November 14, 2007

Five All-Conference Honors for Women's Soccer

Farmingdale, N.Y. - The 2007 Championship women's soccer team at Farmingdale State received five All-Conference honors this year. After winning their first-ever Skyline Conference Championship in program history and finishing the season 13-8-1, the Rams had three players selected to the First Team and two selected on the Second Team.

Sophomore midfielder Amanda Biondi (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip), sophomore forward Christina Cascio (Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park) and junior defender Kaitlin O'Brien (East Islip, N.Y./East Islip) were the three named First Team All-Skyline, while sophomore forward Kristine Ostrem (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) and sophomore forward Tricia Pickford (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa) were named selected Second Team All-Skyline.

Biondi, a sophomore captain, led the team and conference in assists with a program record of 14 and was 10th in points per game (1.16 per game). She scored the second and crucial goal in the Conference Semifinal penalty kick shootout to help the team advance to the Finals. For the season, she had four goals.

Cascio led the team in goal scoring with 14, including three game-winners. She finished with a total of 30 points, ranked 85th nationally in goals scored per game, as well as 5th in the conference in points and goals per game.

O'Brien, a junior team captain, is the teams sweeper and one of the main factors the Rams held opponents to just 1.36 goals per game. She had one assist this year from the backfield.

Ostrem, a sophomore transfer, made an immediate impact as a starting forward, scoring nine goals and six assists for a total of 24 points. She had three game-winning goals during the season.

Pickford, a sophomore captain, finished second on the team in assists with 13. She is nationally ranked for assists per game and finished second in the conference for assists per game. She also scored five goals, third on team in scoring. Had one game-winner this year.

The 2007 All-Skyline Conference Team for Women's Soccer and Individual/Team Honors is as follows...

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:

Angie Merante, F, St. Joseph’s

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

Susan Bigler, F, Purchase

COACH OF THE YEAR:

Joe Lee, St. Joseph’s

TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD:

St. Joseph’s

FIRST TEAM:

GK- Dana Carney, St. Joseph’s

GK- Elizabeth Herber, Bard

D- Emilie Buse, Purchase

D- Daniela Esposito, St. Joseph’s

D- Kaitlin O’Brien, Farmingdale State

D- Courtney Scott, Bard

M- Amanda Biondi, Farmingdale State

M- Meghan Brady, St. Joseph’s

M- Laura Dorsey, Bard

F- Susan Bigler, Purchase

F- Christina Cascio, Farmingdale State

F- Mozh Zahedi, Bard

SECOND TEAM:

GK- Schuyler Kokernak, Russell Sage

D- Kelli Siracusa, Russell Sage

D- Amy Ventimiglia, Mount Saint Mary

D- Alice Webber, Purchase

M- Ashley Allain, Russell Sage

M- Kailyn Kulzer, Russell Sage

M- Cynthia Osorio, Mount Saint Vincent

M- Tricia Pickford, Farmingdale State

F- Rose Lee, Bard

F- Lisa Reles, Russell Sage

F- Kristine Ostrem, Farmingdale State

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