Women's Soccer Seniors Leah Blayney and Karise Hilt Named NSCAA All-Region

Women's Soccer Seniors Leah Blayney and Karise Hilt Named NSCAA All-Region

Seniors Leah Blayney and Karise Hilt were each named to the NSCAA All-Northeast Region Team, it was recently announced. Blayney was the 2009 Northeast Conference Offensive Player of the Year in her final season and was named to the All-Region First Team. Hilt, who was named to the NEC First Team for the second time in her career earlier this year, was named to the All-Region Third Team.

Blayney, Hilt and their teammates finished the 2009 season with a 12-7-4 overall record. They captured the 2009 NEC Regular Season Championship with a 9-0-1 record in league play. They hosted the 2009 NEC Tournament but fell 1-0 in overtime to Monmouth in the championship game, their only home loss of the season.

Blayney led the Blue Devils and the NEC in scoring this season with 11 goals and 13 assists, good for 35 points. It was the third-highest single season point total in school history, and her 13 assists were the second-most in a single season at Central.

For her career Blayney played in 61 games and posted 21 goals and 20 assists in three seasons. Her 62 points are fourth all-time in school history, while her 21 goals places fifth and her 20 assists are good for third. She scored 11 game-winning goals in her three seasons.

Hilt finished her career with the Blue Devils having played in 80 career games, just two games shy of matching the school record. This season she had three goals and four assists and was named All-Conference on defense for the third time in her career. The last two seasons she has made the first team, and she was on the second team as a freshman in 2006.

Hilt scored nine goals and posted eight assists in her career, and helped anchor one of the strongest defenses in the league in 2009.