Nov. 8, 2002
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - The Siena women's soccer team (5-9-3/5-3-1 MAAC) took home a pair of top honors at the MAAC awards ceremony as sophomore Noel Cox (Uniondale, N.Y./Uniondale) was named the Goalkeeper of the Year and Head Coach Steve Karbowski was selected as the Spalding/MAAC Coach of the Year.
Cox, a First Team All-MAAC selection, has posted 89 saves on the season for a .881 save percentage and a .78 goals against average. She also has recorded all five of Siena's shutouts.
Head Coach Steve Karbowski has guided his team to an overall record of 5-9-3, including a 5-3-1 mark in the MAAC en route to a third seed in the MAAC Women's Soccer Tournament, despite starting off the season 0-7-2.
Sophomore defender Jen Kies (South Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's) and junior midfielder Erin Beam (Middletown, N.Y./Minisink) joined Cox as All-MAAC selections, earning spots on the second team. Kies has recorded five shots as a 17-game starter while Beam has one goal and one assist.
In addition, freshman midfielder Corry Silon (Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side) was named to the All-Rookie Team. Silon (1 goal, 2 assists) has played in all 17 games for the Saints.
Ten Siena players were also named to the all-academic team. Beam was joined by sophomore midfielder Gianna Ferranti (Melville, N.Y./Walt Whitman), sophomore forward Erin DeMatteo (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga), sophomore defender Katie Ferry (Islip, N.Y./Islip), junior defenders Heather Grant (Altamont, N.Y./Guilderland) and Lauren Mulligan (Staten Island, N.Y./Notre Dame Academy), junior forwards Jill Lanzl (Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire) and Sarah Shumway (Hopewell Junction, N.Y./John Jay), junior midfielder Erin Hutnick (Herndon, Va./Paul VI) and senior defender Allyson Spencer (Hopewell Junction, N.Y./John Jay) as all-academic selections. To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must be a sophomore or above, a significant starter or reserve and carry at least a 3.20 GPA.
The Saints, the tournament's third seed, will be in action today at 1:30 p.m. against Loyola College, the second seed.