Teams: Women's Soccer: Press
Thursday, January 3
FURTEK, CADIGAN AND BENEDICT
GAIN NSCAA AND NEWISA SOCCER HONORS
Furtek earns spot on NSCAA All-America Third Team
MEDFORD -- Three members of the Tufts University
women's soccer team recently earned post-season honors distributed
by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American (NSCAA) and
the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA).
The highest honor went to senior midfielder Martha Furtek (East
Falmouth, MA/Falmouth), who was selected as an NSCAA Third Team
In addition to the national honor,
Furtek was also voted to the NSCAA All-New England First Team and
the NEWISA First Team. Sophomore forward Cara Cadigan (Nahant,
MA/Swampscott) was named to the NSCAA All-New England Second
Team and the NEWISA Second Team. Senior defender Annie Benedict
(Millburn, NJ/Millburn) is on the NEWISA Second Team and the
NSCAA All-New England Third Team.
Furtek earned her
third NSCAA regional honor and her first All-American recognition.
She was at the center of a 13-3-2 season that culminated with
another NCAA Tournament berth. She finished with three goals and
five assists for 11 points.
Cadigan broke the Tufts
scoring record with 19 goals and 45 points this season to lead the
New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) by a wide
Benedict, a leader in back for the Tufts
defense, was picked to the Third Team NSCAA All-New England for the
second straight year. The Jumbos tied for third with just 17 goals
allowed for the 2007 season.