St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 2, 2019 – Washington University in St. Louis had five student-athletes named to the 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Women's All-Central Region Team, as announced Monday by the organization.
Sophomore back Gabbie Cesarone, senior forward Taylor Cohen, junior goalkeeper Emma Greenfield and junior back Katy Mockett earned first-team honors, while sophomore midfielder Jess Shapiro picked up second-team accolades.
Cesarone started 20 of 21 games at center back and had four goals and one assist for nine points. She anchored a defense that recorded 13 shutouts and allowed nine goals in 22 games. As a team, WashU ranked ninth in NCAA Division III in goals against average (0.405) and 33rd in shutout percentage (0.591).
Cesarone was named the UAA Defensive Player of the Year and also a First-Team all-UAA selection. She was a three-time UAA Defensive Athlete of the Week honoree, and scored game-winners at Calvin (8/30) and vs. Adrian (11/17) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
Cohen, a three-time first-team all-Central Region and all-UAA honoree, led the team with 11 goals and eight assists for 30 points. She was also tops on the squad with five game-winning goals.
Cohen was a three-time UAA Offensive Athlete of the Week selection, and was named the National Player of the Week on Oct. 8. She finished her career tied for first in school history in game-winning goals (18), third in goals scored (48) and points (124) and sixth in assists (28).
Greenfield, a two-time first-team all-Central and three-time all-UAA selection, started all 22 games in goal and recorded an 18-1-2 record with a 0.33 goals against average and 11 shutouts. She led the conference and was fifth in NCAA Division III in goals against average, 13th in shutouts and 16th in save percentage (0.879). Greenfield made a career-high eight saves in 1-0 win at Brandeis on Oct. 20.
Mockett, a second-team all-UAA performer, started all 22 games on the back line and was part of the defense that allowed just nine goals all season. She had her lone assist of the season in a 5-0 win over Millikin on Oct. 2.
Shapiro started 17 of 19 games played in the midfield for WashU and netted her lone goal of the season in a 1-1 double overtime tie at No. 16 Chicago on Nov. 9.
WashU finished the 2019 season with an 18-1-3 record, and advanced to the Elite 8 for the 11th time in school history. The Bears also won their fifth-straight UAA title.