Women’s Soccer Trio Garners NEWISA All-New England Accolades

Women’s Soccer Trio Garners NEWISA All-New England Accolades

WORCESTER – Seniors Sophie Gomarlo (Swanzey, NH) and Karina Larson (Storrs, CT), and sophomore Kristen McCrea (Weymouth, MA) earned New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association (NEWISA) All-New England status. Gomarlo and McCrea were named to the second team while Larson highlighted the third team.

Gomarlo, an All-NEWMAC second teamer and NEWISA Senior Bowl participant, paced the team with nine goals and conference with five game-winning goals, and was second in league play with two GWG. The NEWMAC markers were registered in consecutive games at Mount Holyoke and Wheaton while the senior led the Engineers in the opening weekend with the decisive goal at Salem State and versus UMass Dartmouth - which also featured a hat-trick - as well as midway through the season versus Roger Williams.

McCrea, a repeat NEWMAC All-Conference first team honoree, finished fifth in goals (nine) and points (23), and sixth in assists (five) on the year. The sophomore also ranked seventh with four goals during the NEWMAC regular season, including both markers in a 2-0 victory at Smith. McCrea scored twice at Framingham State as well to go with a goal and an assist versus UMass Dartmouth, at Trinity, versus Roger Williams and at Mount Holyoke. She previously named All-New England by the United Soccer Coaches (formerly NSCAA) and a CoSIDA Academic All-District I selection.

Larson, an All-NEWMAC second team member and extremely reliable center back, led the Engineers to six shutouts in 16 games played. The unit also allowed only seven goals and touted a 0.66 GAA, the second fewest only to regular season and tournament champion MIT. Offensively, Larson forced an overtime draw with Babson with a late goal and notched the lone tally in a triumph versus Wentworth.

Complete List of Honorees (PDF)