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Healy and Pivirotto Garner Major Awards, Seven from Women's Soccer Earn All-Conference Accolades

Healy and Pivirotto Garner Major Awards, Seven from Women's Soccer Earn All-Conference Accolades

Junior forward Niamh Healy (Orangeburg, N.Y. / Tappan Zee) earned Offensive Player of the Year honors and head coach Colleen Pivirotto was named Coach of the Year to lead the All-Landmark selections for The University of Scranton women's soccer team that were announced by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon.  

This marks the second consecutive year that a Royals player has won Offensive Player of the Year after Grace Elliot did so in 2021. 

Pivirotto picks up her sixth career Coach of the Year award after previously winning the award in 2021, 2018, 2016, 2013, and 2010. 

A total of seven members from the women's soccer program garnered All-Conference honors with Healy, senior midfielder Teresa Hegarty (Bryn Mawr, Pa. / Merion Mercy Academy), junior midfielder Mary Haggerty (Garden City, N.Y. / Garden City), senior defender Claire Sites (Collegeville, Pa. / Spring-Ford Area) and sophomore goalkeeper Nicole Olson (Stoughton, Mass. / Ursuline Academy) were selected to the First Team, while sophomore forward Emily Bannon (Middletown, N.Y. / Minisink Valley) and junior defender Sam Lowe (Parsippany, N.J. / Gill St Bernard's) both earned Second Team accolades.  

Healy leads to Royals offense and ranks second in the conference in goals scored (10), second in points (23) and tied for first in game-winning goals (7). On the season, Healy has recorded two multi-goal games on the season and scored at least one goal in five consecutive games during conference play. Healy notched her second All-Conference selection of her career. 

Hegarty has started in all 19 games and tallied 13 points on three goals and seven assists, which ranks third in the conference. Hegarty scored the game-winning goal in a 1-0 win at Stockton on September 4. The senior captain assisted on the game-winning goal in both the Landmark Semis and the Championship game. This marks Hegarty's second career All-Conference selection.  

Haggerty ranks second on the team in points with 17 on the year with six goals and five assists. Her five assists rank fourth in the Landmark Conference this season. Haggerty posted her only multi-goal performance of the season in a 3-0 win over Elizabethtown on October 8. The Garden City, NY native picks up her first All-Conference selection of her career. 

Sites notches the first All-Conference honor of her career after anchoring a back-line that ranks tied for second in shutouts (8). The senior defender has scored three goals on the season including a goal in a 3-0 win over Juniata on senior day. 

Olson ranks first in the in the conference in goals allowed average (.187), tied for second in shutouts (8), and first in save percentage (.936). The sophomore goalkeeper posted a season-high nine saves against No. 3 Misericordia on September 28. This marks Olson's first All-Conference selection of her career. 

Bannon ranks third on the team in points (14) on five goals and four assists. The sophomore forward posted three-point performances in wins over Wilkes (Sept. 20) and Elizabethtown (Oct. 8). Bannon garners her first All-Conference award of her career.  

Lowe joined Sites in the heart of the back line for Scranton this season and helped the Royals to eight shutouts on the year. The junior defender has started in all 18 games that she appeared in. This marks Lowe's first All-Conference honor of her career. 

Click here to view the full 2022 All-Landmark selections. 

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