LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. – Siena Women’s Soccer senior captain Tara Sobierajski and junior midfielder Michelle Tremblay have been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Sobierajski has been tabbed an NSCAA All-Northeast Region Second Team selection, while Tremblay received NSCAA Scholar All-East Region Second Team acclaim.
Sobierajski earns NSCAA All-Northeast Region recognition for the second consecutive season, after being named to the Third Team last year. Her Second Team selection marks the highest regional honor for a Siena Women’s Soccer player since Tabitha Tice was named an NSCAA All-Northeast Region First Team selection in 2010.
Sobierajski recently capped a brilliant career with an outstanding senior season. Earlier this fall, the Rockaway, New Jersey standout became the first player in program history to be a three-time First Team All-MAAC selection. Also tabbed just the Saints’ second-ever MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, she was additionally named a MAAC All-Tournament Team honoree, and earned ECAC First Team recognition for the second consecutive season.
Sobierajski led all MAAC defenders this fall and tied for fourth in the MAAC with eight assists. Defensively, she quarterbacked a Siena backfield which ranked second in the conference in goals against average (0.96). Sobierajski graduates as the program’s all-time career leader in assists (23), matches played (82), matches started (82), and minutes played (7,686).
Tremblay becomes just the seventh player in program history to earn NSCAA Scholar All-East Region honors, and the first since Ashleigh Barone in 2011. Earlier this fall, she was named just Siena’s third-ever CoSIDA Academic All-District I First Team selection.
The Goffstown, New Hampshire native excelled equally both in the classroom and on the field this season. Named to the MAAC All-Academic Team once again, Tremblay currently boasts a 3.91 cumulative GPA while majoring in psychology. Last spring, she was named to Siena Athletics’ 4.0 Club after achieving a perfect GPA for the semester.
On the field, Tremblay was tabbed a First Team All-MAAC selection after being named a two-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Week. She started all 19 matches this fall, and ranked tied for third in the MAAC in game-winning goals (three) and tied for 10th in goals (six) and finished with 15 points.
Sobierajski and Tremblay combined to help lead the Siena Women’s Soccer team to a 9-7-3 overall record, including a 7-3 mark in the MAAC this fall. The Saints tied for both the program’s best-ever conference finish (second) and most conference wins (seven).