Bridgeport, Conn.-Five members of the University of Bridgeport women's soccer team, forward Kasey Kenny (Sr., Staten Island, N.Y.), midfielder Katie Stanley (Sr., Oxford, England), defender Marie Pettersson (Sr., Amal, Sweden), goalkeeper Julia Hansson (So., Tocksfors, Sweden) and forward Julia Colley (Jr., Harlow, England) have been selected as 2011 Daktronics Inc. All-East Region performers in voting conducted among sports information directors at NCAA Division II institutions that are members of the Central Atlantic Collegiate, East Coast and Northeast 10 Conferences.
Kenny and Pettersson, who were named East Coast Conference Offensive and Defensive Players of the Year respectively, plus Hansson, who was selected as the ECC Goalkeeper of the Year, were named First Team Daktronics Inc. All-East Region along with Stanley. Colley was selected to the Daktronics Inc. All-Region Second Team.
The University of Bridgeport women's soccer team, which was ranked number one in the nation for six weeks during the regular season, made its fifth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division II National Championship Tournament in 2011. The Purple Knights completed the season with a 16-0-2 overall record.