CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After notching undefeated records last week, UMBC and Vermont split the America East women’s soccer weekly honors. After last week’s results Maine remains unbeaten and in first place with a 2-0-1 mark, while Stony Brook and UMBC sit in second with six points. Here are the week seven honors:
Player of the Week Alexa Quaranta, So., UMBC Baltimore, Md.
Scored game-winning goals in both of UMBC’s wins over Binghamton and Albany last week, leading the Retrievers to a 2-0-0 record.
Quaranta gave the Retrievers a 1-0 victory with a goal in double OT at Binghamton, UMBC’s first conference win in over two years.
The sophomore added the eventual game-winner in Sunday’s 3-1 win against Albany, the Retrievers first home conference win since 2009.
Quaranta had 10 shots vs. Albany, the most for a Retriever in eight years, and place 10 of her 13 shots on net for the week.
Rookie of the Week Nikki McFarland, Fr., Vermont Deer Park, N.Y.
Scored two goals in a 1-0-1 week for Vermont.
Found the net in Vermont’s 3-1 win at UMass Lowell on Thursday and then tallied the Catamounts only goal of the game in a 1-1 draw against Maine.
McFarland leads the team with four goals on the season and has scored three times in the past four games.
Around the League
UMBC won its first conference game in two years on Friday, and followed that up with its first home conference win since 2009 on Sunday.
Maine sits atop the standings with seven points and an unbeaten 2-0-1 record through three games. UMBC and Stony Brook are tied with six points.
New Hampshire remains unbeaten with a win at Hartford and a tie against Albany last week.
Weekly Honors Aug. 26 – Player of the Week: Stella Norman, So., Stony Brook; Rookie of the Week: Anna Seneta, Fr., Albany Sept. 3 – Player of the Week: Stephani Church, So., Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Maxie New, Fr., Stony Brook Sept. 9 – Player of the Week: Rebecca Raber, So., Binghamton; Rookie of the Week: Leah Yurko, Fr., Stony Brook Sept. 16 – Player of the Week: Jessy Brown, Jr., UMBC; Co-Rookies of the Week: Mimi Borkan, Fr., New Hampshire; Jessica Jurg, Fr., Hartford Sept. 23 – Player of the Week: Jessy Brown, Jr., UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Amanda Dailey, Fr., UMBC Sept. 30 - Player of the Week: Natasha Douglas, Sr., Hartford; Rookie of the Week: Mimi Borkan, Fr., New Hampshire Oct. 7 - Player of the Week: Alexa Quaranta, So., UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Nikki McFarland, Fr., Vermont