Pioneers Highlight All-ACAA Women's Soccer team

Coach Holmok with last minute instructions

Six members of the ACAA Champion Alfred State women's soccer team have been honored with All-ACAA 1st team selection. On top of being named 1st team, Michayla Salatel (Geneseo) was named co-Player of the Year, Jocelyn Brittingham (Hornell) was named Defensive Player of the Year, Allison Danielak (Brockport) was named Goalkeeper of the Year, and Head Coach Anne Holmok was named Coach of the Year.

Salatel shares Player of the Year honors with Madison Rowe and Rebecca DiNardo of SUNY Canton. Salatel led the Pioneers with 13 goals and 31 points this season. Her 13 goals was 2nd in the conference and her 31 points was tops in the conference. Salatel scored four game winning goals including the game-winner in both contests this past weekend at the ACAA Tournament.

Brittingham was one of the key members of the Pioneers defense that recorded nine shutouts this season and held opponents to just 10 goals.

Danielak was in the Pioneers net for 1,285 of the teams 1,440 minutes of action this season. She finished with a 12-4 overall record, a 0.63 goals against average, and 65 saves. She recorded seven solo shutouts (three by a 1-0 score) and was part of two other shutouts. She finished the season with a .878 save percentage. 

Chloe Cox (Tucson, AZ), Melissa Mineti (Livonia), and Dannielle O'Buckley (Jamaica/Ansbach) also were named 1st team All-ACAA.

  • Cox played in all 16 games this season and scored twice and passed out three assists from defensive position. She was key on the team's corner kicks and free kicks. Cox was named the ACAA Tournament MVP after her solid effort this past weekend.
  • Minetti registered 19 points this season from her forward position. Known for her speed, she netted six goals and passed out seven assists while only recording 26 shots on the year. Her seven assists were a team high.
  • O'Buckley also finished the season with 19 points. She scored eight goals and passed out three assists on the season from her midfield position. Two of her goals were game-winners,

Holmok was recognized by his peers as the Coach of the Year. She led the Pioneers to the ACAA Championship with a 2-0 win over SUNY Canton Sunday. The Pioneers finished the season with a 12-4 record and won eight of its final nine matches of the season. The 12 victories was the most since 2013.

First Team

 

 

 

 

 

Name

School

Pos

Yr

Top Stats

Hometown/High School

Cassie Cavender Pine Manor F So. 14g, 4.25 spg Clarksville, TN/Northwest
Kristina DiNardo SUNY Canton F Sr. 6g, 1a, 2.93 spg Ottawa, ON/Notre Dame
Katie Herba SUNY Delhi F Jr. 11g, 6a, 5.62 spg Perth, NY/Broadalbin-Perth
Emily Hinton Valley Forge F Jr. 12g, 3a, 3.23 spg Pen Argyl, PA/Pen Argyl
Michayla Salatel Alfred State F Jr. 13g, 5a, 3.39 spg Geneseo, NY/Geneseo
Kelsi McDermid Finlandia MF Fr. 5g, 4a, 3.31 spg Green Bay, WI/Green Bay East
Melissa Mineti Alfred State MF So. 6g, 7a, 1.63 spg Livonia, NY/Livonia
Kelsey Morrison Valley Forge MF Sr. 8g, 5a, 3.85 spg Cumberland, MD/Calvary Christian Academy
Dannielle O'Buckley  Alfred State MF So. 8g, 3a, 2.40 spg Jamaica, NY/Ansbach
Madison Rowe SUNY Canton MF Fr. 3g, 2a, 1.29 spg Brushton, NY/Brushton-Moira
Jocelyn Brittingham Alfred State D So. 11s, 7 sog Hornell, NY/Hornell
Mikayla Churchill UMaine-Presque Isle D Jr.   Washburn, ME/Washburn
Chloe Cox Alfred State D Jr. 2g, 3a, 2.31 spg Tucson, AZ/Catalina Magnet
Rebecca DiNardo SUNY Canton D Sr. 2g, 6s Ottawa, ON/Notre Dame
Allison Danielak Alfred State GK Sr. 0.61 gaa, 65sv Hamlin, NY/Brockport

 

Second Team

 

 

 

 

 

Name

School

Pos

Yr

Top Stats

Hometown

Camila Castaneda Pine Manor MF Fr. 2g, 2a, 1.69 spg Tujunga, CA/Glendale
Jessy Dickison UMaine-Presque Isle MF Sr. 2g, 0a, 1.15 spg Houlton, ME/Houlton
Abby Deveau UMaine-Presque Isle MF Sr. 1a, 1.08 spg Littleton, ME/Houlton
Summer Paisely Valley Forge MF Fr. 5g, 1a, 1.69 spg Drums, PA/Hazleton Area
Molly Berg Finlandia D So. 1g, 3s Hancock, MI/Hancock
Aylee Dessellier Finlandia D So. 3s Hancock, MI/Hancock
Kallin Morris Finlandia D Jr. 1g, 3s Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Alexandra Pineda Mills D Jr.   Tarzana, CA/Daniel Pearl Magnet
Olivia Strohm Valley Forge D Jr. 2g, 7sh Middleton, CT/Middleton
Allison Wakefield SUNY Canton GK So. 1.68 gaa, 94sv Mastic, NY/William Floyd

Honorable Mention: Finlandia: Zuleiki Wight (MF); SUNY Delhi: Jacqueline Slentz (GK); Valley Forge: Cassidy Fields (D).

Players of the Year - Madison Rowe, SUNY Canton; Rebecca DiNardo, SUNY Canton & Michayla Salatel, Alfred State

Defensive Player of the Year - Jocelyn Brittingham, Alfred St.

Goalkeeper of the Year - Allison Danielak, Alfred State

Freshman of the Year - Kelsi McDermid, Finlandia

Coach of the Year -  Anne Holmok, Alfred State

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