McGuigan, Conolly Selected for NEAC Women's Soccer Weekly Honors

Emily McGuigan (left) and Alyssa Conolly (right) received their first NEAC weekly awards for the 2017 soccer season.
Emily McGuigan (left) and Alyssa Conolly (right) received their first NEAC weekly awards for the 2017 soccer season.

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced Emily McGuigan and Alyssa Conolly as its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in women’s soccer for the week ending Oct. 8.

Emily McGuigan (Lusby, Md.) from Keuka College receives NEAC Women’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week honors after guiding the Wolves to back-to-back league wins. Keuka College’s sophomore forward tallied two goals and an assist in a 4-0 win against Penn State Abington and recorded a hat trick in a 7-0 victory versus the College of Saint Elizabeth. McGuigan, who was credited with both game-winners, ranks fifth in the NEAC with 25 points.

Alyssa Conolly (Rochester, N.Y.) from Cazenovia College has been named NEAC Women’s Soccer Defensive Player of the Week after holding opponents scoreless through 225 minutes. A rookie goalkeeper for Cazenovia, Conolly made two saves in one half in a 10-0 win over Clarks Summit. Over the weekend, Conolly made four saves against Bryn Athyn College and stopped five shots against Wilson College in a pair of 2-0 shutouts in conference play.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Pennsylvania State University – Altoona (M Volleyball), and Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s tennis. For more information, please visit: www.neacsports.com.