Aug. 11, 2015
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — The Patriot League Women’s Soccer 25th Anniversary Team was announced on Tuesday with seven former players from Colgate and six from Navy making the squad and representation from eight schools who have participated in Patriot League competition.
The team members are listed below by school along with each player’s years of competition in the Patriot League. Each school that participates in women’s soccer selected 25 players in the voting for the 25th Anniversary Team, and could not vote for its own student-athletes.
American: Friederike Engel (2007-10); Annette Scott (2004-07)
Army West Point: Holly Pedley (1994-97); Molly McGuigan (2010-13); Tara Williams (1990-93)
Bucknell: Lisa Gibbons (1991-94); Jennifer Dervarics (2005-08); Christa Matlack (2007-10)
Colgate: Nicole D’Orazio (1994-97); Jennifer Hughes (1993-96); Franny Iacuzzi (2004-07); Kate Barrett (2000-03); Kaitlyn Lynch (1991-94); Jessica Tuthill (1992-95); Jillian Kinter (2009-12)
Holy Cross: Kate O’Shaughnessy (1998-01)
Lafayette: Heidi Caruso (1990-93)
Lehigh: Gina Lewandowski (2003-06); Erin Iwaskiewicz (2001-04)
Navy: Jade Seabrook (2011-14); Nicole Aunapu (1995-98); Shelly Moeller (2006-09); Stacy Finley (2000-03); Justine Fisher (1998-01); Lizzie Barnes (2005-08)
The 25 honorees have combined to win 35 individual League awards for Player, Offensive Player, Defensive Player and Goalkeeper of the Year. The honorees have also combined to make six All-America squads and earn 88 All-Patriot League spots, while eight 25th Anniversary Team members also appeared on the Patriot League All-Decade Team which was selected for competition from 1990-2000. Fifteen of the 25 Patriot League champions featured at least one 25th Anniversary Team member on the squad.
The Patriot League is releasing 25th Anniversary Teams throughout the month of August for each sport that has been sponsored by the League since it became an all-sport conference beginning in the 1990-91 season. In addition to the 25th Anniversary Teams, coverage throughout the 2015-16 season will focus on former student-athletes and top stories in the history of the Patriot League.
More information on the Patriot League Women’s Soccer 25th Anniversary Team members is included below, with the honorees listed alphabetically. All seasons listed designate the player’s years of competition within the Patriot League.
Patriot League Women’s Soccer 25th Anniversary Team
Nicole Aunapu, Navy (1995-98) — Aunapu led the Mids to a 5-0-1 Patriot League mark and regular-season title as a senior and was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year for the second straight year. A member of the Patriot League All-Decade team, she is the only Navy player to be named to the first-team All-League squad four times. A two-time Women’s Soccer Scholar-Athlete, she was named the Patriot League Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 1998.
Lizzie Barnes, Navy (2005-08) — Barnes helped lead the Mids to back-to-back Patriot League championships in 2006 and 2007 and is third all-time in career GAA at 0.68. She was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year as a sophomore when she recorded a remarkable 0.29 GAA and also won the Goalkeeper of the Year Award in 2008. Barnes was a two-time first-team All-Patriot League selection.
Kate Barrett, Colgate (2000-03) — Barrett was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year in 2000 for the Raiders and was selected to the first-team All-Patriot League list team three times. She still ranks in the top five in League history for most points in a season (45) and goals in a season (18) during the 2003 campaign which resulted in her being named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and All-Northeast Region first team by the NSCAA and Soccer Buzz.
Heidi Caruso, Lafayette (1990-93) — Caruso was named the Patriot League Player of the Year in 1991 and currently sits third in League history in career points (143) and goals scored (63). A three-time first-team All-Patriot League selection, Caruso recorded three of the top 10 single-season scoring marks with 18 and 17 (twice). Caruso was named to the Patriot League All-Decade Team.
Jennifer Dervarics, Bucknell (2005-08) — Dervarics was a member of the 2005 Bison squad that became the first 4th seed to win a Patriot League title and finished her career as the third-leading scorer in program history in both goals and total points. She was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 and 2008 and was a NSCAA All-Region second team selection as a senior.
Nicole D’Orazio, Colgate (1994-97) — D’Orazio was a part of four Patriot League championship teams with the Raiders and is still the program’s all-time leading scorer with 127 points and tied for first with 15 game-winning goals in her career. She is a three-time All-Patriot League selection and twice was named to the NSCAA All-Region teams. D’Orazio was chosen for the Patriot League All-Decade team in 2000.
Friederike Engel, American (2007-10) — Engel is the only American player to earn first-team All-Patriot League honors four times. She helped the Eagles reach the Patriot League championship game in 2009 after anchoring a backline that that allowed only 0.89 points per game and five goals against Patriot League opponents. Engel was named an ECAC All-Star and Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year as a junior.
Stacy Finley, Navy (2000-03) — The late Stacy Finley captained the Mids to their first Patriot League title in 2003 and finished her career as the sixth all-time leading scorer in League history with 126 points and fourth with 51 career goals. She was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior and was a three-time first-team All-Patriot League selection. Finley remains the program leader in goals, points and game-winning goals (23).
Justine Fisher, Navy (1998-2001) — Fisher ranks in the Patriot League top 10 in career points (8th, 114), goals (9th, 44) and assists (9th, 26) as the Mids won or shared the Patriot League regular-season crown three times during her tenure. She was named to the first-team All-Patriot League squad four times and was the Patriot League Rookie of the Year in 1998 and Offensive Player of the Year in 1999.
