Reynolds, Mayo Lead Five UMW Women's Soccer Players on 2013 All-CAC Team
YORK, Pa. - Capital Athletic Conference Women’s Soccer
Tournament finalists Christopher Newport and York were each awarded
six berths on the 2013 conference all-star team.
The regular-season champion Captains were led by senior Bupe Okeowo (Dumfries, Va./Forest Park), who was named the CAC Player of the Year, freshman Sam Rabinek (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run), who was selected as the CAC Rookie of the Year, and Dan Weiler, who was picked by his peers as the Coach of the Year. Okeowo and Rabinek were also selected as first-team all-stars.
Joining Okeowo and Rabinek on the All-CAC first team were senior Emma O’Reilly (Springfield, Va./South County) and junior Joy Piirto (Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle). Second-team all-star honors were presented to sophomore Abby Johnson (Virginia Beach, Va./Frank W. Cox) and freshman Haley Casanova (Ashburn, Va./Broad Run).
York, which won its second CAC playoff title in a championship game shootout, placed senior Dale Mason (Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy), junior Clare Chatham (Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron) and sophomore Melanie Glessner (Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone) on the first team. Mason and Glessner were second-team all-stars in 2012.
The Spartans also collected second-team All-CAC awards for junior Kayla Kovalsky (Merrick, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial) along with sophomores Jamie Sokolis (Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall) and Chelsea McDowell (Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson).
Frostburg State and Mary Wasington each gained five all-star berths, including two first-team nods, while Salisbury and St. Mary’s boast four players on the All-CAC team.
FSU was led by senior Adria Graham (Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett), a two-time CAC Player of the Year (2011-12) who earned her third-straight first-team all-star award, along with junior Quincy Hegeman (Frostburg, Md./Mountain Ridge).
Bobcats senior Courtney Mack (St. Leonard, Md./Calvert) and junior Stephanie Fazenbaker (Frostburg, Md./Mountain Ridge) and sophomore Brooke Longo (Baltimore, Md./Catholic) each picked up their second career CAC all-star awards.
Mary Washington senior Erin Reynolds (Oakton, Va./Oakton) garnered her third-straight all-star award and her second-consecutive first-team honor. Junior Jenny Mayo (Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor) was also a first-team pick by the CAC coaches.
Eagles on the All-CAC second team were senior Tina Rader (Springfield, Va./West Springfield) along with sophomores Jessica Bednarcik (Thornton, Pa./Bayard Rustin) and Lizzie Weast (Midlothian, Va./Manchester). Rader is a three-time All-CAC choice while Bednarcik, the 2012 CAC Rookie of the Year, returns for her second appearance on the All-CAC second team.
Salisbury sophomores Samantha Beck (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) and Tabitha Brown (Bethany, Conn./Amity Regional) captured first-team All-CAC honors while freshmen Lindsey Andonian (Gaithersburg, Md./Magruder) and Jenny Gavigan (Finksburg, Md./Westminster) were second-team choices. Brown was a second-team All-CAC player for the Gulls in 2012.
St. Mary’s matched Salisbury’s four all-star nods, with senior Yvonne Latour (Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard) leading the way with her fourth-consecutive All-CAC award. Latour earned second-team honors during her first year with the Seahawks, then was awarded a berth on the top all-star unit in each of the past three seasons.
Seahawks joining Latour on the CAC post-season team as second-team honorees are senior Kelsey Wirtz (Parkton, Md./Hereford), sophomore Gillian Sawyer (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) and freshman Claire Kostelnik (Glendale, Calif./Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy). Wirtz is making her third appearance on the All-CAC second team and was the CAC Rookie of the Year in 2010.
Marymount freshman Rebekah Krasinski (Lancaster, Pa./Conestoga Valley) and Southern Virginia junior Lora Palmer (Alpine, Utah/Lone Peak) completed the All-CAC second team - both as first-time honorees.
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2013 All-CAC Women’s Soccer Team
First Team Yr. Pos. Team Hometown/High School Previous All-CAC Honors
Adria Graham Sr. For Frostburg State Grantsville, Md./Northern Garrett 1st & POY in ‘12, 1st & POY in ‘11
Bupe Okeowo Sr. For Christopher Newport Dumfries, Va./Forest Park
Emma O’Reilly Sr. For Christopher Newport Springfield, Va./South County
Erin Reynolds Sr. For Mary Washington Oakton, Va./Oakton 1st in ‘12, 2nd in ‘11
Samantha Beck So. Mid Salisbury Walkersville, Md./Walkersville
Clare Chatham Jr. Mid York Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron
Yvonne Latour Sr. Mid St. Mary’s Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard 1st in ‘12, 1st in ‘11, 2nd in ‘10
Joy Piirto Jr. Mid Christopher Newport Charlottesville, Va./Albemarle
Tabitha Brown So. Def Salisbury Bethany, Conn./Amity Regional 2nd in ‘12
Quincy Hegeman Jr. Def Frostburg State Frostburg, Md./Mountain Ridge
Dale Mason Sr. Def York Langhorne, Pa./Neshaminy 2nd in ‘12
Jenny Mayo Jr. Def Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor
Sam Rabinek Fr. Def Christopher Newport Ashburn, Va./Broad Run
Melanie Glessner Jr. GK York Waldorf, Md./Thomas Stone 2nd in ‘12
Second Team Yr. Pos. Team Hometown/High School Previous All-CAC Honors
Lindsey Andonian Fr. For Salisbury Gaithersburg, Md./Magruder
Jessica Bednarcik So. For Mary Washington Thornton, Pa./Bayard Rustin 2nd & ROY in ‘12
Stephanie Fazenbaker Jr. For Frostburg State Frostburg, Md./Mountain Ridge 1st in ‘12
Lora Palmer Jr. For Southern Virginia Alpine, Utah/Lone Peak
Gillian Sawyer So. For St. Mary’s Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake
Jamie Sokolis So. For York Perry Hall, Md./Perry Hall
Jenny Gavigan Fr. Mid Salisbury Finksburg, Md./Westminster
Kayla Kovalsky Jr. Mid York Merrick, N.Y./Kellenberg Memorial
Brooke Longo So. Mid Frostburg State Baltimore, Md./Catholic 2nd in ‘12
Courtney Mack Sr. Mid Frostburg State St. Leonard, Md./Calvert 1st in ‘12
Tina Rader Sr. Mid Mary Washington Springfield, Va./West Springfield 2nd in ‘12, 1st in ‘11
Lizzie Weast So. Mid Mary Washington Midlothian, Va./Manchester
Abby Johnson So. Def Christopher Newport Virginia Beach, Va./Frank W. Cox
Claire Kostelnik Fr. Def St. Mary’s Glendale, Calif./Flintridge S.H. Acad.
Rebekah Krasinski Fr. Def Marymount Lancaster, Pa./Conestoga Valley
Chelsea McDowell So. Def York Cinnaminson, N.J./Cinnaminson
Haley Casanova Fr. GK Christopher Newport Ashburn, Va./Broad Run
Kelsey Wirtz Sr. GK St. Mary’s Parkton, Md./Hereford 2nd in ‘11, 2nd & ROY in ‘10
2013 CAC Player of the Year: Bupe Okeowo, Christopher Newport
2013 CAC Rookie of the Year: Sam Rabinek, Christopher Newport
2013 CAC Coach of the Year: Dan Weiler, Christopher Newport