Two Women’s Soccer Major Award Winners Earn NSCAA All-America Accolades
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.