Brooklyn College's Horne Coach of the Year in CUNYAC
|Brooklyn College head coach Patrick Horne.|
Flushing, NY --- The 2013 City University of New York Athletic
Conference (CUNYAC)/Applebee's Women's Soccer All-Star team has
been announced, as Brooklyn College freshman forward Jordan
Kerwin has been named the Rookie of the Year. Head
Horne was honored as the Coach of the Year, while
six others were named All-Stars.
Kerwin made an immediate impact on the BC Women's Soccer program in her first collegiate season, as she started in every game on the year, totaling 18 goals (three game winning goals) and 42 points, both team-highs. She also added six assists on the season. For her efforts this past season, Kerwin was named the CUNYAC Rookie of the Week four times and the CUNYAC Player of the Week once.
"It's such an honor to be recognized for such a great award," said Kerwin. "Coming into this season I would have never imagined such an amazing outcome. I'm so thankful to have been a part of such a dedicated and hardworking team."
This is the second straight season that BC has had the top rookie in the conference, as Shani Abrahams was named the CUNYAC Rookie of the Year in 2012.
Coach Horne led the second-year program to an incredible 15-4 overall record (a nine win improvement from last year's inaugural season), including winning the CUNYAC Championship to earn the automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Women's Soccer Championships.
"It's tremendously gratifying when your colleagues recognize your hard work, but this Coach of the Year award was only possible because of the cooperation of a disciplined, hardworking team and because of the support of my assistant coach Nathifa Amuaku," said Horne. "Also, the support from Brooklyn College president, Dr. Karen L. Gould, Athletic Director Bruce Filosa and the entire athletic department staff and of course my family made this award possible."
Other members of the 2013 BC Women's Soccer team that were honored by the CUNYAC, were senior midfielder Shani Abrahams and freshman defender Jasmine Fermin, who were both named First Team All-Stars. Sophomore midfielders Sayla Flores, Shani Nakhid-Schuster and Stefany Ibarra and senior defender Meagan Cranston were all named Second Team All-Stars.
Abrahams, a vital member of the success of the BC Women's Soccer program, had another stellar season to cap off her college career, as she recorded 15 goals (five game winners), to go along with 10 assists for 40 points.
Similar to Kerwin, Fermin also made an immediate impact in her rookie season, as she anchored a stout BC defense that totaled 11 shutouts and allowed just 17 goals in 18 games.
Flores, a CUNYAC First Team All-Star a season ago, avoided a sophomore slump registering nine goals and 10 assists for 28 points. Flores was also named the Tournament MVP of the CUNYAC Championships, helping to guide the Bulldogs to the conference crown.
Nakhid-Schuster started in every game for BC this past season, finishing the year with four goals and four assists for 12 points; while Ibarra, a transfer, played in every game, while adding three assists on the year.
Cranston also played in every game on the season, while adding two assists.
Player of the Year - Demi-Jean Martorano, CSI
Rookie of the Year - Jordan Kerwin, Brooklyn
Coach of the Year - Patrick Horne, Brooklyn
Sportsmanship Award - Katelyn Davis, John Jay
GK - Nicole Carroll, CCNY
F - Yanique Newman, CCNY
F - Samantha Wysokowski, CSI
MF - Shani Abrahams, Brooklyn
MF - Jasmine Cambell, CCNY
MF - Jessica Salas, CCNY
MF - Melissa Gelardi, CSI
D - Jasmine Fermin, Brooklyn
D - Heather Ruger, CCNY
D - Amanda Peracaccio, CSI
D - Samantha Dias, Lehman
GK - Andrea Antoni, John Jay
F - Juliana Generoso, Lehman
F - Vivian Vazquez, CCNY
MF - Sayla Flores, Brooklyn
MF - Stefany Ibarra, Brooklyn
MF - Kelly Marin, Lehman
MF - Shani Nakhid-Schuster, Brooklyn
D - Katelyn Davis, John Jay
D - Nicole Molinell, Staten Island
D - Meagan Cranston, Brooklyn
D - Elif Demircan. CCNY