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Gibson, Moscardelli Headline Women's Soccer All-NEWMAC Honors

Gibson and Moscardelli Headline NEWMAC Women's Soccer Yearly Honors Babson Park, Mass. – November 9, 2011 – The Springfield College women’s soccer team landed five players on the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Women’s Soccer All-Conference teams, which was announced on Tuesday. Head coach John Gibson was named the NEWMAC Coach of the Year, while senior Jackie Moscardelli was named Co-Athlete of the Year.

Moscardelli was named to the all-conference first team along with teammates Katie Mantie and Erin Greenstein. Erica Donnelly and Vicky DiNatale were chosen to the all-conference second team.

Gibson was selected as the conference coach of the year for the second consecutive season, and for the third time in the past four years. He has guided the Pride women to a record of 14-3-3 and to an at-large bid in the NCAA tournament.

Springfield will travel to Baltimore for a first-round match-up with Cabrini in the Johns Hopkins regional. SC will play Saturday (Nov. 12) at 7:30 pm.

Moscardelli was named to an all-conference team for the third time, her first as a first-team selection. This marks her second NEWMAC player of the year honor, after garnering the conference player of the year award for the 2011 women’s lacrosse season. This is the first instance in NEWMAC history that a student-athlete has won player of the year honors in two separate sports. The Weymouth, Mass. native ranked fourth in the NEWMAC in goals, with seven, and points, with 19. She also led the Pride with five assists.

Mantie earned her first all-conference selection. The senior from Wallingford, Conn. finished first in the conference with 13 goals, and added four assists for a league-high 30 points overall. Her seven game-winning goals ranked second in the nation.

Greenstein finished 12-2-2 on the season to earn a spot on the all-conference first team for the first time. The junior goalkeeper from Framingham, Mass. ranked third in the NEWMAC in goals against average at 0.30 per game, second in save percentage at .906, and tallied 48 saves on the season.

Donnelly also made her first appearance on an all-conference team. The native of Weymouth, Mass. scored three goals on the season, including a game-winner versus WPI. The junior also added two assists to bring her point total to eight.

For DiNatale, her all-conference selection reflected her outstanding play on the defensive side of the ball. The Weymouth, Mass. product helped anchor a Springfield defense that allowed just eight goals on the season, including just two in NEWMAC regular season play.

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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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