March 25, 2009
Women's soccer adds four
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Head women’s soccer coach Benji Walton has announced the addition of four new Panthers to next year’s roster. Devon Weldon, CeCe Lacey, Chelsea Diaz, and Melissa Sweeney will all join BSC Soccer next season.
Devon Weldon is a central midfielder transfer from the University of Alabama. She started as a seventh-grader for Spain Park High School and later played her high school career with Indian Springs, where she started all four years. Devon helped her team to the Alabama State Championship in her freshman season.
She is a two-time Second Team All-Metro selection, two-time Second Team All-State, First Team All-Metro and All-State in her junior season, and was a runner up for the All-Metro Player of the Year as a junior. As senior Co-captain Devon was elected to play in the North/South All-Star Game. Devon was Indian Springs’ leading goal scorer in her sophomore and junior seasons.
Devon had also played for Birmingham United Soccer Association’s top 90 Team (Bad Girls) since eighth grade where they won five State Championships; made it to the Quarterfinals of Regionals three times; won the Region III championship four times.
CeCe Lacey is a defender from Altamont High School. She helped lead Altamont to two State Championships her sophomore and junior years. They advanced to the state semi-finals in her senior season. She also served as team captain senior year.
CeCe played club ball for Birmingham United Soccer Association Angels 90 White where she won the state championship as a freshman and a sophomore. She was named the club’s defensive player of the year as a sophomore and competed in the Region III tournament twice.
In the classroom, CeCe was a member of the National Honors Society, named Senior Class Vice President and earned a leadership award from Altamont.
Chelsea Diaz is a defender/midfielder from Milton High School in Alpharetta, Ga. She was a two-year letter-winner at MHS and was named Defender of the Year in 2006. Chelsea has played for multiple club teams, including the Columbian Under 17 National Team, Norcross Fury Blue, North Atlanta Soccer Association, Roswell Santos, and the Georgia Silverbacks.
And last, but not least, is Melissa Sweeney, a defender from Tuscarora, Md. A three-year varsity player, Melissa also played basketball for THS. She was team captain from 2007-2008, 2008 Honorable Mention All-MVAL Chesapeake Conference, 2007 First Team All-MVAL Chesapeake Conference, and the 2005 Maryland Class 3A State Championship
She played club ball with FC Frederick on the under nine and under 17 teams, where they won the 2008 Colonial League Championship, making it to the 2008 Maryland State Cup finals.
In the classroom, Melissa was named a Maryland Distinguished Scholar Honorable Mention, National Honor Society member, second-place finishes in the SkillsUSA Local and Regional Nursing Competitions.