Ledin Leads Four Women's Soccer Players On ECAC New England All-Star Team

CENTERVILLE, Mass.—Junior Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) led a quartet of UMass Boston women's soccer players named to the 2013 ECAC Division III New England Women's Soccer All-Star team, the ECAC office announced Friday evening.

Ledin was named the ECAC New England Offensive Player of the Year and earned a spot on the First Team for the second-straight season. Senior midfielder Samantha Cristoforo (Rockland, Mass.) joined Ledin on the first team, while senior Alli Modzelewski (Newtown, Conn.) and Kristen Spain (Quincy, Mass.) were recognized as Second Team honorees.  

Ledin led the Little East Conference in goals and points for a third consecutive year, by finishing the season with 32 goals and 69 points. She also added a program-record eight game-winning goals and became the first Beacon to be named the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Player of the Week, in addition to earning ECAC New England Player of the Week on two occasions. On top of her numerous accomplishments on the field, the Nursing major was recognized as the first Academic All-American in UMass Boston history.

Cristoforo is the second Beacon in program history to earn a spot on the ECAC New England First Team, after helping UMass Boston to their second-straight Little East Conference Regular Season Title. The four-year starter wrapped up her career with nine assists and 11 total points to finish atop the UMB record-book with 30 career assists and 88 career appearances in Beacons Blue. 

Modzelewski, a four-time Little East All-Conference honoree, picks up another piece of hardware, after helping the Beacons allow the second-fewest goals in the Little East Conference. She recorded two goals on the season, including the game-winning marker against Rhode Island College on Senior Day, to help UMB capture their second-straight Regular Season Title.

Spain becomes the first UMass Boston goalie in program-history to earn All-New England honors, after setting new career-bests in goals-against average (.97) and save percentage (.820). The junior finished the season 14-5 with 5.5 shutouts, to set a new UMass Boston program-record with 14 career blank sheets.