NEAC Announces 2014 Women’s Soccer Regular Season All-Conference Selections and Individual Award Winners

NEAC Announces 2014 Women’s Soccer Regular Season All-Conference Selections and Individual Award Winners

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its 2014 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 award winners, as also selected by the conference coaches.  Penn State Berks swept the awards, starting with sophomore Dana Sarcinello (Downingtown, Pa.), who was chosen as the NEAC Player of the Year for the second straight time after another fantastic season for the Nittany Lions.  Sarcinello, who also named the NEAC Rookie of the Year last season, finished the regular season tied for the conference lead in goals with 19, with two being game winners, while also being fourth in assists (9) and third in points (47).  The midfielder scored at least one goal in 12 of the team's 18 contests on the year, including a career-high four goals early in the season. Sarcinello, who earned a NEAC Offensive Player of the Week selection during the season, also became Berks' all-time career leader in points (91), goals (37), and assists (17).

Penn State Berks senior Savannah Cramer (Wrightsville, Pa.) was named the NEAC Goalkeeper of the Year after also putting together a fantastic season for the Nittany Lions. Cramer started in the net for all 18 Nittany Lion contests this season, matching her career high in wins with a program-best 16 while also recording a school-record 13 shutouts on the year.  That mark led the conference, as did her save percentage (.842), goals-against average (0.59) and total goals allowed (9), while she also tallied 48 saves on the year.  Cramer, who earned the final NEAC Defensive Player of the Week honor that was awarded this past Monday, also notched her first career goal on a successful penalty kick conversion this past weekend.

Penn State Berks freshman Chrissy Smith (Honeybrook, Pa.) was selected as the NEAC Rookie of the Year after an excellent start to her collegiate career.  The forward was tied with Sarcinello for the conference lead in goals with 19, while also registering 10 assists and 48 points, which were both the second-most in the NEAC.  Smith, who earned a NEAC Offensive Player of the Week recognition earlier in the season, scored at least one goal in 10 contests, which included two game winners and a personal-best three scores in three different games.

Rounding out the individual awards for Berks was head coach Adrian Munteanu, who was selected by his peers as the NEAC Coach of the Year for the third straight season.  Munteanu led Berks to its third straight regular season championship after going a perfect 12-0 in NEAC play, while also matching the program record for overall wins with 16.  His squad also led all NEAC teams in goals (115) and assists (72) for the season, while currently leading the country in points (17.0 points per game) and placing second in the nation in scoring offense (6.44 goals per game).  His defending champion Nittany Lions will now be the host and top seed of the upcoming six-team NEAC Championship Tournament. 

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

 

#

Name

College

Year

Position

Hometown

First Team All-Conference

5

Lizzie Mummau

Penn State Berks

So.

F

Mount Joy, Pa.

7

Emily Beltran

Lancaster Bible College

Fr.

F

Brainerd, Minn.

12

Kayla Nolan

Penn State Abington

So.

F

Abington, Pa.

22

Chrissy Smith

Penn State Berks

Fr.

F

Honeybrook, Pa.

7

Dana Sarcinello

Penn State Berks

 So.

M

Downingtown, Pa.

15

Monica Lambertson

Lancaster Bible College

Sr.

M

Rotterdam, N.Y.

2

Ellie McKinstry

Penn State Berks

Jr.

M

New City, N.Y.

11

Brennan Moyer

Penn State Berks

So.

D

Wyomissing, Pa.

3

Meaghan Williams

Lancaster Bible College

Sr.

D

Williamsport, Pa.

13

Caitlin Deibler

Penn State Berks

Jr.

D

Jamison, Pa.

1

Savannah Cramer

Penn State Berks

Sr.

GK

 Wrightsville, Pa.

Second Team All-Conference

15

Kristina Strang

SUNY Institute of Technology

 Sr.

F

Rotterdam, N.Y.

13

Elizabeth Jones

Penn State Abington

Fr.

F

Philadelphia, Pa.

11

Nicole Browe

Keuka College

Fr.

F

Kendall, N.Y.

9

Alyssa Wesner

Lancaster Bible College

So.

M

Danville, Pa.

25

Abbey David

Keuka College

So.

M

Kendall, N.Y.

15

Paris Matteo

Morrisville State College

Jr.

M

Valley Stream, N.Y.

10

Erica Maisonet

SUNY Institute of Technology

Jr.

D

Walkill, N.Y.

8

Cindy Wade

Penn State Abington

Jr.

D

Abington, Pa.

6

Hannah Dalle

Keuka College

Jr.

D

Rochester, N.Y.

21

Victoria Parker

Penn State Abington

Jr.

D

Philadelphia, Pa.

0

Kaitlyn Scheuing

Lancaster Bible College

Jr.

GK

Maytown, Pa.

Third Team All-Conference

2

Emily Graham

Cazenovia College

Jr.

F

Wellsville, N.Y.

5

Valeria Passalacqua

Penn College

Sr.

F

McAlisterville, Pa.

3

Krista Baxter

Morrisville State College

Sr.

F

Downsville, N.Y.

3

Emily Wolf

Keuka College

Fr.

M

Hornell, N.Y.

14

Caitlin McCarthy

Penn College

Fr.

M

State College, Pa.

16

Shannon Blanford

Wells College

Sr.

M

Fayetteville, N.Y.

12

Sarah Hartman

Keuka College

Fr.

D

Macedon, N.Y.

23

Jordan Courter

Penn College

So.

D

Mill Hall, Pa.

1

Ashley Quenzer

Penn State Abington

Jr.

D

Philadelphia, Pa.

24

Margaret Sheridan

Penn State Abington

Fr.

GK

Horsham, Pa.

0

Kenna Kosinski

Keuka College

Fr.

GK

Mumford, Pa.

 

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University - Abington, Pennsylvania State University - Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Institute of Technology, SUNY Morrisville State College, Wells College, and Wilson College.  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).  The North Eastern Athletic Conference has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of men's and women's tennis.