Women's Soccer Lands Six All-SUNYAC Honors; Johnston Named Player Of The Year

GENESEO, N.Y.Six members of the SUNY Geneseo women's soccer team were named to the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Conference Team, announced Tuesday. 

Sophomore midfielder Meaghan Johnston was named SUNYAC Player of the Year and first-year forward Leah Greene landed Rookie of the Year honors. The duo joined sophomore back Alexa Wandy in receiving first team honors while sophomore midfielder Laurie Knapp and senior keeper Allison Stamp were named to the second team and junior forward Kelsey Raschke was named to the third team.

Johnston has started as a defensive midfielder in all 20 games for the Knights this season. Johnston is a major piece of the Knights' defensive unit as well as their offensive attack. She recorded her first collegiate goal in a 2-0 win opposite Brockport (Oct. 11) and scored the team's lone goal in a 1-0 victory over Plattsburgh (Oct. 24). 

Greene leads the SUNYAC with 32 points on 13 goals and six assists while appearing in all 20 matches, including eight starts, during her first season with the Knights. In a 5-0 win at New Paltz (Oct. 3), Greene tallied a natural hat trick on her way to scoring in seven of the team's final eight contests of the regular season. Last Saturday, Greene headed home the game-winning goal with 59 seconds left in regulation to lead the team to a 1-0 victory over Cortland and the program's sixth conference title. Greene was named the SUNYAC Tournament Most Valuable Player.

Wandy has consistently been one of the conference's toughest defenders and is a big piece of a backfield that allowed only nine goals and that held opponents to two shots or less seven times on the season. A second-team honoree a season ago, Wandy handed out her first collegiate assist in a 2-0 win at Alfred (Sept. 12) and had an assist in the team's 3-0 semifinal win against Plattsburgh (Nov. 5).

Knapp, who has started all 20 games at midfield, is a key component to the Knights' offensive attack. She has seven points on one goal and five assists on the season, including a stretch of five assists in six games.

Stamp leads the SUNYAC with 12 shutouts, which is also second all-time in school history, a 0.44 goals-against average and a .862 save percentage in her first season as the team's starting keeper. She recorded a career-high six saves four times during the season and was named to the SUNYAC all-tournament team after posting back-to-back shutouts.

Raschke is a large part of a Knights' offense that ranks first in SUNYAC contests in assists and second in goals. Rashcke is second on the team with 17 points on seven goals and three assists and has taken a team-high 72 shots.

Geneseo has a record of 16-2-2 and is making its first appearance in the NCAA Division III Tournament since 2009. The Knights will play Frostburg this Saturday (Nov. 15) at 7:30 p.m. at Johns Hopkins' Homewood Field. The winner will player either host Johns Hopkins or Farmingdale on Sunday at 5 p.m.