Women's Soccer Earns Four All-Conference Honors

Photos by Chris Knight/Christian Payne
Photos by Chris Knight/Christian Payne

(Carlisle, Pa.) – Dickinson College earned four spots in the 2018 All-Centennial Conference Women's Soccer Team, announced on Thursday. Senior Mary Katherine Brosnan (Old Tappan, N.J./Northern Valley Old Tappan) and junior Addy Zandi (West Chester, Pa./B. Reed Henderson) were named to the First-team while sophomore Ally Diez (Rockville Center, N.Y./South Side) and first-year Charlotte Glancey (Princeton, N.J./Montgomery) were Second-team selections. Senior Samantha Knapp (Washington, D.C./CESJDS) was named to the All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team.

Brosnan earned First-team honors this fall, making her second appearance on the squad after receiving honorable mention last season. She played every minute in the nets last year and, all but one half this fall to cap a strong senior season. She recorded nine shutouts and ranked third in the conference with a remarkable 0.81 goals-against-average, leading the CC in minutes played at just under 1800 for the season.

Brosnan had an .814 save percentage for the season, finishing her career with a mark of .819. She ranks third in program history with a 0.90 goals-against-average and ranks fourth with 16 career shutouts. Her nine shutouts rank her second on the program single season list while holding the number five spot in single season goals-against-average.

Zandi makes her first appearance on the All-Centennial squad, earning a starting role in each of the past three seasons. An injury sidelined her for the better part of her rookie year, but she returned to start 31 games in last two seasons.

Zandi tallied four goals and four assists, netting game-winning goals against Muhlenberg and Bryn Mawr. She dialed in a pair of well-struck corners to record two assists and force a key draw at McDaniel help secure a spot in the conference playoffs.

Diez had a great start, scoring a goal and handing out an assist in the season opener. She tallied six goals on the year, netting a well-struck game-winner to lead the Red Devils past Widener University in overtime. Diez struck twice in a big 5-2 win at Franklin & Marshall and played solid defense in the midfield to help the Red Devils produce nine shutouts while surrendering just 15 goals on the year. She has started 31 games in the past two seasons, creating numerous opportunities from her center midfield position.

Glancey stepped into a starting role in her first game as a Red Devil and started all 19 games as a central defender. Strong in the air and on the ground, Glancey controlled the middle of the field and fit well with a veteran defensive unit. In addition to the strong defensive play, she proved to be a dangerous threat when she made her way into the attacking third.

Glancey tallied three goals on the year and handed out two assists in a win at Penn State Harrisburg, in just her second start. She scored the overtime game-winner with a beautiful header to lead the Red Devils past Haverford College, earning key points in the conference standings as they made the final push for the playoffs.

The Red Devils put together an unbeaten streak of seven matches to close out the regular season and advance to the conference semifinals with another thrilling win over Haverford in the first round. The Red Devils finished the season 11-4-4 overall with a 5-2-3 mark in conference play.

Complete 2018 All-Centennial Conference Women's Soccer Team

Player of the Year – Marin McCoy, Swarthmore, Sr, F

Rookie of the Year –Rachel Jackson, Johns Hopkins, Fy, M

Coach of the Year– Leo Weil, Johns Hopkins

 

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