Flahive, Seslija & Wallace Named All-Patriot League
WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women’s soccer team had three players named to the All-Patriot League teams, as announced by the league on Monday. Junior Carly Flahive was named to the Second Team and seniors Ang Seslija and Caroline Wallace were named to the Third Team.
This is the first all-conference award for Flahive in her career. She led the Crusaders with five goals on the season, a career high, and was tied for first with ten points. Flahive scored two goals in Holy Cross’ 5-1 win over St. Peter’s on Sept. 2 and also scored at Brown in the final minutes of the second half to send the game to overtime. She now has recorded six goals and three assists for 15 points in her career.
Seslija is being honored by the league for the third time in her career after being named to the Second Team as a sophomore and Third Team as a junior. This season, she was tied with Flahive for the team lead with 10 points from two goals and a career-high six assists. Seslija scored the game-winner on a penalty kick in the Crusaders’ early-season 1-0 win over Fordham. She also scored in the 102nd minute of the team’s 1-0 double overtime win over Army on Oct. 21. Seslija assisted on the game-winning goal in the team’s 1-0 win over Loyola on Senior Day. She wraps up her career with the Crusaders with a total of 13 goals and 8 assists for 34 points.
This will be Wallace’s first All-Patriot League award. She has been a rock on the Crusaders’ back line all season long. Highlights from the year include incredibly stingy performances in shutout wins over Lafayette, Loyola, and Army, as well as helping to hold Colgate, the second highest scoring team in the league, scoreless for 86 minutes. In her career, she has recorded one goal and one assist, both in her sophomore season, with the goal coming in a 1-0 win at American.
Holy Cross finished its season at 5-12, 3-6 in conference play for the most league wins since 2002, and in a four-way tie for the fifth seed in the Patriot League tournament. Unfortunately, the Crusaders lost out on a playoff spot by way of tiebreakers.
Three selections to the All-Conference teams are the most for Holy Cross since the 2014 season when it also had three student-athletes honored.
2018 Patriot League Women’s Soccer All-League Team
Offensive Player of the Year: Yari Bradfield, American, Sr., F
Midfielder of the Year: Mara Cosentino, Colgate, Jr., M
Defensive Player of the Year: Alex Jackson, Navy, Jr., D
Goalkeeper of the Year: Kelly Chiavaro, Colgate, Jr., GK
Rookie of the Year: Taylor Kofton, Boston University, Fr., M
Coach of the Year: Nancy Feldman, Boston University
First Team All-Patriot League
Yari Bradfield, American, Sr., F
Anna Heilferty, Boston University, So., F
Ellis Miller, Colgate, So., F
Dorrie Varley-Barrett, Boston University, Sr., M
Mara Cosentino, Colgate, Jr., M
Kayla Arestivo, Lehigh, Jr., M
Cadie Higginson, Navy, So., M
Sydney Witham, Army West Point, Sr., D
Alex Jackson, Navy, Jr., D
Baseley McClaskey, Navy, Jr., D
Kelly Chiavaro, Colgate, Jr., GK
Second Team All-Patriot League*
Carly Flahive, Holy Cross, Jr., F
Sarah Bayer, Loyola Maryland, Fr., F
Jourdan Ziff, Loyola Maryland, Sr., F
Victoria Tran, Navy, Fr., F
Audrey Denkler, American, Sr., M
Chelsea Churchill, Boston University, Sr., M
Sage DiGiulio, Colgate, So., M
Sabrina Mertz, Lehigh, Sr., M
Libby Closson, Boston University, Sr., D
Maddie Dano, Bucknell, Sr., D
Leah Lewis, Colgate, Jr., D
Sydney Cassalia, Army West Point, So., GK
Third Team All-Patriot League*
Jenna Marek, Bucknell, So., F
Abby Sotomayor, Colgate, Jr., F
Alex Stanford, Lafayette, Sr., F
Taylor Kofton, Boston University, Fr., M
Ang Seslija, Holy Cross, Sr., M
Hannah Hoefs, Loyola Maryland, Jr., M
Sydney Maxson, Colgate, So., D
Caroline Wallace, Holy Cross, Sr., D
Julianna Cabrera, Loyola Maryland, Sr., D
Sydney Fortson, Navy, Jr., GK
Note: Teams are listed by position then alphabetical order by school
*Due to a tie, there are two non-specific position players on the second team and none on the third team.