Soccer Trio Named All-Conference USA
Nov. 2, 2010
IRVING, Texas - After dropping its final game of the 2010 season on the road to Marshall, 1-0, in double-overtime last Thursday, Oct. 28, the East Carolina (9-9-1, 4-6-1) soccer team had three players named to the All-Conference USA squads according to an announcement by the league Tuesday afternoon. Junior Jessica Woodward was selected to the second-team, while fellow upperclassmen Amanda Broz and Amanda Malkiewicz were third-team honorees.
ECU's three selections mark the sixth consecutive season the Pirates have had at least three players on the All C-USA Teams.
The all-league selection was the first of Woodward's career, who started all 19 games at midfield. The Wake Forest, N.C. native ranked second on the team in points (11) and assists (5) behind Malkiewicz and netted her first career game-winning strike at William & Mary. On the season she scored a career-best three goals, registered five assists (three in league play) and played every minute in 14 of 19 games. Since stepping on campus Woodward has started 60-straight matches, scored seven goals, dished out 11 assists for 25 points.
Broz was a key member of the Pirate defense that held opponents to a 1.45 goals-against average and recorded shutouts against in-state rival N.C. State and UTEP. She was one of six Pirates to start all 19 games and pushed her career starting streak to 28 games against The Herd in the season finale. The Spring, Texas netted her lone goal of the season at ODU on a header off a corner kick for a game-tying goal. In all, Broz recorded eight shots (five on goal) with one penalty kick and played every minute of the Pirates last 16 contests. She was a preseason all-league selection and one of the Top-20 C-USA players to watch by Topdrawersoccer.com. The four-year letterwinner closed out her career with 43 starts in 77 games, scored seven goals (four game-winners) and helped the Pirates record 31 shutouts. She is a two-time All C-USA performer (2009-10) and was an all-freshman team selection in 2007.
Malkiewicz took home her second career C-USA accolade after being named to the all-freshman team in 2008. The Forked River, N.J. native completed her best season to date leading the Pirates in goals (7), assists (6) and points (20), which were all new career-highs and ranked among the league leaders. She started all 19 games playing nearly 1,200 minutes and pushed her consecutive starting streak to 60 matches. In league play, she has netted four goals (one game-winning vs. Rice), three assists and 11 points. Malkiewicz, who joined Broz as a preseason all-league selection and one of the Top-20 C-USA players to watch by Topdrawersoccer.com, closed out the season ranked fourth all-time on ECU's career charts in assists (16) and points (50), while ranking sixth in goals (17).
A complete list of the three all-conference team selections and specialty award winners follow:
2010 C-USA WOMEN'S SOCCER AWARDS
All-Conference USA First-Team
All-Conference USA Second-Team
All-Conference USA Third-Team
C-USA All-Freshman Team