Sherman and Orsino Earn NEAC Postseason Honors

Sherman and Orsino Earn NEAC Postseason Honors

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. – Goalkeeper Elizabeth Sherman and sophomore Alyssa Orsino were honored by the North Eastern Athletic Conference on Thursday as the conference released their annual awards.

Sherman was named NEAC Defensive Player of the Year and Alyssa Orsino was named First Team All-Conference, as voted by the conference coaches.

"Coming into this season, I knew right away that Alyssa Orsino and Elizabeth Sherman were going to have a positive impact on this team," said first-year head coach Tessa Knapp. "Having the experiences of their freshman year has given both players a huge advantage and confidence going into this season. The team looks up to both players with their work ethic in practice and games. Orsino and Sherman are leaders on and off the field and I have high hopes for them and this team in the upcoming seasons."

Elizabeth Sherman continued her stellar play in goal in her sophomore season after being named NEAC Player and Rookie of the Year last season. Sherman made a conference-leading 154 saves this season, posting a .766 save percentage in her 13 starts. The sophomore ranks 11th in the country, averaging 11.23 saves per game.

Alyssa Orsino stepped into a leadership role for the young Wolves team, and it showed on the field. The sophomore has been named all-conference in both seasons at Keuka College. This year, she led Keuka's offense to a new season high in goals as a team. Personally, Orsino led the Wolves with six goals and 12 total points, setting a new program record. She also led the Wolves in shots and had the program's first multi-goal game, scoring a pair in Keuka College's 3-1 victory over Wells College.

Keuka College wrapped up their second season for field hockey on Wednesday following a 4-0 loss to SUNY Geneseo. The Wolves finished the season 1-15 and 1-2 in the NEAC, tying for third in the conference.