NEAC Announces 2016 Women’s Soccer All-Conference Selections and Individual Award Winners

NEAC Announces 2016 Women’s Soccer All-Conference Selections and Individual Award Winners

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its 2016 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 women’s soccer individual award winners, as also selected by the conference coaches. 

 

Penn State Berks took home three of the four honors, which included senior Dana Sarcinello (Downingtown, Pa.) garnering her fourth straight NEAC Player of the Year award after another outstanding season for the Nittany Lions.  The midfielder tallied 14 goals and dished out six assists for 34 points while starting in 18 Nittany Lion contests this season. Sarcinello also posted a .576 shots-on-goal percentage while averaging 4.72 shots per game on the year, in addition to being a perfect 3-for-3 on penalty kicks as she earned a spot on the NEAC All-Conference First Team.  Sarcinello’s ability to quickly transition the ball from midfield into the offensive third of the field was key to setting up the potent Nittany Lion offense that led all NEAC squads in goals scored.

 

 

Penn State Berks senior Brennan Moyer (Wyomissing, Pa.) was selected as the NEAC Defensive Player of the Year following a tremendous season for the Nittany Lions.  Starting in all 19 Nittany Lion contests, Moyer was the key piece to a Berks defense that surrendered only 11 goals and sports a goals-against average of 0.57. Moyer’s ability to limit opposing offenses from creating scoring chances also led to a conference-most 10 shutouts on the year for Berks. Moyer was also called upon for free kicks and corner kicks throughout the season, with her accuracy helping her record 19 points on a NEAC-best nine assists to go along with five goals.  A NEAC Defensive Player of the Week honoree this season, Moyer also landed on the NEAC All-Conference First Team.

 

 

 

Penn State Berks head coach Adrian Munteanu also took home NEAC Coach of the Year honors following another fantastic season at the helm for the Nittany Lions.  Munteanu led his squad to the conference’s regular season championship behind a perfect 13-0 record as they now enter the NEAC Tournament as the top seed and three-time defending champions.  His squad was dominant on both sides of the field, leading the NEAC in goals (103), assists (63), shots (471), shots on goal (287) and shutouts (10) en route to a 15-3-1 overall record. 

 

 

 

 

The remaining individual award went to Keuka College freshman Emily McGuigan (Lusby, Md.), as she was dubbed the NEAC Rookie of the Year.  The forward had a phenomenal debut season, posting NEAC-leading totals of 19 goals and 45 points for the Wolves, helping her also land in the top 25 nationally in those categories.  Five of those goals were also game winners to go with six assists as she started in all 18 Keuka contests.  McGuigan also earned both the NEAC Offensive Player of the Week and National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Division III Player of the Week honor this season en route to landing on the NEAC All-Conference First Team.

 

 
 

Below are the 2016 NEAC Women’s Soccer All-Conference First Team, Second Team and Third Team selections:

#

Name

Institution

Year

Position

Hometown

First Team All-Conference

32

Caitlin Golden

Penn State Berks

So.

F

Lumberton, N.J.

22

Emily McGuigan

Keuka College

Fr.

F

Lusby, Md.

6

Lizzie Mummau

Penn State Berks

Sr.

F

Mount Joy, Pa.

12

Raegan Horst

Lancaster Bible College

Jr.

M

New Holland, Pa.

7

Dana Sarcinello

Penn State Berks

Sr.

M

Downingtown, Pa.

21

Alexa Lopez

Penn State Berks

So.

M

East Windsor, N.J.

11

Brennan Moyer

Penn State Berks

Sr.

D

Wyomissing, Pa.

14

Barb Foster

Lancaster Bible College

Fr.

D

Baltimore, Md.

8

Lauren Herr

Penn College

So.

D

Manheim, Pa.

25

Jordan Courter

Penn College

Sr.

D*

Mill Hall, Pa.

1

Angela Bartlett

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Jr.

GK

West Winfield, N.Y.

Second Team All-Conference

21

Hailee Hartman

Penn College

Jr.

F

Lampeter, Pa.

13

Nakeya Stedman

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

So.

F

Sauquoit, N.Y.

2

Michelle Latronica

Penn State Abington

Jr.

F

Philadelphia, Pa.

3

Brittany Waterbury

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Jr.

M

Remsen, N.Y.

26

Rachel Kumher

Lancaster Bible College

Jr.

M

Lancaster, Pa.

 26

Jane Herman

Penn College

So.

M

Green Castle, Pa.

24

Shelby Baker

Penn State Berks

Jr.

D

Mount Laurel, N.J.

12

Sarah Hartman

Keuka College

Jr.

D

Walworth, N.Y.

14

Greta Sheridan

Penn State Abington

Jr.

D

Horsham, Pa.

5

Alicia Wittmann

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Sr.

D*

Rome, N.Y.

24

Samantha Friend

Penn State Abington

So.

GK

Philadelphia, Pa.

Third Team All-Conference

 2

Emma Booth

Wells College

Fr.

F

Elmira, N.Y.

11

Nicole Browe

Keuka College

Jr.

F

Kendall, N.Y.

 9

Alyssa Wesner

Lancaster Bible College

Sr.

F

Danville, Pa.

 2

Morganne Dick

SUNY Cobleskill

 Jr.

F*

Johnstown, N.Y.

10

Mackenzie Maloney

Wells College

 So.

M

Huntington Station, N.Y.

 25

Abbey David

Keuka College

Sr.

M

Kendall, N.Y.

 3

Allison Ariola

Keuka College

Fr.

M

Chili, N.Y.

5

Megan Jardine

Penn State Berks

Fr.

D

Mohrsville, Pa.

2

Maddie Dionne

Lancaster Bible College

So.

D

Landisville, Pa.

12

Jessica Domansky

Penn State Abington

Jr.

D

Jenkintown, Pa.

0

Kaitlyn Scheuing

Lancaster Bible College

Sr.

GK

Maytown, Pa.

 

*Denotes at-large selection 

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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 field hockey and men’s and women’s tennis.