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Empire 8 awards all-conference women’s soccer honors to two Saxons

ALFRED, NY - Two members of the Alfred University women’s soccer team have been awarded all-conference recognition from the Empire 8.

The Empire 8 announced its women’s soccer all-star teams Wednesday and freshman forward Rachael Williams (Penfield, NY/Penfield) and sophomore defender Martha McGrath (Victor, NY/Victor) were each given honorable mention.

Williams started all 15 games for the Saxons this season and led the team in points (11), goals (four) and assists (three). McGrath also started all 15 games on defense for the Saxons and had two shots (both on goal).

Each season, the Empire 8 honors students-athletes from each conference school, who play on teams sponsored by the conference, with Sportsperson of the Year awards. Honorees, chosen by their coaches, exhibited outstanding sportsmanship in keeping with the conference’s mission of "competing with honor and integrity." Senior forward AnnMarie Ventura (Olean, NY/Olean) is Alfred’s honoree from the women’s soccer team.

Alfred finished the 2011 season with a 4-11-0 record (0-7-0 Empire 8).