Bakers garners TCCC Second Team honors
NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University senior attack Sarah Baker (Summit, N.J.) has been named to The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) Second Team.
Baker filled the team's void in goal last season before switching back to attack this year, and the Seahawks scored a school-record 226 goals in 2010, due in large part to the play of their senior captain. In 11 conference games, Baker led the Seahawks in goals (25), assists (23), points (48), and man-up goals (five). She scored a conference season-high five goals against Gordon on March 23, racked up a conference season-high six assists against Anna Maria on April 10, and accumulated a TCCC season-high eight points (3-5-8) against Western New England on April 13.
Additionally, Baker established new Salve Regina single-season records for assists (33), points (82), man-up goals (five), and man-down goals (two). She enters Saturday's TCCC Quarterfinal matchup with top-seed Endicott No. 2 all-time in assists (48) and No. 4 in points (150).
"I am very happy that Sarah Baker was recognized as an all-conference player," said head coach Jen Eldridge. "She is very deserving of this recognition. Sarah has done so much for our program's growth during her career at Salve Regina, playing both on attack and in goal. She's had a breakout season this year as a senior, allowing us to have the best season our team has seen in four years."
Curry's Ashley Hansbury was named Offensive Player of the Year while WNEC's Nicole Poti received Defensive Player of the Year honors. New England College rookie Katie Palasz was tabbed Rookie of the Year, Endicott's Meghan Fitzgerald nabbed Coach of the Year honors, and Roger Williams University senior Jessie Alden took home Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year honors. Anna Maria received the Team Sportsmanship Award.
The No. 8 seed Seahawks finished the regular-season with their highest win total (seven) since 2006, and qualified for the conference playoffs for the first time since 2007.