Four Blue Devils Named NEWISA All-New England

Four Blue Devils Named NEWISA All-New England

Four members of the Central Connecticut women's soccer team have been tabbed with NEWISA 2013 All-New England honors. Three Blue Devil seniors, Nikola Deiter, Jewel Robinson and Allison Kelley were each named to the second team while junior Tori Sousa was named to the third team.

All four All-New England honorees were also named All-NEC for their efforts this season. Kelley, Robinson and Sousa were tabbed All-NEC First Team and Deiter was named to the second-team.

In addition to their impressive accolades, Robinson, Kelley and Deiter were each also selected to participate in the NEWISA Senior Bowl in December where Kelley earned the Player of the Match honor.

All four Blue Devils significantly contributed to CCSU's 5-3 conference record this season and helped the squad clinch an NEC tournament berth. Central ultimately finished fourth at the championships.

DEITER: In her final season as a Blue Devil, Deiter saw just over 1,652 minutes in goal. She started in all 19 games and posted 96 saves, a goals against average of 1.74 and one shutout.

ROBINSON: Robinson wrapped up her senior campaign registering two goals and two assists for six points. The defender started 17 games and ranked fourth on the team in points.

KELLEY: Kelley started all 19 games for CCSU, scoring one goal and adding an assist for a three-point season total. Kelley's goal was a game-winner that came in overtime against NEC foe Bryant on Nov. 1 to keep the Blue Devils in the hunt for an NEC Tournament appearance.

SOUSA: In her first season as a Blue Devil, Sousa was one of only three members of the team to start all 19 contests in 2013. She proved to be aggressive on offense, leading the squad with 60 shots, 26 on goal. Sousa also posted a .433 shot on goal percentage. She finished the season tied for third on the team in points with six after posting two goals, including one game-winner.  

Deiter, Robinson, Kelley and Sousa are four out of five student-athletes to represent the Northeast Conference on the All-New England teams. They were joined by Bryant's Allison Debenedictis, who was named to the third team.

NEWISA 2013 All New England for Division I

First Team
GK Paige Burnett Northeastern Jr
GK Emily Armstrong UCONN Fr
GK MC Barrett Brown Sr
FB Meredith Speck Yale Jr
FB Peyton Johnson Harvard Sr
FB Devin Prendergast UCONN Sr
FB Annie Gillen Brown Jr
HB Marie Margolius Harvard Jr
HB Hannah O'Donnell Northeastern Jr
HB Stephanie Santos Hartford Jr
F Margaret Pruce Harvard Fr
F Rachel Hill UCONN Fr
F Melissa Gavin Yale Jr
Second Team
GK Nikola Dieter Central Conn Sr
FB Lauren Skesavage UMASS Amherst Sr
FB Jewel Robinson Central Conn Sr
FB Bianca Calderone Northeastern Jr
HB Meg Casscells-Hamby Harvard Jr
HB Allison Kelley Central Conn Sr
HB Haley Washburn Harvard So
HB Amanda Webster Providence Sr
F Hanna Terry Northeastern Sr
F Chloe Cross Brown Jr
F Catherine Zimmerman Providence So
Third Team
FB Erika Garcia Harvard Jr
FB Taylor Healey Quinnipiac Jr
FB Haley Marks Vermont Sr
FB Alexia Shea Providence Jr
FB Allison Debenedictis Bryant So
HB Victoria Sousa Central Conn Jr
HB Kelly Caruso Quinnipiac Fr
F Mika Siegelman Brown Sr
F Lizzy Weisman Harvard Sr
F Stephanie Ribeiro UCONN So


All four All-New England Nominees are pictured below at the 2013 NEC banquet, along with fellow teammate Morgan Santoro (right), who earned a spot on the NEC All-Rookie Team.


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