Hite, Romano, Frey Named to All-Conference USA Team
Nov. 4, 2013
IRVING, Texas - East Carolina freshman defender Caitlin Hite earned first-team All-Conference USA recognition, while redshirt junior defender Danielle Romano and sophomore forward Kendall Frey earned third team honors, announced Monday by the league office.
Hite becomes the first freshman in program history to earn first team All-C-USA honors. The Stafford, Va., native was also named to the league's 14-member All-Freshman team, became the ninth ECU player in the last eight seasons to accomplish the feat. Hite has played every minute in 17 of ECU's 19 games during her first season, which includes five double overtime games. The newcomer has been the team's left backer all season on a defense that has posted five shutouts and is holding opponents to a 0.79 shooting percentage.
Frey, who led the Pirates with five goals and tied for the team lead with 11 points during the regular season, earned her first all-conference award after being named to the 2012 All-Freshman team during her initial season. The Chester Springs, Pa., native has two game-winning goals and closed out the regular season with four goals over the team's last five games, where the team posted a 4-0-1 record during that span.
Romano, a team captain and central defender to the Pirate defense, has played every minute in 14 of the 16 games in which she appeared during the regular season. The Palatine, Ill., native owns three assists on the year and scored the game-winning goal - her first-career goal - against Middle Tennessee on a penalty kick with five seconds remaining to help East Carolina clinch its third straight conference tournament berth on Oct. 31.
The Pirates will head to Houston, Texas Wednesday, Nov. 6, where they will meet UTEP in the quarterfinals of the C-USA Championships. Kickoff is scheduled for noon at Rice University's Holloway Field.
2013 C-USA WOMEN'S SOCCER AWARDS
Offensive Player of the Year
Defensive Player of the Year
Midfielder of the Year
Freshman of the Year
Coach of the Year
All-Conference First Team
All-Conference Second Team
All-Conference Third Team