Kiefer, Thompson and Howard Named All-East Region

Kiefer, Thompson and Howard Named All-East Region

Kansas City, Mo. - The National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) announced the 2015 NSCAA Division III All-Region teams on Wednesday, December 2nd. Farmingdale State senior defender Andrea Kiefer* (Centereach, N.Y.) and senior forward Ashlee Thompson (Ronkonkoma, N.Y.) were each named to the Second Team, while sophomore midfielder Taylor Howard (Massapequa Park, N.Y.) earned Third Team honors.

Kiefer, a team captain, has been named All-Region for the third time in her career. She was named the 2011 Skyline Rookie of the Year, 2012 and 2014 Defensive Player of the Year and in 2015 was a First Team All-Conference selection. Kiefer anchored a Farmingdale State defense which did not allow a goal in any of their final 11 games this season.

Thompson recorded her third consecutive All-Region award and was named All-Conference in each of her four seasons as Farmingdale State. This year she led the Rams in assists (6) and ranked third in both goals (7) and points (20). Thompson holds career school records for goals (49), points (123) and game-winning goals (16).

Howard, who was named the 2015 Skyline Conference Player of the Year, earned her first All-Region honors this year. She was second on Farmingdale State in goals (8), assists (5) and points (21).


2015 NSCAA NCAA Division III Women's All-East Region

First Team            
Pos. Player   Class   School Hometown
K Beth Coppolecchia     Sr.     Ithaca Katonah, N.Y.
D Gabrianna Boldinski     Sr.     Buffalo State Kenmore, N.Y.
D Zoe Jackson-Gibson     Sr.     William Smith Amherst, N.Y.
D Destiny Ribadeneyra     So.     Mount Saint Mary (N.Y.) Maybrook, N.Y.
D Emily Shoemaker     Sr.     Rochester Institute Of Technology Rochester, N.Y.
M Kristen Goncalves     Sr.     Stevens Institute Of Technology Dix Hills, N.Y.
M Kelsey King     Sr.     Ithaca Coopersburg, Pa.
M Brianna Ruane     Jr     William Smith Roslyn, N.Y.
M Kara Shue     Jr     William Smith Penfield, N.Y.
F Krista Longo     Sr.     William Smith Morristown, N.J.
Raba Nassif     Jr     Stevens Institute Of Technology Northvale, N.J.
F Kaleigh White   So.   St. Lawrence Middleton, Mass.
Second Team                
Pos. Player   Class   School Hometown
K Allison Dobles     Jr.     Nazareth Spencerport, N.Y.
D Erica Berry     Sr.     SUNY Oneonta North Bellmore, N.Y.
D Whitney Brown     Fr.     Stevens Institute Of Technology Plano, Texas
D Katherine Grasso     Sr.     University of Rochester Oakton, Va.
D Andrea Kiefer     Sr.     Farmingdale State Centereach, N.Y.
M Cassidy Clavet     Sr.     Plattsburgh State Rexford, N.Y.
M Sarah Gabriele     Sr.     Houghton Mahwah, N.J.
M Lindsay Geier     Jr.     St. Lawrence South Burlington, Vt.
M Emily Green     Jr.     SUNY Geneseo Loudonville, N.Y.
F Megan Carver     Fr.     New York University Redondo Beach, Calif.
F Zisi Komar     Fr.     Stevens Institute Of Technology San Diego, Calif.
F Melissa Smith   Jr.   Buffalo State North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Ashlee Thompson   Sr.   Farmingdale State Ronkonkoma, N.Y.
Third Team                
Pos. Player   Class   School Hometown
K Nicole Maher   Sr.   Sage Glen Cove, N.Y.
D Aimee Chimera   Jr.   Ithaca Pipersville, Pa.
D Mersadiz Hayes   Jr.   SUNY Cortland Syracuse, N.Y.
D Adriana Morra   Sr.   St. Lawrence East Setauket, N.Y.
D Joann Murino   Sr.   St. Joseph's College (N.Y.) Bohemia, N.Y.
D Alexa Wandy   Jr.   SUNY Geneseo LaGrangeville, N.Y.
M Emily Depoy   Sr   St. Lawrence Clifton Park, N.Y.
M Taylor Howard   So.   Farmingdale State Massapequa Park, N.Y.
M Madeline Saccocio   So.   Plattsburgh State Schenectady, N.Y.
F Melissa Menta   Sr.   New York University Somers, N.Y.
Nicole Perniciaro    Jr.   SUNY Oswego West Islip, N.Y.
Becca Rees   Sr.   Hamilton Framingham, Mass.
F Brianna Vibbard   Sr.   Nazareth Sherburne, N.Y.