UMBC's Quaranta Voted Fans' Choice Player of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Earning 2,076 of the 6,338 total votes, UMBC sophomore forward Alexa Quaranta earned the 2013 Fans' Choice Player of the Year.
Quaranta received 32.75 percent of the vote to earn the honor. Vermont defender Haley Marks finished second with 23.62 percent of the vote (1,497) and Binghamton's Connie Gormley took third with 17.83 percent (1,130). It is the first time a UMBC student-athlete has been named Fans' Choice Player of the Year.
Quaranta leads UMBC with 15 points, which is good for fourth in the conference. She also is third in the conference with seven goals. Quaranta was named America East Player of the Week twice and helped the Retrievers to their first conference co-regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the tournament.
This is the fifth-straight year America East has given out a Fans' Choice Player of the Year award in women's soccer with Binghamton's Mandi Casares (2009), Hartford's Amelia Pereira (2010 and 2012) and Caitlin Alves (2011) earning past awards.
Voting for the 2013 award was from October 22-93 with one player of each member institution named to the ballot. The America East All-Conference teams will be announced via release at AmericaEast.com at 12 p.m. on Wednesday.