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Loyola senior forward Nichole Schiro was voted the 2012 MAAC Preseason Player of the Year.
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Marist is Top Choice to Win 2012 MAAC Women’s Soccer Title
Courtesy: MAAC Sports  
Release: 08/07/2012

Edison, N.J. - Marist College, the defending MAAC Champion, is the early favorite to win the 2012 MAAC women's soccer title in a preseason poll voted on by the league's 10 head coaches.

Marist finished with 99 points in the poll, while Fairfield University took second place with 81 points.  Loyola University Maryland was picked third with 80 points, and Niagara University finished in fourth place with 73 points.  Siena College placed fifth (53), followed by Canisius College and Iona College (45), Rider University (41), Manhattan College (21), and Saint Peter's University (12).

Loyola senior forward Nichole Schiro was voted the 2012 MAAC Preseason Player of the Year.  Schiro, the 2011 MAAC Offensive Player of the Year, recorded 13 goals and four assists for 30 points last season for the Greyhounds. 

Joining Schiro at forward are Marist's Amanda Epstein and Rider's Abi Cottam.  The midfielders are Nicole Stanton from Fairfield, Rycke Guiney from Marist and Caitlin Cahalan from Siena.  The backs are anchored by Fairfield's Allison Walsh, Loyola's Kelsey Rene and Marist's Jessica Arabia and Chelsea Botta.  Didi Haracic from Loyola rounds out the team at the goalkeeper position.

2012 MAAC Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll

 

2012 MAAC Women's Soccer Preseason All-MAAC Team

1.

Marist

99

 

Name

Position

School

2.

Fairfield

81

 

Didi Haracic

Goalkeeper

Loyola

3.

Loyola

80

 

Allison Walsh

Back

Fairfield

4.

Niagara

73

 

Kelsey Rene

Back

Loyola

5.

Siena

53

 

Jessica Arabia

Back

Marist

6.

Canisius

45

 

Chelsea Botta

Back

Marist

 

Iona

45

 

Nicole Stanton

Midfield

Fairfield

8.

Rider

41

 

Rycke Guiney

Midfield

Marist

9.

Manhattan

21

 

Caitlin Cahalan

Midfield

Siena

10.

Saint Peter's

12

 

Nichole Schiro

Forward

Loyola

 

 

 

 

Amanda Epstein

Forward

Marist

 

 

 

 

Abi Cottam

Forward

Rider

 

 

 

 

     

2012 MAAC Women's Soccer Preseason Player of the Year: Nichole Schiro, Loyola


MAAC Women's Soccer


Women's Soccer
Team MAAC Pct. Pts. Overall Pct.
Monmouth 9-1 .900 27 14-5 .737
Fairfield 8-2 .800 24 14-4 -3 .738
Niagara 6-1 -3 .750 21 11-2 -6 .737
Rider 5-3 -2 .600 17 12-6 -3 .643
Siena 4-2 -4 .600 16 7-7 -6 .500
Canisius 5-5 .500 15 6-14 .300
Manhattan 3-5 -2 .400 11 8-8 -2 .500
Iona 2-5 -3 .350 9 6-10 -3 .395
Quinnipiac 2-7 -1 .250 7 3-13 -1 .206
Marist 1-6 -3 .250 6 2-12 -4 .222
Saint Peter's 1-9 .100 3 1-18 .053
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