Six Sea Gulls honored with All-CAC selections

YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its postseason awards Thursday and six Sea Gulls were honored for their efforts during the 2012 campaign. The Salisbury University women's soccer team, the regular-season champions, tied Frostburg State University, the postseason champions, for the most selections on the All-CAC squads.

Seniors Casey Hafford, Erin Mooney, Sarah Pfundstein and Bonnie Sandone and sophomore Michelle Conrad were each on the first team, and freshman Tabitha Brown was selected to the second team.

Hafford was tied for third on the team with two goals and was a key to Salisbury's success in controlling the midfield this season. The Towson, Md., native played in each of the Sea Gulls' contests this season and chipped in two assists.

Mooney led the team with nine points this season, including being tied with a team-high four goals. The midfielder scored at the most opportune times, netting three game-winning goals for the Sea Gulls. This is the third straight season that the Lusby, Md., native has been named to the first team.

Pfundstein was honored for the second time in her collegiate career, after being named to the second team in 2010. The forward from Crofton, Md., netted one goal and dished out three assists, which was good for second on the team.

Sandone started each of the 18 contests this season and was a veteran influence for the Sea Gulls in the defensive third, as the only upperclassmen starting for Head Coach Jim Nestor on defense. The Downingtown, Pa., native also contributed on offense, as a key distributor; she netted one goal, as well.

Conrad was named to the first team again this year after a stellar year in the net for Salisbury. The sophomore played all but 23 minutes in goal for the Sea Gulls this year, posting a 0.70 goals against average. The Smithtown, N.Y., native had nine shutouts this season, along with two partial-game shutouts, as well. Conrad allowed only 13 goals and stopped 84.3 percent of the shots sent her way.

Brown came to Salisbury and had an immediate impact, establishing a dominant presence in the air for the Sea Gulls. The freshman from Bethany, Conn., settled in right away on the Eastern Shore, starting all 18 contests for Nestor. Brown contributed on the offensive end, netting one goal and dishing out an assist as well.

This is the second year in a row that Salisbury has had six selections to the All-CAC teams. Before the 2011 season, the Sea Gulls had not garnered six honorees since the 2000 season.  The six members is one short of the program high, when the 1997 team had seven student-athletes on the All-CAC teams.

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