WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J.
- Three Monmouth University women's soccer players were named to 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Division I Women's All-Northeast Region Teams, the National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced on Wednesday. For a second straight season, senior forward Dana Costello
(Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial) was named to the All-Northeast Region Second Team, while junior back Alexa Freguletti
(Mahwah, N.J./Mahwah) and freshman forward Alexis McTamney
(Bordentown, N.J./Bordentown Regional) were added to the third-team all-region.
Monmouth, which matched a program-record with 17 wins in 2013, reached the NCAA Tournament First Round, set a new school-mark with 16 shutouts, and tied a team-record with nine goals allowed on the year.
“We had a terrific season as a team and when that happens individual players are rewarded for their efforts," stated head coach Krissy Turner
, who was named MAAC Coach of the Year.
Turner added, "Dana has been a leader for our team since the moment she arrived on campus. I could not be more proud of her for the senior season she had as a leader and the contributions she made on the field."
Costello, a second-team all-region member in 2012, was named first-team all-conference and the MAAC Offensive Player of the Year in 2013 after leading the Hawks to the league regular season championship. A member of the MAAC Championships All-Tournament Team, Costello finished her senior season with 22 points on six goals and team-best 10 assists. Costello, who ended her stellar MU career with 82 total points, ranks 8th all-time on the career scoring chart, while her 28 assists is second all-time.
"Alexa led our team to the most shutouts in program history with her determination and drive," noted Turner. "Additionally, she scored a few goals off set pieces which only added to her overall contribution. However, Alexa’s biggest asset to our team was minimizing the chances the other team created."
Freguletti, a two-time first team all-conference performer, was also named to the MAAC All-Tournament team, and registered five goals and three assists from her center back position for the Hawks. The junior, who has 10 goals and four assists in her career, helped anchor a back line that posted 11 shutouts against MAAC opponents.
Turner stated, "Alexis was terrific in front of the goal finishing chances and assisting her teammates. Her confidence in front of the goal was unwavering and this allowed her to receive this type of recognition in her rookie season."
McTamney, the MAAC Rookie of the Year, led the Hawks with 27 points on a team-high 11 goals and five assists. The forward, who posted five game-winning goals, started 20 of the Hawks' 21 matches and registered the program's highest individual single-season point total since Mary Wilks notched 31 points in 2009.
Monmouth, which earned its 16th straight NSCAA Team Academic Award this year, had 10 players named to All-MAAC Teams, a league-high 15 players named to the 2013 Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team and finished a perfect 9-0 at home on The Great Lawn.
This marks the second time in program history three Hawks were named to NSCAA All-Region Teams in one season, as Ali Kliment, Mary Wilks and Lia Fierro were honored in 2009.
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