Flushing, N.Y. -University of Bridgeport forward Maegen Doyle has been named Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) Women's Soccer East Region Player of the Year as part of the full announcement of the D2CCA All-East Region women's soccer teams on Wednesday (Nov. 14). The teams were voted on by the Sports Information Directors of the East Region.
Statistically speaking, Doyle's numbers are among the best not only in the East Region but also in the nation. The junior from Harwich, England led the region and the East Coast Conference with 25 goals and 53 total points scored as Bridgeport won the ECC regular-season and postseason championships and also advanced to the NCAA Tournament East Region final. Doyle ranks top-ten in the nation in goals and points along with 11 game-winning goals (second), 1.32 goals per game (third) and 2.79 points per game (seventh).
Fifteen schools within the East Region were represented in the tally, with four institutions---Franklin Pierce, Georgian Court, Goldey-Beacom and LIU Post---sporting three honorees each. The East Coast Conference (ECC) and Northeast-10 Conference received nine respective All-East mentions with the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) not far behind, nabbing eight laurels.
The First Team members now advance to the national ballot as potential All-America honorees. In addition, Doyle will be aligned with Player of the Year recipients from the seven other regions to vie for the Ron Lenz National Player of the Year Award.
The Division II Conference Commissioners Association encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.
D2CCA East Region Player of the Year
Maegen Doyle, Jr., F, Bridgeport
2018 D2CCA All-East Region First Team:
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
GK Hillevi Eklow* LIU Post Sr. Väröbacka, Sweden
D Rebecca Conway Mercy Sr. Lindenhurst, N.Y.
D Kelly Mejia Goldey-Beacom So. State College, Pa.
D Marta Turmo Franklin Pierce Sr. Barcelona, Spain
D Karoline Vieira Bridgeport Sr. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
MF Morgan Burchhardt% Saint Rose Jr. Burnt Hills, N.Y.
MF Cliona Crammond Goldey-Beacom Sr. Wicklow, Ireland
MF Nathalia Maria da Silva Franklin Pierce Sr. Sao Paulo, Brazil
MF Bree Rock*^ Holy Family Sr. Bensalem, Pa.
F Heather Arbachesky Georgian Court Sr. Wall, N.J.
F Maegen Doyle Bridgeport Jr. Harwich, England
F Veronica Marques Franklin Pierce Jr. Sao Paulo, Brazil
F Nina Predanic $ Saint Rose Jr. Brezice, Slovenia
2018 D2CCA All-East Region Second Team:
Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown
GK Kaitlin Brown Stonehill Jr. Walpole, Mass.
D Samantha Gordon LIU Post So. Amityville, N.Y.
D Jess Hawley NYIT Sr. Rockville Centre, N.Y.
D Alice Schonfeldt LIU Post Sr. Burtrask, Sweden
D Samantha Sparda Southern New Hampshire Sr. Scarborough, Maine
MF Celia de Pablo Esteban Daemen So. Burgos, Spain
MF Caly Farina Saint Anselm Jr. Southbury, Conn.
MF Anissia Fucci* Georgian Court Jr. Manchester, N.J.
MF Melayna Immediato Goldey-Beacom Fr. Hockessin, De.
F Jamie Boyar Daemen Jr. Williamsville, N.Y.
F Meghan Grundhauser Caldwell Jr. Easton, Pa.
F Krystal Hund Georgian Court Fr. Toms River, N.J.
F Kallie Villemaire*! Assumption Sr. Plattsburgh, N.Y.
* = 2017 All-East Region First Team
! = 2017 East Region Player of the Year
^ = 2016 All-East Region First Team
$ = 2016 All-East Region Second Team
% = 2015 All-East Region Second Team