GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – The Bryn Athyn College women's soccer team had three players named to the North Eastern Athletic Conference Women's Soccer All-Conference Team on Thursday.
Shelby Puccio was named to the second team, while Kristen White and Gianna Ciacciarelli were third-team selections. The trio is the first three women's soccer players to represent Bryn Athyn on the all-conference team.
A three-time NEAC offensive player of the week, Puccio has had a tremendous season up front for the Lions, setting program records and career highs in goals (20) and points (42). She is the first player in team history to score 20 times in a season. Puccio also set the program record for goals in a single game with five during a 10-0 victory over SUNY Cobleskill on Nov. 21.
In the NEAC, she is ranked second in goals, third in points, and fourth with three game-winning goals. Twelve of her 20 goals have come in conference play, which is good for fourth in the conference. Puccio is currently 14th in Division III in goals, 15th in goals per game (1.25), 21st in points per game (2.63), and 26th in total points.
White leads the NEAC with a program-record and career-best 14 assists. She dished out a program-high three assists in wins over Cairn (Sept. 1) and SUNY Cobleskill. In addition to her 14 assists, White has scored seven times, including four game-winners. She has 28 points to rank second on the Lions and 11th in the NEAC. White is currently third in Division III in assists per game (0.88) and fifth in assists.
Ciacciarelli has been Bryn Athyn's best player on the backline in 2017. She is the leader of a defense that has posted seven shutouts and a goals-against average (GAA) of 1.36. The Lions are third in the NEAC in shutouts and fifth in GAA. Ciacciarelli has helped out the offense with a pair of assists in a 3-0 win over the College of Saint Elizabeth (Oct. 18).
Bryn Athyn (9-6-1) is in the NEAC Tournament semifinals for the first time in program history. The Lions head to Penn State Berks to take on the top-seeded Nittany Lions for a place in the final on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m.