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Price and Sawczuk Tabbed NSCAA New England All-Region Honorees

Price and Sawczuk Tabbed NSCAA All-Region Springfield, Mass. - December 8, 2009 - A pair of Springfield College women's soccer players were recently honored as 2009 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division III Women All-New England Region selections as Courtney Price was a named to the second team and Caitlin Sawczuk was selected to the third team.

This marks the first time in both of their careers at Springfield that they earned NSCAA All-Region selections. The duo helped lead the Pride back to the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament Championship game as Springfield finished the season with a 12-5-3 record.

Out of the 44 student-athletes chosen to the four all-region teams, Price and Sawczuk were two of seven athletes from the NEWMAC selected.

After a standout junior season, Price has received a handful of awards as she was also named to the ECAC Division III New England Women's Soccer All-Star First Team and was selected to the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team. This season, Price moved back to the defensive third this season and anchored Springfield's defense unit. A tall and physical defender who shut down opponents throughout the season, Price also made her presence felt on the offensive side of the ball as she totaled four goals and three assists this season. As for her defensive efforts, the Enfield, Conn. native led Springfield to just a 0.86 goal against average as SC posted eight shutouts this year.

Sawczuk was the Pride's primary offensive weapon this season and finished second on the team in scoring with five goals and 14 points. The senior co-captain from Plainville, Conn. was the focal point of many team's defenses and held and distributed the ball up top for Springfield this year. In league play, Sawczuk finished with two goals and four assists. Earlier this postseason, Sawczuk was selected to play in the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) Senior Bowl and was a NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team selection.

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