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Monmouth Dominates MAAC Awards, All-MAAC Teams
Courtesy: MAAC Sports  
Release: 11/02/2013
Courtesy: MAAC Sports

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL. – The Monmouth University women’s soccer program, which posted an unbeaten league mark to win the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season championship in its first year in the MAAC, claimed four of the league’s five major individual awards, led by Conference Coach of the Year Krissy Turner.

Announced today at the annual awards banquet at the 2013 MAAC Women’s Soccer Championship at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports, the MAAC’s individual awards, and All-MAAC first team, second team and All-Rookie team were selected by a vote of the league’s head coaches.

Turner led the Hawks to their best start ever with a 14-1-2 record overall regular season record and to the MAAC regular season championship with an 8-0-2 mark. The Hawks concluded the regular season ranked second in the NCAA in shutout percentage (0.765) and third in goals against average (0.344), and are ranked No. 6 in the Northeast Region in the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) polling.

Six Hawks were selected to the All-MAAC First Team, two were named to the All-MAAC Second Team, and two were chosen All-MAAC Rookie Team members.

Monmouth senior forward Dana Costello was named MAAC Offensive Player. Costello finished the regular season tied for third in total points, and led the league with 74 shots on goal and nine assists. She also headlines this season’s All-MAAC First Team.

Joining Costello on the All-MAAC First Team is the Goalkeeper of the Year, teammate Ashley Lewis. The senior goalie leads the MAAC and is fifth nationally in Goals Against Average, and led the MAAC with 10 regular season shutouts, and shared another one.

Also earning a berth on the All-MAAC First Team is this year’s Rookie of the Year, Monmouth freshman Alexis McTamney. McTamney finished her freshman season tied for third best in the league with nine goals, and fifth with 1.12 points per game. McTamney was a four-time MAAC “Rookie of the Week” honoree. 

Fairfield back Emma Pichl was named Defensive Player of the Year. She helped anchor the league’s second best defense as the Stags were No. 2 in Goals Against Average, 0.82, and shutouts with eight. Pichl, also an All-MAAC first team selection, was a key cog for the Stags, who finished second in the league with a 7-2-1 record.

Alexa Freguletti and Monique Goncalves of Monmouth joined Pichl as backs on the All-MAAC First team. The All-MAAC First Team midfielders included Nicole Stanton of Fairfield, Amanda Epstein of Marist and Brianne Boyle of Monmouth.

The All-MAAC First Team forwards feature the MAAC’s regular season scoring champ, Brittany Pfaff of Siena. Pfaff concluded the regular season with 30 points, including 12 goals, which tied for best in the MAAC with Ashley Small of Fairfield, also named an All-MAAC First Team forward. Costello and McTamney of Monmouth round out the All-MAAC First Team forwards.

The All-MAAC Second Team backs are Sali Ayinde of Iona, Kylee McIntosh of Marist, Danielle Kennedy of Niagara, Kim Clemmer of Monmouth and teammates Anna Grant and Tara Sobierajski of Siena. At midfield are Sofia Sanchez and Christina Tesoriero of Iona, Janie Schlauder of Manhattan, Samantha Panzner and Marissa Mertens of Marist, Jess LaVoie of Quinnipiac, Hollie Kelsh of Rider and Greta Vogel of Saint Peter’s.

The All-MAAC Second Team forwards include Aislinn McIlvenny and Erica Modena of Manhattan, Rycke Guiney of Marist, Monique Plescia of Monmouth and Jennifer Meier of Rider. Iona senior Trista Rivera rounds out the All-MAAC Second Team at goalie.

The MAAC All-Rookie Team backs are Anna Borea of Fairfield, Emily Hansen of Iona, Lauren Barton of Manhattan, Ashlee Burke and Devon Cummings of Marist, Joanna Proctor of Quinnipiac, Priscilla Santos of Rider and Tara Sobierajski of Siena. The All-Rookie Team midfielders include Sydney Arestivo and Molly Moran of Fairfield, Alexa Wagoner of Iona, Julie Spracklin of Monmouth and Hollie Kelsh of Rider. The All-Rookie Team includes Erica Modena of Manhattan, McTamney of Monmouth, and Jessica Fontaine of Quinnipiac.

