Manhattanville's Nonis and
Freedom Women's Soccer
Honors Once Again
Purchase, N.Y. – In a weekly ritual that is quickly becoming as consistent as the daily rising and setting of the sun, the Manhattanville women's soccer team was lauded by the Freedom Conference with the conference's weekly honors on Monday afternoon behind juniors Holly Nonis (Brampton, Ontario) and Ali Bromson (Suffield, Conn.).
Nonis was named the conference's Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and the fifth time in her career, while Bromson earned her fourth Freedom Goalkeeper of the Week award in six weeks so far in 2009 (and the 10th time in her career). Through six weeks, the women's soccer team has garnered three Player of the Week awards and five Goalkeeper/Defensive Player of the Week honors, including at least one weekly honor in every week.
Nonis was rewarded once again for her stellar play as of late, as she extended her goal-scoring streak to a career-high four games by combining for three goals in two Manhattanville victories over Ramapo College and Wilkes University. The junior opened the scoring in the 16th minute and then added a key insurance goal late in the team's 3-1 win over Ramapo on Wednesday, then followed up with an insurance tally in a 3-0 win over Wilkes on Saturday afternoon.
The Brampton, Ontario, native, who has now scored nine goals in the last six matches, has already far surpassed her career-best goal and point totals in 2009, leading the Freedom Conference with her 11 goals and 25 points through 12 matches. Nonis' goal total ties her for ninth on the school's single-season list, while her four match-winning tallies are tied for fourth on the program single-season ledger.
Bromson, meanwhile, continued to rack up the conference honors after allowing just one goal in 180 minutes of action in a pair of Manhattanville victories. The junior keeper made seven saves, including a pair of key first-half stops to keep the Valiants in front, in the win over Ramapo before stopping all three shots she faced in a shutout of the Colonels to conclude the week.
The Suffield, Conn., native is on track to set all sorts of program single-season records this season, as she already ranks second in shutouts (seven), goals against average (0.49) and save percentage (.910), and third in wins (10) for a single season in program history. All four totals easily place her first among Freedom Conference netminders so far in 2009.
Manhattanville (10-1-1, 2-0-0 Freedom), which hopes to rise above its current eighth-place ranking in the NSCAA Div. III Mid-Atlantic Region poll when the new rankings are released tomorrow, will look for its program-record seventh consecutive victory on Wednesday at 4 p.m. when the team welcomes FDU-Florham to GoValiants.com Field.
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