There are a host of freshman who have made an impact for their teams in just the three weeks of the D3 Women’s Soccer season. We take a look at how their seasons have been going and will let you choose – who is your pick for the top freshman in the 2017 Women’s Soccer season?
Look over how they’ve done, and cast your vote in the poll on the bottom. Voting closes at 3pm central, on 10/6.
(stats and rankings through games played September 27)
Miranda Malone, GK – Chicago
.200 Goals-Against Average
University of Chicago freshman keeper Miranda Malone has logged 454 minutes between the posts this season for the Maroons, and has allowed just one goal while making four saves. She has been credited with three victories on the season along with one shutout. Her .200 goals-against average is 9th in all of D3.
Lauren Ashby, F/M – Sarah Lawrence
13 Goals (T5th)
30 Points (8th)
Twice so far this season Sarah Lawrence freshman forward Lauren Ashby has been named Skyline Conference Women’s Soccer Rookie of the Week, including last week.
Ashby scored three goals this past week, including a pair in a 2-0 shutout over Old Westbury. The rookie scored one goal in each half, leading the Gryphons to their first-ever victory over the Panthers. She leads both the Gryphons and the Skyline in points with 30, and goals with 13 – which are also team-records. Ashby’s offensive prowess has her among the nation’s leaders in several offensive categories.
Emmy McMaude, GK/Mary Hardin-Baylor
.145 Goals-Against Average
With 670 minutes in goal for Mary Hardin-Baylor, freshman keeper Emmy McMaude has made 13 saves and allowed just one goal. She has been credited three shutouts during her six wins and her .145 goals-against average ranks 3rd in D3.
Maciana Mazzeo, F – Rosemont
13 Goals (T5th)
Recently Rosemont freshman Maciana Mazzeo led the Ravens past Notre Dame with her third hat trick of the season. Mazzeo finished with a career-high four scores and currently leads Rosemont with 13 goals on the season. Mazzeo’s 13 scores not only lead Rosemont, but all of the Colonial States Athletic Conference. The freshman is also tops in the conference in shots taken, points, points per game, and goals per game.
Jordanne Ellingboe, GK – Hope
.149 Goals-Against Average (4th)
With 603 minutes between the posts for Hope, freshman Jordanne Ellingboe has allowed just one goal while making 20 saves. She is credited with five wins – all shutouts, and her .149 goals-against average ranks 4th in all of D3.
Deserae Sequeira, F – St. Joseph’s (Brkln)
33 Points (4th)
13 Goals (T5th)
7 Assists (T10th)
Earlier this season against York, St. Joseph’s Brooklyn freshman forward Deserae Sequeria scored her first collegiate goal 12 minutes into the contest and completed her first hat trick before halftime. She went on to finish with five goals and one assist to help power the Bears’ 13-0 triumph over the Cardinals for the team’s first win of the season.
Sequeria recently picked up her third hat trick of 2017 in Bears’ 12-0 win over Medgar Evers, to go along with two assists.
Emma Greenfield, GK – WashingtonU
.184 Goals-Against Average (7th)
WashU freshman keeper Emma Greenfield recently improved to 5-0 after a 4-0 Bear’s win over Webster. Greenfield and has allowed just one goal in 489:30 in net and has knocked away nine saves. Her .184 goals-against average ranks 7th overall in D3. She has also been credited with three shutouts this season.
Olivia Cairrao, MF – Johnson & Wales (RI)
28 Points (T9th)
10 Goals (T13th)
Johnson and Wales freshman Olivia Cairrao scored three times last week and earned her GNAC Corvais Player and Rookie of the Week honors – the second out of the four Player and Rookie of the Week honors this year.
After starting the week with a goal at Albertus Magnus, the rookie got the Wildcats started with a goal just five minutes into their contest with Saint Joseph that turned out to be the game-winner, adding another goal in the 67th minute. Her 10 goals are tied with teammate Deja Hursey for the league lead and rank 13th in the country.