WATERVILLE, Maine – The North Atlantic Conference (NAC) has released its end of season awards for men's soccer and six Terriers have been honored. Katherine Hoving (Bristol, Maine) was named Rookie of the Year and to the All-Conference First Team, Cassie Contigiani (Belmont, N.H.) and Taznae Fubler (Smiths, Bermuda) were also named to the All-Conference First Team, Samantha Griffin (Union, Maine) was named to the All-Conference Second Team and Sam Cleaves (North Yarmouth, Maine) was named to the Sportsmanship Team. Head Coach Deb Biche-Labbe was recognized by her peers as Coach of the Year, the first of her career.
Hoving had the most outstanding season in program history, collecting a program-record 27 goals which currently ranks her second in NCAA Division III. She added seven assists to give her 61 points on the season. Contigiani scored nine goals to go along with seven points to give her 25 points in 12 games. Fubler led the Thomas backend to allow just 6.87 shots on goal per game. Griffin was a versatile player for the Terriers, playing all three field positions throughout the year and totaling three goals and two assists for eight points.
Cleaves is being recognized as a member of the Sportsmanship Team, which is reserved for those who have distinguished themselves through demonstrated acts of sportsmanship and ethical behavior. The honorees have positively affected the soccer culture and environment, and clearly demonstrate sportsmanship and integrity.
Biche-Labbe led the Terriers to their winningest season in program history and their ever first number one seed in the NAC Playoffs. The Terriers (10-4-1) improved their winning percentage by .450 from a season ago and were undefeated (6-0-1) in conference play.