Updated: November 30, 2012 2:11 pm (ET)
by America East Communications
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -
University of Hartford senior forward Amelia Pereira and Boston University
senior defender Jessica Morrow both earned National Soccer Coaches Association
of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire Women's Soccer All-America Third Team
honors, the organization announced on Friday afternoon.
The pair makes it eight America East women's soccer
student-athletes to earn NSCAA All-America status in the last four years.
Pereira (Madeira Island, Portugal) was the America East
Offensive Player of the Year after leading the conference in goals with 13, and
points with 33. The senior also scored six game-winning goals to rank seventh
in the nation.
Pereira was also honored as a Capital One Academic
All-American on Thursday. She is the third Hartford student-athlete in the last
two years to earn NSCAA All-America accolades, joining teammates Erin Quinlan
and Caitlin Alves who were honored last year.
Morrow (Andover, Mass.) was the America East Defensive
Player of the Year after anchoring a defense that allowed just four goals in
eight conference games to lead the league in goals against average. The senior
helped Boston University capture the 2012 America East regular-season record
with a perfect 8-0 mark in conference play.
The 2012 co-captain earned All-Conference First Team honors
in her senior season as well as All-Academic Team accolades. Morrow also
contributed on the offensive end, dishing out five assists to rank fourth in
the conference and tie for first on the team.
Morrow is the eighth Boston University student-athlete to
earn NSCAA All-America honors since 2000. The Terriers have had at-least one student-athlete
earn recognition in each of the past four years.
These student athletes will be recognized Saturday, Jan. 19
at the annual All-America Luncheon, held in conjunction with the 2013 NSCAA
Convention in Indianapolis.