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Kotofski and Parker Grab Top AMCC Women's Soccer Honors
11/09/2004

GIBSONIA, PA — Senior forward Karen Kotofski (Glen Burnie, Md./Northeast) was named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Year for the second straight year and Head Coach Brian Parker repeated as the AMCC Coach of the Year, the league announced this past weekend.

Kotofski leads the Bobcats (14-2-2) with 20 goals, 12 assists and 52 points this season. She is currently one point shy of tying her school record of 53 points that she set last year. This season she has also become the FSU all-time leader in assists with 26.

Parker, who on Saturday became the all-time winningest women’s soccer coach in FSU history (40-15-6), has led the Bobcats to their best record ever at 14-2-2 as they make their third straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.

Joining Kotofski on the All-AMCC first team were sophomore forward Danielle Carter (Rockville, Md./Rockville), junior midfielder Jodie Gittleson (Rockville, Md./Wootton) and junior defender Beth Hlebasko (New Market, Md./Linganore).

Carter is second on the team with 19 goals and 45 points and sits third with seven assists. She also had set a school record with seven multi-goal games this season.

Gittleson is currently third on the team with 10 goals and 23 points, while fellow classmate Hlebasko has added 11 assists from her defensive position.

Senior goalie Kelly Jones (Woodbine, Md./Glenelg), juniors Erin Carraghan (Walkersville, Md./Walkersville) and Teri Galt (Silver Spring, Md./Good Counsel) and freshman Jen Naylor (Riva, Md./St. Mary's) were named to the All-AMCC second team.

Jones leads the Bobcats with a record of 10-2-1 with four shutouts, while having a posting .74 goals against average. Carraghan has scored seven goals on the season, including the game winner in FSU’s 3-2 double overtime victory over Penn State Behrend in the AMCC Championship Game, and added five assists.

Galt helps lead a Bobcat defense that is currently ranked 20th in the country for goals against average allowing 11 goals in 18 games. Naylor has been solid all year for FSU adding three goals and an assist from the midfield position.

Frostburg State returns to action on Wednesday when it travels to Westminster College in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at 6:00 p.m.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-4371
Fax: 301-687-4780
E-mail: sportsinfo@frostburg.edu