CASTINE, Maine – Maine Maritime Academy's senior midfielder Eryn Doiron (Wilton, Maine) has been named the 2019 North Atlantic Conference (NAC) Women's Soccer Player of the Year, while sophomore midfielder Margot Simeon (Findlay, Ohio) has been tabbed the 2019 NAC Women's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year, and first-year forward Laura Blue (Brisbane, Australia) has earned 2019 NAC Women's Soccer Rookie of the Year Honors. Maine Maritime Academy Head Coach Seth Brown (Seventh Season) was named the 2019 NAC Women's Soccer Coach of the Year, while placing seven players on All-Conference Teams. Junior goalkeeper Emily Conway (Charleston, S.C.) and defender Caitlin Paradis (Ashland, Maine) joined Doiron, Simeon and Blue on the NAC First Team and senior forward Kelsea Anair (Richmond, Maine) earned a spot on the NAC Second Team. Senior defender Lilah Chaar (Stockton Springs, Maine) earned a spot on the 2019 NAC Women's Soccer Sportsmanship team.
Doiron, a Power Engineering Technology major, led the Mariners and the NAC with 20 goals this season, including 11 goals in conference play. She also dished out three assists, to lead the Mariners and the league with 43 points, and became Maine Maritime's all-time leading goal scorer with 51 career goals. Doiron set single-season records for goals (20) and points (43) this season. Doiron went a perfect 3-for-3 on penalty kicks this season, including a pair against NAC opponents and recorded three game-winners, with two coming against league opponents. This season Doiron collected a pair of NAC Player of the Week honors.
Simeon, a Vessel Operations Technology major, led a Maine Maritime defense that only allowed three goals (.37 goals-against-average) in eight conference games, against teams that averaged 2.27 goals-per-NAC game, and racked up nine shutouts, including six against NAC opponents. Maine Maritime amassed a league-low 1.09 goals-against-average across all 15 games on their schedule this fall. Simeon was recognized as the NAC Defensive Player of the Week three times this season, and chipped in offensively with two goals and one assist for five points in conference games.
Despite contending with injury for most of October, Blue, a Marine Engineering Technology major, was a force for the conference undefeated Mariners. In only five NAC games, she scored three goals, two of which were game-winners. The first game-winner came in the 105th minute of a double-overtime battle with SUNY Delhi in late September, after assisting the game-tying goal with under nine minutes left in regulation. Her second NAC game-winner came in the final conference game of the regular season. Blue played in ten games this season tallying six goals with four game-winners. This season Blue was named the Rookie of the Week three times while also earning Player of the Week honors once.
Brown led the Mariners to an impressive season, racking up six shutouts in the conference and an unblemished 8-0 NAC record to head into the NAC championship tournament with a bye in quarterfinals, and the right to host the final-four tournament. In eight NAC games, Maine Maritime scored 27 goals on 95 shots-on-goal for a collective .625 shooting percentage. The Mariners led the league with 63 corner kicks, and capitalized on both penalty kicks they had while only collecting two yellow cards all season. This season the Mariners boasted an 11-4 overall record, while securing shutouts in nine matches and tied the program's single-season record for wins to advance to the NAC Tournament for the fifth straight-season. Brown, the winningest coach in MMA Women's Soccer history, enters the NAC postseason with an overall record of 58-57-6 and a .504 winning percentage, in seven seasons.
Conway, a Vessel Operations Technology major, continued her impressive career for the Mariners this season, posting a 7-2 record in net, including six wins in conference play and a 1.39 goals against average (0.50 GAA in NAC play). Conway who earned the start in 11 games, collected 49 saves for a .790 save percentage and was part of five shutouts. In field play, the junior scored two goals and dished out an assist.
Anair, a Vessel Operations Technology major, started in 13 games this season, scoring four goals and dishing out three assists, including three goals and all three assists in conference action. Anair scored the game-winner in the Mariners' 2-1 win over UMaine-Farmington on September 28, to earn the NAC Player of the Week honors on September 30 and recorded the game-winner against NVU-Johnson on October 12.
