WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross sophomore midfielder Gina Righini (Salem, N.H.) has been named to the 2012 women's soccer first team All-Patriot League, as announced by the conference. This is the second honor for Righini, earning second team All-Patriot League recognition last season. The All-Patriot League teams are voted on by the league's eight head coaches, who can not cast a ballot for themselves or their student-athletes.
Righini posted career-highs in all three offensive categories this season, leading the team in goals and points. She tallied five goals and added two assists for 12 points. She recorded a team-high seven shots, including four on-goal, versus American (10/19). Righini was also tied for the team lead in game-winning goals with two.
Regular season champion Navy took three of the five major awards including Defensive Player of the Year, Goalkeeper of the Year and Coach of the Year. Regular season runner-up Colgate took home Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.
The Crusaders finished the 2012 season with a record of 6-11-1 (2-5 Patriot League). The Patriot League Women's Soccer Tournament will be played this weekend, beginning with Friday's semifinal matchups between No. 2 Colgate and No. 3 American at 3:00 p.m. and No. 1 Navy and No. 4 Lehigh at 7:00 p.m. The winners will meet for the Patriot League Championship on Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
2012 Patriot League Women's Soccer Awards
Offensive Player of the Year – Jillian Kinter, Colgate, Sr., F
Defensive Player of the Year – Jade Seabrook, Navy, So., D
Goalkeeper of the Year – Elizabeth Hoerner, Navy, Jr., GK
Rookie of the Year – Caroline Williams, Colgate, Fr., F
Coach of the Year – Carin Gabarra, Navy
First Team All-Patriot League*
Jillian Kinter, Colgate, Sr., F
Caroline Williams, Colgate, Fr., F
Jill Dozier, Lafayette, Sr., F
Paloma Perez, Navy, Jr., F
Caroline Brawner, Colgate, So., M
Gina Righini, Holy Cross, So., M
Kaylie Davidson, Navy, Fr., M
Hannah Tatro, American, Sr., D
Molly McGuigan, Army, Jr., D
Paige Elliott, Lehigh, Fr., D
Jade Seabrook, Navy, So., D
Elizabeth Hoerner, Navy, Jr., GK
Second Team All-Patriot League
Joey Molacek, Army, Jr., F
Jenna Raepple, Colgate, So., F
Ashlynn Soellner, Navy, Jr., F
Michelle Montilio, American, Sr., M
Kayla Yee, Bucknell, Sr., M
Kelsey Hough, Colgate, Jr., M
Murphee Greeley, Lehigh, Jr., M
Kirsten Eriksen, American, So., D
Elise Amioka, Colgate, Sr., D
Julie Schumacher, Navy, So., D
Sandita McDermott, Bucknell, Sr., GK
*First team has 12 members because of a tie in the voting
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