Kershaw, Bosnyak take home AE postseason honors

Junior Sa'sha Kershaw

Oct. 26, 2011

Cambridge, Mass. - Junior Sa'sha Kershaw (Baltimore, Md.) and freshman Regan Bosnyak (Newington, Conn.) of the Stony Brook women's soccer team were honored on Wednesday as the America East revealed its postseason awards. Kershaw was named second-team All-Conference, while Bosnyak garnered All-Rookie consideration.

Kershaw tied for the team lead with three goals and seven points this season. The Baltimore, Md. native started all 17 games and finished with 26 shots, good for second on the team. Kershaw set up the game-tying goal and scored the game-winner against Iona on Aug. 22, and also recorded the game-tying tally against Fairfield on Sept. 18. Kershaw was previously named to the All-Rookie team as a freshman in 2009.

Bosnyak also played in every game and made 16 starts in her first season in a Stony Brook uniform. The Newington, Conn. native scored her first two collegiate goals in a 4-1 win over UMBC on Sept. 29.

Stony Brook has now placed at least one player on the All-Rookie team in every season since joining the America East in 2001. Six players on the current roster have been honored as All-Rookie selections: Alexis Lindo and Colleen McKenna in 2008, Kershaw and Taryn Schoenbeck in 2009, Chelsea Morales in 2010 and Bosnyak in 2011.

First Team

Jessica Luscinski, Sr., Boston University
Mary Beth Hamilton, Sr., Hartford
Amelia Pereira, Jr., Hartford
Brittany Heist, Sr., Boston University
Kylie Strom, So., Boston University
Caitlin Alves, Jr., Hartford
Monique Lamotte, Jr., New Hampshire
Angelina Cords, Sr., Boston University
Katherine Donnelly, Sr., Boston University
Michele DeSanti, Sr., Hartford
Erin Quinlan, So., Hartford

Second Team

Chelsea DaVerna, Jr., Albany
Tiya Gallegos, Sr., Boston University
Rachel McKee, Jr., UMBC
Rebecca Lee, Sr., Albany
Chrissy Klepper, Sr., Albany
Stephanie Gilkenson, Sr., New Hampshire
Sa'sha Kershaw, Jr., Stony Brook
Christina Lang, Jr., Hartford
Kelly Mooney, Sr., New Hampshire
Alexa DeMaio, So., Vermont
Alice Binns, Sr., Boston University

All-Rookie Team

Stephanie Nelle, Fr., Albany
Connie Gormley, Fr., Binghamton
Ariana Aston, Fr., Boston University
Taylor Krebs, Fr., Boston University
Jamie Turchi, Fr., Boston University
Chanel Johnson, Fr., Hartford
Jordan Pellerin, Fr., Maine
Camile Varin-Tremblay, Fr., Maine
Meghan Ledwith, Fr., New Hampshire
Regan Bosnyak, Fr., Stony Brook
Alexandra Dezenzo, Fr., Vermont
Kerry Glynn, Fr., Vermont

Striker of the Year: Jessica Luscinski, BU
Midfielder of the Year: Brittany Heist, BU
Defender of the Year: Angelina Cords, BU
Goalkeeper of the Year: Erin Quinlan, Hartford
Rookie of the Year: Taylor Krebs, BU
Coaching Staff of the Year: Hartford - John Natale