Martorano and Merrill Named to ECAC Metro All-Star Team

Martorano and Merrill Named to ECAC Metro All-Star Team

- Martorano named First-Team, Merrill receives Second-Team honors

Cape Cod, Mass. - The Farmingdale State women's soccer team had two players named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III Metro All-Star Team. Freshman defender Theresa Martorano (Commack, N.Y./Commack) was named a First-Team All-Star, while freshman forward Christina Merrill (Levittown, N.Y./Island Trees) was selected to the Second-Team.

Martorano led Farmingdale's defense which was ranked number one in the Skyline, with 15 shutouts and a 0.85 goals against average. The Rams allowed only a single goal in nine Skyline Conference games. Martorano, who started every game for Farmingdale State, also contributed with three goals and three assists.

Merrill, who played in every game for Farmingdale, scored seven goals and had Skyline Conference leading 10 assists on the year.  She held a 0.43 assist per game average, which was ranked third in the conference. Merrill was second on the team and eighth in the Skyline with 24 points. In Skyline Conference games, Merrill was the leader with eight assists in nine games played, second in points (20), second in points per game (2.22) and ninth in goals per game (0.67).

The 2009 ECAC Division III Metro Women's Soccer All-Stars are as follows...

Offensive Player of the Year
Jess Babice, Junior, Forward, Rowan

Defensive Player of the Year
Christine Foy, Sophomore, Defender, Rowan

Rookie of the Year
Lauren Dorsey-Spitz, Freshman, Forward, Bard

First Team All-Stars
Jess Babice, Junior, Forward, Rowan
Veronica Rhea, Sophomore, Forward, Rowan
Cassandra Esposito, Sophomore, Forward, Old Westbury
Lauren Dorsey-Spitz, Freshman, Forward, Bard
Abigail Katz, Freshman, Midfielder, SUNY Purchase
Shelley Gibney, Junior, Midfielder, Richard Stockton
Jennifer Campisi, Senior, Midfielder, Old Westbury
Christine Foy, Sophomore, Defender, Rowan
Theresa Martorano, Freshman, Defender, Farmingdale State
Kim Larie, Sophomore, Defender, Bard
Leah Tepperman, Senior, Goalkeeper, Montclair State

Second Team All-Stars

Rebecca Marszalek, Sophomore, Forward, Sage
Christina Merrill, Freshman, Forward, Farmingdale State
Danielle Esposito, Sophomore, Forward, Kean
Briann McDonough, Junior, Forward, TCNJ
Cosie Andujar, Freshman, Midfielder, Bard
Ashley Allain, Junior, Midfielder, Sage
Annie McCarthy, Sophomore, Midfielder, TCNJ
Ashley Panepinto, Sophomore, Defender, SUNY Purchase
Kristi Verzi,Senior, Defender, Rowan
Caitlin Toomey, Senior, Defender, Rowan
Brittany McDonald, Junior, Goalkeeper, Sage