Seven Women's Soccer Players Earn NSCAA All-Region Honors
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Seven America East women's soccer players earned National Soccer Coaches Associaton of America (NSCAA) All-Region honors, the organization announced on Monday.
Already selected as NSCAA All-Americans, Boston University defender Jessica Morrow and Hartford forward Amelia Pereira topped the list by earning All-Northeast Region First Team honors. Morrow was honored as America East Defender of the Year, while Pereira was the 2012 America East Striker of the Year.
Morrow anchored 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.
Pereira led the conference in goals with 13, and points with 33. The senior also scored six game-winning goals to rank seventh in the nation.
The second team features a pair of midfielders in Boston University's Emma Clark and Stony Brook's Sa'sha Kershaw. Clark was the 2012 America East Midfielder of the Year, ranking second on the team with four goals and on assist. Kershaw led Stony Brook to its first America East Championship title and was the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.
Three America East student-athletes appeared on the third team including Stony Brook defender Ahriel Fernandez, Maine midfielder Charlene Achille and Boston University forward Madison Clemens.
Fernandez was a standout defensively in the championship, helping the Seawolves shutout Hartford to capture the title. Achille was the America East Rookie of the Year, leading the Black Bears to the No. 3 seed in the championship. Clemens led the Terriers in scoring with eight goals and 16 points.