Krista Ledin and Sam Cristoforo Named To NSCAA New England All-Region Teams

Krista Ledin and Sam Cristoforo Named To NSCAA New England All-Region Teams

BOSTON, Mass.—For the first time in program history, UMass Boston women's soccer has two National Soccer Coaches of American Association (NSCAA) All-Region players, with Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) and Sam Cristoforo (Rockland, Mass.) being named All New England players Wednesday afternoon.

Ledin, the Little East Conference Offensive Player of the Year, was named to the Second Team, while Cristoforo earned a spot on the Third Team.

The two First Team Little East Conference stars join Samantha Place ('12) as the only Beacons to earn an All-Region NSCAA Award. Place was named a Second Team All-Region selection her junior season, before being named a Fourth Team honoree in 2011.

For Ledin it is the second straight season she has been named to an All-Region squad, as she was named to the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) All-Region Second Team last year. She was also honored as the ECAC New England Rookie of the Year last season, after finishing with a program record 23 goals and 50 points.

The sophomore was even better in 2012; setting new program and conference records with 26 goals and 64 points. She added a program-record 12 assists and broke her own school record with eight multi-goal games. In addition, Ledin became only the second player in program history to reach the 100-point mark on October 25 when she set a new program-record with four assists in a single game, and tied the UMass Boston record with eight points in a win over Framingham State.

In just two seasons, Ledin has come close to rewriting the entire UMass Boston record book. She has compiled 49 goals and 114 points to put her within three goals and two points of former teammate Kristin Mulry's ('11) school records.

Cristoforo earned her first All-Region recognition after having the best offensive season of her three-year career. The junior forward from Rockland, Mass. finished the season with career-highs in goals (8) and assists (10), while finishing fifth in the Little East Conference with 26 points.

After being named to the Little East Conference Second Team her freshman season, Cristoforo was named to the LEC First Team for the first time in November. She finished tied for third in the conference with five game-winning goals, including scoring the Beacons first two game-winning goals in program history against Keene State College.