MANSFIELD, Mass. – The Saint Anselm College women's soccer team had a pair of student-athletes receive All-Conference honors from the Northeast-10 Conference on Thursday. Junior Caly Farina (Southbury, Conn.) earned First Team All-Conference honors while classmate Micaela Pitts (Marshfield, Mass.) was a Third Team All-Conference selection.
Farina played in all 17 games during the 2018 campaign with 10 goals and three assists for 23 points, leading the Hawks in all three categories. She became the first player since Kaitlin Oldfield '13 in 2012 to reach double-digit goal scoring totals in one season. These were all career-highs for the Southbury, Connecticut native.
Farina registered a point in 10 games this year, including a five-point day at Bentley and a four-point afternoon against Assumption, both being 3-2 victories for Saint Anselm. She also had a pair of three-game point streaks this year and she was one of three players with two game-winning goals. In her career, Farina has 39 points (15-9=39) in 51 games played.
Pitts was a strong performer on the Hawks defense this year. She started all 17 games, which was a career-high and finished with a goal, which was also her first-career tally and a game-winner on Oct. 10 at Saint Michael's during a 1-0 victory. That goal came with 1:17 remaining in regulation on a corner kick attempt that tipped off the keeper's hands and gave Saint Anselm the win. Pitts was a key part of a defense that had seven shutouts on the year.
Both Farina and Pitts helped guide the Hawks their first postseason appearance since 2013 and were a part of one of the most successful teams in program history. Saint Anselm reached the nine conference win plateau for the first-time in program history.