Both earn their first honor from United Soccer Coaches
EASTON, Mass. (November 27, 2018) – The Stonehill College women's soccer team saw Tess Erwin and Kaitlin Brown earn United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II All-East Region honors, as announced by the organization on Monday.
Both earn their first United Soccer Coaches' recognition this season after helping the team return to the NCAA Tournament for the second time in three years.
Erwin was named to the All-East Region second team after earning her first NE10 All-Conference selection this season, as she was voted on to the first team. The sophomore defender was a vital player in the Skyhawk's eight shutouts and 13 wins this season. She started in 18 games this season as center back for the Skyhawks and was named NE10 Defensive Player of the Week once this season.
Erwin was named to the NE10 All-Conference first team for her first honor this season
As a freshman, Erwin started in seven games and appeared in 14 of the 18 games last season.
The 2017 graduate of Walpole High School played soccer and was on the Honor Roll for all four years. She helped the team to a Herget Championship with a 17-1 record and was chosen captain her senior year.
Brown was tabbed on the All-East Region third team and most recently earned her first recognition from the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association and was selected to the second team, after being name the NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year and an All-Conference first team selection.
This season, Brown averaged 1.26 goals against, giving up 24 goals from opponents. The junior tallied 102 saves in the 19 games started and played in accumulating a record of 13-6-0. Brown also registered eight shutouts for a career high and a combined total of 10 in her two years of starting in goal.
The junior kicked off the season with four-straight shutouts, the best start since 2016 when the team tallied six-straight wins and received their first NCAA Division II Tournament bid in program history. She then helped the team to an almost perfect October when she was in goal for seven-straight wins, the longest winning streak since the 1999 team, when they went 17-4 with a 13-win start.
This award is the fourth for the junior goalkeeper this season
This season, she was named NE10 Goalkeeper of the Week twice. Throughout the NE10, Brown is ranked first in wins (13), second in shutouts (8), third in saves (102), eighth in save percentage (.810), ninth in goals against average (1.26), and 16th in goals against (24). Brown has also been named to the NE10 Commissioner's and Athletic Director's Honor Roll. The 2016 graduate from Walpole High School was a four-year letter winner in soccer and basketball and was named soccer captain her senior year.
Stonehill made its second appearance in three years in the NE10 Tournament this season and has one of the best records in program history, a 13-7 overall record and a 10-4 Conference mark. The Skyhawks tallied eight shutouts, which is tied for fifth all-time. In the month of October, the 2018 squad went on a seven-win run, its longest since the 1999 team that holds the best record in history of 17-4. Stonehill also made its second appearance in the NCAA Division II Tournament in three years, as the Skyhawks fell to the University of Bridgeport, 2-1, in the first round of the Tournament.
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