Assumption's Villemaire Tabbed NE10 Women's Soccer Player of the Year as League Hands Out Year-End Awards

Assumption's Villemaire Tabbed NE10 Women's Soccer Player of the Year as League Hands Out Year-End Awards



Southern New Hampshire Leads the Way with Eight All-Conference Honorees, Adelphi, Franklin Pierce Place Four on 1st Team

MANSFIELD, Mass. – High-scoring Assumption junior Kallie Villemaire has been named the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Year, as the league office announced its women's soccer all-conference teams and major award winners today.

Villemaire is among the nation's leaders in goals scored and points, and leads the conference in both categories by a fairly large margin. 

Southern New Hampshire led the way with eight student-athletes recoginzed overall, while Adelphi was second with seven.

For a complete list of the student-athletes that were named all-conference selections and the major award winners, please see below. All of the conference's awards are voted on by the league's 15 head coaches. 

Villemaire currently has scored 20 goals this season, while adding a pair of assists for a total of 42 points overall. She's currently third in the nation in goals scored and tied for sixth nationally in points scored. She helped lead the sixth-seeded Hounds to the NE10 Semifinals, where they'll take on Southern New Hampshire later today. She was also named a First Team All-Conference selection.

So. New Hampshire senior Rianna Fasanello was tabbed the conference's Defensive Player of the Year. She led a defensive unit that has only allowed ten goals all season long, and has posted 11 clean sheets. The Penmen finished the regular season with a mark of 13-2-4, including 9-1-4 in conference play, good for the No. 2 seed in this year's championship. With their win in the Quarterfinals on Tuesday, they returned to the semifinals for the first time since 2012. She scored her first career goal earlier this year in a win against Assumption that was broadcast on Fox Sports College, and ended up appearing on ESPN's Top 10 plays. Fasanello was also named a First Team selection.

The Adelphi combination of Isabel Sandstrom and Mia York were named Goalkeeper and Rookie of the Year, respectively. Sandstrom helped the Panthers win the NE10 regular season title as they finished conference play with a mark of 13-1. They lost in the quarterfinal round of the NE10 Championship, but appear to be in very good position to earn an at-large berth into the NCAA Tournament field. 

Sandstrom led the NE10 with 15 wins during the season, and her eight shutouts is currently tied for second. She posted a 0.66 goals against average and a save percentage of .831, which were both among the best in the league this fall. She was also named to the conference's First Team.

York, meanwhile, played a big role on the Panthers' back line in her first year on campus. She was a vital member of a team that won the NE10 regular season title, starting every game this season. She scored her first career goal in the team's win versus Merrimack earlier this season. York was named a Second Team All Conference selection and both Sandstrom and York were named to the NE10 All-Rookie team.

SNHU's Elie Monteiro was selected as the conference's Coach of the Year by his peers. Monteiro led the Penmen to the No. 2 seed in the NE10 Championship this season, improving upon their 8th-place finish from a year ago. Eight of Monteiro's players were named All-Conference selections, including a pair of First Team selections and Fasanello being tabbed the Defensive Player of the Year. 

Player of the Year: Kallie Villemaire, Assumption
Rookie of the Year: Mia York, Adelphi
Defensive Player of the Year: Rianna Fasanello, Southern New Hampshire
Goalkeeper of the Year: Isabel Sandstrom, Adelphi
Coach of the Year: Elie Monteiro, Southern New Hampshire

2017 NE-10 Women's Soccer All-Conference
First Team
Nicole Forte, D, Adelphi
Jeanine Nunez, F, Adelphi*
Isabel Sandstrom, GK, Adelphi
Taylor Sipos, M, Adelphi
Kallie Villemaire, F, Assumption
Gabrielle Barbosa Perreira, M, Franklin Pierce
Gabriela Braga, M, Franklin Pierce
Nathalia Da Silva, M, Franklin Pierce&^
Marta Turmo, D, Franklin Pierce
Drew Ribadeneyra, D, Pace*^
Nina Predanic, F, Saint Rose*#
Rianna Fasanello, D, Southern New Hampshire
Trisha Luis, F, Southern New Hampshire%^

Second Team
Kerianne Scorce, F, Adelphi
Mia York, D, Adelphi
Anais Chareyron, D, American International&
Linnea Herbertsson, F, American International
Amanda Arnold, M, Assumption*
Emily Maier, D, Merrimack
Victoria Kealy, F, Pace
Hayley Pascoal, GK, Pace&
Victoria Barris, M, Saint Rose#
Totianyu Guadalupe, D, Saint Rose
Abigail Maker, F, Southern New Hampshire%
Shaelyn Roys, M, Southern New Hampshire%#
Arianna Silvia, M, Southern New Hampshire

Third Team
Savannah Taylor, D, Adelphi
Ania Spina, M, Assumption
Alexis Stowell, D, Assumption
Kirsten Colegrove, F, Le Moyne%
Sarah Boucher, F, Merrimack
Gigi Guenther, M, Merrimack
Emma Sinanan, M, Pace
Corey Murray, F, Saint Anselm
Nia Brown, D, Saint Rose
Eva Frazzoni, M, Saint Rose
Courtney Benson, F, Southern New Hampshire
Paige Salmon, GK, Southern New Hampshire
Samantha Sparda, D, Southern New Hampshire

* - First Team in 2016
& - Second Team in 2016
% - Third Team in 2016
# - All-Rookie Team in 2016
^ - All-Conference in 2015

Isabel Sandstrom, GK, Adelphi
Mia York, CB, Adelphi
Kerianne Scorce, F, Adelphi
Johnna Caporuscio, M, Assumption
Katerina Hassapis, GK, Bentley
Eveline Rodrigues, CB, Franklin Pierce
Erica Wasserbach, D, Le Moyne
Izzy McDonnell, F, Merrimack
Nicole White, M, Saint Anselm
Suzanne Cotter, M, Saint Anselm
Taryn Manna, M, Saint Michael's
Nadine Hilkert, D, Southern Connecticut
Allyson Patterson, M, Southern New Hampshire
Nicole Garfield, M, Stonehill 

The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.

Each year, 4,500 of those student-athletes compete in conference championships in 24 sports, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.