Eight honored from Brooklyn College’s women’s soccer championship team

The Brooklyn College women's soccer team had seven players and its coach recognized with end of the season honors. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn College Athletics.

The Brooklyn College women’s soccer team had seven players and its coach recognized with end of the season honors. Photo courtesy of Brooklyn College Athletics.

The Brooklyn College women’s soccer team had an amazing season capped off with a City University of New York Athletic Conference title and, as a result, it has had seven different players and its coach recognized for end of the season honors, the conference announced on Monday.

Jordan Kerwin took home CUNYAC Rookie of the Year honors, Patrick Horne was named Head Coach of the Year, Shani Abrahams and Jasmine Fermin were named to the First Team All-Stars and Sayla Flores, Shani Nakhid-Schuster, Stefany Ibarra and Meagan Cranston were named Second Team All-Stars.

“It’s such an honor to be recognized for such a great award,” said Kerwin. “Coming into this season I would have never imagined such an amazing outcome. I’m so thankful to have been a part of such a dedicated and hardworking team.”

The program only began last season when the Bulldogs went 6-7-1 and did not qualify for the playoffs. They made tremendous strides this season and finished 15-4-0.

“It’s tremendously gratifying when your colleagues recognize your hard work, but this Coach of the Year award was only possible because of the cooperation of a disciplined, hardworking team and because of the support of my assistant coach Nathifa Amuaku,” said Horne. “Also, the support from Brooklyn College president, Dr. Karen L. Gould, Athletic Director Bruce Filosa and the entire athletic department staff and of course my family made this award possible.”

Kerwin led the Bulldogs with 18 goals and six assists on 93 shots this season with three game winning goals. She is the second Rookie of the Year to come out of BC in two years as Abrahams won the award last year. Abrahams was second on the team with 15 goals and 10 assists this year.

Flores had nine goals and 10 assists, Nakhid-Schuster had four goals and four assists, Ibarra had three assists and Fermin and Cranston led a defense that allowed just 17 goals in 18 games with 11 shutouts.


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