KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Elms College sophomore midfielder Gianna Gorneault (Springfield, Mass.) was named Third Team All-New England Region as recently announced by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) for women's soccer.
Gorneault was one of 46 players to receive the recognition in the New England Region as the honor was broken down into four teams, 11 players on each of the first two teams, and 12 on the third and fourth teams. She was also one of two representatives from the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC).
Based in Kansas City, Kan., the NSCAA is the largest soccer coaches' organization in the world.
Since its founding in 1941, the NSCAA has grown to include more than 30,000 members who coach both genders at all levels of the sport. In addition to a national rankings program for colleges and high schools, NSCAA offers an extensive recognition program that presents nearly 10,000 individual awards every year. The NSCAA fulfills its mission of coaching education through a nationwide program of clinics and week-long courses, teaching more than 6,000 soccer coaches each year.
Gorneault, who was named First Team All-NECC following the 2011 season, registered a 13-goal, four assist total for the season and scored nine of her goals against NECC competition. Three of her goals came during Elms' postseason run which included the program's first-ever trip to the NCAA Division III Championship.