Golden Knights Reached the NCAA Semifinals.
ADA, Okla. – Senior back Deanna Trongone and senior forward Nina Predanic from Saint Rose have been named to the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) First Team, All-America squad.
The 2019 Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year and a United Soccer Coaches First Team All-East pick, Trongone scored six goals and assisted on two others for the Golden Knights (21-3-1) who qualified for their seventh NCAA national semifinal within the past 12 years. She was also a key component for a Saint Rose defense that led the NE10 with a 0.94 team goals-against-average.
Predanic, the NE10 and D2CCA East Region Player of the Year, finished among the country's top-10 with 57 points behind 20 goals and 17 assists on the season. She was second nationally with nine game-winning strikes. She closed out her career second only to former National Player of the Year Carmelina Puopolo ('14) on the school's all-time scoring list with 137 points on 49 goals and 39 assists.
Sports information directors from NCAA Division II schools and conferences selected the three D2CCA All-America teams. The process began at the regional level with all First Team All-Region picks advancing to the national ballot. A total of 39 student-athletes representing 22 different institutions filled out the three, All-America teams.
The D2CCA encourages and promotes Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education. The CCA is a key communications link among the conferences as they discuss views, policies and regulations that impact Division II intercollegiate athletics and works closely with the NCAA as a communications channel to NCAA Division II member colleges and universities.
- Information courtesy of Saint Rose athletic communications -
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