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.
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.
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.
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.