Four Chargers Land Northeast-10 Conference Regular Season Laurels

Andy Beardsley

WEST HAVEN, Conn. – Three members of the University of New Haven women’s soccer team have been named to the All-Northeast-10 Conference Teams for their performances on the pitch this season, announced Saturday, October 30 by the league office.

Senior Holly Dawson led a formidable midfield this season and landed a spot on the NE-10 Conference Second Team. Dawson registered six goals and two assists for a total of 14 points on the campaign. She was second on the team in goals scored, tied for second in assists and third in points earned. Dawson also led the team with three game-winning goals and recorded a multi-goal game against Post in the second match of the season.

Senior Claire Siekaniec anchored a backline this season that only surrendered 28 goals and posted a 1.36 goals against average. She started in all 19 games for the Chargers and even collected nine shots from her defensive role. Siekaniec and the UNH defense also recorded seven shutouts and only allowed one goal in nine overtime periods. She was named to the NE-10 Conference Third Team for her efforts this season.

Meabh De Burca stepped into her starting role very nicely in the 2010 season, earning a selection to the Northeast-10 Conference Third Team. The senior from County Galway, Ireland registered one goal and one assist on the campaign. De Burca scored the first goal of the Chargers season at Dominican on September, 3 and recorded the lone assist in a 1-0 win at Stonehill. Her three points ranked her in a tie for eighth place on the team.

Freshman Monica Yanez wasted very little time making her mark within the Chargers soccer program. In her first season, Yanez recorded four goals and one assist for a total of nine points. The West Haven, Conn. native finished fourth on the team in goals and points and second on the team in game-winning goals (2). The highlight of her season came against Bentley University when she recorded the lone goal in a 1-0 overtime triumph at Kayo Field.