Cuffia, Corder Earn Women’s Soccer Honors After Leading Teams to Perfect Weeks
Cuffia (Fort Lauderdale, Fla.) earned America East Player of the Week for the first time in her career after scoring two goals in wins at N.C. State and home against Albany. The sophomore tallied the game-winning goal in a 3-1 win on the road against N.C. State, breaking a 1-1 tie in the 67th minute by finishing a cross from Kai Miler in front of the net. Cuffia then helped the Terriers to a win in their America East opener, notching the insurance goal in another, 3-1, win over Albany in a rematch of last year’s conference title game.
Corder (Overland Park, Kan.) led the conference with five points last week, scoring two goals and adding one assist to earn her second America East Rookie of the Week honor in three weeks. In the first game against Holy Cross, Corder tallied the first goal of the game on a shot from 25 yards out. She also assisted on the game winning goal in overtime, giving New Hampshire a 2-1 lead. In game two against UMBC, Corder scored the game winning goal on a penalty kick. She also tallied three shots in the match, two of which were on net.
Boston University won its 25th-straight America East game with a, 3-1, win over Albany… Amelia Pereira scoring two goals for Hartford in a pair of win and leads the conference with seven goals and 17 points… New Hampshire’s Kirstyn Corder leads all freshman in the conference with four goals and three assists to total 11 points.
2012 America East Women's Soccer Weekly Award Winners
Aug. 20 - Player of the Week: Brea Hewitt (Boston U.); Rookie of the Week: Aley Leonardi (Stony Brook)
Aug. 27 - Player of the Week: Caitlin Pfeiffer (Stony Brook); Rookie of the Week: Elise Galipo (Hartford)
Sept. 4 - Player of the Week: Amelia Pereira (Hartford); Rookie of the Week: Lauren Swant (Maine)
Sept. 10 - Player of the Week: Shayla Bergeron (Albany); Rookie of the Week: Kirstyn Corder (New Hampshire)
Sept. 17 – Player of the Week: Sa’sha Kershaw (Stony Brook); Rookie of the Week: Lauen Swant (Maine)
Sept. 24 – Player of the Week: Ana Cuffia (Boston U.); Rookie of the Week: Kirstyn Corder (New Hampshire)