NEW ROCHELLE, NY – Freshman Faith Preziosi was named the Iona College Female Student-Athlete of the Week on Tuesday, Oct. 9. On Tuesday, Oct. 23, she was named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team along with classmate Emma Havrilla.
Preziosi started in 15 of her 17 appearances this season. She was Iona's second leading scorer this season with five goals. Preziosi finished the season with 11 points, 24 shots, 12 shots on goal, one assist and one game-winning goal.
During MAAC play, the rookie scored three goals had a .412 shot on goal percentage.
She had a career-best four shots, three shots on goal and two goals against Rider on Oct. 3. Her lone assist came against Quinnipiac on Sept. 26.
Preziosi finished the season a three-time MAAC Rookie of the Week.
Get to know more about the Iona women's soccer freshman standout, Faith Preziosi:
What is your major and why did you choose to study it?
"I came in undecided but I'm probably going to go towards education because my sister's and education major and I feel like that's one of the fields I would be most intrigued in. Well I want to go into physical education, so it's pretty much just I'm active and play sports so I might as well."
At your high school you said you aided in service nights, what is that and what was that experience like?
"About once every month, it depended on what my principle got together, we went and organized cans and stuff for families that are in need. Or, like they did recently, made food to give to people that are less fortunate and it pretty much just helps out people that aren't as fortunate as us. It was really fun – we bonded with each other."
Do you have a particular song or pregame ritual you do before a game?
"Honestly, I just listen to a lot of rap music. There's no specific song, I'll just turn it on and listen to it and zone out."
What do you like to do in your free time besides play soccer?
"Usually in the winter I go hunting with my dad and sister, that's our family get together. And then most of the time, I just sit there and watch American Horror Story on Netflix when I'm bored."
What do you like the most about soccer at Iona?
"In my perspective, I'm really close with most of the girls, they're like my family. Other than my travel team, when I came here I didn't know what I was going to experience. So, they really brought me in as a family, I'm close with them and I get along with them well – I like the style of play, it's quicker than usual."
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