YORK, Pa. – The Capital Athletic Conference announced its All-CAC women's soccer teams on Wednesday afternoon, and five Sea Gulls earned postseason accolades with three being named to the All-CAC first team.
The Sea Gulls had three players earn first-team All-CAC honors, in seniors Casey Arnone and Christine Clark and junior Alesha Seifert, while seniors Tabitha Brown and Jenna DeLetto were named to the second team.
Salisbury posted a 12-4-2 overall record with a 6-2-1 mark in the conference, earning a No. 4 seed in the CAC tournament and making it to the first round. The Sea Gulls had the strongest defense in the conference, leading the league in goals against average (.70), and shutouts (11) on the season. Salisbury was also a threat on offense, scoring 40 goals, which was good for third in the conference.
Arnone, who played in 17 games and saw 16 starts, earned her second-straight All-CAC first-team honor. The Williamsport, Maryland native was a stalwart on the backline for Salisbury all season, helping the Gulls allow just 11 goals all year and post 11 shutouts. Arnone also contributed on the offensive end, scoring two goals this season, including the decisive goal in the 3-1 win over the University of Mary Washington on Saturday, October 24. For her strong play, Arnone was named the CAC Defensive Player of the Week for the week of October 5.
Clark, who played in all 18 games and started in five, was named to the All-CAC first team for the first time in her career. Clark provided leadership as a senior and was one of the top performers at the midfield position for the Sea Gulls. The Rockville, Maryland native was a threat on offense, scoring three goals on the season, including two game-winning goals. Clark also was a key factor in maintaining possession, keeping the ball on the offensive side of the field and allowing the Sea Gull offense to dictate the tempo of the game.
Seifert, who played in nine games and saw seven starts in goal for Salisbury, also earned first-team All-CAC honors for the first time. Seifert was the anchor on a Sea Gull defense that led the conference in team goals against average and shutouts. The Easton, Pennsylvania native was one of the top goalkeepers in the conference, leading the CAC in goals against average (.47) and save percentage. Seifert only allowed four goals against her all season, which also was the best in the conference. Seifert earned a 5-2-2 record in front of the net, tallying 29 saves on the year.
Brown, who played and started in all 18 games, earned the third CAC postseason accolade of her career. Brown was a senior leader on the backline for the Sea Gulls, helping the defense become one of the best in the conference. The Bethany, Connecticut native was a force to be reckoned with on defense, helping the team to the best goals against average in the conference. Brown was named the CAC Defensive Player of the Week for her strong defensive play during the week of September 21.
DeLetto, who played in all 18 games and started in 17, earned an All-CAC selection for the first time in her career. DeLetto was the top performer on offense for Salisbury this season, leading the team in goals with five on the year, including the game winner against Stockton University on Tuesday, September 1. The Massapequa, New York native also tied for first on the team in assists, tallying three on the season, while garnering a team-high 13 points on the year.
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