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Gibson Named ECAC Rookie of the Year, Turner Named ECAC Coach of the Year, Sobierajski Named to First Team

Courtesy:  ECAC Sports Communications
Release:  November 30, 2016
DANBURY, Conn. – The Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) has announced its 2016 Division I Women’s Soccer All-Star Team.
Saint Joseph’s University’s stand-out Dakota Mills was voted Offensive Player of the Year, with Diana Poulin of St. John’s University taking home Defensive Player of the Year. Monmouth University’s Madie Gibson collected the Rookie of the Year accolade, while her head coach Krissy Turner was selected as the Coach of the Year.
Gibson scored in four consecutive matches including the final, helping the Hawks win the MAAC Women’s Soccer title this season. She was named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Tournament Team. The forward led the team with 33 points and 12 goals, her nine assists and three game-winning goals helped cap a successful season for the Hawks in 2016.
Coach Turner led the Hawks to a 14-5-2 overall record, and their fourth NCAA berth in program history. Monmouth posted a 9-0-1 conference record, culminating in a MAAC Women’s Soccer title this season.
2016 ECAC Division I Women’s Soccer All-Star Team

Offensive Player of the Year
Dakota Mills – Saint Joseph’s University

Defensive Player of the Year
Diana Poulin – St. John’s University

Rookie of the Year
Madie Gibson – Monmouth University

Coach of the Year
Krissy Turner – Monmouth University

First Team 

Dakota Mills – Saint Joseph’s University
Hannah Rosenblatt – Northeastern University
McKenzie Meehan – Boston College
Emily Gingrich – Saint Joseph’s University
Eliza Doll – Colgate University
Clare Shea – Army West Point
Nicole Bates – Fordham University
Anna Maria Baldursdottir – St. John’s University
Tara Sobierajski – Siena College
Paige Lombardi – University of Pennsylvania
Diana Poulin – St. John’s University

Honorable Mentions

Abby Sotomayor – Colgate University; Alexis McTamney – Monmouth University; Madie Gibson – Mounmouth University; Ellie Smith – Rider University; Nadya Gill – Quinnipiac University; Casey Gallaher – Saint Francis University; Alyssa Riporti – Lehigh University; Maclaine Lehan – Brown University; Christine Etzel – Brown University
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