Warrington and Kearney Named to All-CAA Teams
October 4, 2010
File Photos Courtesy of Mark Campbell
RICHMOND, Va. – University of Delaware women’s soccer players, senior defender Morgan Warrington and freshman Shannon Kearney were named to the Colonial Athletic Association’s All-Conference teams. Warrington earned second-team honors while Kearney was selected to the All-Rookie squad.
Hofstra’s Tiffany Yovino was named the conference’s Player of Year, as was the Pride's head coach Simon Riddiough after leading Hofstra to a regular season title and the No. 1 seed in the CAA Tournament. Myriam Bouchard of Virginia Commonwealth University was the Defensive Player of the Year while Jewel Evans from Georgia State was the league’s Rookie of the Year.
This is the second time since coming to Delaware that Warrington has earned the annual honors after being selected to the third-team in 2009. Prior to transferring to Delaware, she was named to the America East All-Rookie Team while playing for UMBC. Kearney earned weekly conference honors on Sept. 6 as she was selected as the Co-Rookie of the Week.
Warrington, a Magnolia, Del. native, played in all 19 games on defense for Delaware this season. She tallied two assists, including the game-winning helper to Ali Miller versus her former team in UMBC. She also recorded one goal, tying Delaware 2-2 with Georgia State, allowing the Blue Hens to go on and win the game 3-2 on Sept. 25.
On five occasions this season, Warrington (above at right) played in all 90 minutes of the games, amassing a total of 1,357. She was also a key component in Delaware shutting out five opponents this season.
“Morgan is probably the best outside back in CAA,” said head coach Scott Grzenda, who concluded his 21st season. “She has the mind set to never get beat and when you couple that with her speed and offensive ability, she is a complete package.”
Kearney, who hails from New Hyde Park, N.Y., was Delaware’s leading rookie and second overall, tallying 12 points on five goals and two assists. Kearney (at left) had an immediate impact, playing in all 19 games, making 18 starts in her freshman season.
She recorded a team third-best 18 shots, putting eight of those attempts on goal. She tallied two game-winners over Binghamton in overtime on Sept. 5 and at Drexel on Oct. 30.
“The best thing about Shannon is that she is a finisher,” Grzenda said of his top rookie. “If we can get her the ball in the box, most likely it will be in the back of the net. She has a great career ahead of her.”
Since starting the program in 1990, Grzenda has coached 32 different players to All-Conference teams while Kearney becomes the seventh student-athlete he has guided towards the All-Rookie Team.
2010 Women’s Soccer All-CAA Teams
Player of the Year: Tiffany Yovino, Hofstra
Defensive Player of the Year: Myriam Bouchard, VCU
Rookie of the Year: Jewel Evans, Georgia State
Coach of the Year: Simon Riddiough, Hofstra
First Team: Omolyn Davis, George Mason; Veronica Napoli, Northeastern; Salma Tarik, Hofstra; Brittany Butts, Hofstra; Teresa Rynier, James Madison; Mallory Schaffer, William & Mary; Tiffany Yovino, Hofstra; Myriam Bouchard, VCU; Lindsay Henry, UNC Wilmington; Diana Weigel, William & Mary; Diane Wszalek, James Madison
Second Team: Sarah Bennett, Georgia State; Jenna Lindsay, Drexel; Cate Tisinger, James Madison; Kristen Blake, Northeastern; Courtney Breen, Hofstra; Cortlyn Bristol, William & Mary; Apryl Goodwin, Georgia State; Dana Bergstrom, Hofstra; Kimmy Moss, George Mason; Morgan Warrington, Delaware; Jocelyn Papciak, Towson
Third Team: Audrey Barry, William & Mary; Jewel Evans, Georgia State; Stephanie Rose, UNC Wilmington; Amanda Holmes, UNC Wilmington; Ashley Kukura, Old Dominion; Megan Novak, UNC Wilmington; Meagan Simeone, UNC Wilmington; Jessica Barndt, James Madison; Melissa Gomes, Towson; Corinna Strickland, James Madison; Kelly Thomas, George Mason; Kellianne Collins, Georgia State; Caitlin Hunter, UNC Wilmington
All-Rookie Team: Emily Banes, Towson; Audrey Barry, William & Mary: Jewel Evans, Georgia State; Sam Greenfield, Drexel; Shannon Kearney, Delaware; Emily Morphitis, Hofstra; Hilllary Savoy, Northeastern; Becky Sparks, James Madison; Amber Stobbs, Hofstra; Lauren Wilson, James Madison
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