Seven Knights Land All-SUNYAC Honors In Women's Soccer


GENESEO, N.Y. – Seven members of the SUNY Geneseo women's soccer team were named to the 2016 State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) All-Conference Team. Senior forward Emily Green, junior midfielder Leah Greene and first-year back Taylor Clar landed first-team honors, senior forward Erin O'Connor, senior back Alexa Wandy and sophomore goalie Emily Janiszewski were named to the second-team and senior midfielder Laurie Knapp was tabbed to the third-team. 

A second-team honoree a season ago, Green finished second on the team with 11 points on four goals and three assists. She notched the game-winning goal in a 2-0 win over visiting Brockport (Oct. 8) as well as in a 2-0 home win over Houghton (Sept. 15). 

Greene was named a conference all-star for the third-consecutive season after garnering first-team and league Rookie of the Year honors in 2014 as well as second-team recognition a season ago. She finished the season with two goals and an assist, including the game-winning tally in the Knights' 3-0 victory opposite visiting Oneonta in the SUNYAC Tournament Semifinals. 

Wandy was named a SUNYAC All-Star for the fourth-consecutive season, landing her third-straight second-team honor after earning first-team recognition in 2014. She joined Clar to help key a defense that led the SUNYAC and is currently ranked 13th nationally with a 0.34 goals against average, allowing only six goals the entire season. Wandy also added a goal in a 4-0 win at New Paltz (Oct. 1) while Clar scored her first collegiate tally in a 3-0 win over visiting Plattsburgh (Oct. 22) in the regular-season finale 

O'Connor nabbed the second all-conference honor of her career after also being named a third-team pick in 2013. She led the Knights this fall with 12 points and five goals, including the game-winning tally in the squad's victory over SUNYAC-foe Fredonia (Sept. 24) as well as the squad's lone goal in a 1-1 tie at Oneonta (Sept. 3) during the regular season. O'Connor also scored in the teams SUNYAC semifinal victory as well. 

Janiszewski was voted to her second-straight All-SUNYAC squad, moving up from the third-team as a first-year. She led the SUNYAC and is currently 11th nationally with a .912 save percentage while her conference-low 0.34 goals against average also stands 13th in the country. She was credited with seven saves in the tie at Oneonta as well as in a 0-0 tie opposite Nazareth to preserve one of her 10 shutouts on the season. Janiszewski logged a season-high eight saves in 1-0 loss vs. Buffalo State (Sept. 23) during the regular season.

Knapp earned her third all-conference nod after also being slotted on the second team in 2014 and the third team in 2015. She finished third for the Knights with eight points on four goals, including the deciding tally in the squad's 1-0 victory over visiting Potsdam (Oct. 21). 

Geneseo finished the season with a 9-3-5 record, including a 6-1-2 SUNYAC mark that clinched the second seed for the conference postseason. Following a 3-0 shutout of defending champion Oneonta in the semifinals, the Knights advanced to their third SUNYAC Tournament Championship match in four seasons. The season came to a close after a 1-0 setback at top-seeded Buffalo State in the title game.