(Carlisle, Pa.) – Following a regular season title and a berth in the NCAA Tournament the Dickinson women's soccer team has earned seven spots on the 2019 All-Centennial Conference Women's Soccer Team, announced on Monday.
First-year forward Meg Tate (Carlisle, Pa./Carlisle) was named the Rookie of the Year while Ted Zingman was voted the Coach of the Year in his third season at Dickinson.
Zingman was named the Coach of the Year in his third season at the helm of the Dickinson program. The Red Devils went unbeaten in conference play during the regular season, going 8-0-2 to earn the top seed in the conference tournament. The team jumped out to a 6-0-3 start before a 1-0 setback to #1-ranked Messiah College.
Dickinson steadily moved up through the national rankings, heading into the conference tournament ranked 11th in the United Soccer Coaches Poll and 12th by D3soccer.com. The Red Devils had a challenging schedule, playing to a draw with, then #4-ranked Christopher Newport, beating #12-Swarthmore and then going double-overtime in a 2-2 tie at #6-Johns Hopkins during the regular season.
Tate was one of four First-team selections, joined by senior Addy Zandi (West Chester, Pa./B. Reed Henderson), sophomore goaltender Carli Boyer (Silver Spring, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) and another first-year, defender Lauren Bracken (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Baldwin).
Senior Rachel Lazris (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) and sophomore Charlotte Glancey (Princeton, N.J./Montgomery) were named to the Second-team while first-year Sarah Hughes (Media, Pa./Penncrest) received honorable mention. Senior Addie Wright (Reading, Pa./Berks Catholic) was named to the All-Centennial Conference Sportsmanship Team.
Tate was a unanimous decision as the Rookie of the Year, leading the conference in goals and points. She currently ranks second in program history for single season with 18 goals and is sixth in points with 40. Tate broke the conference record for the fastest goal to start a game, scoring just 11 seconds into the match at Bryn Mawr. She recorded two hat-tricks, including one in the conference semifinals. She tallied a point in eight straight games, scoring multiple goals on five occasions.
Bracken and Tate become the first two rookies to be named First-team from the same school in the history of the CC. Joining Glancey and Hughes in the defensive third, the Red Devils allowed just three goals in the conference during the regular season. They surrendered two goals in a match, just twice this season, posting 11 shutouts while giving up just 11 goals all year. They lead the conference with a remarkable 0.52 goals against average.
Boyer stepped into the starting role as the Red Devil goaltender after missing much of her rookie season with an injury. She filled the role nicely, replacing Mary Katherine Brosnan '19 in the nets and as the First-team goalkeeper on the All-CC squad. Boyer eclipsed Brosnan's nine shutout performance from last season with a school record 11 this fall. Boyer posted clean sheets in the final three regular season games and the conference semifinal. She tallied eight saves in a 1-0 setback to #1-ranked Messiah and had another stellar outing in a 1-1 draw at #4-Christopher Newport.
Zandi earns her second straight First-team honor, adding All-Region and Scholar All-Region recognition last season. She will be a three-time selection to the Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll this fall and is currently second on the team in scoring with seven goals and seven assists. She ranks eighth in program history with 16 career assists, netting 16 career goals as well. After battling with injury in her rookie season she became a three-year starter for the Red Devils.
Lazris makes her second appearance on the All-Conference team, earning honors in 2016 and will be a three-time selection to the Academic Honor Roll. She is a four-year starter providing the Red Devils with outstanding play in the midfield. She has proven to be a solid defender, attacker and holding midfielder, netting five goals and four assists. She is 5-for-5 in penalty kicks, converting the game-winner against Penn State Berks, earlier this season.
The Red Devils put together a solid resume with a 14-2-4 record to earn an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament. They will travel to Amherst College this weekend and face Farmingdale State on the opening round on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 pm.