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WOMEN’S SOCCER STARS EARN CUNYAC HONORS

November 14, 2012

National assist leader Melissa Gelardi was one of five from her team to be chosen to the CuNYAC All-Star team.

The 2012 CUNYAC/Applebee’s Women’s Soccer All-Stars have been announced and the College of Staten Island has taken five awards. Named to the first team of all stars were Melissa Gelardi, Samantha Wysokowski and Demi-Jean Martorano. On the second team: Nicole Molinell and Deanna Kvetkoff.

The Dolphins finished their season with a 12-8 record and an undefeated conference record of 6-0 despite falling in the CUNYAC Championship game.

Sophomore Gelardi not only leads the conference with 24 assists but she also leads the nation. In seven conference games, she has totaled 17 assists, averaging 2.42 assists per game. Along with her assists she totaled three goals this season adding up to a sum of 30 points.

Wysokowski, who was also recently named CUNYAC’s Scholar Athlete of the Month, led the conference in goals with 26 including four game winning goals. The sophomore also added seven assists for a total of 59 points.

Last year’s Player of the Year, Martorano earned her spot with 25 goals and nine assists. She holds CSI’s all-time career record for goals surpassing Fiosa Begai’s record (2005-2008). Included in her 25 goals, she has seven game winning goals, best in the conference.

On the second team were two of CSI’s freshman stars. Molinell earned a starting spot for the Dolphins, starting in 15 of the team’s games. Though you can’t see her skill in stats, the rookie defender has been nothing short of excellent for CSI. Her power and keenness on the defense line has been apparent to opponents.

CSI’s other rookie star, Kvetkoff, started in 19 of the games this season. She has totaled two goals off of 14 shots and four assists totaling eight points.

Source: CSI Dolphins

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