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SUNYAC Releases 2019 Women's Soccer Yearly Awards

SUNYAC Releases 2019 Women's Soccer Yearly Awards

CORTLAND, N.Y. - The State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) releases its 2019 women's soccer Offensive Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, and the SUNYAC All-Conference teams as voted on by the conference coaches.


Offensive Player of the Year: Lexi Dean, Potsdam

  Potsdam midfielder Lexi Dean was an offensive standout this season. The junior had 14 goals, eight assists, totaling 36 points for the 2019 season. Dean was No. 2 in the conference in overall points. Those numbers helped Potsdam earn the fifth seed after regular season play to advance to the first round of the SUNYAC tournament and finish 8-9-1 overall. The Schenectady native has scored 29 goals, 16 assits while accumulating 74 points total for her career thus far.

 

 


 Defensive Player of the Year: Taylor Clar, Geneseo

Geneseo senior Taylor Clar was an outstanding on defensive helping the Knights hold their opponents to just a .60 goals against average and recorded 10 shutouts. She also scored a penalty kick and two game winning goals for her final season. Clar was a major part of the Knights finishing the regular season as the No. 1 seed in the conference. Geneseo finished second in the conference championship after a tough loss to Cortland in overtime, 1-0.  

   


 Rookie of the Year: Kiley Longin, Brockport 

  Longin had a very impressive first year and was a key factor in Brockport's regular season finish as the third seed going into this year's SUNYAC tournament. She netted 15 goals and seven assists totaling 37 points during her rookie year. Longin was the leading scorer for her team and also ranked No. 1 in the conference for points, establishing herself as a significant offensive presence in the SUNYAC. The Golden Eagles advanced to the semifinals, but lost to this year's SUNYAC Champions, Cortland.

 

  


Coach of the Year: Heidi Axtell, Cortland

  Heidi Axtell led her team to their ninth overall conference title and the second during her 16 seasons as the head coach of the Cortland women's soccer program. She has a career record of 162-108-40 and is second all-time in wins at Cortland. Cortland finished the regular season ranked No. 2 with a conference record of 7-0-2. The Red Dragons will travel to TCNJ to play Tufts in the first round of the NCAA women's soccer tournament Saturday.

 


 2019 Women's Soccer All-Conference Teams (Click here for PDF) 

Name

School

Yr.

Pos.

Hometown / High School

Hannah Sullivan

Geneseo

So.

F

Marlboro, N.Y. / Marlboro

Kirsten Villemaire

Plattsburgh

So.

F

Plattsburgh, N.Y. / Beekmantown

Lexi Dean

Potsdam

Jr.

F

Schenectady, N.Y. / Mohonasen

Grace Dunnigan

Geneseo

Sr.

M

Pittsford, N.Y. / Pittsford-Sutherland

Mackenzie Griffin

Geneseo

So.

M

New Hyde Park, N.Y. / New Hyde Park Memorial

Seaver Lipshie

Oneonta

Gr.

M

Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. / Comsewogue

Marissa Greiner

Brockport

Jr.

D

Kirkville, N.Y. / East Syracuse Minoa

Lauren Cullinan

Fredonia

Jr.

D

Clarence, N.Y. / Clarence

Taylor Clar

Geneseo

Sr.

D

Scottsville, N.Y. / Wheatland-Chili

Maeve Morrissey

Potsdam

Jr.

D

Averill Park, N.Y. / Averill Park

Julia McDonald

Geneseo

Jr.

G

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. / Saratoga Springs

Second Team

 

   

 

Jaden Galluzzo

Cortland

So.

F

Commack, N.Y. / Commack

Ro Hernandez

Cortland

So.

F

Carmel, N.Y. / Kennedy Catholic

Domenica Piccoli

Geneseo

Sr.

F

East Northport, N.Y. / John Glenn

Christina Kornfeld

Oneonta

Sr.

F

Mount Sinai, N.Y. / Miller Place

Erin Valente

Buffalo State

Jr.

M

Latham, N.Y. / Shaker

Alannah O'Shea

Cortland

Jr.

M

New Hyde Park, N.Y. / Herricks

Sarah Loprieno

Geneseo

Sr.

M

Northport, N.Y. / Northport

Amanda Lobban

Cortland

So.

D

East Greenbush, N.Y. / Columbia

Abby Ousouljoglou

Oneonta

Sr.

D

Bridgewater Bridgewater, N.Y. / Raritan Regional

Sarah Bonner

Plattsburgh

Sr.

D

Yorktown Heights, N.Y. / Yorktown

Kayla Usborne

Brockport

Fr.

G

Madison, N.Y. / Madison

Third Team

 

     

Kiley Longin

Brockport

Fr.

F

Fishkill, N.Y. / John Jay Senior

Camryn Pettit

Brockport

Fr.

F

Newark, N.Y. / Newark

Allison Seidman

Plattsburgh

So.

F

Commack, N.Y. / Commack

Franchesca Polcaro

Brockport

Fr.

M

East Syracuse, N.Y. / East Syracuse Minoa Central

Joie Tortorice

Oneonta

Fr.

M

Melville, N.Y. / Walt Whitman

Abigail Seamans

Plattsburgh

Jr.

M

Bolton Landing N.Y. / Bolton Central

Ciara Norris

Potsdam

Sr.

M

Syracuse, N.Y. / Jamesville-Dewitt

Courtney Franz

Brockport

Jr.

D

Vestal, N.Y. / Vestal

Izzy Audette

Fredonia

Fr.

D

Ballston Spa, N.Y. / Ballston Spa

Ciara Devlin

New Paltz

So.

D

King's Park, N.Y. / Kings Park

Danika Svendsen

Cortland

Jr.

G

Stillwater, N.Y. / Stillwater

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