2008 Women’s Soccer Season Recap

2008 Women’s Soccer Season Recap

Farmingdale, N.Y. – The Farmingdale State women’s soccer team won the Skyline Conference Championship for the second straight season, earning them a bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Rams finished the season with a 12-10 record, including 8-1 in conference play. Farmingdale defeated Bard at home, 3-2, in the Quarterfinal round of the playoffs, and then traveled to St. Joseph’s and shutout the Golden Eagles 1-0 in the Finals.

The Rams closed out their season facing the ninth ranked team in the nation, Amherst College, in the opening round of the NCAA Division III Tournament in Springfield, Massachusetts. Farmingdale kept it close trailing 1-0 at the half; however, Amherst would pull away in the second and take the 4-0 victory.

Three players received All-Conference honors this season for the Rams. Senior defender Kaitlin O’Brien (East Islip, N.Y.) was named First-Team after anchoring a defense that allowed only five goals in conference games this season. Freshman midfielder Brittany Williams (Massapequa, N.Y.) and freshman forward Katrina Cerverizzo (Center Moriches, N.Y.) were both named Second Team All-Skyline.

Junior midfielder Tricia Pickford (Massapequa, N.Y.) started all 21 games for Farmingdale and led the team with eleven assists. Freshman goalkeeper Amanda Maass (Mastic Beach, N.Y.) had a .811 save percentage on the season and recorded eight shutouts.

The Rams will be returning a majority of their team for next season; however, will miss the contributions of O’Brien who will be graduating in May 2009 with a degree in Technology Studies.