On the heels of the Mohawk Valley Community College women’s soccer team winning its second national championship in the last decade, post-season honors have begun to roll in for many of the Hawks’ players. MVCC captured its second NJCAA Division III national championship with a 4-1 victory over Gloucester Community College of New Jersey. The Hawks’ first national crown came in 2003.
Meghan Carlo (Rome/Oriskany High School) was selected as an NJCAA Region III First Team player after being named as Player of the Year for the Mountain Valley Conference. This freshman striker scored 29 goals on the season and assisted on 12 others. She was named to the NJCAA All-Tournament team at the national championships.
Helping the Hawks to finish with a 21-1-1 record was Samantha Getman (Whitesboro/Whitesboro High School) who also was selected as an NJCAA Region III First Team player. This sophomore midfielder was also named to the All-Mountain Valley Conference team and selected as the NJCAA Tournament’s Outstanding Offensive Player. Getman has 28 goals and 12 assists on the season.
Nicole Burline (Sauquoit/Sauquoit Valley Central School) was selected to the NJCAA Region III Second Team as a freshman defender as was freshman Brittany McGraw-Wixson (Clay/Cicero-North Syracuse High School). McGraw-Wixson was also named to the All-Mountain Valley Conference team.
Other post-season honors were presented at the national tournament. Sophomore midfielder Meghan Gaffney (Sauquoit/Sauquoit Valley Central School) was selected to the NJCAA All-Tournament team at the national championships along with Vanessa Jecko (Sauquoit/Sauquoit Valley Central School). The NJCAA Tournament MVP was MVCC’s Mia DeGironimo (New Hartford/New Hartford HS). MVCC’s head coach Steve Senior was named the Coach of the Tournament.