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Four Seniors On Women's Soccer Team Garner NSCAA New England All-Region Accolades

 2008 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division III Women All-New England Region Selections Springfield, Mass. - December 10, 2008 - Four Springfield College seniors were recently honored as 2008 NSCAA/adidas NCAA Division III Women All-New England Region selections. Lauren Peltier, Kayla Thibeault, Delaney Cantrall, and Nicole Hanewich were all honored for their outstanding senior campaigns.

The four selections is the most that Springfield has ever had on the regional scale. The previous high for honorees was two, which occurred last season when Peltier and Thibeault were chosen. Thibeault was named to the first team, while Peltier was named to the third team. This season, Peltier was named to the first team, Thibeault to the second team, and Cantrall and Hanewich were fourth-team honorees.

Peltier, who was the NEWMAC Player of the Year, was named the the All-Region First Team. The Agawam, Mass. native battled back from a knee injury last spring en route to being named the top player in the conference. Appearing in 14 games this year, Peltier notched four goals and two assists. Making the most of her opportunities, three of Peltier's four goals proved to be game-winning tallies. Her presence was felt the most as she was able to control the midfield for the Pride.

Thibeault capped off her outstanding career at Springfield with her second-team honor. A consummate competitor on defense for Springfield, Thibeault had another terrific year for the Pride. As a shut down defender, Thibeault also netted three goals and added four assists for Springfield. To the Lebanon, Conn. native’s credit, the Pride held its opponent without a goal in 11 games this year.

Cantrall appeared in all 22 games for Springfield, anchoring the defense, and was named to the all-region fourth team. The Santa Paula, Calif. product finished third on the team in points with 13 as she netted four goals to go along with five assists. She was also a major reason why the Pride allowed just 15 goals all season. Cantrall also delivered when it counted the most, as the Pride won the NEWMAC Championship game on her penalty kick in overtime.

Hanewich was named to the fourth team, along with Cantrall, as she proved to be the Pride’s primary offensive weapon. This season, she tallied a team-best 10 goals, and led the squad with 25 points. The Smithfield, R.I. native finished with 92 career points and scored 36 goals in her time at Springfield.

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