Sept. 15, 2013
By: Ted Ryan, Burlington Free Press
Brittany Pfaff is a striker again, striking fear in opposing defenses.
The Siena College senior has shown she still has the scoring touch after a two-year hiatus at outside midfield, earning Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference soccer offensive player of the week twice for the Saints in a three-week period.
As a freshman in 2010, the former Rice Memorial High School three-sport star burst on the college soccer scene in spectacular fashion. She scored 10 goals and five assists, tied for third in the MAAC with four game-winning goals (including her collegiate debut at Connecticut) and earned all-MAAC rookie honors.
Over the next two years, Pfaff netted only four goals and 11 points as she faced a challenging adjustment from striker/midfield to outside midfield. She made this transition well enough to earn an all-MAAC second team citation as a junior.
With the departure of several forward line veterans after 2012, coach Steve Karbowski knew just where to turn to give the Saints an offensive threat: Pfaff.
"I was excited," said Pfaff last week. "Going into the season, I expected to see the outside.