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Cawley Collects ECAC Honors; Colonials Climb In NSCAA N.E. Rankings

Cawley Collects ECAC Honors; Colonials Climb In NSCAA N.E. Rankings

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Western Connecticut State University senior goalkeeper Shannon Cawley (Willimantic, Conn.) was honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) this afternoon as the Division III New England Women's Soccer Goalkeeper of the Week after backstopping the Colonials to a 3-0 mark. Western Connecticut also rose one spot in the National Soccer Coaches Association of the America (NSCAA) New England Region to the sixth position.

Cawley helped the Colonials extend their current unbeaten streak to nine matches with shutout victories over Kean University and Western New England College. The Little East Conference Goalkeeper of the Week yielded to Carolyn Gore for the final two minutes of regulation in a 3-0 win over Southern Maine on Oct. 25. Cawley made a season-best seven stops against the Cougars, while making just one stop each against the Golden Bears and Huskies.  

She has not allowed the opposition to score in the past 439 minutes and eight seconds, a streak spanning five matches. Cawley has allowed one or fewer markers in 14 of her 16 contests this season, including a Little East best six shutouts. She also sits atop the conference standings in goals against average (0.68), while ranking fifth in save percentage (.784).

Western Connecticut (12-3-1) returns to action at 7 p.m. on Oct. 29, when the Colonials travel to Stevens Institute.

2008 NSCAA Division III New England Women's Soccer Region

Ranking

Institution

Overall Record

1

Williams College (Mass.)

12-0-1

2

Amherst College (Mass.)

8-1-3

3

Springfield College (Mass.)

11-3-2

4

Middlebury College (Vt.)

7-4-2

5

Wheaton College (Mass.)

14-4-1

6

Western Connecticut State University (Conn,)

12-3-1

7

Bowdoin College (Maine)

7-3-3

8

Brandeis College (Mass.)

9-5-1

9

Trinity College (Conn.)

9-4-0

10

Keene State College (N.H.)

13-5-0

10

Babson College (Mass.)

10-3-5