This post was written by Hatchet reporter Scott Nover.
Five women’s soccer players have earned all-Atlantic 10 honors following the conclusion of a successful regular season.
Sophomore forward MacKenzie Cowley, junior midfielder Kristi Abbate and senior co-captain and defender Alex Brothers were named to the All-Conference Second Team, while freshman forward Brittany Cooper and redshirt freshman goalkeeper Miranda Horn were included in the All-Rookie Team.
It is Abbate’s third postseason honor in as many seasons, after she earned spots on the the All-Rookie Team her freshman year and the All-Conference Second Team last year.
The postseason nods were firsts for Brothers, Cowley, Cooper and Horn. Conference prophecies were fulfilled in Brothers and Abbate, who were both Preseason All-Conference Team picks.
Horn won two Rookie of the Week awards during the regular season. She ranks second in the conference with a 0.83 goals-against average and a .847 save percentage, the 39th best in the country.
The Colonials (11-5-1, 4-3-1 A-10) have not received five postseason awards since the 2002 season.