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Furminger named second team soccer all-star

Senior led BU with six goals, 15 pts; Kurth named to All-Academic Team

October 24, 2012


Furminger named second team soccer all-star

America East Release

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton women’s soccer senior forward Sarah Furminger has been selected to the All-America East second team in a vote of the nine head coaches, the conference announced Wednesday afternoon. In addition, junior midfielder Emma Kurth was selected to the America East All-Academic Team.

Furminger led the Bearcats and ranked sixth in the conference with six goals. Her 15 points (6 goals, 3 assists) were tied for fifth and her points per game (0.94) ranked fourth in the league. Four of her goals went for game-winners, which was second-best in the America East. In three seasons with the Bearcats, Furminger tallied 11 goals and nine assists.

“Furm has been a dangerous attacking threat all season,” head coach Sarah McClellan said. “Her skill and speed make her a force to be reckoned with.  She is certainly deserving of this recognition by the conference and has had a fantastic career here.”

She is Binghamton’s first all-conference selection in three years.

Kurth played every minute of every game in 2012 and off the field, carries a 3.716 GPA in a double-major of English and Spanish. She earned Athletic Director’s Honor Roll status both semesters in 2011 and also was a member of the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll. She was a central midfielder and is a three-year letterwinner.

“Emma is committed to excellence,” McClellan said. “She is a great example of what it means to be a division I student-athlete.  She continues to achieve in her academics and had a breakout season this year in the midfield; she brought excellent focus, work ethic, and consistency to our team this season.  Emma is a complete player and will only be better next year; we are excited to see her continue to excel.”

The America East All-Academic team is made up of 11 student-athletes regardless of position that achieved a 3.3 GPA or higher while participating in at least 50 percent of the team’s games. The team is voted on by an administrator from each of the nine schools.

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