Women's Soccer Draws Eight All-Conference Selections
BOSTON – On the heels of their second regular-season title, the University at Albany women’s soccer team saw eight student-athletes land All-Conference recognition, the America East announced Friday.
Representing UAlbany on the All-Conference First Team were Jada Colbert and Meghan Cavanaugh. On the Second Team were Jasmine Colbert, Gina Bracamonte, and Hailey Summers. Leah Pais and Sahara Zingano earned spots on the America East All-Rookie team, and Katie Gowing was UAlbany’s lone representative on the All-Academic team.
Jada Colbert, a sophomore midfielder from Freehold, N.J., earns her first All-Conference First Team selection. She was named All-Conference Second Team, All-Rookie, and Rookie of the Year last season. This year, Colbert has scored five goals and recorded three assists to lead the Great Danes with 13 points.
Cavanaugh, a redshirt-junior midfielder from Clifton Park, N.Y., earns her second-straight All-Conference First Team selection. Cavanaugh previously was named All-Conference Second Team and All-Rookie in 2016. Cavanaugh has scored three goals and recorded three assists this season.
Jasmine Colbert, a sophomore forward from Freehold, N.J., earns her first All-Conference Second Team selection, after being named to the All-Rookie team a year ago. Colbert shares the team lead with her twin sister Jada with five goals, and ranks second on the team with 11 points this season.
Bracamonte, a senior midfielder from Chandler, Ariz., earns her second-straight All-Conference Second-Team selection, having previously earned First-Team honors in 2017. Bracamonte has scored two goals this season, both of which came off of penalty kicks.
Summers, a junior defender from Hamilton, Ontario, earns her first All-Conference selection since being named All-Rookie in 2017. In 15 appearances this season, summers has scored one goal and recorded one assist while anchoring UAlbany’s defensive line.
Pais, a freshman forward from Mississauga, Ontario, ranks third on the team with four goals and 10 total points in her inaugural season, while also recording two assists. She has appeared in 13 games and has converted both penalty kick attempts she’s taken.
Zingano, a freshman forward/midfielder from Grimsby, Ontario, has appeared in all but one game for UAlbany this season. Primarily one of UAlbany’s first reserves, Zingano has also made five starts on the year.
Gowing, a junior defender from Houston, Texas, a 2017 America East All-Tournament selection, earns her first All-Academic honor. Gowing, who will graduate at the conclusion of the current semester, after just five semesters enrolled at the University, has compiled a 4.00 GPA while studying Political Science and Public Policy & Management. She shares the highest GPA on the All-Academic team with Vermont’s Brooke Jenkins.
The 2019 Major Award winners will be announced at a later date.
The Great Danes return to action on Thursday, November 7 in the semifinal round to face off against the winner of the quarterfinal match between Hartford and UMass Lowell.