Kapatoes Earns Spot On NE-10 All-Rookie Squad

Hopedale, Mass. native started 15 of 18 games in 2013, scoring two goals

EASTON, Mass. (November, 11 2013) – Stonehill College freshman forward Lauren Kapatoes (Hopedale, Mass./Hopedale) has been named to the Northeast-10 Conference Women's Soccer All-Rookie Team, it was announced last week by the league office.

Kapatoes ranked third on Stonehill with two goals in 2013, behind only junior forwards Megan Sullivan (Sutton, Mass./Sutton) and Renee Trudeau (Pembroke, Mass./Pembroke). Kapatoes started 15 matches this season and played in all 18, registering a team-high 37 shots, including 18 on goal.

She scored her first collegiate goal on September 18th at Saint Michael's College, in a match that Stonehill eventually won 2-1. Kapatoes second tally of the season came on October 22nd at home against Bentley University, and it was an important one. With the Skyhawks trailing, 1-0, and under four minutes remaining in the contest, Kapatoes fired a shot off the crossbar and into the net from the left side of the penalty area. The score tied the match, and Stonehill would go on to claim a 2-1 victory in overtime on a goal by Trudeau.

Prior to her arrival at Stonehill, Kapatoes was a star forward at Hopedale High School. In five seasons with the varsity squad, Kapatoes established herself as Hopedale's all-time leading scorer, racking up 96 goals and 39 assists. She was a two-time All-State selection, team MVP, and team captain, and a three-time Central Massachusetts All-Star. In 2011, Kapatoes earned District III MVP honors, after helping her team win the district championship and reach the state finals by tallying seven post season goals.

2013 Northeast-10 Women's Soccer All-Rookie Team

Victoria Antonino, Adelphi (M, Howard Beach, N.Y.)
Samantha Lanza, Adelphi (M, Caracas, Venezuela)
Jessica Margaretta, American Int'l (M, Coloniers, France)
Emily Hill Assumption (F, Dedham, Mass.)
Madison Finlay, Franklin Pierce (M, Plymouth, Mass.)
Nicole Chaet, Franklin Pierce (M, Tewksbury, Mass.)
Rachel Terry*, Le Moyne (F, Vestal, N.Y.)
Ashley Kenny, Pace (B, Chester, N.Y.)
Kendra Bonczar, Saint Anselm (F, Milford, N.H.)
Cassie Quattropani, Saint Anselm (GK, East Hartford, Conn.)
Sammy Blizzard, Saint Rose (F, Gansevoort, N.Y.)
Emily Meeks, Saint Rose (F, Enumclaw, Wash.)
Alexa Poulin, So. New Hampshire (F, Tewksbury, Mass.)
Lauren Kapatoes, Stonehill (F, Hopedale, Mass.)

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