Women's Soccer Garners Three Major Awards, Five Named All-CACC

Women's Soccer Garners Three Major Awards, Five Named All-CACC

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – The Thomas Jefferson University women's soccer team earned three major awards and had five players named All-CACC. The All-Conference teams were announced by the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference on Tuesday.

Graduate student Erin Tinneny was chosen the CACC Goalkeeper of the Year while freshman Laural Erick received CACC Rookie of the Year honors. In his first season at the helm, Socrates Nicolaidis was tabbed the CACC Coach of the Year.

Tinneny was an All-CACC first team selection along with senior MaryKate Ulmer and freshman Payton Cole. Erick was a second team honoree alongside senior Dena Noiseux.

Tinneny led the conference in goals against average, save percentage, shutouts and wins. On the season, she is 11-2 with 39 saves, six shutouts, an .848 save percentage and 0.58 GAA. Tinneny conceded a goal in just three of her 14 games in the net.

Ulmer is first on the squad with 13 goals and is second with 29 points. She also has three assists on the campaign. The senior is fifth in the CACC in goals and sixth in points. Ulmer has four multi-goal games and is a two-time CACC Player of the Week. She was an All-CACC second team selection in 2018.

Cole has been the leader of the Rams' back line this season, frequently marking the opponent's top attacker. She is part of a defensive unit that has surrender just 15 goals in 18 games. Jefferson has a 0.83 goals against average and 10 shutouts on the year. The Rams had a shutout streak of 455:22 at one point. Cole earned CACC Defensive Player of the Week honors one time.

Erick has been a sensation in her rookie season. She leads the Rams with 31 points on 12 goals and seven assists. In the conference, she is tied for fourth in points, tied for fifth in assists and sixth in goals. Erick has two multi-goal games and is a two-time CACC Rookie of the Week honoree.

Noiseux ranks third on the squad with 16 points on six goals and four assists. She has one multi-goal game to her credit and five contests with multiple points.

Nicolaidis led Jefferson to the CACC regular season title with an 11-1 record after being picked sixth in the preseason coaches poll. The Rams are 13-5 overall and have been regionally ranked by the NCAA.

2019 CACC WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jenna Fannon (Goldey-Beacom College)

2019 CACC WOMEN'S SOCCER ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Laural Erick (Jefferson)

2019 CACC WOMEN'S SOCCER DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Amber Raines (Caldwell University)

2019 CACC WOMEN'S SOCCER GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR
Erin Tinneny (Jefferson)

2019 CACC WOMEN'S SOCCER COACH OF THE YEAR
Socrates Nicolaidis (Jefferson)

2019 CACC WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD
Chestnut Hill College

2019 CACC WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
F Jenna Fannon (Goldey-Beacom College)
F Krystal Hund (Georgian Court University)
F MaryKate Ulmer (Jefferson)
M Anissia Fucci (Georgian Court University)
M Melayna Immediato (Goldey-Beacom College)
M Kaitlin Lister (Georgian Court University)
D Payton Cole (Jefferson)
D Amber Raines (Caldwell University)
D Erin Wimmer (Georgian Court University)
GK Jamie-Lee Bamford (Caldwell University)
GK Erin Tinneny (Jefferson)

2019 CACC WOMEN'S SOCCER ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM
F Laural Erick (Jefferson)
F Megan Geary (Dominican College)
F Meghan Grundhauser (Caldwell University)
M Teaghan Darling (Caldwell University)
M Hannah Derby (Holy Family University)
M Kasie Lambert (Wilmington University)
M Dena Noiseux (Jefferson)
D Susie Blaney (Holy Family University)
D Daryan Fennal (Wilmington University)
D Kelly Mejia (Goldey-Beacom College)
GK Brianna Pudlo (Holy Family University)