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Carresi and DiNatale Earn NEWISA Division III All-New England honors

Vicky DiNatale and Ashley Carresi Named NEWISA All-New England Springfield, Mass. - January 2, 2014 - Postseason honors continue to roll in for members of the Springfield College women's soccer team as seniors Vicky DiNatale (Weymouth, Mass.) and Ashley Carresi (Billerica, Mass.) were named to the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) All-New England Teams. DiNatale was named First Team All-Region and Carresi was named Second Team All-Region.

The seniors helped lead the Pride to its second-straight New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) title this season, finishing the year with a record of 13-5-4 (6-1-3, NEWMAC). Springfield made its fourth-straight NCAA tournament appearance.

DiNatale's list of postseason accolades is a long one. The senior was named to the 2013 NSCAA/Continental Tire NCAA Women's Soccer Division III All-America Third Team. It was the second-straight All-America honor for DiNatale, who was a Second-Team All-American last season. She was also named First Team All-Region for the second-consecutive season by the NSCAA. Earlier this season, DiNatale was named to the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team as she started all 22 games on defense. She anchored the Pride's defense that gave up just 17 goals the entire season.

Both Carresi and DiNatale represented the Pride in the 2013 NEWISA Senior Bowl in December.

Carresi was also selected to the All-Conference Second Team this season, providing solid play in the midfield for the Pride. The senior played in all 22 games this year, 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 ranked second on the team with nine points. The senior played in every single game the past three years and played in 68 games through her career. Of her four career goals, three were game-winners. She also tallied 10 assists.

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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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