Waltham, Mass. – Five student-athletes from the Bentley women's soccer team earned spots on the NE10 All-Conference teams, it was announced on Friday.
Senior center back Riane Hunt (Millis, Mass./Millis) was named to the first team. Junior goalkeeper Kat Hassapis (North Reading, Mass./North Reading) and sophomore midfielder Dana Goulet (Wilmington, Mass./Wilmington) were voted to the second team. Junior forward Emma Guccione (Holliston, Mass./Holliston) was named to the third team and midfielder McKenzie Sullivan (Suffield, Conn./Suffield) earned a spot on the All-Rookie team.
All five contributed to a group effort which saw Bentley finish in 4th place in the NE10 standings and has the team preparing to host a quarterfinal playoff game against Southern New Hampshire on Sunday at 1:00 pm.
Hunt has played every minute this season at center back for the Falcons. She has led a defense which has six shutouts in the last seven games, nine shutouts on the season and has recorded the third lowest team goals against average in the NE10 at 0.96.
Hassapis has started all 17 games and played all but a few minutes. The junior has the 3rd best save percentage in the NE10 at .832 and the 4th lowest GAA at 0.96. Hassapis has also made the 6th most saves at 84 and has the 5th most wins at nine.
Goulet ranks second on the team among outfield players in minutes played with 1318 and has started all 17 games. She leads the team in both goals (4) and points (9). Goulet scored twice in Bentley's 2-1 win over Saint Michael's on Nov. 2, including the overtime goal, and also scored against New Haven and Adelphi.
Guccione leads Bentley in assists with four and is second on the team with eight points. She scored in the 86th minute of the team's 1-0 win over Pace on Oct. 11 and also scored in the 2-0 victory over Southern New Hampshire on Oct. 22. She also had the assist on Emily McGrath's 88th minute goal in a 1-0 win at AIC on Oct. 19.
Sullivan has played in 16 games, with six starts. She's played over 50 minutes in eight different games and notched an assist in Bentley's 3-1 win over New Haven on Sept. 18.
All five will help lead Bentley in Sunday's quarterfinal vs. SNHU. Bentley won the regular season meeting 2-0, when the Penmen were nationally ranked, and limited them to just five shots all game. Freshman Haley Bernhardt scored in the 47th minute and Guccione made it 2-0 in the 67th.
Saturday's game will be the first time Bentley has hosted a playoff game since 2002, the last time they finished so high in the standings.