forward Brittany Cressman (Duxbury, MA) added another impressive title
to her already impressive resume.
Cressman, who last week was named to the National Soccer Coaches
Athletic Association / adidas Northeast All-Region first team, was selected as
a National Third-Team member. Cressman, who was a second-team selection last year, is the first Dutchwoman ever to earn two national All-American awards and just the third in the 25-year history of the program. Missy Matusewicz and Stephanie Mole' were the other two Dutchwomen to earn the honor.
was not the only Dutchwoman honored by the NSCAA. Junior forward Cassandra Mariani (Boonton, NJ) was voted
to the Northeast All-Region second team while junior Julie Gawronski
(Dunkirk, NY) was a third-team selection.
Cressman, who earned the Liberty League's “Most Valuable
Player” award, was also named the MVP of the ECAC tournament, won for the
first time ever by the Dutchwomen, finished her outstanding career second on
Union's all-time scoring list with 49 goals, 43 assists and 141 points.
Her 43 career assists are also a team record as is the 18 helpers she had this
season. Cressman finished this year as the Dutchwomen's leading scorer
with 16 goals and 50 points.
Mariani, who was a Liberty League first-team selection, finished
the regular season with 17 goals, seven assists and 41 points (she missed the
ECAC tournament due to an injury). She
will enter her senior season sixth on the Dutchwomen's all-time scoring list
with 31 goals, 14 assists and 76 points.
Gawronski has already smashed most of Union's all-time goaltending
records. She is first in career wins (44), first in wins in a season
(19…in both 2003 and 2004), first in shutout (25), first in shutouts in a
season (15), and first in career goals allowed with 19. She was named to
the Liberty League's All-Conference first team this season after earning
second-team honors last year.