Lisa Gibbons, Bucknell (1991-94) — Gibbons remains the Patriot League record holder in career points (167) and goals (66) more than 20 years after establishing these marks. She was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year in 1991 and the Patriot League Player of the Year in 1993. A three-time first-team All-Patriot League selection, Gibbons was named to the NSCAA All-Region first team as a senior.
Jennifer Hughes, Colgate (1993-96) — The MVP of the 1995 and 1996 Patriot League Tournaments, Hughes helped the Raiders win titles in each of her final three seasons. A four-time first-team All-Patriot League choice, she was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year as a senior after scoring 38 points (16G, 6A) during Colgate’s 19-2 campaign. Hughes was a two-time NSCAA All-Northeast Region first team selection and MVP of the 1996 ECAC Tournament.
Franny Iacuzzi, Colgate (2004-07) — Iacuzzi was the 2004 Patriot League Rookie of the Year and was chosen for the All-Patriot League teams all four years. She ranks in the top 10 in Patriot League history in career points (9th, 110) and goals (6th, 46). Iacuzzi was a two-time NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team selection and is tied for first in program history with 15 game-winning goals.
Erin Iwaskiewicz, Lehigh (2001-04) — Iwaskiewicz was named the inaugural Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year in 2004 after being recognized as the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year as a junior. A three-time first-team All-Patriot League selection, Iwaskiewicz led the Patriot League in saves in 2002 and is second in program history with 294 career saves.
Jillian Kinter, Colgate (2009-12) — Kinter helped the Raiders win Patriot League championships during her freshman and senior seasons and was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year in 2011 and 2012. A four-time All-Patriot League choice, Kinter was also a two-Time NSCAA All-Mid Atlantic Region second team selection. Kinter was named to the Patriot League All-Tournament team as a junior.
Gina Lewandowski, Lehigh (2003-06) — The only four-time first-team All-Patriot League selection in program history, Lewandowski was recognized as the Patriot League Rookie of the Year in 2003 and the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year in both 2004 and 2005. Lewandowski is second in program history in both goals (36) and points (80) and the Mountain Hawks all-time leader in game-winning goals with 15.
Kaitlyn Lynch, Colgate (1991-94) — Lynch was named to the first-team All-Patriot League list four times and was recognized as the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year in 1992. She was also an NSCAA All-Northeast Region first team selection in 1994 and second team in 1993. Lynch was named to the Patriot League All-Decade team in 2000.
Christa Matlack, Bucknell (2007-10) — Matlack helped the Bison win or share Patriot League regular-season titles in 2007 and 2010 and was named a first-team All-Patriot League selection in her final three seasons. She is in the top five in program history in goals (32), points (78) and game-winning goals (10). Matlack was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year twice and was an NSCAA All-Region second team selection in 2009.
Molly McGuigan, Army West Point (2010-13) — A four-time first-team All-Patriot League selection, McGuigan was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in both 2010 and 2011. She was also named to the 2011 Patriot League All-Tournament team as the Black Knights shut out both opponents in the postseason en route to their second League title.
Shelly Moeller, Navy (2006-09) — Moeller, the program record holder in games played (90), helped the Mids capture Patriot League crowns in each of her first two seasons. A four time All-Patriot League selection, Moeller was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in 2006 and 2008, an NSCAA All-Region selection three times and an ECAC second team All-Star in 2009.
Kate O’Shaughnessy, Holy Cross (1998-2001) — O’Shaughnessy is the only player in program history to receive All-Patriot League honors four times. She was an integral part of the Crusaders run to their only Patriot League championship and was voted to the All-New England team in 2000. O’Shaughnessy has the program’s most assists (20) and is third in both goals (30) and points (80).
Holly Pedley, Army West Point (1994-97) — Pedley was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year in 1994, when she doubled as the Rookie of the Year, and again in 1997. She was a four-time first-team All-Patriot League honoree and was named to the All-Decade team in 2000. The all-time Patriot League assist leader with 48, Pedley also ranks second in career points (144) and fifth in goals (48).
Annette Scott, American (2004-07) — Scott, a four-time All-Patriot League selection, became the first player in program history to win the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year award during her senior campaign. She captained the Eagles defense that allowed only 15 goals during the 2007 season, including only four in League play.
Jade Seabrook, Navy (2011-14) — The only three-time Defensive Player of the Year in Patriot League history, Seabrook is also a two-time ECAC second team All-Star and a two-time NSCAA All-America third team selection. Seabrook helped the Mids win or share Patriot League regular-season titles in 2012 and 2013 and is a three-time first-team All-Patriot League choice.
Jessica Tuthill, Colgate (1992-95) – Tuthill was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in 1994 and 1995 as well as earning NSCAA All-Northeast Region first team honors three times and NSCAA second team All-America recognition twice. Tuthill was a four-time first-team All-Patriot League first team honoree who helped the Raiders win three League titles and also started her career as the 1992 Patriot League Rookie of the Year.
Tara Williams, Army West Point (1990-93) — Williams became the first Patriot League player to be named to the first-team All-League squad four times. She wrapped up a stellar career by capturing Tournament MVP honors in helping Army West Point end Colgate’s three-year reign as Patriot League champion with a 5-4 overtime win over the Raiders in the title game in 1993. Williams was chosen to the Patriot League All-Decade team in 2000.