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Gormley named to America East Women’s Soccer All-Rookie Team

First-year defender anchors BU back line

October 26, 2011


Gormley named to America East Women’s Soccer All-Rookie Team

America East release

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

VESTAL, N.Y.—Binghamton women’s soccer defender Connie Gormley has been selected to the America East All-Rookie Team, the conference announced this afternoon. Gormley joins 11 other freshmen honorees on the team. The America East also released its first and second team all-stars on the eve of the conference tournament.

Gormley has made an immediate impact from her very first day on campus in August. The former North Rockland High standout earned a starting role and has played all 16 games for the Bearcats. With Gormley anchoring the back line, BU has allowed less than one goal per game and has registered seven shutouts. Only two of 16 opponents have scored more than one goal against Binghamton. In addition to her marking skills in the defensive half, Gormley has been a dangerous offensive weapon with her booming free kicks. She scored her first collegiate goal on a searing 45-yard direct kick in BU’s shutout of Maine on September 25. She has been named the America East Rookie of the Week twice (Aug. 22, Sept. 26) and was the school’s nominee for the America East Fans’ Choice Player of the Year.

“Connie has had a strong and consistent freshman season,” head coach Sarah McClellan said. “She will only continue to get better and she is well deserving of recognition.”

Binghamton (6-9-1) tied for fourth place out of nine teams in the final standings and will carry the No. 5 seed into Thursday’s quarterfinal tilt with No. 4 New Hampshire (5-11-2). Game time is set for 1 p.m. in Durham.

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