The 2013 America East Woman of the Year nominees were announced Tuesday, May 7.
The 2013 America East Woman of the Year nominees were announced Tuesday, May 7.
Courtesy: America East Communications

2013 Woman of the Year Nominees Announced

Release: 05/07/2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Nine institutional nominees for the 2013 America East Woman of the Year award have been announced by the conference office. University at Albany’s Julie Forster (basketball), Binghamton University’s Jessica Phillips (softball) and Alexandrea Roland (volleyball), Boston University’s Katie Matthews (cross country/track & field), University of Hartford’s Caitlin Alves (soccer), University of New Hampshire’s Emma Erler (field hockey), Stony Brook University’s Greta Strenger (volleyball), UMBC’s Raven Harris (basketball) and University of Vermont’s Julie McGlipin (cross country/track & field) have been chosen as the senior female student-athletes on their respective campuses that best exemplified a commitment to service, leadership, athletics and academics during their collegiate careers.

To be nominated, student-athletes must have completed intercollegiate eligibility in her primary sport by the end of the 2013 spring season or received her undergraduate degree prior to the conclusion of the summer 2013 term and have a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.500 (4.000 scale).

The nominees will be narrowed down to three finalists on Tuesday, May 21 via a release on the conference web site with the America East Woman of the Year being announced at the conference’s Annual Meeting in Portland, Maine on Tuesday, June 4.

The America East Woman of the Year will then be forwarded to the NCAA Woman of the Year selection committee. The selection committee will select the top 10 winners in each NCAA division (I, II and III). From among those 30 honorees, the selection committee will determine the top three in each division. Finally, the members of the NCAA Committee on Women’s Athletics (CWA) will vote from among the top nine to determine the 2013 NCAA Woman of the Year.

In conjunction with the changes in the nomination process for the NCAA Woman of the Year award, the America East Woman of the Year award was established for the 2005-06 athletic season. Beginning in 2006, the CWA started receiving conference-designated nominees in lieu of the previous institution- and state-based nomination format.

2013 Institutional Woman of the Year Nominees
Nominee                   School               Sport                      Hometown
Julie Forster                Albany                Basketball                              Huntington, N.Y.
Jessica Phillips            Binghamton         Softball                                   Cicero, N.Y.
Alexandrea Roland      Binghamton         Volleyball                               Austin, Texas
Katie Matthews           Boston U.            Cross Country/Track & Field    Rocky Hill, Conn.
Caitlin Alves                Hartford              Soccer                                    Ludlow, Mass.
Emma Erler                New Hampshire   Field Hockey                           New Hampton, N.H.
Greta Strenger            Stony Brook        Volleyball                               Woodbury, Minn.  
Raven Harris              UMBC                 Basketball                              Virginia Beach, Va.
Julie McGilpin              Vermont             Cross Country/Track & Field    Westfield, Mass.

Year-by-Year America East Woman of the Year Honorees
2012     Lucy Van Dalen, Stony Brook (cross country/track & field)
2011    Nikki Branchini, Albany (lacrosse)
2010    Emily Pallotta, Boston U. (soccer)
2009    Kristen Millar, Vermont (lacrosse)
2008    Sarah Hudak, Boston U. (field hockey)
2007    Marisa Ryan, Boston U. (cross country/track & field)
2006    Ashlee Reed, Albany (volleyball)