ASTON, Pa. – The Rosemont College women’s soccer team, finishing the regular season in first place in the Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) certainly got the attention of their peers in the conference when it came to the end-of-year awards voting. Rosemont claimed the Rookie-of-the-Year, three student-athletes named to the All-CSAC First Team, three named to the All-CSAC Honorable Mention Team in addition to the All-Sportsmanship team selection.
In only the third year of existence, the team, selected third in the coaches pre-season poll, ended up in first place, helping to earn Tritch this year’s Coach-of-the-Year honors.
Freshman Stephanie Tamburro (Phoenixville, Pa./Owen J. Roberts) claimed the Rookie-of-the-Year award and was also named to the All-CSAC First Team. Tamburro started all 18 games for the Ravens in her rookie campaign, scoring a team-high 13 goals and assisting on four other scores for 30 points. She is currently ranked second in the CSAC in total points and goals scored, registering 10 of her 13 goals on the season versus CSAC opponents. Five of Tamburro’s goals were game-winners. With Tamburro, Rosemont claimed the Rookie-of-the-Year for the second consecutive season.
Last year’s CSAC Rookie-of-the-Year, sophomore Lauren Whelan (Bridgeton, N.J./Cumberland Regional), was again named to the All-CSAC First Team. Whelan started 17 games for Rosemont and was second on the team, scoring 10 goals, led the team with 5 assists and finished second in points with 25. Half of Whelan’s goals were game-winners for the Ravens.
Junior Courtney Whelan (Bridgeton, N.J./Cumberland Regional) was named to the All-CSAC First Team. Whelan had a goal and assist this year, but was truly a shining light for the team on the defensive side of the field.
Junior Kerry Hars (Pittsgrove, N.J./A.P. Schalick) improved her game this year, and the improvement was not overlooked by her peers as she earned a spot in the All-CSAC Honorable Mention Team. Hars ended the season with five goals (including one game-winner) and two assists for 12 points.
Freshman Taylor Mohr (Elizabethtown, Pa./Elizabethtown Area) was named to the All-CSAC Honorable Mention Team. Mohr’s play in her first season was outstanding, scoring 8 goals with 4 assists to finish third on the team with 20 points.
Freshman Cassidy Steiner (Lancaster, Pa./Mannheim Township) excelled this season, starting all 18 games for the Ravens and had a goal and four assists playing a defense/midfield role, earning her a spot on the All-CSAC Honorable Mention Team.
Freshman Jenna Kaiser (Turnersville, N.J./Washington Township) stepped up when Rosemont’s starting keeper was injured early in the season. Kaiser was impressive in goal, racking up eight wins and six shut-outs with a save percentage of .808. Head coach Aaron Tritch named Kaiser as Rosemont's representative on the CSAC All-Sportsmanship Team for women’s soccer. The All-Sportsmanship team is comprised of one member from each CSAC institution's team that has displayed good sportsmanship throughout the season. Each institution's coach nominates the student-athlete to be named to the team.