Paradis, a Power Engineering Technology major, started in all 15 games this season, tallying an assist and helping lead the Mariners to nine shutouts, including six in conference play. Behind the back-line anchored by Paradis, Maine Maritime goalies only faced 77 shots on goal and held opponents to 1.09 goals overall and an impressive 0.37 goals per game in conference play.
Chaar, an International Business & Logistics major, appeared in 14 games this season, starting 10, and tallied a pair of assists, including an assist on the Mariners' game-winning goal in the 2-1 win over UMaine-Farmington. The NAC Women's Soccer Sportsmanship Team is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees positively affect the women's soccer culture and match environment by clearly demonstrating sportsmanship and integrity beyond the sport playing rules and etiquette.
NAC Women's Soccer All-Conference Teams
|Emily Conway||Charleston, S.C.||Jr.||Maine Maritime||Goalie|
|Olivia Curry||Farmingdale, N.Y.||So.||SUNY Delhi||Defense|
|Emily Helgerson||Providence, R.I||Jr.||Husson||Defense|
|Caitlin Paradis||Ashland, Maine||Sr.||Maine Maritime||Defense|
|Eden Leblanc||Dayton, Maine||Sr.||UMaine-Farmington||Defense|
|Eryn Doiron||Wilton, Maine||Sr.||Maine Maritime||Midfield|
|Kelsey Innes||North Babylon, N.Y||So.||SUNY Delhi||Midfield|
|Margot Simeon||Findlay, Ohio||So.||Maine Maritime||Midfield|
|Bri Saulter||Hermon, Maine||Jr.||Husson||Midfield|
|McKenna Brodeur||Oakland, Maine||Jr.||UMaine-Farmington||Forward|
|Katherine Hoving||Bristol, Maine||So.||Thomas||Forward|
|Laura Blue||Brisbane, Australia||Fr.||Maine Maritime||Forward|
|Callie Hammer||Ellsworth, Maine||Jr.||UMaine-Farmington||Goalie|
|Aubrey Schaeffer||Union, Maine||Fr.||Thomas||Defense|
|Caitlyn Gerrard||Cincinnatus, N.Y||Sr.||SUNY Canton||Defense|
|Morgann Tortorella||Waterville, Maine||Sr.||UMaine-Farmington||Defense|
|Anna Chadwick||Gardiner, Maine||Fr.||Thomas||Midfield|
|Mackenzie St. Pierre||Waterville, Maine||So.||Husson||Midfield|
|Emily Boyle||Orleans, Mass.||Fr.||UMaine-Farmington||Midfield|
|Alexa Scaglione||North Babylon, N.Y.||So.||SUNY Delhi||Forward|
|Kelsea Anair||Richmond, Maine||Sr.||Maine Maritime||Forward|
|Alexa Thayer||New Gloucester, Maine||Fr.||Husson||Forward|
|Micayla Slattery||Averill Park, N.Y.||Fr.||SUNY Delhi||Forward|
|Julia Anderson||Salmon Arm, B.C.||Sr.||SUNY Canton||Midfield|
|Samantha Acuna||South Kortright, N.Y.||Sr.||SUNY Delhi||Midfield|
|Mikayla Cameron||Monmouth, Maine||Sr.||UMaine-Farmington||Goalie|
|Shannon Dowd||Hubbardston, Mass.||So.||Husson||Forward|
|Ashley Donahue||Johnson, Vt.||Sr.||Northern Vermont-Johnson||Midfield|
|Ellie Harrington||Fareham, Hampshire, UK||Sr.||Northern Vermont-Lyndon||Midfield|
|Lilah Chaar||Stockton Springs, Maine||Sr.||Maine Maritime||Defense|
|Alexis Levesque||Madawaska, Maine||Sr.||UMaine-Presque Isle||Goalie|
|Devynn Turner||Casco, Maine||Sr.||Thomas||Midfield|
|Player of the Year||Eryn Doiron||Wilton, Maine||Sr.||Maine Maritime|
|Defensive Player of the Year||Margot Simeon||Findlay, Ohio||So.||Maine Maritime|
|Rookie of the Year||Laura Blue||Brisbane, Australia||Fr.||Maine Maritime|
|Senior Scholar Athlete||Alli Carey||Plymouth, N.H.||Sr.||Husson|
|Coach of the Year||Seth Brown||7th||Maine Maritime|
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