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November 13, 2013

O-State's DeSimone named SUNYAC Player of the Year

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Oneonta State senior Karly DeSimone was named the SUNY Athletic Conference’s Player of the Year for women’s soccer, the conference announced Tuesday.

Two of DeSimone’s teammates, Amanda Regensburger and Krystal Scott, earned First Team all-conference honors, and Liz Lasota and Erica Berry made the second and third teams, respectively.

DeSimone is being honored by the SUNYAC for a fourth time and the third time as a First-Team selection. As a freshman, she was a First-Team selection along with being the conference’s Rookie of the Year. As a sophomore, she made the Third Team and she returned to the First Team as a junior.

DeSimone leads her team and the SUNYAC in scoring with 29 points on 11 goals and seven assists.

This past week, she scored three goals in leading Oneonta to its 12th SUNYAC title. She was named the tournament’s MVP.

For Regensburger, this is her third time being honored as an all-conference player, her first as a First-T team selection. Regensburger has started all four seasons for the Red Dragons. She has three goals and two assists this season.

Scott returns to the First Team after being selected as conference’s Rookie of the Year last season. A defender, Scott has one assist on the season.

Lasota and Berry earned all-conference honors for the first time.

Berry is part of an O-State’s defense that has allowed just under one goal per game this season.

Lasota takes many of Oneonta’s re-starts and corner kicks. She has two goals and one assist, including a goal in the Red Dragons’ 4-1 win over Geneseo State on Sunday in the conference final.

O-State (12-4-3) will play Farmingdale State in an NCAA Division III first-round tournament game at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at William Smith College in Geneva.

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