2013 MAAC Women’s Soccer Awards 

Coach of the Year: Krissy Turner, Monmouth

Offensive Player of the Year: Dana Costello, Monmouth

Defensive Player of the Year: Emma Pichl, Fairfield

Goalkeeper of the Year: Ashley Lewis, Monmouth

Rookie of the Year: Alexis McTamney, Monmouth

 

FIRST TEAM ALL-MAAC

 

Player

School

Position

Emma Pichl

Fairfield

Back

Alexa Freguletti

Monmouth

Back

Monique Goncalves

Monmouth

Back

Nicole Stanton

Fairfield

Midfielder

Amanda Epstein

Marist

Midfielder

Brianne Boyle

Monmouth

Midfielder

Ashley Small

Fairfield

Forward

Dana Costello

Monmouth

Forward

Alexis McTamney

Monmouth

Forward

Brittany Pfaff

Siena

Forward

Ashley Lewis

Monmouth

Goalkeeper


SECOND TEAM ALL-MAAC

 

Player

School

Position

Sali Ayinde

Iona

Back

Kylee McIntosh

Marist

Back

Kim Clemmer

Monmouth

Back

Danielle Kennedy

Niagara

Back

Anna Grant

Siena

Back

Tara Sobierajski

Siena

Back

Sofia Sanchez

Iona

Midfielder

Christina Tesoriero

Iona

Midfielder

Janie Schlauder

Manhattan

Midfielder

Marissa Mertens

Marist

Midfielder

Samantha Panzner

Marist

Midfielder

Jess LaVoie

Quinnipiac

Midfielder

Hollie Kelsh

Rider

Midfielder

Greta Vogel

Saint Peter’s

Midfielder

Aislinn McIlvenny

Manhattan

Forward

Erica Modena

Manhattan

Forward

Rycke Guiney

Marist

Forward

Monique Plescia

Monmouth

Forward

Jennifer Meier

Rider

Forward

Trista Rivera

Iona

Goalkeeper

ALL-ROOKIE

 

Player

School

Position

Anna Borea

Fairfield

Back

Emily Hansen

Iona

Back

Lauren Barton

Manhattan

Back

Ashlee Burke

Marist

Back

Devon Cummings

Marist

Back

Joanna Proctor

Quinnipiac

Back

Priscilla Santos

Rider

Back

Tara Sobierajski

Siena

Back

Sydney Arestivo

Fairfield

Midfielder

Molly Moran

Fairfield

Midfielder

Alexa Wagoner

Iona

Midfielder

Julie Spracklin

Monmouth

Midfielder

Hollie Kelsh

Rider

Midfielder

Erica Modena

Manhattan

Forward

Alexis McTamney

Monmouth

Forward

Jessica Fontaine

Quinnipiac

Forward

Bethany May Howard

Rider

Goalkeeper


MAAC Women's Soccer


Women's Soccer
Team MAAC Pct. Overall Pct.
Monmouth 8-0 -2 .900 17-2 -2 .857
Fairfield 7-2 -1 .750 12-7 -2 .619
Iona 6-2 -2 .700 7-8 -4 .474
Marist 6-4 .600 8-10 -2 .450
Siena 5-4 -1 .550 11-9 -1 .548
Rider 5-4 -1 .550 9-8 -1 .528
Quinnipiac 3-3 -4 .500 3-8 -5 .344
Niagara 3-5 -2 .400 4-13 -2 .263
Canisius 3-7 .300 6-14 -1 .301
Manhattan 2-7 -1 .250 6-12 -2 .350
Saint Peter's 0-10 .000 2-15 .118
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