Elon’s Baliatico and Burch Earn All-CAA Women’s Soccer Postseason Honors

Posted by Press Release on November 4, 2015 at 8:56 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

RICHMOND, Va. – Elon University women’s soccer rookie Tori Baliatico was named to the Colonial Athletic Association All-Freshman team late Wednesday, Nov. 4. Additionally, senior Samantha Burch was named to the CAA All-Academic squad.

Baliatico and Burch led all Phoenix players with four goals and one assist each this season, totaling nine points. The Scotch Plains, N.J., native scored twice against South Carolina State on Sept. 6 for her first career goals, and tallied a goal in a win at Gardner-Webb on Sept. 18 for non-conference action.

The freshman forward notched her only conference goal in a 2-0 win against College of Charleston on Senior Day Oct. 11. Baliatico appeared in 19 matches for the maroon and gold, making three starts. She totaled 27 shots on the year, including 15 on frame.

Burch was named to the 10-member CAA Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team. The senior from Chapel Hill, N.C. played in 19 matches on the year, making 12 starts. She scored a game-winner in a 2-1 overtime win at Gardner-Webb on Sept. 18. She scored her other three goals in a win at South Carolina State, and got on the scoresheet twice in a 4-2 victory over Charlotte on Sept. 20.

Previously an Academic All-Southern Conference honoree during her sophomore season, Burch graduates this year with a degree in international and environmental studies.

2015 All-CAA Women’s Soccer Honors
First Team

Name                 School          Pos.  Cl.    Hometown
Leah Galton          Hofstra         F     Sr.    Harrogate, England
Ashley Herndon       James Madison   F     Jr.    Ashburn, Va.
Maddie McCormick     UNCW            F     Sr.    Newark, Del.
Nicole Baxter        William & Mary  M     Sr.    Pennington, N.J.
Stephanie Bronson    UNCW            M     R-Sr.  Raleigh, N.C.
Hannah Lopiccolo     Northeastern    M     So.    Trabuco Canyon, Calif.
Jill Mulholland      Hofstra         M     R-Jr.  Levittown, N.Y.
Mackenzie Dowd       Northeastern    D     Jr.    Gig Harbor, Wash.
Morgan Leyble        UNCW            D     Sr.    Jacksonville, N.C.
Clara Logsdon        William & Mary  D     Jr.    Clifton, Va.
Caroline Casey       William & Mary  GK    Sr.    Chesapeake, Va.

Second Team				
Name                 School          Pos.  Cl.    Hometown
Kayla Cappuzzo       Northeastern    F     So.    Merrick, N.Y.
Katrina Guillou      UNCW            F     Sr.    Ft. Washington, Md.
Vanessa Kara         Drexel          F     Fr.    Burlington, N.J.
Natalie Zelenky      Delaware        F     Jr.    Mechanicsburg, Pa.
Allie Bunner         James Madison   M     Jr.    Bristow, Va.
Jeannine Molleda     Hofstra         M     Sr.    Clifton, Va.
Rachel Moore         William & Mary  M     So.    Vienna, Va.
Madeline Anderson    Hofstra         D     Fr.    Westbury, N.Y.
Vasthy Delgado       Towson          D     Sr.    Arlington, Va.
Maddy Parker         Delaware        D     Sr.    Eagleville, Pa.
Ellen Forrest        James Madison   GK    R-Sr.  Midlothian, Va.

Third Team				
Name                 School          Pos.  Cl.    Hometown
Samantha Cordum      William & Mary  F     Sr.    Boise, Idaho
Sami Grasso          William & Mary  F     So.    Shelton, Conn.
Natalia Pinkney      Towson          F     Jr.    Perkasie, Pa.
Carina Deandreis     Northeastern    M     Jr.    Bethesda, Md.
Katie Johnston       William & Mary  M     Sr.    Haddonfield, N.J.
Emily Market         Delaware        M     Sr.    Holland, Pa.
Emily Agudelo        Hofstra         D     Jr.    Long Beach, N.Y.
Wilhelmina Hauch-
 -Fausboll           Drexel          D     So.    Hellerup, Denmark
Leci Irvin           William & Mary  D     Sr.    Charlottesville, Va.
Jennie Sroba         James Madison   D     Jr.    Manakin-Sabot, Va.
Carolyn Huddy        UNCW            GK    Jr.    Huntersville, N.C.

2015 CAA Player of the Year: Leah Galton, Hofstra
2015 CAA Defender of the Year: Caroline Casey, William & Mary
2015 CAA Rookie of the Year: Vanessa Kara, Drexel
2015 CAA Coach of the Year: Paul Cairney, UNCW

2015 CAA Women’s Soccer All-Rookie Team

Name                 School          Pos.  Cl.   Hometown
Madeline Anderson    Hofstra         D     Fr.   Westbury, N.Y.
Tori Baliatico       Elon            F     Fr.   Scotch Plains, N.J.
Maddy Brill-Edwards  CofC            D     Fr.   Haverford, Pa.
Jenn Buoncore        Hofstra         F     Fr.   Kings Park, N.Y.
Riley Curtin         Delaware        F     Fr.   Hershey, Pa.
Nicole Gorman        Northeastern    F     Fr.   New York, N.Y.
Stephanie Hendrie    James Madison   M     Fr.   Stafford, Va.
Vanessa Kara         Drexel          F     Fr.   Burlington, N.J.
Mackenzie Kober      William & Mary  M     Fr.   Huntington, N.Y.
Jessica Schifer      CofC            M     Fr.   Aiken, S.C.

2015 CAA Women’s Soccer All-Academic Team

Name                 School          Pos.  Cl.    Hometown
Samantha Burch       Elon            M     Sr.    Chapel Hill, N.C.
Samantha Cordum      William & Mary  F     Sr.    Boise, Idaho
Chloe Dale           Hofstra         M     Sr.    Birmingham, England
Hollie Garber        Towson          F     Sr.    Gilbertsville, Pa.
Brittani Gardella    Northeastern    D     Sr.    Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Michaela Herrmann    CofC            F     Sr.    Centennial, Colo.
Kelly Kerrigan       James Madison   M     Sr.    Downington, Pa.
Michelle McEnroe     Delaware        D     Jr.    Hillsborough, N.J.
Karissa Smith        UNCW            D     Sr.    West Chester, Pa.
Lauren Stollar       Drexel          M     Sr.    Honolulu, Hawaii 

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