ERIE, PA —
Frostburg State senior forward Amy Foote (Baltimore, Md./Patapsco)
has been named the Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference Most Valuable Player, and Bobcat Head Coach Carrie Lysik has been selected the league's Coach of the Year as voted on by the seven conference coaches Monday.
Foote joined six other members of this year's Bobcat squad on the all-conference team. Freshman midfielder Karen Kotofski (Glen Burnie, Md./Northeast) was also a first-team selection, while sophomore defender Jackie Curry (Waldorf, Md./McDonough) was voted to the second team.
Junior Tiffany Parker (Pasadena, Md./Northeast), sophomore defenders Tiffany Limbacher (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck) and Allison Ottey (Frederick, Md./Thomas Johnson) and sophomore goalkeeper Stephanie Zych (Slingerlands, N.Y./Guilderland) earned honorable mention honors.
Foote, the first FSU player to earn first-team All-AMCC honors four times and the second Bobcat to garner league MVP honors, set career highs with 17 goals, nine assists and 43 points.
She also became the program's all-time leader in goals (48) and points (118) this season. She led FSU in assists and ranked second in both goals and points.
Lysik claimed FSU's first Women's Soccer Coach of the Year award after guiding the Bobcats to a school-record 17-4 overall mark and the first AMCC Championship in the program's eight-year history.
FSU also earned its first-ever berth in the NCAA Division III Tournament on will visit Messiah on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Kotofski set single-season school records with 21 goals and 49 points, breaking the former marks set by Danielle Pickar in 1996.
Kotofski, who scored all of her goals in FSU's last 15 games, led the Bobcats with three hat tricks and scored twice in three other contests. Her seven assists ranked second on the team.
Curry was named to the second team after scoring three goals and adding three assists to tie for fifth on the team with nine points. She helped the Bobcats post nine shutouts and hold opponents to just 1.10 goals per game.
Parker finished third on the Bobcat squad with 14 goals and 32 points, while Limbacher, who missed the first half of the season with a broken arm suffered the day before preseason camp, appeared in nine games and helped FSU to a 7-2 record. FSU allowed just 12 goals in that span.
Ottey started 18 of the 19 games in which she appeared, recording one assist and helping the Bobcats post nine shutouts.
Zych posted a 17-4 record, setting a single-season school mark for victories, and registered nine shutouts, just one shy of Sharon Colantonio's school record set in 1997. Zych had a 1.08 goals against average, 138 saves and an .857 save percentage.
For further information on this release, contact:
Office of Sports Information
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD 21532-2303