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Women’s Soccer Lands Three Seniors on All-MAAC Team

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 11/03/2011
Senior Kate Sloane
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Three seniors of the Canisius College women's soccer team were named All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference selections as announced by the conference at the annual postseason awards banquet on Thursday evening at Loyola University. Seniors Jenny Griffin and Kelly Reinwald were named All-MAAC First Team honors and senior Kate Sloane earned All-MAAC Second Team, her first career selection. In addition, seven Golden Griffins were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team.

A four-time All-MAAC First Team selection and three-time MAAC All-Academic selection, Reinwald, finished her four-year career as the Golden Griffins' all-time leader in points (107) and assists (35). This season, the forward recorded 31 points off 10 goals and 11 assists. She recorded a career-high five points against St. Bonaventure in the Big Four tournament, earning all-tournament honors.

A native of Stafford, Va., Reinwald was named the 2010 MAAC Co-Offensive Player of the Year as she recorded a season-career high of 34 points. In addition, she was voted to the 2010 CoSIDA/Capital One Academic All-America District I First Team. In her freshman year, Reinwald was named to the 2008 MAAC All-Rookie Team. Starting in all 79 contests she appeared in, she finished her career with 36 goals and 35 assists.

Joining Reinwald on the All-MAAC First Team was Griffin, who earned her third All-MAAC selection. This season, the midfielder started in 17 of the 19 games she appeared in, tallying six goals and three assists for 15 points. On Oct. 7, the Williamsville, N.Y.-native recorded a career-high five points off a pair of goals and an assist versus Loyola.

In her sophomore year, Griffin was named All-MAAC Second Team. As a junior, she received All-MAAC First Team honors, averaging a point per game in 21 appearances, 20 starts. In her four years as a Golden Griffin, the senior made 56 career starts in 77 appearances, tallying 20 goals and 17 assists to compile 57 career points.

Sloane earned her first career All-MAAC selection. Appearing in 61 contests as a Golden Griffin, Sloane made 45 career starts. In the Golden Griffins' final regular season contest versus Iona, Sloane made her 38th consecutive start, dating back to last season. As one of the cornerstones of the Golden Griffins' backfield, Sloane was named "Best Defender" by the Canisius coaching staff in 2010.

In addition to the Golden Griffins' recognition for success on the field, seven student-athletes were selected to the MAAC All-Academic Team for their excellence in the classroom. Seniors Christina Franceschi, Caroline Robert, and Reinwald were named to the conference's All-Academic team for the third time. Senior Dina Gabrielli joined juniors Emily Paquette and Keily Funk to receive their second honors, while sophomore Katie Griffin earned her first selection to the MAAC All-Academic Team.

To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must achieve at least a 3.2 grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and must be at least a sophomore in academic standing.

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