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Four Lady Pioneer Soccer Players Honored by the NSCAA

Four members of the Alfred State women’s soccer team have been honored by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America in their end of the year awards. Kali Muhleisen (Alfred Almond), was named 1st team All-American while Krista DeCarlo (Bayshore/West Islip), and Maura Tuffey (Albany/Holy Names) were named 2nd team. The trio along with Hannah Holmok (Alfred Almond) were also named All-Northeast Region as well.

Muhleisen led the Pioneers with 31 goals and eight assists on the year. She has previously been named NJCAA All-American, 1st team All-Region, and 1st team All-WNYAC. DeCarlo was in net for 1,383 minutes for the Lady Pioneers. She recorded a 15-2 record and had a 0.52 goals against average. She made 48 saves and recorded nine solo shutouts. Previously she was named All-WNYAC.
Tuffey was a fixture in the defensive backfield with her tough and aggressive play. She finished the year with two assists. Previously she was named All-Region and All-WNYAC.

Holmok was second on the team with 12 goals and 30 points. She has earned NJCAA All-American, 1st team All-Region, and 1st team All-WNYAC honors earlier this postseason. The Lady Pioneers were 17-2 during the 2012 campaign and climbed to the #1 ranking in the NJCAA Division III poll. The season featured a 17-game winning streak, a WNYAC Division III Championship, and the #1 seed in the Region III Division III Tournament.

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