Women's soccer holds annual year-end banquet

Senior Sa'sha Kershaw was named the 2012 Team MVP

April 26, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. - The Stony Brook women's soccer team held its annual year-end banquet on Friday, handing out individual awards and honoring its seniors, friends and family.

Head coach Sue Ryan and the Stony Brook coaching staff gave out four individual awards for team MVP, most outstanding freshman, top scholar-athlete and the coaches' award. The coaching staff also announced that Shannon Grogan, Larissa Nysch and Caitlin Pfeiffer would be the team's tri-captains in 2013.

For the second straight year, the MVP award went to Sa'sha Kershaw (Baltimore, Md.). The senior was instrumental in leading the Seawolves to their first-ever America East championship, recording six goals and 15 points last season. Kershaw was named first-team All-America East and the Most Outstanding Player of the America East Tournament. The Baltimore, Md. native finished her illustrious career as the program's all-time points leader (44) since the Seawolves joined the America East in 2001.

The most outstanding freshman award was presented to Tessa Devereaux (Fayetteville, N.Y.), who started all 22 games and led the team with seven assists. One of several standout freshmen to don a Stony Brook uniform in 2012, Devereaux was a unanimous All-Rookie selection in the America East.

Pfeiffer (Holland, N.Y.) took home the top scholar-athlete award for her outstanding work in the classroom and on the field. Pfeiffer started all 22 games, recorded a goal and an assist, and was named the America East Player of the Week on Aug. 27.



The coaches' award went to Grogan (Eastampton, N.J.), who displayed hard work, leadership, commitment and intangibles that don't often show up on the stat sheet.

In addition, the team honored the three seniors who played their final games at Stony Brook in 2012: Kershaw, Colleen McKenna (Manorville, N.Y.) and Taryn Schoenbeck (Newark, Del.).