Monday, November 8, 2004
Written by Andrew Silver 


MEDFORD -- The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) have selected Tufts senior Becky Greenstein (Newton, MA/Newton South) as a member of the 2004 District I College Division Women's Soccer Academic All-America Second Team. Greenstein is one of only four New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) players among the 34 total named to the three regional academic teams by CoSIDA.

Greenstein, a 2004 co-captain for the Jumbos, was one of only four players on the team to start in all 14 of the team's contests. The senior midfielder epitomized the definition of a student-athlete with strong play and leadership on the field and as a terrific example to her teammates off the field and in the classroom.

Greenstein ended her senior season fifth on the team in points with six. She totaled one goal and four assists. Her one goal was a game-winner, coming in one of the biggest wins of the season, 1-0, at Bowdoin. Of Greenstein's four assists this fall, two of them came on game-winning goals against Worcester State College (3-1 on October 3) and Wesleyan (3-2 on October 12). Her four assists led the team.

In her career as a Jumbo, Greenstein amassed a total of 25 points in 61 games, 32 of which she started. Over her four years as a Jumbo, she excelled at both finishing and distributing the ball, as her career numbers include nine goals and seven assists. Her unselfish play and hard work in the Tufts midfield over her four years are an accurate reflection of the pride she takes in her schoolwork.

Greenstein is currently completing a psychology major at Tufts. Her GPA over her first three years at Tufts is nearly perfect, and she has been recognized on the Dean's List in each of her first six semesters. Greenstein, a 2001 graduate of Newton South High School, is on pace to graduate from Tufts among the top of her class in the spring of 2005.

The District I College Division Women's Soccer Academic All-America award is given to student-athletes at northeast schools from Divisions II-III.