BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Following strong 2019 seasons, a trio of Lehigh women's soccer seniors have garnered All-Patriot League honors, as announced on Tuesday. Kayla Arestivo was named first team All-Patriot League for a second straight season while Annika Jansa and Maggie Wadsworth received third-team recognition.
Making a strong impact in the midfield, Arestivo tied for the team lead in goals (2) and points (5) this season, while also playing a key role in the Mountain Hawks' defense which tallied eight shutouts – second in the Patriot League. Arestivo scored goals at Duquesne and home vs. UMBC while assisting on the game's only goal against Holy Cross; Wadsworth scored in the sixth minute to hand the Crusaders their first, and only, league defeat of the season.
Meanwhile, Jansa garnered All-League honors for the first time in her career, despite missing four games due to injury. Anchoring Lehigh's defense at center back, Jansa helped the Mountain Hawks post four consecutive shutouts in September. In total, Lehigh's shutout streak reached 469:36. Lehigh went on to post three shutouts in Patriot League play – vs. Boston University, against Holy Cross and at Colgate.
Wadsworth garnered third team All-League for the second time in her career (also following her sophomore campaign). As a senior, she tied for the team lead (with Arestivo) in goals (2) and points (5). Wadsworth's goals came at big times, scoring the equalizer in the 70th minute vs. Bucknell which helped spark a late three-goal Lehigh run on the way to a 3-1 victory. She also scored in the sixth minute against Holy Cross. Wadsworth's assist came on Arestivo's goal at Duquesne. She is also strong defensively, helping play a role in Lehigh's 0.89 goals against average this year.
The Mountain Hawks ended their season 5-8-5 (3-5-1 in league play), falling just shy of their fourth straight Patriot League Tournament despite actually finishing with one more point than they did last year when they advanced to the league championship game. Two of Lehigh's three league victories came against teams who combined for the last six Patriot League Championships (Boston University and Bucknell) while the third was a 1-0 victory over Holy Cross to hand the Crusaders their first (and still only) Patriot League defeat.
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2019 Patriot League Women's Soccer All-Patriot League Teams and Major Awards
Offensive of the Year: Krista Kissell, Lafayette, Jr., F
Midfielder of the Year: Hannah Hoefs, Loyola Maryland, Sr., M
Defensive Player of the Year: Alex Jackson, Navy, Sr., D
Goalkeeper of the Year: Sydney Cassalia, Army West Point, Jr., GK
Rookie of the Year: Kaitlynn Johns, Navy, Fr., D
Coach of the Year: Casey Brown, Holy Cross
First Team All-Patriot League*
Krista Kissell, Lafayette, Jr., F
Sarah Bayer, Loyola Maryland, So., F
Kristina Dzhandshapanyan, Navy, Jr., F
Kelly Crowley, Holy Cross, Sr., M
Kayla Arestivo, Lehigh, Sr., M
Hannah Hoefs, Loyola Maryland, M
Cadie Higginson, Navy, Jr., M
Leah Lewis, Colgate, Sr., D
Caitlin Balmer, Lafayette, Sr., D
Alex Jackson, Navy, Sr., D
Sydney Cassalia, Army West Point, Jr., GK
Sydney Fortson, Navy, Sr., GK
Second Team All-Patriot League*
Alyssa Carfagano, Army West Point, Fr., F
Anna Heilferty, Boston University, Jr., F
Shannon Keefe, Boston University, Sr., F
Carly Flahive, Holy Cross, Sr., F
Hannah Pinkus, Colgate, So., M
Baseley McClaskey, Navy, Sr., M
Victoria Tran, Navy, So., M
Emily Torres, Army West Point, Jr., D
Ruby Diodati, Colgate, So., D
Julia Gray, Loyola Maryland, Jr., D
Sophia Lettieri, Holy Cross, Jr., GK
Paige Sim, Loyola Maryland, Fr., GK
Third Team All-Patriot League**
Maggie Wadsworth, Lehigh, Sr., F
Kaleigh Gallagher, Loyola Maryland, So., F
Jeana Freeman, Navy, Fr., F
Lauren Drysdale, Army West Point, Fr., M
Sage DiGiulio, Colgate, Jr., M
Sophie Saldivar, Lafayette, Sr., M
Asia Horne, American, Jr., D
Bridgette Dwyer, Holy Cross, Sr., D
Samantha Peters, Holy Cross, Sr., D
Annika Jansa, Lehigh, Sr., D
Avery Fries, Navy, So., D
Note: Teams are listed by position then alphabetical order by school
*Due to a tie in voting there are 12 student-athletes on the first- and second-team.
**Due to the tie for second-team goalkeepers, there is no goalkeeper on the third team.
***Due to a tie in voting there are 11 student-athletes on the third-team.