Monday, October 19, 2009

University of Albany's Ashley Tirabassi Garners Second America East Women's Soccer Player of the Week Award - UAlbany Sports 2009

Cambridge, Mass. - University at Albany's Ashley Tirabassi was named the America East Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday, Oct. 19. The senior co-captain is being honored with the award for the second time this season.

Tirabassi set the program standard for career goals to help the Great Danes win two straight America East matches for the first time since joining the league in 2001. Her game-winning goal in a 1-0 win over UMBC was her 17th career marker, breaking the record of 16 set by Anna Courtney in 1982 and matched by Sara Rickard in 2004. Tirabassi also added the insurance goal in UAlbany's 2-0 win at Stony Brook, which knocked the Seawolves out of first place.

The forward, the program's all-time scorer with 18 career goals and eight assists for 44 points, has helped UAlbany (8-7-1, AE 3-2-1) post its highest single-season win total in 21 years. The Great Danes won 10 matches as a Division III program in 1988. After winning five conference matches in eight years, she has also led the squad to three America East victories for the first time ever. In addition, UAlbany has never finished higher than eighth in the league standings and is in a position to make its first-ever America East postseason appearance.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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