Women’s soccer freshman named to A-10 all-rookie team

Media Credit: Gabriella Demczuk | Senior Staff Photographer

Women’s soccer freshman midfielder Kristi Abbate is a member of the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie team, following a standout first season on the pitch for the Colonials.

Abbate was the only freshman, and just one of five players, to start all of GW’s 18 games this season, and matched senior teammate Adriana Moya to lead the team with eight points on three goals and two assists.

“This is a well-deserved honor for Kristi as she is an up-and-coming player in the A-10,” head coach Sarah Barnes said. “We are confident in her skills as well as her continued development and we are prepared for her to make an impact in the conference for years to come.”

Abbate tallied a team-high two game-winning goals this season, and took 34 shots, a team-high, recording a .471 shots-on-goal percentage. She and the Colonials closed the season with an overall record of 5-12-1 and a 1-8-0 mark in Atlantic 10 play.

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