KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It was announced Tuesday evening that Western Connecticut State University seniors Andrea Devoe (Farmington, Conn.) and Autumn Sorice (Bethel, Conn.) have been named 2017 First-Team All-New England Region selections by the United Soccer Coaches. They were the only two selections from a Little East Conference (LEC) institution.
Sorice was named the LEC Offensive Player of the Year and a first-team all-conference selection for the third straight season after leading the conference in goals (16), assists (9) and points (41) this season while leading Western Connecticut to the 2017 LEC regular season and tournament championships. The striker was named the 2017 LEC Championship Tournament Most Outstanding Player after scoring two goals, both of which were in the Colonials' 2-1 double-overtime LEC championship game victory, and assisting on another.
Devoe was also named a first-team all-conference selection in 2017 after finishing sixth in the LEC in scoring with seven goals and seven assists for 21 points from her midfield position. She was a second-team all-LEC honoree as a junior.