UB women’s soccer dominates ECC Awards

Purple Knights capture four out of five awards for second year running

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For the second consecutive year, the University of Bridgeport women’s soccer team remains the biggest winner of the East Coast Conference, capturing four of the ECC’s five major Conference Awards for top scholar-athletes and coaching.

In an impressive repeat performance, Senior Nicola Worthington was named Player of the Year while sophomore Jennifer Wendelius won Goalkeeper of the Year for the second year in a row.

Idoia Agirre won her first Offensive Player of the Year award from the ECC.

Head Coach Magnus Nilerud was awarded Coach of the Year for a second consecutive year.

Worthington anchored the Bridgeport defense that shut out six of eight conference opponents and allowed only four goals in conference play. She was no slouch on the offensive end, either, scoring four goals and dishing off 10 assists on the season.

Wendelius finished with a 10-2-0 mark in the regular season and was near the top of the ECC leader board in all statistical categories. She ranked second in the ECC with a 0.70 goals against average and topped the conference with a .868 save percentage. Her save percentage was among the national leaders, as well, coming in at No. 23.

Agirre wrapped up the regular season with an ECC-high 23 goals and 50 points.

 

Media contact: Chuck Sadowski, (203) 576- 5726, csadowsk@bridgeport.edu

 

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