December 5, 2013

Ledin, Andrews and Cristoforo Named To NSCAA All-Region Teams

BOSTON, Mass.—For the second-straight year UMass Boston women's soccer has set a new program standard, as the Beacons had three players named to the National Soccer Coaches of American Association (NSCAA) All-Region Team, the NSCAA announced Wednesday afternoon.

Junior Krista Ledin (Bridgewater, Mass.) earned a spot on the All New England Second Team for the second consecutive season, while seniors Sam Cristoforo (Rockland, Mass.) and Tayla Andrews (Plymouth, Mass.) were honored as Fourth Team selections.

Ledin and Cristoforo match Samantha Place ('12) as the only players in program-history to have been named to the NSCAA All New-England Teams on two occasions.

For Andrews, the all-region selection is the first of her career from the NSCAA, after being named an All-Region player by the New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association last season.

Ledin earned a spot on the NSCAA Second Team after ranking as one of the top three scorers in all of Division III for a second consecutive season. The two-time Little East Offensive Player of the Year set a new standard for scoring at UMass Boston and the Little East in a single-season for the second-straight year, by registering 32 goals and 69 points. The junior forward also added a program-record eight game-winning goals, while becoming the all-time leading goal and point scorer in both UMass Boston and Little East Conference history.

Cristoforo concluded her career with another extremely solid season, starting every game in the midfield for a UMass Boston team that finished with the second-most wins in program history (15). The First Team All-Conference honoree recorded one goal and a team-high nine assists on the year to finish her career as the program-record holder for career assists with 30.

Andrews wrapped up her career with another honor after recording 17 goals, seven assists and 42 points in 20 starts. The three-time All Conference honoree added four game-winning goals to her career total and finished her career second in school history with 59 career goals, 29 assists and 148 points. In four seasons at UMass Boston, Andrews finished amongst the top five players in the Little East in goals and points on three occasions and second amongst players in the LEC in each of the past two years.