Five UMW Women's Soccer Players Gain All-CAC Honors; Bednarcik Named Rookie of the Year
YORK, Pa. - CAC playoff champion Frostburg State and
regular-season champ Salisbury each placed six players on the 2012
all-conference women’s soccer team while Mary Washington
added five more to the 25-player squad.
The FSU contingent was led by junior forward Adria Graham, who was named the CAC Women’s Soccer Player of the Year for the second-straight season. The two-time first-team all-star is the fifth player in conference history to win the Women’s Soccer Player of the Year award at least twice.
Bobcats joining Graham on the All-CAC top unit this year are sophomore forward Stephanie Fazenbaker, junior midfielder Courtney Mack and senior defender Erin Proctor. Second-team all-conference honors went to senior defender Liz Seligman and freshman midfielder Brooke Longo. Seligman is a three-time second-team all-star while Proctor earned her second-straight first-team nod.
Also honored by the coaches was FSU mentor Brian Parker, who picked up his first CAC Coach of the Year award after leading the Bobcats to second place in the regular-season standings and the playoff crown.
Salisbury led the CAC with five players on the All-CAC first team, including senior forwrad Sarah Pfundstein, senior midfielders Casey Hafford and Erin Mooney, senior defender Bonnie Sandone and sophomore goalie Michelle Conrad. The Gulls added a second-team all-conference selection by freshman defender Tabitha Brown. Conrad was a first-team all-star and Rookie of the Year in 2011 while Mooney and Pfundstein are All-CAC choices for the second time.
Mary Washington was tabbed for five All-CAC positions, including forward Jessica Bednarcik, who was selected as a second-team all-star and the 2012 Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Year. Bednarcik is the fourth Eagle to win the Rookie of the Year award and the first since Sarah Tryon was honored in 2007.
Junior forward Erin Reynolds, senior defender Emmalee Denkler and sophomore goalie Charlotte Owens earned first team All-CAC honors for UMW while junior midfielder Tina Rader joined Bednarcik on the second team. Reynolds and Rader both return to the post-season squad from the 2011 All-CAC team.
St. Mary’s and York each earned three all-conference berths while Wesley picked up a pair.
SMC junior midfielder Yvonne Latour gained all-conference recognition for the third-straight year while senior forward Tori Eskay and sophomore forward Liz Mosher were second-team picks. Eskay finished her career as a three-time All-CAC honoree.
Three Spartans were named to the All-CAC second team this year - sophomore forward Elizabeth Bunn, junior defender Dale Mason and sophomore keeper Melanie Glessner. It was the first All-CAC recognition for each player.
Wesley sophomores Kelly Edmunds and Chelsi Biener both gained second-team recognition from the CAC coaches for the first time in their respective careers. Edmunds led the Wolverines on the attack line while Biener is a midfielder.
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2012 All-CAC Women’s Soccer Team
First Team Yr. Pos. Team Hometown/High School Previous All-CAC Honors
Stephanie Fazenbaker So. For Frostburg State Frostburg, Md./Mountain Ridge
Adria Graham Jr. For Frostburg State Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett 1st and POY in ‘11
Erin Reynolds Jr. For Mary Washington Oakton, Va./Oakton 2nd in ‘11
Sarah Pfundstein Sr. For Salisbury Crofton, Md./South River 2nd in ‘10
Casey Hafford Sr. Mid Salisbury Towson, Md./Loch Raven
Yvonne Latour Jr. Mid St. Mary’s Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard 1st in ‘11, 2nd in ‘10
Courtney Mack Jr. Mid Frostburg State St. Leonard, Md./Calvert
Erin Mooney Sr. Mid Salisbury Lusby, Md./Patuxent 2nd in ‘11
Erin Proctor Sr. Def Frostburg State Sterling, Va./Potomac Falls 1st in ‘11
Bonnie Sandone Sr. Def Salisbury Downingtown, Pa./Coatesville
Emmalee Denkler Sr. Def Mary Washington Arlington, Va./Yorktown
Michelle Conrad So. GK Salisbury Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown East 1st & ROY in ‘11
Charlotte Owens So. GK Mary Washington Fairfax, Va./Robinson
Second Team Yr. Pos. Team Hometown/High School Previous All-CAC Honors
Jessica Bednarcik Fr. For Mary Washington Thornton, Pa./Bayard Rustin
Elizabeth Bunn So. For York Lothian, Md./Calverton School
Kelly Edmunds So. For Wesley Dennisville, N.J./Middle Township
Tori Eskay Sr. For St. Mary’s Damascus, Md./Urbana 1st in ‘11, 1st in ‘10
Liz Mosher So. For St. Mary’s Bethesda, Md./The Madeira School
Chelsi Biener So. Mid Wesley Newfield, N.J./Delsea Regional
Brooke Longo Fr. Mid Frostburg State Baltimore, Md./Catholic
Tina Rader Jr. Mid Mary Washington Springfield, Va./West Springfield 1st in ‘11
Tabitha Brown Fr. Def Salisbury Bethany, Conn./Amity Regional
Dale Mason Jr. Def York Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy
Liz Seligman Sr. Def Frostburg State Rockville, Md./St. John’s College 2nd in ‘11, 2nd in ‘10
Melanie Glessner So. GK York Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone
2012 CAC Player of the Year: Adria Graham, Frostburg State (second-straight year)
2012 CAC Rookie of the Year: Jessica Bednarcik, Mary Washington
2012 CAC Coach of the Year: Brian Parker, Frostburg State