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Five From Women's Soccer Garner USC All-Region Honors

Five From Women's Soccer Garner USC All-Region Honors

Five members of The University of Scranton women's soccer team earned United Soccer Coaches' All-Region V honors as announced by the organization on Tuesday afternoon.

Junior midfielder Mary Haggerty (Garden City, N.Y./Garden City), junior forward Niamh Healy (Orangeburg, N.Y./Tappan Zee), senior midfielder Teresa Hegarty (Bryn Mawr, Pa./Merion Mercy Academy) and senior defender Claire Sites (Collegeville, Pa./Spring-Ford Area) were named to the Second Team, while sophomore goalie Nicole Olson (Stoughton, Mass./Ursuline Academy) was a Third Team selection.

Healy and Hegarty both garnered All-Region accolades for a second straight year.

The five All-Region selections for the Royals are tied for the most in a single season in program history along with 2018 and 2021.

A total of 38 players were named to the three Region V teams.

Haggerty started all 22 games in the midfield for Scranton and tallied 18 points on six goals and six assists. The Garden City, N.Y., native scored a pair of goals in a Landmark victory over Elizabethtown and also ranked tied for fourth in the conference with her six helpers on the season.

For Healy, the forward led the Landmark with eight game-winning goals and also ranked second with her 11 tallies on the season to go along with three assists. She started all 21 games she appeared in and tallied a pair of multi-goal games on the season. Healy scored in five straight games from Oct. 12-29, which included four game-winners.

Hegarty also started all 22 games as a midfielder for the Royals and registered four goals and eight assists for 16 points. Her eight assists were tied for the most in the Landmark Conference and she set up the game-winning goals in both the Landmark semifinal and championship matches.

On defense for Scranton, Sites started all 22 games and helped anchor a unit that ranked in the Top 10 nationally in goals against average (0.31), goals allowed (7) and shutouts (16). The Collegeville, Pa., native also scored three goals and added an assist on the year.

Olson started all 21 games she appeared in in goal and led the Landmark Conference in goals against average (0.26) while sitting second in save percentage (.918). She registered 11 shutouts on the season and made six saves against Bowdoin in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament as the Royals advanced on penalty kicks following a 0-0 draw.

The five All-Region honorees helped lead the Royals (17-3-2) to a second straight Sweet 16 appearance and a third straight Landmark Conference title.

Click here to view the full 2022 USC All-Region teams.

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