Lucy Porter was the CAA midfielder of the year two consecutive times. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The United Soccer Coaches announced Monday that four Hofstra University women’s players were honored on the 2021 NCAA Division I All-East Region Team.
Senior forward Miri Taylor and fifth-year midfielder Lucy Porter were named to the first team, while fifth-year midfielder Jordan Littleboy and junior Anja Suttner landed a spot on the second team. All four were named the All-Colonial Athletic Association first team last month.
Taylor, the CAA attacking player of the year, concluded a remarkable senior campaign where she recorded a team- and conference-high 45 points, a Hofstra season record. Taylor scored a conference-best 17 goals and added 11 assists and ranks second in the nation in total points, third in points per game, fourth in total goals, and fifth in goals per game. Taylor eared All-Region honors for the third straight year and it is the second time she nabbed a spot on the first team.
Porter, the back-to-back-to-back CAA midfielder of the year and four-time All-East Region first team honoree, closed out her career with a season in which she compiled seven goals and 11 assists for 25 points, which ranked sixth in the conference. Porter’s 11 assists rank 19th nationally and was also tied for the second-highest amount in the CAA.
Littleboy made the All-Region squad for the first time after playing a pivotal role in the midfield this fall. She recorded five assists on the season, including the game-winning assist in the CAA Championship match against Northeastern University.
Suttner, an All-Region squad member for the third consecutive season, was a key anchor on the Hofstra backline. Behind her leadership, Hofstra recorded a program-record 13 shutouts which was also the second-highest total in the country. Hofstra allowed 0.59 goals per game, ranking 12th in the nation in goals-against average. The backline allowed 6.0 shots per game. Suttner also had a goal and two assists.
Hofstra finished with a 17-4-1 record.