Colby-Sawyer senior Corrie Hoyt (Lebanon, Conn.) has been selected as the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Soccer Player of the Year & Defensive Player of the Year, while Castleton freshman Rylee Nichols (North Clarendon, Vt.) earned Rookie of the Year honors. Spartan teammate Kate Steller (Merrimack, N.H.) was named Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year, Colby-Sawyer head coach Meghan Medbery was voted Coach of the Year and ten women's soccer student-athletes were named to the Sportsmanship Team to headline the 2017 All-Conference announcement.
NAC All-Conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.
Nichols has been having a notable rookie campaign with the Spartans. The first-year standout finished the conference regular season ranked No. 2 in goals (11) and points (24). After not scoring in the first four matches of the year, Nichols really came on and led the Spartans the rest of the way. She scored a goal in nine of the last 14 games, and finished the season ranked tied for third in the conference in overall goals (13) and fifth in the conference in overall points (29). She registered at least one point in every NAC contest this season, including a goal in seven of the nine NAC matchups. She also netted two game winners and tallied three assists on the season so far. The freshman has earned four NAC Rookie of the Week honors and two Player of the Week accolades.
Joining Hoyt (defender) and Nichols (forward) on the first team were Castleton junior defender Kaitie Sanders (Chittenden, Vt.), Colby-Sawyer sophomores, midfielder Molly MacLure (Westford, Mass.) and goalkeeper Sam Mitchell (Chester, N.H.), Husson senior forward Leah Hibbad (Portsmouth, R.I.), Johnson senior forward Kylie Aither (Hyde Park, Vt.), Maine Maritime junior midfielder Susana DeFrank (Temecula, Calif.), and New England College senior defender Nicole Cotrone (West Greenwich, R.I.), junior midfielder Emily LePage (West Greenwich, R.I.) and senior forward Jaycie Triandafilou (Newburyport, Mass.).
Second team selections included Castleton senior goalkeeper Kiley Baran (Granby, Mass.), freshman midfielder Julia Carone (Bomoseen, Vt.) and junior midfielder Bronwen Hopwood (Hinesburg, Vt.), Colby-Sawyer junior forward Hannah Fields (Shapleigh, Maine), UMaine-Farmington freshman forward McKenna Brodeur (Oakland, Maine), Husson senior midfielder Taylor Fortin (Goffstown, N.H.) and defenders, senior Maddie Page (Hermon, Maine) and junior Alex Speed (Guilford, Maine), Maine Maritime senior defender Kylie Bradley (Westborough, Mass.), sophomore midfielder Eryn Doiron (Wilton, Maine) and junior forward Makayla Lewis (Purcellville, Va.) and New England College junior defender Emilie Nowakowski (Meriden, Conn.).
The NAC Women's Soccer Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees are individuals who have positively affected the soccer culture and environment and whose behavior clearly demonstrates sportsmanship and integrity that go beyond the playing rules and etiquette. The following ten individuals have been selected to the 2017 Sportsmanship Team, Castleton junior Caitlin Cole (Georgia, Vt.), Colby-Sawyer junior Amanda Martin (Amesbury, Mass.), UMaine-Farmington sophomore Morgann Tortorella (Waterville, Maine), Green Mountain sophomore Taylor Merritt (Lebanon, Conn.), Husson junior Jordyn Hopkins (Limestone, Maine), Johnson senior Shannon Rooney (Waterville, Vt.), Lyndon senior Johanna Sargent (Randolph, Vt.), Maine Maritime junior Miranda McIntire (Alna, Maine), New England College junior Michaela Pomeroy (Thetford, Vt.) and Thomas sophomore Maddy Noyes (Gardiner, Maine).
2017 Women's Soccer All-Conference Teams
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F - Kylie Aither, Senior, Johnson
F - Leah Hibbad, Senior, Husson
F - Rylee Nichols, Freshman, Castleton
F - Jaycie Triandafilou, Senior, New England College
M - Susana DeFrank, Junior, Maine Maritime
M - Emily LePage, Junior, New England College
M - Molly MacLure, Sophomore, Colby-Sawyer
D - Nicole Cotrone, Senior, New England College
D - Corrie Hoyt, Senior, Colby-Sawyer
D - Kaitie Sanders, Junior, Castleton
GK - Sam Mitchell, Sophomore, Colby-Sawyer
F - McKenna Brodeur, Freshman, UMaine-Farmington
F - Hannah Fields, Junior, Colby-Sawyer
F - Makayla Lewis, Junior, Maine Maritime
M - Julia Carone, Freshman, Castleton
M - Eryn Doiron, Sophomore, Maine Maritime
M - Taylor Fortin, Senior, Husson
M - Bronwen Hopwood, Junior, Castleton
D - Kylie Bradley, Senior, Maine Maritime
D - Emilie Nowakowski, Junior, New England College
D - Maddie Page, Senior, Husson
D - Alex Speed, Junior, Husson
GK - Kiley Baran, Senior, Castleton
Player of the Year & Defensive Player of the Year
Corrie Hoyt, Senior, Colby-Sawyer
Rookie of the Year
Rylee Nichols, Freshman, Castleton
Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year
Kate Steller, Senior, Castleton
Coach of the Year
Meghan Medbery, Sixth Season, Colby-Sawyer
Kaitlin Cole, Junior, Castleton
Jordyn Hopkins, Junior, Husson
Amanda Martin, Junior, Colby-Sawyer
Miranda McIntire, Junior, Maine Maritime
Taylor Merritt, Sophomore, Green Mountain
Maddy Noyes, Sophomore, Thomas
Michaela Pomeroy, Junior, New England College
Shannon Rooney, Senior, Johnson
Johanna Sargent, Senior, Lyndon
Morgann Tortorella, Sophomore, UMaine-Farmington