GENESEO, N.Y. – Four members of the SUNY Geneseo women's soccer team were named to the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Conference Team, Tuesday.
Senior midfielder Alexa Krebs and first-year back Alexa Wandy were named second-team selections, while first-year forward Erin O'Connor and senior goalkeeper Julia Sanger were named to the third team.
One of the top midfielders in the conference, Krebs landed her first all-conference certificate after finishing second on the team with eight points on three goals and two assists. She scored a goal and an assist in Geneseo's victory over Lycoming (Sept. 14) and scored the Knights' lone goal in a 1-1 tie during the regular season versus Oneonta (Oct. 4).
Wandy proved herself to be one of the top defensive players in the conference during her first collegiate campaign. She was a big piece of a Geneseo defensive unit that only allowed 0.97 goals again during the season, including a 0.77 average in against SUNYAC opponents. Ranked fourth in the SUNYAC with a .857 save percentage and a 0.68 goals against average,
Sanger backstopped the Knights to eight shutouts this season, including a span of 448:58 over four matches not allowing a goal. She was credited with a season-high eight saves in a 0-0 tie at RIT (Sept. 18) and also made seven saves on four occasions including a 3-2 victory at Plattsburgh on the final weekend of the regular season. Over the last four seasons, 20 of Sanger's 24 career victories have been shutouts, which ranks fifth all-time for the Knights in that category.
O'Connor was the Knights' leading scorer, totaling 15 points including a team-best seven goals. Heating up at the end of the season, she scored five goals in Geneseo's last six games, including one in all three SUNYAC Tournament tilts. She also scored back-to-back game-winning tallies to defeat Potsdam (1-0) and Plattsburgh (3-2) on the final weekend of the regular season to help the team clinch a spot in the postseason.
Geneseo finished the season with a 7-8-5 record including a 4-3-2 SUNYAC mark to clinch the sixth seed for the conference tournament. The Knights advanced past third-seeded Cortland with a 5-4 penalty kick shootout victory that followed a 1-1 tie in the quarterfinals, before taking down Buffalo State, 2-1, in the semifinals to make their first championship match appearance since winning the 2009 championship. Top-seeded Oneonta put a stop to the Knights Cinderella run, out-gunned the Knights, 4-1, in the title match.