Lucy Porter and Miri Taylor were the engines of Hofstra’s success. (Photo courtesy of Hofstra)
Hofstra University senior forward Miri Taylor and fifth-year midfielder Lucy Porter were named All-Americans by the United Soccer Coaches, the organization announced Thursday.
Taylor earned All-America honors for the first time in her career, while Porter collected her third successive All-America accolade.
Taylor, a first team honoree and Hofstra’s second first team selection all-time, became the eighth United Soccer Coaches All-American in program history after earning a long list of accolades this season. That includes United Coaches’ All-East Region first team, Colonial Athletic Association attacking player of the year, All-CAA first team, and MAC Hermann Trophy semifinalist honors.
Taylor posted impressive numbers this season, topping the CAA and setting a Hofstra season record with 45 points on a league-high 17 goals and 11 assists. She sits second in the nation in points (45), third in points per game (2.14), fourth in goals (17), fifth in goals per game (0.81), and 19th in assists (11).
She is a three-time All-Region pick and four-time All-CAA honoree, including first team All-CAA honors the past three seasons. After four seasons with the Pride, Taylor is ranked fourth all-time in points (97), tied for sixth all-time in goals (33), and is the program’s leader in assists with 31. Her 31 assists are also tied for ninth in CAA history.
Porter, a third team selection, added to her long resume with United Coaches All-Region first team, CAA midfielder of the year, and All-CAA first team accolades. This season, she compiled seven goals and 11 assists for 25 points, ranking sixth in the conference. Porters 11 assists rank 19th nationally and is tied for the second-highest amount in the CAA.
As the only three-time All-American in Hofstra program history, the back-to-back-to-back CAA midfielder of the year, a four-time United Coaches All-East Region first team selection and four-time All-CAA first team award winner, Porter closed out her career as Hofstra’s all-time leader in points (123), tied for second in goals (48), and tied for second all-time in assists (27). Her 123 points also finished ninth all-time in the CAA.
Hofstra captured its third CAA Championship in the last four seasons, concluded the season with a 17-4-1 mark. It reached the second round of the NCAA Division I Tournament for the third time since 2018.
This year’s All-Americans will be formally acknowledged for their accomplishments at the United Soccer Coaches All-America ceremony and reception on Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Kansas City Convention Center in conjunction with the United Soccer Coaches Convention.
Hofstra NSCAA/United Soccer Coaches All-Americans:
-Sue Weber – 2005 (third team), 2007 (third team)
-Brooke DeRosa – 2007 (third team)
-Tiffany Yovino – 2010 (third team)
-Leah Galton – 2015 (second team)
-Kristin Desmond – 2017 (third team)
-Sabrina Bryan – 2019 (third team)
–Lucy Porter – 2019 (second team); 2020 (first team), 2021 (third team)
–Miri Taylor – 2021 (first team)