The Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference announced its All-Conference performers in men’s and women’s Soccer and volleyball. MCLA is represented by seven Trailblazers, including five from the women’s soccer program. Men’s soccer and volleyball were represented by second team selections.
The five Women’s Soccer performers included three first team selections in junior forward Jennifer Ferrari, senior back Tina Klich and junior goalkeeper Danielle Heinsohn. Senior midfielder Lindsay Borbolla and sophomore back Ashlee Scofield were named to the second team.
Ferrari led the Trailblazers with 10 goals and two assists for 22 points.
She also tallied four game winning goals in 2012. Klich and Heinsohn were instrumental in cementing a defense that recorded six shut outs. Heinsohn finished the season second in the conference, with 161 saves on the season. Borbolla had a solid senior season in which she collected five goals and a team-high nine assists (2nd in the MASCAC), good for 19 points. Scofield was also a member of the backfield, however, she did record a pair of goals and an assist on the season.
Senior captain Jake McCall was a repeat All-MASCAC selection from 2011.
As a senior, McCall notched a career-high seven goals and two assists for 16 points. His tallies included a pair of game winners for MCLA.
Julia Christian was a force in the middle of the Trailblazer
She led the team in kills (222) and also recorded 164 digs on the season.
The junior also recorded a team best 32 blocks on the season.
WILLIAMSTOWN -- Both Williams College soccer teams will play in their respective NCAA Division III Tournaments. The Williams men, however, won’t have to travel.
Head coach Mike Russo’s Ephs were awarded the right to host the first and second-round games this weekend. Williams (13-1-3), losers to Amherst in the NESCAC championship, will face Thomas College (Maine), the North Atlantic Conference champion on Saturday at 11 a.m.
The Ephs will face a team that has players from seven different states and four foreign countries. Six players hail from Bermuda.
In Saturday’s second semifinal, Little East Conference champion Eastern Connecticut will play at-large team St. Lawrence at 1:30 p.m.
The winners will play on Sunday at noon.
Since the men are hosting this year, the NESCAC champion Williams women will hit the road. The Ephs will face Farmingdale (N.Y.) State in one game of the doubleheader. Farmingdale has won six consecutive Skyline Conference titles.
Although Wheaton lost in the NEWMAC championship to Springfield, the Lyons will be this weekend’s host school. Wheaton will play MASCAC champion Westfield State in the second game of the doubleheader. The times will be announced later this week. The final will be Sunday.
Westfield ran through the season with a 18-0-1 record. The Owls are coached by Todd Ditmar, whose father Art grew up in Pittsfield and had a nine-year major league pitching career.
Three Berkshire County athletes are on Ditmar’s team: Lauren McLaughlin from Pittsfield High School along with Megan Lussier and Marisa Sprague from Wahconah Regional.