YORK, Pa. – To celebrate the 25th anniversary of varsity competition, the Capital Athletic Conference named the Silver Anniversary Women's Soccer Team on Tuesday, the third team to be announced, and two Salisbury University student-athletes were named on the team.
The Sea Gull women's soccer program was commissioned in 1994, the same year that Salisbury joined the CAC. The program has seen major success in its 20 year history with four NCAA Tournament trips and four conference championships. The Sea Gulls have had a winning season every year but one in the CAC, showing off a 99-26-9 record in the conference and a winning percentage of .772.
Amy Gallagher played for Salisbury from 1996-99 and was a key contributor to the Sea Gulls' early success. Gallagher was a force to be reckoned with on the defensive side of the ball in her four-year tenure with SU. She received third-team All-Region honors in 1998 for her contribution to a defense that allowed only 13 goals on the year. She was first-team All-CAC twice (1998-99) and named to the second-team All-CAC once (1996). She also was presented the Coaches' Award for her play during the 1998 season.
A mainstay in the midfield during her four-year span with the program, Erin Mooney played for the Sea Gulls during the 2009-12 seasons. Mooney received second-team All-Region honors her senior year, a season which saw Salisbury achieve a 5-1 mark in conference play. Mooney was also named first-team All-CAC three times (2010-12), the most first-team nods in program history.
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About the CAC Silver Anniversary Teams
The CAC Silver Anniversary Teams will be announced early in the regular-season for each respective sport. Each Silver Anniversary Team honoree will receive a commemorative gift from the conference, and many will be recognized by their institution/alma mater at some time during the academic year.
The University of Mary Washington, a charter member of the CAC, led the conference with 153 current and former student-athletes on the Silver Anniversary Teams, including 40 in men's and women's tennis combined. Salisbury University, which joined the CAC in the 1994-95 athletic season, was second with 121 Silver Anniversary Team honorees. CAC charter members York College of Pa. (59) and St. Mary's College of Md. (35) were next in line for most Silver Anniversary Team honorees.
The CAC was organized as a six-team affiliation in 1989 and began championship competition with the winter sports during the 1990-91 season. Membership changes in the last decade ultimately created a 10-team conference that has become one of the strongest in NCAA Division III.