Cassalia Headlines Patriot League Postseason Awards
After a standout cow season, Sydney Cassalia was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year highlighting the Army West Point women's soccer team's postseason accolades.
Cassalia also achieved All-Patriot League First Team recognition, while plebe Alyssa Carfagno and cow Emily Torres were voted to the second team, and freshman Lauren Drysdale earned third team distinction. The four Cadets receiving the postseason accolades is the largest group since the same number earned nods in 2013.
"Syd has grown throughout the season and her career here at Army," compliments head coach Adrian Blewitt. "Her performances have been consistent, and she's pulled off several big saves when we needed them. She is a top-level Division I keeper, and it's great to see her receiving the recognitions she merits."
Cassalia received a first team nod for the first time in her Army career after being voted to the second team in 2018 and third team in 2017. She had yet another stellar season in net for the Black Knights posting five shutouts, a 0.89 goals against average and 0.784 save percentage, while also notching an assist.
Cassalia led Army to a five-game unbeaten streak at the end of the year to boost the Black Knights from as low as seventh in the standings to the third seed. In conference-only games, the cow posted three shutouts, a 0.846 save percentage and 0.63 goals against average. Read more.