NECC 2012 Women's Soccer All-Conference Selections Announced

NECC 2012 Women's Soccer All-Conference Selections Announced

Becker senior forward Caroline Plunkett was named NECC women's soccer Player of the Year following a vote by the league's coaches. Plunkett led all players with 15 goals scored during nine NECC conference games. Three of the senior's goals were game winners to go along with four assists.

In her first year in net for the Pride, Rachel Gagnon led Regis to a 6-1-2 mark and only allowed seven goals in league games earning NECC Goalkeeper of the Year. The first year goalkeeper finished second in the league in goals allowed (8), GAA (0.53), seventh in saves (72), and led the league in save percentage (.886) and wins (9). She also posted seven shutouts on the year, tops in the league.

Southern Vermont's Kaitlyn Forant was named NECC Rookie of the Year. The junior forward, who is playing her first season of collegiate soccer, scored nine goals along with four assists for the Mountaineers.

Regis coach Liz Conant was named Coach of the Year by her peers. Mitchell College was honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award.

NECC all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.

2012 NECC Women's Soccer All-Conference Team

Player of the Year
Caroline Plunkett, Becker (Sr, F - Belle Harbor, N.Y.)

Goalkeeper of the Year
Rachel Gagnon, Regis (Fr, GK - Ashford, Conn.)

Rookie of the Year
Kaitlyn Forant, Southern Vt. (Jr, F - Hardwick, Vt.)

Coach of the Year
Liz Conant, Regis

Team Sportsmanship Award
Mitchell College

First Team
F Kristen Abreu, Regis (So., F - Woburn, Mass.)
F Kaitlyn Forant, Southern Vt. (Jr. F - Hardwick, Vt.)
F Veronica Halen, Lesley (Jr., M - San Diego, Calif.)
F Caronline Plunkett, Becker (Sr., F - Belle Harbor, N.Y.)
M Alexis Giusti, Lesley (So., M - Meridan, Calif)
M Michelle Sirois, Regis (Sr., M - Easton, Mass.)
M Marissa Yowell, Elms (Fr., M - Ashland, Mass.)
D Jamie Coyne, Lesley (Sr., D - Masnfield, Mass.)
D Kara Donovan, Regis (Sr., D - Woburn, Mass.)
D Taylor Smith, Lesley (Jr., D - Sandy Hook, Conn.)
GK Rachel Gagnon, Regis (Fr, GK - Ashford, Conn.)

Second Team
F Victoria Cebula, Elms (Jr., F - Granby, Mass.)
F Alexandra Charles, Mitchell (So. F - Massapequa, N.Y.)
F Alycia Dery, Becker (So., F - Millville, Mass.)
F Ashleigh Guy, Newbury (Sr., F - Chepachet, R.I.)
F Corrinn Niski, Newbury (Fr. F - Oxford, Conn.)
M Jocelyn Ortega, Southern Vt. (Jr. M - Chula Vista, Calif.)
M Kate Ryder, Lesley (Sr., M - Glastonbury, Conn.)
M Jodi Theriault, Becker (Sr., M - Woodstock, Conn.)
D Rebecca D'Andrea, Becker (Fr - Cumberland, R.I.)
D Keri Richardson, Becker (Sr., D - Douglass, Mass.)
D Leah Spring, Elms (Sr., D - South Hadley, Mass.)
GK Kaylee Woodford, Mitchell (Jr., GK - Niantic, Conn.)

Honorable Mention
Sam Hastings, Southern Vt. (So., D - Kingston, N.Y.)
Emileigh Lloyd, Lesley (So., GK - Middletown, Pa.)
Sarah McCaffrey, Wheelock (Sr., GK - East Taunton, Mass.)
Erin Student, Southern Vt.  (Jr., M - Clifton Park, N.Y.)