NEAC Announces 2013 Women’s Soccer All-Conference Selections and Individual Award Winners

NEAC Announces 2013 Women’s Soccer All-Conference Selections and Individual Award Winners

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its 2013 Women’s Soccer All-Conference selections, with first, second and third team honors being awarded by position to a total of 33 student-athletes, as selected by the conference coaches.

The NEAC has also announced its individual women’s soccer award winners, which were also voted on by the conference coaches.  After a dominant season, Penn State Berks freshman Dana Sarcinello (Downingtown, Pa.) was selected as both the NEAC Player of the Year and the Rookie of Year.  The versatile center midfielder leads the NEAC in both goals (18) and points (44) while being second in assists (8), which helped her also garner a NEAC All-Conference First Team selection.  Sarcinello also earned a NEAC Offensive Player of the Week selection during the season, while her overall play on the year helped the Nittany Lions clinch their second straight NEAC regular season championship.

Penn State Abington senior Alyssa Kaye (Levittown, Pa.) was chosen as the NEAC Goalkeeper of the Year after a fantastic season guarding the net for the Nittany Lions, which also landed her a spot on the All-Conference First Team.  Kaye went 12-2-1 in goal for Abington and recorded a conference-most eight shutouts this season, while also leading the NEAC in goals against (10), goals-against average (0.66) and save percentage (.890).  She also made 81 saves on the year, including a career-most 16 stops during a 1-1 double overtime draw with Cabrini College last Wednesday.  The stellar play of Kaye, who also earned a NEAC Defensive Player of the Week selection earlier this season, helped lead Abington to the second seed in the upcoming NEAC Championship Tournament with a 10-1 conference record.

The NEAC Coach of the Year honor went to Penn State Berks’ Adrian Munteanu for the second straight time after another terrific season for the Nittany Lions.  Munteanu coached Berks to a program-most 14 wins this season, including a perfect 11-0 mark in conference play to win a second straight NEAC regular season championship and the right to host the final four portion of the conference tournament next weekend.  He also led the Nittany Lions to a 3-3-1 mark against nonconference opponents, with those teams combining for an overall record of 66-42-9 this season and two of those squads being regionally ranked.

Below are the NEAC All-Conference First Team, Second Team and Third Team selections:

 

                                                                          All-Conference Team Selections

#

Name

College

Year

Position

Hometown

First Team All-Conference

9

Alyssa Wesner

Lancaster Bible College

Fr.

F

Danville, Pa.

3

Simone Stewart

Penn State Berks

Fr.

F

Limerick, Pa.

15

Jessica Bandrowski

Keuka College

Sr.

F

Center Moriches, N.Y.

11

Bailey Rutan

Morrisville State College

Fr.

F

Cincinnatus, N.Y.

7

Dana Sarcinello

Penn State Berks

Fr.

M

Downingtown, Pa.

16

Monica Horning

Lancaster Bible College

Jr.

M

Lititz, Pa.

9

Mallory Mugnier

Penn State Abington

Jr.

M

Glenside, Pa.

6

Sarah Heilenman

Lancaster Bible College

Jr.

D

Williamsport, Pa.

8

Melissa Bennett

Penn State Berks

Jr.

D

Nutley, N.J.

14

Brianna Heck

Penn State Abington

Jr.

D

Willow Grove, Pa.

24

Alyssa Kaye

Penn State Abington

Sr.

 GK

Levittown, Pa.

Second Team All-Conference

4

Cristen French

Penn State Berks

So.

F

Macungie, Pa.

8

Stephanie Wurz

SUNY Institute of Technology

 Sr.

F

Whitesboro, N.Y.

5

Bethany Stein

Lancaster Bible College

So.

F

Elizabethtown, Pa.

25

Abbey Hanehan

SUNY Institute of Technology

Sr.

M

Stillwater, N.Y.

13

Jordan Nadeau

Morrisville State College

Sr.

 M

Cobleskill, N.Y.

11

Courtney Bernecker

Wilson College

Sr.

M

St. Thomas, Pa.

20

Erica Maisonet

SUNY Institute of Technology

So.

D

Wallkill, N.Y.

5

Lizzie Mummau

Penn State Berks

Fr.

D

Mount Joy, Pa.

17

Molly Wyman

Penn State Abington

Fr.

D

Abington, Pa.

6

Brooke Lovell

Keuka College

Sr.

D

Arkport, N.Y.

1

Savannah Cramer

Penn State Berks

Jr.

GK

 Wrightsville, Pa.

Third Team All-Conference

12

Kayla Nolan

Penn State Abington

Fr.

F

Abington, Pa.

3

Krista Baxter

Morrisville State College

Jr.

F

Downsville, N.Y.

9

Taylor Lynch

Cazenovia College

Fr.

F

Saugerties, N.Y.

22

Amber Welsh

Morrisville State College

Fr.

M

Cortland, N.Y.

11

Carly Sanford

Keuka College

Fr.

M

Macedon, N.Y.

6

Ashlee Kohn

Penn State Abington

Fr.

M

Bensalem, Pa.

6

Emily Rumpf

Penn State Berks

Jr.

D

Wernersville, Pa.

21

Lindsey Bush

Wells College

Sr.

D

Averill Park, N.Y.

16

Kolleen Brown

Morrisville State College

Sr.

D

Willet, N.Y.

00

Angela Marriott

Morrisville State College

Fr.

GK

Peekskill, N.Y.

1

Kara Gulvas

Gallaudet University

Sr.

GK

Crown Point, Ind.

 

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference has twelve NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania State University - Abington, Pennsylvania State University - Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY Morrisville State College, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Bryn Athyn College and Pennsylvania College of the Technology will both join the conference as full members in 2014-15.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M Lacrosse & M Volleyball), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse & M Volleyball), Penn State Altoona (M Volleyball) and Rutgers University - Camden (M Golf & M Tennis).  The North Eastern Athletic Conference has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of men’s and women’s tennis.