Four Rams Receive NSCAA All-Region Recognition
RICHMOND, Va. – Four VCU Women's Soccer players have been named to All-Mid-Atlantic Region Teams by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Seniors Wendy Acosta and Carly Edgcomb, and sophomore Cristin Granados received Second Team honors, while junior Courtney Conrad was named to the Third Team.
"We are very proud of the team's progress this season," said VCU Co-Head Coach Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak. "It's great to see Cristin, Carly, Wendy and Courtney recognized for their contributions. To be selected in the region is a major award in their careers here at VCU and we couldn't be happier for them."
Acosta, who was competing in her first season of collegiate competition, finished the year with nine goals and an assist for 19 points. The San Jose, Costa Rica native was a perfect 3-for-3 on penalty kicks and was second on the team in goals scored. Acosta was named to the Atlantic 10's All-Rookie squad and the league's Second Team at the conclusion of the regular season.
Edgcomb, named Second Team defender, was one of three Rams to start every match and helped lead VCU's back line to an Atlantic 10-best 10 shutouts. The Princeton, N.J. native was named to the All-Atlantic 10 Second Team and received a spot on the conference's All-Tournament Team.
Granados, also a member of the Second Team, finished the 2012 campaign second on the team with 20 points. She scored eight times, added four assists, and also spent time with the Costa Rican National Team, which played a friendly against the United States in Buffalo, N.Y. Granados finished the match with Costa Rica's only shot on goal. The Cartago, Costa Rica native was also named All-Atlantic 10 Second Team and received All-Tournament Team honors.
Conrad, who led VCU in goals (11), game-winning goals (five) and points (23), finished the season ranked in the top 10 in the A-10 in almost every offensive category. She was also named to the All-Atlantic First Team and to the All-Tournament squad.
VCU posted 12 victories this season, which are the most during the Sahaydak's six-year tenure. The Rams also advanced to the conference championship match for the second straight season.