Suter and Weil Honored by Centennial Conference
Nov. 10, 2011
LANCASTER, PA - Senior Erica Suter has been named the Centennial Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Year while head coach Leo Weil received his second Coach of the Year honors from the conference. Suter was one of six Blue Jays to earn all-conference honors.
Senior Jessica Hnatiuk and freshman Hannah Kronick join Suter as first team selections while seniors Kristen Redsun and Paulina Goodman and sophomore Pamela Vranis earned second team honors this season.
Suter is a four-time all-conference honoree and a three-time first team selection. The senior midfielder has had an outstanding season in her final year as a Blue Jay. Suter owns five offensive records including career points (138), career goals (54), career assists (30), single-season assists (14) and now has sole-possession of the single-season points record with 50. Suter has two career hat tricks and has helped the Blue Jays to four-straight conference championships and back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Elite 8 in 2009 and 2010.
Weil received his second Coach of the Year honor from the Centennial after guiding the Blue Jays to a 19-0 record heading into the NCAA tournament. This is the first time in program history the Blue Jays did not lose to or draw with a team. The last time Hopkins had an undefeated record going into the tournament was 2008 when the Blue Jays finished the year 18-1-4, with their only loss in the NCAA Sweet 16. Weil has guided his Blue Jays to seven-straight conference championships and 10 in the programs history. The Blue Jays have made back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Elite 8 in 2009 and 2010.
Hnatiuk joins Suter on the first team and is a three-time all-conference first team selection. Hnatiuk is the anchor of a Blue Jay defense that has held teams to just 109 shots this season and seven goals this season for a conference-leading 0.37 GAA for the defense. Hnatiuk also has two goals to her credit this season, both of them for game-winners. Hnatiuk led the Blue Jay defense to 14 shutouts this season.
Kronick is the third first-team selection for the Blue Jays and the fifth freshman to garner this honor in program history. Kronick has been a standout on the Blue Jays prolific offense this season. The freshman forward has 18 goals this season and eight assists. Kronick holds the program's longest game streak with scoring a point with 17-straight games with at least one point. Kronick has five multiple goal games to her credit and a conference leading six game-winning goals.
Redsun is the first Blue Jay goalie to be named to the all-conference team since 2009. Redsun has 12-0 record for the Blue 0Jays this season including four shutouts. She has a 0.39 GAA and a conference leading 0.882 save percentage. She has made 30 saves this season to move her into sixth all time for career saves with 80.
Goodman grabbed her second all-conference honors this season after being named to the second team last year as well. Goodman is currently tied for second on the team in goals with 10 and third in assists with seven. Goodman is currently tied for tenth all time for JHU with 25 career goals and 11th all time in career points (63). Goodman recorder her first career hat trick in the Blue Jays final game of the regular season in a 6-1 victory over Gettysburg.
Vranis rounds out the all-conference selections for the Blue Jays with her first all-conference nod of her career. The sophomore midfielder is currently tied for second on the team in goals with 10. Vranis netted her first career hat trick in a 8-0 victory over McDaniel earlier this year.
Goodman and Redsun also made the 2011 Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll.
Johns Hopkins has 47 all-time first-team selections - the highest total in the Conference. Gettysburg (44) and Muhlenberg (28) are second and third, followed by Dickinson (19), Haverford (19), McDaniel (15), Swarthmore (15), Franklin & Marshall (14), Ursinus (6) and Bryn Mawr (4).
The Johns Hopkins' season continues as the Blue Jays host the first two rounds of the 2011 NCAA tournament at Homewood Field November 12-13. The Blue Jays face off against Eastern Connecticut State in the opening game at 5 pm on November 12.
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