Courtesy: MAAC Sports

2016 MAAC Women's Soccer Major Awards Announced

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  November 03, 2016

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) has announced the 2016 women's soccer major award winners and All-MAAC teams, as selected by the leagues 11 head coaches.

The 2016 MAAC Rookie of the Year is Madie Gibson from Monmouth University. Gibson led the MAAC with 28 overall points, 1.56 points per game, and tied for first in the conference with 10 goals scored and .56 goals per game.

The 2016 MAAC Defensive Player of the Year is Tara Sobierajski from Siena College. She ranked third in the MAAC with eight assists and an average of 0.44 assists per game. Sobierajski has played in every game in her Saints career and holds the programs all-time assists record with 23.

The 2016 Goalkeeper of the Year is Bethany- May Howard of Rider University. Howard ranked second in the conference with a .842 save percentage, six shutouts, and third in the MAAC with a 1.02 Goals against Average, 5.65 saves per game and 96 total saves. She was named MAAC Defensive Player of the Week four times this season.

The 2016 MAAC Offensive Player of the Year is Alexis McTamney from Monmouth University. McTamney is the back-to-back Offensive Player of the Year for the Hawks. She recorded 20 points this season, scoring six goals and dishing out 8 assists. She led the MAAC with 4.39 shots per game and 79 shots overall.

The 2016 BSN Sports MAAC Coach of the Year is Krissy Turner of Monmouth University. Turner led her Hawks to an undefeated mark in conference play and secured its fourth straight regular season conference championship.

The major award winners and the All-MAAC First, Second & Rookie Teams are below:

2016 MAAC Women's Soccer Awards 

BSN Sports MAAC Coach of the Year: Krissy Turner, Monmouth

Offensive Player of the Year: Alexis McTamney, Monmouth

Defensive Player of the Year: Tara Sobierjaski, Siena

Goalkeeper of the Year: Bethany-May Howard, Rider

Rookie of the Year: Madie Gibson, Monmouth

FIRST TEAM ALL-MAAC

Player

School

Position

Camille Bowen

Marist

Forward

Madie Gibson

Monmouth

Forward

Rachael Ivanicki

Monmouth

Forward

Alexis McTamney

Monmouth

Forward

Ellie Smith

Rider

Forward

Rachelle Ross

Monmouth

Midfield

Nadya Gill

Quinnipiac

Midfield

Michele Tremblay

Siena

Midfield

Madison Vasquez

Siena

Midfield

Julie Spracklin

Monmouth

Back

Heather Maierle

Rider

Back

Tara Sobierajski

Siena

Back

Bethany-May Howard

Rider

Goalkeeper

SECOND TEAM ALL-MAAC

Player

School

Position

Brenna Brown

Fairfield

Forward

Erica Modena

Manhattan

Forward

Caroline Healy

Rider

Forward

Ashlee Burke

Marist

Midfield

Allison DeLuca

Monmouth

Midfield

Miranda Konstantinides

Monmouth

Midfield

Jess Fontaine

Quinnipiac

Midfield

Valeria Pascuet

Rider

Midfield

Anna Borea

Fairfield

Back

Jenny Bitzer

Manhattan

Back

Gabriella Cuevas

Monmouth

Back

Kristen Connors

Siena

Back

Amanda Knaub

Monmouth

Goalkeeper

Taylor Dorado

Siena

Goalkeeper


ALL-ROOKIE

Player

School

Position

Gretta Dry

Canisius

Forward

Keri Bradley

Marist

Forward            

Madie Gibson

Monmouth

Forward            

Kylie Lance

Quinnipiac

Midfielder

Valeria Pascuet

Rider

Midfielder

Sofia Soares

Rider

Midfielder

Ariel Somple

Siena

Midfielder

Mel Hingher

Fairfield

Back

Bianca Furci

Marist

Back

Anna Lazur

Monmouth

Back

Mackenzie Tibball

Quinnipiac

Back

Hanna Longendyke

Siena

Back

Amanda Knaub

Monmouth

Goalkeeper

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