YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its All-CAC women's soccer teams on Wednesday afternoon. Three Sea Gulls earned recognition from league coaches for their outstanding play in 2016. Senior Lindsey Andonian and junior Ruthie Lucas earned first team honors while senior Jenny Gavigan was named to the second team.
The Sea Gulls notched a 5-7-4 overall record with a 4-4-1 CAC record, earning a No. 6 seed in the CAC tournament. Salisbury was ranked as the fifth best defense in the conference posting a 0.87 GAA, was eighth in saves with 33, and ranked fifth for the season in shutouts with three. Salisbury's offense netted 15 goals and tallied 12 assists earning them a sixth and fourth place ranking respectively in the CAC.
Andonian, who played in 16 games and posted 16 starts, earned her second All-CAC team honor. The Gaithersburg, Maryland native was a versatile and dependable asset for the Sea Gulls all season, helping Salisbury at both ends of the pitch scoring two goals and collecting three assists. She tallied the opening goal in the Sea Gulls 4-0 victory over Marymount (Va.) on October 12th scoring 11-seconds of the match. This award marks Andonian's second All-CAC nomination, in addition to her second-team All-CAC in 2013.
Gavigan, the Finskburg, Maryland native played in all 16 games starting in all of them. Gavigan's senior leadership helped propel the midfield and was pivotal in maintaining possession and controlling the midfield for the Sea Gulls this season. Gavigan's prowess and determination earned her a season high three goals and two assists, sharing second place with eight points for the season. Gavigan notched a career high two goals, earning four points against PSU-Harrisburg on October 8th. This selection marks Gavigan's third All-Conference honor being named to the first team in 2014 and the second team in 2013.
Lucas, who played in 15 games and started 14, earned her first All-CAC selection of her career. Lucas was Salibury's top performer on offense this season, spear-heading the team with six goals and three assists. She netted including the game winner against Southern Virginia on September 24th as well as the equalizer that forced overtime against Christopher Newport on October 19th. Lucas also totaled a game high two goals and four points against Denison University on September 11th. The Ellicott City, Maryland native also led the team in points collecting 15 this season.
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