GENESEO, N.Y. – Eight members of the SUNY Geneseo women's soccer team were named to the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Conference Team, announced Wednesday. Eight All-SUNYAC selections is the most the program's ever had since the inception of the award in 1984 and the most of any other conference team as Buffalo State was the next highest with five honorees.
Junior midfielder Emily Green, junior back Alexa Wandy and sophomore forward Leah Greene landed second-team honors while senior forward Kelsey Raschke, senior midfielder Marissa Benson, junior midfielders Meaghan Johnston and Laurie Knapp as well as first-year keeper Emily Janiszewski garnered third-team recognition.
Green finished the season fourth in the conference with 18 points on eight goals and two assists and tied for first with five game-winning goals. Tallying two or more points on six occasions, Green scored in the 89th minute to defeat host Fredonia, 1-0 (Sept. 25), and notched two goals in a 3-0 shutout at Brockport (Oct. 10).
The 2014 SUNYAC Rookie of the Year and a first-team selection, Greene is honored after finishing tied for second in the league with five assists. Greene recorded a season-high five points on two goals and one assist in the Knights' season-opening 7-0 victory over Alfred (Sept. 1) and had a stretch of three-consecutive games with an assist.
Wandy was a major part of a backfield that recorded a SUNYAC-best 10 shutouts and stood second with 12 goals allowed. A first-team honoree in 2014 and a member of the second-team as a first-year, Wandy is steadily one of the conference's toughest defenders and tasked with guarding opponents' biggest offensive threat.
Raschke finished the 2015 campaign with seven points on three goals and one assist. Also a third-team selection last season, Rashcke scored in the 106th minute to defeat Houghton in overtime, 1-0 (Oct. 7) and scored what proved to be the game-winner in a 3-0 victory at Brockport (Oct. 10).
Named All-SUNYAC for the first time, Benson registered a career-high five points on one goal and three assists. She scored her first collegiate and the eventual game-winning goal in a 2-1 win over Oswego (Oct. 15) and was key to setting up Geneseo's offensive attack through the midfield.
The 2014 SUNYAC Player of the Year, Johnston was a major piece of the Knights' set pieces as well as their defensive unit. Johnston netted two goals and handed out an assist this season, including scoring in the team's 2-1 win at Houghton (Oct. 7) and in a 2-1 victory over Oswego (Oct. 15).
Knapp started at midfield in all 17 matches in 2015 and was a second-team selection a year ago. A large part of the team's offensive attack, Knapp tallied the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win against visiting Cortland (Oct. 17) and handed out two assists this season.
Janiszewki finished the season ranked first in the SUNYAC with eight shutouts, second with a .619 goals against average while also standing sixth with a .865 save percentage. A starter in all 16 games she appeared in, Janiszewski made a season-high eight saves in a 2-0 win at Farmingdale State (Sept. 20) and had a seven-save performance to shutout Cortland, 1-0 (Oct. 17).