Four Rams Earn All-Conference Honors for Women's Soccer
New York, N.Y. - The Farmingdale State women's soccer team had four players earn All-Conference honors in voting conducted by the league's nine head coaches. First Team selections included sophomore forward Ashlee Thompson (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.), junior midfielder Bethany Bianco (Babylon, N.Y.) and freshman defender Alexa Orlando (Holtsville, N.Y.), while junior defender Samantha Kender* (Farmingdale, N.Y.) was named to the Second Team.
Thompson, who started every game this season, leads the team in goals, assists, points and game-winning goals. In the Skyline, she ranks fourth in both goals and points and is tied for 10th in assists.
Bianco, in her first season at Farmingdale State, appeared in 19 games and tallied one assist from her midfield position.
Orlando started 18 games and scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Mount Saint Vincent. She anchors a defense that allowed two goals and had seven shutouts in conference play.
Kender, a team captain, started all 20 games this year. She helped the Rams hold a 1.05 goals against average, which is third best in the Skyline Conference. Kender tallied one assist from her defensive position.
2013 SKYLINE WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM:
JoAnna Kettell - Old Westbury - Sr. - F - Hauppauge, NY
Shanice Robe* - Mount Saint Mary - So. - F - Valley Stream, NY
Ashlee Thompson - Farmingdale State - So. - F - Ronkonkoma, NY
Jorrie Trenkamp - Maritime - Sr. - F - Tabernacle, NJ
Bethany Bianco - Farmingdale State - Jr. - M - Babylon, NY
Brigit Burgio - Mount Saint Mary - Sr. - M - Riverhead, NY
Samantha Garcia - St. Joseph's-L.I. - Sr. - M - Central Islip, NY
Nicole Gianotti - Mount Saint Mary - Jr. - M - Massapequa Park, NY
Ashley George - St. Joseph's-L.I. - Sr. - B - Bay Shore, NY
Tara McDermott - Mount Saint Mary - Sr. - B - Tewksbury, NJ
Alexa Orlando - Farmingdale State - Fr. - B - Holtsville, NY
Jackie Mancini - Mount Saint Mary - Sr. - GK - Valley Stream, NY
Vanessa Cornacchio - Mount Saint Vincent - So. - F - Oceanside, NY
Vanessa DiSilvio - Mount Saint Mary - Jr. - F - Massapequa, NY
Jennifer Martino - St. Joseph's-L.I. - Jr. - F - East Patchogue, NY
Stephanie Maybie - Old Westbury - Jr. - F - Massapequa, NY
Charlotte Barnham - Mount Saint Vincent - So. - M - London, England
Katelyn Chiasera - St. Joseph's-L.I. - Jr. - M - Smithtown, NY
Amanda Green - Purchase - Fr. - M - Roslyn Heights, NY
Jordyn Catapano - Mount Saint Mary - Jr. - B - Hopewell Junction, NY
Samantha Kender - Farmingdale State - Jr. - B - Farmingdale, NY
Erica Lencsak - Mount Saint Vincent - Fr. - B - Hazlet, NJ
Joann Murino - St. Joseph's-L.I. - So. - B - Bohemia, NY
Cristiana Votta - St. Joseph's-L.I. - So. - GK - East Islip, NY
*Player of the Year: Shanice Robe, Mount Saint Mary
Rookie of the Year: Cristiana Votta, St. Joseph's-L.I.
Defensive Player of the Year: Tara McDermott, Mount Saint Mary
Coach of the Year: Frank Martini, Mount Saint Mary
To view the complete Skyline Conference press release, click HERE.