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Prencipe and Sawczuk Earn NEWISA All-New England Honors

Prencipe and Sawczuk Earn NEWISA All-New England Honors Springfield, Mass. - December 10, 2009 - Both Jess Prencipe and Caitlin Sawczuk were rewarded for their standout senior seasons as they were each named to the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association All-New England Third Team.

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.

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 theNEWISA Senior Bowl and was a NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team selection and a NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division III Women All-New England Region Third Team honoree.

Prencipe was selected as a fullback on the third team after concluding her career as the rock of Springfield's defensive unit. The Andover, Mass. product started all 20 games and anchored a Springfield defense that owned a 0.86 goal against average and posted eight shutouts on the year. She was previously chosen to participate in the NEWISA Senior Bowl which took place on December 6th at Rivier College.

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John Gibson John Gibson, a native of London, England, enters his 14th season as head women's soccer at Springfield College in the fall of 2013. Gibson has led the Pride to the NCAA Tournament in six of the last eight years and has established the Pride as one of the top programs in the country. His clubs have registered an impressive a 165-75-21 record. Read more.

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