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DiNatale, Caressi and Muser Earn NEWMAC All-Conference Honors

2013 All-Conference Women's Soccer Springfield, Mass. – November 12, 2013 – Three Springfield College women’s soccer team players earned the honor of being named to the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference teams. Senior captain Vicky DiNatale (Weymouth, Mass.) earned a First Team selection while fellow senior captain Lauren Muser (Derry, N.H.) and senior midfielder Ashley Carresi (Billerica, Mass.) earned Second Team All-Conference honors.

All-Conference First Team honoree, DiNatale, continued her dominance as a defender, earning her third All-Conference selection in as many years. This is the senior's second-straight first team selection; she was named second team as a sophomore. Led by DiNatale, the Pride defense allowed just 16 goals all season. Not only was she a consistent defender, but DiNatale also contributed two goals on the offensive side for the Pride.

Muser earned her first All-Conference Second Team selection while being an integral part of the Springfield College defense. She played in 18 games for the Pride and helped anchor a defense that posted eight shut outs and allowed just four goals in conference play during the regular season.

Carresi, also selected to the All-Conference Second Team, provided solid play all year in the midfield for the Pride. The senior played in all 21 games this season, tallying three goals and three assists. Of her three goals, two were game-winners, including the game-winning goal in a 2-1 NEWMAC semifinal win over Wheaton. Carresi ranks second on the team with nine points. The Pride offense outscored opponents, 31-16 this season.

On Sunday, the Pride won its second-straight NEWMAC Championship after defeating MIT on penalty kicks 4-3, earning an automatic bid into the NCAA Division III Tournament. The first round will see the Pride play Amherst in a regular season rematch in Grantham Pa. at the campus of Messiah College at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday November 17th.

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John Gibson John Gibson, a native of London, England, enters his 14th season as head women's soccer at Springfield College in the fall of 2013. Gibson has led the Pride to the NCAA Tournament in six of the last eight years and has established the Pride as one of the top programs in the country. His clubs have registered an impressive a 165-75-21 record. Read more.

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