Ten ECC Women's Soccer Players Grab Spot on Daktronics All-Region Squads

Ten ECC Women's Soccer Players Grab Spot on Daktronics All-Region Squads

Bridgeport, Conn. – College of St. Rose midfielder Christina Cuffari (Senior/Brick, N.J.) has been selected as the 2011 Daktronics, Inc. East Region Women’s Soccer Player of the Year.

Cuffari headlines a list of 13 student-athletes named to the first-team all-region squad in voting powered by ATHLETICSITE.COM and conducted among sports information directors at NCAA Division II institutions that are members of the Central Atlantic Collegiate, East Coast and Northeast 10 Conferences. 13 additional student-athletes were named second team all-region.

The 2011 Northeast 10 Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Year, Cuffari has scored eight goals and has 11 assists for a total of 27 points so far this season. She has helped her team to compile a 22-1-1 overall record heading into the NCAA East Regional Final where they will face UMass Lowell on Friday.

A total of 14 institutions are represented on the 2011 Daktronics, Inc. East Region Women’s Soccer First or Second Teams. The University of Bridgeport tops the list with five selections, followed by the College of St. Rose with four selections. Dowling, Holy Family and Southern Connecticut State have two selections each.

Joining Cuffari on the 2011 Daktronics, Inc. East Region Women’s Soccer First Team are:

Forwards: Dawn Curry-Holy Family, Kasey Kenny-Bridgeport, Carmelina Puopolo-St. Rose and
Lauren Riiff-Chestnut Hill

Midfielders: Sydney Bond-St. Rose, Christina Cuffari-St. Rose, Allison Sloper-Molloy and Katie

Defenders: Dominique DeFelice-Dowling, Megan McKinney-St. Rose, Jessica Peacock-Merrimack and Marie Pettersson-Bridgeport

Goalkeeper: Julia Hansson-Bridgeport

Daktronics All-East Region Women’s Soccer Team

Forward: Dawn Curry-Holy Family-Senior
Forward: Kasey Kenny-Bridgeport-Senior
Forward: Carmelina Puopolo-St. Rose -Sophomore
Forward: Lauren Riiff-Chestnut Hill -Senior
Midfielder: Sydney Bond-St. Rose-Sophomore
Midfielder: Christina Cuffari-St. Rose-Senior
Midfielder: Allison Sloper-Molloy-Sophomore
Midfielder: Katie Stanley-Bridgeport-Senior
Defender: Dominique DeFelice-Dowling-Junior
Defender: Megan McKinney-St. Rose-Junior
Defender: Jessica Peacock-Merrimack-Senior
Defender: Marie Pettersson-Bridgeport-Senior
Goalie: Julia Hansson-Bridgeport-Sophomore

Forward: Julia Colley-Bridgeport-Junior
Forward: Alexa Niciforo-C.W. Post-Sophomore
Forward: Elin Nyman-Post-Freshman
Forward: Brittany Russo-UMass Lowell-Freshman
Midfielder: Melissa Copeland-Philadelphia U.-Junior
Midfielder: Gabrielle D’Aprile-Dowling-Junior
Midfielder: Tove Eriksson-C.W. Post-Senior
Midfielder: Ariel Teixeira-Southern New Hampshire-Senior
Defender: Melissa Benson-Holy Family-Junior
Defender: Sarah Brochu-Southern Connecticut State-Junior
Defender: Sara Nagle-Stonehill-Junior
Defender: Denisha Thomas-Georgian Court-Junior
Goalie: Jacquelyn Fede- Southern Connecticut State-Grad. Student

Player of the Year: Christina Cuffari-St. Rose-Senior

Release provided by Daktronics Women's Soccer East Region Coordinator, Chuck Sadowski, Sports Information Director - University of Bridgeport