|Kallenberger Tabbed to All-CAA Preseason Women's Soccer Team|
RICHMOND, Va. - Senior forward Tiana Kallenberger was selected to the Colonial Athletic Association's women's soccer All-Preseason team as announced by the conference office Wednesday. Classmate Mary Kate Lowry was named Honorable Mention, as the honorees were determined by a vote of the league's head coaches.
Both Patriots earned All-CAA recognition last season, with Kallenberger picking up second-team honors and Lowry receiving third-team selection. Kallenberger led the team in goals scored with seven and accumulated 22 points adding a team-best eight assists. Lowry finished the season with a goal at Old Dominion and assisted on Mason's first goal against Penn. Both players started all 20 matches for the Patriots last season.
William and Mary led all schools placing three players on the preseason team including preseason player of the year selection Mallory Schaffer. Joining Schaffer at midfield on the preseason All-CAA women's soccer team are William & Mary senior Cortlyn Bristol and UNCW senior Stephanie Rose. Five forwards, all of whom received All-CAA honors last season, are on the 2012 preseason squad alongside Kallenberger. Georgia State junior Jewel Evans joins Delaware senior Ali Miller, Northeastern senior Greta Samuelsdottir and James Madison junior Lauren Wilson.
On defense are four players who were all-conference award winners in 2011: William & Mary sophomore Emily Fredrikson, Drexel senior Biz Matta, James Madison junior Becky Sparks and Hofstra senior Brooke Bendernagel. Rounding out the squad is Drexel sophomore goalkeeper Eve Badana.
Joining Lowry on the honorable mention team are Northeastern's sophomore goalkeeper Paige Burnett, William & Mary sophomore forward Emory Camper, midfielders Tania Domingos and Chelsea Duffy of Delaware, James Madison senior midfielder Katie Menzie and Towson senior forward Cheyenne Skidmore.The Patriots open regular season play traveling to St. John's on Friday, August 17 for a 7 p.m. matchup. The 2012 Fall Sports Season Pass, which includes admission into all home men's soccer, women's soccer and women's volleyball contests, is currently on sale for only $35. Fans can purchase the season pass online at GoMason.com or by calling the Mason Athletic Ticket Office at (703) 993-3270. For more information on the pass, please click here.
2012 PRESEASON ALL-CAA WOMEN'S SOCCER TEAM
School Pos. Cl. Hometown
Honorable Mention: Paige Burnett, So., GK, Northeastern; Emory Camper, So., F, William & Mary; Tania Domingos, Sr., MF, Delaware; Chelsea Duffy, Jr., MF, Delaware; Mary Kate Lowry, Sr., D, George Mason; Katie Menzie, Sr., MF, James Madison; Cheyenne Skidmore, Sr., F, TowsonPRESEASON CAA WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Mallory Schaffer, William & Mary