Hnatiuk and Suter Highlight All-Region Teams
Dec. 9, 2011
BALTIMORE, MD - The Johns Hopkins women's soccer team continues to collect individual postseason honors as seniors Erica Suter and Jessica Hnatiuk were named to the NSCAA Mid-Atlantic First Team to highlight a region-leading five All-Region selections for the Blue Jays.
The Blue Jays had five players selected to the All-Region teams for the most selections from any one team. The next closest was Messiah, which placed four players on the teams, including three on the first team. Senior Kristen Redsun and freshman Hannah Kronick were named to the second team as sophomore Pamela Vranis rounds out the all-region teams with a third team selection.
The Blue Jays finished the 2011 season 21-1 after falling to Amherst in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA tournament. Hopkins won its seventh-straight conference title and advanced to the NCAA tournament for the seventh-straight year.
Suter joins the select company of former players Hartaj Gill (1996-99) and Jenn Paulucci (2007-10) as one of three Blue Jays to earn NSCAA All-Region honors all four years of their playing careers. In 2008, Suter was named to the All-Region third team at the end of her rookie season and since has been named to the First Team for three-straight years. The midfielder finished her impressive four-year stint in a Blue Jay uniform rewriting the record books her senior year. Suter holds five individual records, career points (141), career goals (55), career assists (31), single-season points (53) and single-season assists (15).
Hnatiuk is a three-time member of the Mid-Atlantic All-Region teams, earning the honor all three years she played for Hopkins. This is Hnatiuk's second time to be selected to the first team and has a second team honor to her name as well. Hnatiuk was the anchor of the 2011 Blue Jay defense as she served as the last line of defense before the goalie on a defense that allowed just a 0.50 goal against average and held opponents to just 139 shots and just 71 shots on goal. The Blue Jays posted Centennial-best 14 shutouts en route to a perfect 10-0 run through the conference and a perfect 17-0 regular season for the first time in school history.
Redsun picked up her first NSCAA All-Region selection with a second team honor this season. The senior goalkeeper led the team in minutes in goal (1093:23) and holds the school's fourth-best single-season GAA of 0.58 from this year. Redsun had a .854 save percentage and was named to the All-Centennial Second Team and was the first Blue Jay goalie to earn all-conference honors since 2009.
Kronick is just the fifth freshman to be named to the All-Region teams from Johns Hopkins; the last one was Suter in 2008. Kronick set the school record for consecutive games with a point, scoring at least one point in the first 16 games of her career, and consecutive games with a goal (eight). Kronick finished her rookie season with 19 goals and 10 assists and a team and conference-leading six game-winning goals.
Vranis rounds out the All-Region selections with her first selection to the third team. Vranis finisher her sophomore season with 12 goals and four assists for 28 points to move her into a tie for 16th in career points. Vranis netted her first career hat trick in a 8-0 victory over McDaniel earlier this year.
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