College of Staten Island women’s soccer senior and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee President Ednita Lorenzo has been tabbed the College’s NCAA Woman of the Year, a yearly distinction bestowed on her as part of the NCAA’s recognition of female student-athletes who have excelled in academics, leadership, and community service.
A four-year stalwart and captain of a women’s soccer team that collected three championships in her years at CSI, Lorenzo added four goals and an assist over her career, including a trio of scores in 2009, playing in the midfield and at the front.  Lorenzo was named Female Student-Athlete of the Year at CSI’s Commencement Honors in May 2010 prior to graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Communications with a concentration in Journalism, boasting an outstanding 3.11 GPA.
Shadowing her performance in the field is Lorenzo’s passion for her fellow student-athletes.  The 2009 senior was a two year member of the executive committee of the CSI SAAC, where she served as President this past year.  She was part of a team that spear-headed multiple fund-raising campaigns including Change for Haiti, aimed at collecting spare change for Haitian Relief efforts, collecting nearly $1,000 in total.  She also organized multiple community service ventures including the SAAC’s annual holiday trip to Eger Nursing Home.  Her pioneering also saw the SAAC introduce a new award at CSI’s annual Awards Banquet.  Called the CSI G.L.O.V.E. Award, the award honors a coach and team who exemplify giving, leadership, organizing, volunteering and encouraging.  On top of her multiple endeavors, she also served an internship in the CSI Athletic Department, serving as principal photographer and gameday event assistant at CSI home athletic contests.
Lorenzo’s NCAA Woman of the Year honor makes her one of 452 honorees spanning all NCAA Divisions nationwide.  Conference Women of the Year honors will be announced in late-September of 2010, with a national winner being announced on October 17, 2010 in Indianapolis.