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Women's Soccer Trio Named NEWISA All-New England

Women's Soccer Trio Named NEWISA All-New England

BOSTON, Mass. – Post-season accolades continue to pour in for the Wentworth Institute of Technology women's soccer team as three members of the Leopards, who were named All-New England by the National Soccer Coaches' Association of America, earned All-New England honors from the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association.

Senior Mary Pastorelli (Whitesboro, N.Y.) and junior Emily Richard (Fremont, N.H.) were each named First Team All-New England while senior Morgan Miller (Schenectady, N.Y.) earned second team honors. Both Pastorelli and Miller, who were among four members of the Black & Gold to play in the NEWISA Senior Bowl earlier this month, were first team NEWISA All-New England selections last season. Richard was the top vote getter among forwards on this year's team.

Pastorelli was a key reason why the Leopards allowed just 14 goals in 23 contests and a 0.59 goals against average, which included a program-record 14 shutouts. The two-time (2015, 2016) Commonwealth Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year and three-time (2014, 2015, 2016) CCC All-Conference honoree was also a factor in Wentworth's offense as she had three goals and three assists for nine points. Pastorelli had a goal and an assist in the Leopards' 4-0 win over Gordon in the CCC title game. For her career she started 74 of the 82 games in which she played and in addition to anchoring the defense, had seven goals and five assists for 19 career points.

Miller was a versatile, two-way midfielder throughout her career. The four-time All-CCC selection helped Wentworth post its two lowest goals against averages in program history (2015 and 2016) and the Leopards had 32 shutouts in the last three seasons with 26 of them coming in the last two seasons. Her work on the defensive end of the field also created numerous scoring chances for her teammates throughout her career. Additionally, this season she had a career-best 11 points which came on four goals and 11 assists. The program's all-time leader in games played (87) and games started (85), Miller had 21 career points (seven goals, seven assists).

A three-year starter, Richard picks up All-New England honors on the heels of being named the CCC Offensive Player of the Year. The two-time (2015, 2016) All-CCC selection scored eight goals and assisted on a program-record 14 others for 30 points. In addition to assisting on the most goals in a season in program history, her 14 assists rank her seventh among NCAA Division III women's soccer players. Richard's 30 points are the sixth-highest in a single season in program history. In 65 career games (61 starts), Richard has 15 goals and 21 assists for 51 points. She ranks third on the school's all-time assist list and is tied for ninth in total points.

Wentworth finished the season with a 16-4-3 record. After defeating Gordon, 4-0, in the CCC title game, the Leopards defeated Arcadia, 1-0, in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament before falling to Williams, 1-0.