Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Rebecca Lee Highlights Five University of Albany Players on All-America East Women's Soccer Team - UAlbany Sports 2010

Cambridge, Mass. - University at Albany's Rebecca Lee leads a group of five student-athletes who were named to the 2010 America East All-Conference Women's Soccer Team, as announced on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Lee is the first player in program history to be placed on the all-conference first team.

Shayla Bergeron, a sophomore forward from Hudson, N.H., Chelsea DeVerna, a sophomore midfielder from Setauket, N.Y., Breanna Maggio, a sophomore goalkeeper from Ontario, N.Y., and Casey Marks, a sophomore defender from Cortland, N.Y., were each named to the all-conference second team. Midfielder Katie Dunn, a native of Devon, Pa., garnered a spot on the all-rookie team, while junior co-captain Chrissy Klepper, a midfielder from River Edge, N.J., was voted to the conference's all-academic squad.

Lee, a junior midfielder from Selkirk., N.Y., who made the all-conference second team last season and was an all-rookie pick in 2008, has controlled a midfield which has helped UAlbany generate a league-best 15.67 shots per game. She has accumulated three points on one goal and one assist this season. Lee is tied for fourth on the school's all-time list for career assists with seven.

Bergeron, who transferred from Duquesne, has sparked the offense and leads the team in scoring with eight goals and 16 points. Four of her eight markers are game-winning tallies in one-goal decisions. Bergeron, a unanimous selection, ranks third in the conference in goals, third in game-winners and is tied for fourth in points.

DeVerna, last season's America East rookie of the year, is making her second straight appearance on the second team. The sophomore is tied for second on the team in scoring behind Bergeron with two goals and one assist for five points. All of her scoring has factored into game-winning plays.

Maggio, a unanimous selection, is being honored for the first time after rewriting the program's record books. The UAlbany goalkeeper eclipsed Division I single-season records for wins (8) and shutouts (7), while her 11 career wins and 10 shutouts are also Division I standards. She led all America East goalies with five shutouts in conference play, plus ended the regular season with a .789 save percentage and a 1.09 goals against average. In addition, she ranks third in the league in goals against average and is tied for first in shutouts.

Like DeVerna, Marks is being honored by the conference for the second straight season. The sophomore has been the anchor of UAlbany's defense which has blanked nine opponents, a Division I program single-season record. Marks, who has one goal and one assist, has also helped the Great Danes go nearly 400 minutes without surrendering a goal during America East play.

Dunn is the ninth UAlbany player to earn a place on the all-rookie team since 2004. A unanimous selection, the midfielder earned the league's rookie of the week award after scoring her first career goal in the team's 1-0 road victory over Maine. It was the Great Danes' first victory over the Black Bears in 10 meetings.

Klepper is making her first appearance on the all-academic team. She has a 3.61 cumulative grade point average in communication with minors in public health and business administration. A team representative on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Klepper is tied for second on the team in scoring (2 goals, 1 assist).

UAlbany (9-7-2) has registered its highest win total and first winning season since posting a 10-6-2 ledger in 1988. The Great Danes will make their second straight America East postseason appearance as the fourth seed. In a quarterfinal match, UAlbany will host New Hampshire on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.

2010 America East Women's Soccer All-Conference Teams
First Team: Rebecca Lee, UAlbany; Alice Binns, Boston U.; Angelina Cords, Boston U.; Corie Halasz, Boston U.; Brittany Heist, Boston U.; Shauna Kelleher, Boston U.; Lisa Kevorkian, Boston U.; Jessica Luscinski, Boston U.; Amelia Pereira, Hartford; Kelly Mooney, New Hampshire; Dominique Adamo, Stony Brook.

Second Team: Shayla Bergeron, UAlbany; Chelsea DeVerna, UAlbany; Breanna Maggio, UAlbany; Casey Marks, UAlbany; Tiya Gallegos, Boston U.; Michele DeSanti, Hartford; Caroline Dixon, Hartford; Kelsey Wilson, Maine; Chelsea Kuss, New Hampshire; Monique Lamotte, New Hampshire; Alexis Lindo, Stony Brook.

All-Rookie Team: Katie Dunn, UAlbany; Kaitlyn Cook, Binghamton; Emma Clark, Boston U.; Kelly King, Boston U.; Kylie Strom, Boston U.; Lisa Bijman, Maine; Lauren Kadet, UMBC; Amy Savage, UMBC; Erica Correa, New Hampshire; Chelsea Morales, Stony Brook; Haley Marks, Vermont.

All-Academic Team: Chrissy Klepper, UAlbany; Angelina Cords, Boston U.; Jessica Luscinski, Boston U.; Michelle Babin, Hartford; Hannah Breton, Maine; Kaitlyn MacIssac, Maine; Meagan Price-Leibenzeder, Maine; Kelsey Wilson, Maine; Ashley Avitable, New Hampshire; Brooke Duchaney, New Hampshire; Alyssa Michel, New Hampshire; Debbie Aller, Stony Brook; Emily Milbank, Vermont.

Striker of the Year: Jessica Luscinski, Boston U.
Midfielder of the Year: Shauna Kelleher, Boston U.
Defender of the Year: Corie Halasz, Boston U.
Goalkeeper of the Year: Alice Binns, Boston U.
Rookie of the Year: Kelly King, Boston U.
Coaching Staff of the Year: Nancy Feldman, Boston U.

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

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