the year 17-4-2.
Looking ahead to the 2023 season, the Cougars are scheduled to return five of the eight for a sophomore campaign giving Plains District Coach of the Year Camara a solid base for another title run.