Hofstra’s honorees (left to right): Lucy Porter, Sabrina Bryan, Miri Taylor and Anja Suttner. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra SID)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The United Soccer Coaches announced Monday that four Hofstra University women’s soccer student-athletes earned All-East Region honors — junior midfielder Lucy Porter, junior forward Sabrina Bryan, sophomore forward Miri Taylor and freshman defender Anja Suttner.
The quartet helped the Pride to its third consecutive Colonial Athletic Association Championship and second successive NCAA Division I women’s tournament second round appearance.
Porter, the CAA midfielder of the year, earned first team accolades for the second straight year after leading a high-powered offense that ranked first in the CAA in every offensive category. She finished with a program-record 40 points via a conference-high 16 goals and eight assists. Porter also tied for a team and conference-high five game-winning goals.
Joining Porter on the first team was Bryan, the CAA attacking player of the Year, who earned a spot on the All-Region team for the second year n a row season. Bryan tallied 32 points on the year, which was second in the CAA from 11 goals and a CAA-high 10 assists. She added three game-winning goals, including the extratime game-winner that propelled Hofstra to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
Taylor was named to the All-Region first team as a forward and was the only sophomore represented on the squad. She registered nine goals and nine assists for 27 points. which ranked third in the conference behind Porter and Bryan. Taylor also tied for a team-high five game-winning goals.
Suttner gathered second team honors after collecting two major awards from the CAA including co-defensive player of the year and rookie of the year accolades. Suttner, who rarely came off the pitch, led a defense that posted a 1.36 goals-against average while contributing to five shutouts. She recorded three goals and three assists for nine points while tallying one game-winning goal in the CAA semifinal.
Hofstra concluded the season with a 16-4-2 (.727) mark and 7-0-2 (.777) record in the CAA.