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McGarry and Oram earn NSCAA soccer honors!
The CCRI Lady Knights soccer players keep racking-up the post season awards. Previously the Lady Knights had seven players earn All-Region XXI honors and one player earned NJCAA All-American honors. Today it was announced that two players: Caitlin McGarry (Warwick, RI) and Paige Oram (Burrillville, RI) were named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) All-North Regional Team. In addition, Cait McGarry was also named NSCAA Second Team All-American.
McGarry (Warwick, RI) earns her second All-American honor in as many weeks for the Lady Knights. McGarry had recently earned her first All-American honor being named NJCAA Second Team All-American last week. In addition, McGarry earns her second NSCAA All-North Region award after earning second All-Region XXI honor in as many years a few weeks ago. McGarry led the Lady Knights in scoring both years she played. In her sophomore campaign she was tied for team-high with 11 goals and added a team-leading 18 assists for 40 total points. The 40 total points ranked her tied for No. 40 in the nation by the NJCAA. In addition, the 18 assists rank her No. 8 in the nation by the NJCAA. In her freshman year Cait had 10 goals and a team-leading 14 assists for 34 total points. For her career she had 21 goals and is ranked second all-time with 32 assists and ranked No.8 on the CCRI All-time scoring list with 74 total points.
McGarry’s soccer acumen was unmatched she was the Lady Knights primary kicker for their set plays and corner kicks. Many of her assists came for set plays and corners as she would utilize her leg strength and amazing accuracy to find her teammates in the opponents’ scoring area. Head Coach Dennis Grassini commented about his sophomore Co-Captain: “Coach Bannan and I were so happy, pleased, and proud that Caitlin McGarry has been selected as Second Team NJCAA All-American again. Cait led our team in scoring this past season recording 11 goals and 18 assists for 40 points. In her two years here at CCRI she has scored 21 goals and added 32 assists for a total of 74 points. Caitlin is a quality player who has great skills and footwork. Her free kicks are second to none. She gave our team probably some of the best corner kicks we’ve ever had in the history of our program. Considering our record was only 10-5-2 this past season and not qualifying for the National Tournament, it just proves what Cait’s worth was to our program. She has represented CCRI and the women’s soccer program in an admirable fashion. We are so happy that she has been recognized nationally as she really deserves this All-American honor!”
Freshman Paige Oram (Burrillville, RI) earns her second All-Region honor in her freshman campaign with her NSCAA All-North Region selection, after earlier earning NJCAA All-Region XXI honors. Oram was a key addition to the 2012 Lady Knights’ soccer quad and was ranked third on the team with eight goals while adding three assists and fourth on the team with 21 total points. Her athleticism set her apart she always took the field and played with tremendous passion and pace with a never say die attitude. Oram will be a key part of the Lady Knights’ success in 2013. Coach Grassini commented "We are very pleased and proud to announce that freshman, midfielder Paige Oram has been selected to the NSCAA All-North Regional Team for 2012. Paige was a solid midfielder for our team this past season. She started every game and rarely came off the pitch. She really showed the coaching staff and her teammates that she possesses a lot of talent and knowledge of the game. She has great foot skills, field awareness, and soccer savvy. We are delighted that she has been recognized for her efforts! We are looking for bigger any better things from Paige next season as a sophomore and team leader."
The Community College of Rhode Island, New England’s largest comprehensive community college, enrolls nearly 18,000 students in credit courses and thousands more in non-credit and job training classes. Its athletic program boasts 12 varsity programs and an academic support program for all student-athletes.