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Three Niagara women's soccer players earn All-MAAC selections


NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. -- Three members of the Niagara University women's soccer program received All-MAAC accolades announced on Tuesday for the program's most recipients since the 2015 season. Annie Ibey and Kelsey Araujo were All-MAAC Second Team members, while Ibey and Ida Miceli were both selected to the All-MAAC Rookie Team.
Ibey has been an offensive juggernaut all season for Niagara. The freshman from Niagara Falls, Ont. leads the team and is second across the conference in both goals and points with 10 and 23, respectively. Her 10 goals are the fourth most by a freshman since 2000 and her 10 goals are the most by a Purple Eagles since 2015. Her six game-winning goals this season are first amongst MAAC leaders. From Sept. 2-15, Ibey had on a four-game point streak, accumulating three goals and two assists. Ibey has scored multiple goals twice this season, against Cleveland State on Aug. 23 and in the MAAC Tournament First Round against Rider on Oct. 28.
Araujo has continued to evolve into one of the Purple Eagles' prolific scorers. This season, she is second in the MAAC and leads the team in both shots (76) and shots per game (4.22), establishing new career highs in both categories. She also leads the team with a career-best five assists, while currently second to Ibey in goals with five, also a career high.
Miceli has played a prominent role for the Purple Eagles this season. The freshman from Nobleton, Ont. has played in 18 games, and has been in the starting lineup for 17 of those contests. She received her first collegiate point as an assist against Robert Morris on Oct. 26 before earning his first collegiate goal at Iona on Sept. 15. Her three points this season are the second-most on the team amongst rookies.
After defeating Rider, 2-1, at home in the MAAC Tournament First Round on Oct. 27, Niagara travels to battle top-seeded Monmouth in the MAAC Semifinals on Nov. 1 at 5 p.m.

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All-MAAC First Team
Forward- Alex Madden, Fairfield
Forward- Madie Gibson, Monmouth
Forward- Kourtney Cunningham, Rider
Back- Jessica Johnson, Monmouth
Back- Anna Lazur, Monmouth
Back- Sarina Jones, Monmouth
MF- Alli DeLuca, Monmouth
MF- Lexie Palladino, Monmouth
MF- Valeria Pascuet, Rider
MF- Jill Conklin, Monmouth%
GK- Taylor Dorado, Siena
All-MAAC Second Team
Forward- Annie Ibey, Niagara
Forward- Al Pelletier, Quinnipiac
Forward- Kelsey Araujo, Niagara
Back- Jess Gargan, Monmouth
Back- Meghan McCabe, Rider
Back- Madison Belvito, Siena
Back- Amanda Holtzman, Siena%
MF- Samantha Pinich, Rider
MF- Nicole Sasso, Marist
MF- Selena Salas, Quinnipiac
GK- Amanda Knaub, Monmouth
All-MAAC Rookie Team
Forward- Faith Preziosi, Iona
Forward- A'Liah Moore, Monmouth
Forward- Christiana Davies, Marist
Forward- Annie Ibey, Niagara*%
Forward-Ashleigh Sarafin, Siena*%
Back- Ida Miceli, Niagara
Back- Nianm Cashin, Rider
Back- Brooke Boutchie, Saint Peter's
Back- Jessi Rossman, Monmouth*%
MF- Jill Conklin, Monmouth
MF- Selena Salas, Quinnipiac
MF-  Kristen Prevosto, Marist
GK- Emma Havrilla, Iona
Rookie of the Year: Jill Conklin, Monmouth
Goalie of the Year: Taylor Dorado, Siena
Coach of the Year: Leigh Howard, Marist
* Tied
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