GORHAM, Maine – Senior defender Cara Radino (Franklin, N.J./Wallkill Valley) of the University of Southern Maine women's soccer team has been named to the All-Little East Conference second team that was announced Tuesday by the conference office following voting by the head coaches.
Radino is the 32nd USM player to receive all-conference honors since the Little East Conference added women's soccer to its list of sports in 1990.
A three-year starter on the back line for the Huskies, Radino served the team as a co-captain this fall. A tenacious defender, she started all 17 matches and helped the Huskies qualify for the LEC Women's Soccer Championship Tournament.
"I'm very happy for (Radino). She has been an incredible leader and teammate. She has been defensive standout for us the past three years, whether she was playing on the outside or as our sweeper (this year). I'm very pleased that she received this recognition from the coaches in the conference," commented head coach Lisa Petruccelli.
During her three seasons with the Huskies, Radino played in 46 matches, including making 43 starts.
Southern Maine finished the season 3-14-0 overall and 2-5-0 in the conference.
2012 All-Little East Conference Women's Soccer Teams
Name Position Class Institution
Tayla Andrews Forward Junior University of Massachusetts Boston
Krista Ledin Forward Sophomore University of Massachusetts Boston
Daniela Marchitto Forward Senior Eastern Connecticut State University
Sam Cristoforo Midfield Junior University of Massachusetts Boston
Ariana D'Aurio Midfield Junior Western Connecticut State University
Cecelia Dias Midfield Senior Western Connecticut State University
Chelsea Downer Midfield Senior Eastern Connecticut State University
Kelsey Bailey Back Junior Keene State College
Georgea Karahalios Back Freshman Eastern Connecticut State University
Alli Modzelewski Back Junior University of Massachusetts Boston
Samantha Trayer Back Senior Western Connecticut State University
Krista Chauvin Goalkeeper Junior University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Jessica Berthiaume Forward Junior Keene State College
Maura Goncalves Forward Sophomore University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Hayley Kenyon Forward Junior Keene State College
Brittany Croteau Midfield Senior Keene State College
Alex Haley Midfield Sophomore Keene State College
Amanda Pugliese Midfield Sophomore University of Massachusetts Boston
Kelly Wallace Midfield Senior Eastern Connecticut State University
Lauren Bartlett Back Junior Rhode Island College
Camille Lawson Back Freshman Western Connecticut State University
Cara Radino Back Senior University of Southern Maine
Sam Silvia Back Junior University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Caitlin Avery Goalkeeper Senior Western Connecticut State University
Offensive Player of the Year
Krista Ledin, University of Massachusetts Boston
Defensive Player of the Year
Samantha Trayer, Western Connecticut State University
Rookie of the Year
Georgea Karahalios, Eastern Connecticut State University
Coach of the Year
Amy Zombeck, University of Massachusetts Boston