Dec. 6, 2013
Senior CLASS Release | NSCAA Release
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Navy women's soccer's Elizabeth Hoerner and Jade Seabrook collected two prestigious honors on Friday to cap off another strong year for the Midshipmen. Seabrook picked up her second straight All-America nod from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA), while Hoerner was named a Senior CLASS All-America selection.
Both honors were announced on Friday hours before the start of the NCAA Women's College Cup semifinals in Cary, N.C.
Seabrook was named third-team All-America by the NSCAA for the second straight year, adding to her already impressive awards haul. A junior from St. Paris, Ohio, Seabrook was named Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year for the second year in a row by the League's head coaches and contributed to a Midshipmen defense that finished second in the League with a 0.57 goals-against average. Seabrook becomes the second player in League history to pick up two career All-America honors with Colgate's Jessica Tuthill, who collected second-team recognition in 1994 and 1995.
Hoerner, a first-team Senior CLASS All-America selection, was the goalie of record in 20 of 21 Navy matches in 2013, going 15-5 with nine shutouts, a .853 save percentage and a 0.53 GAA. Like Seabrook, Hoerner picked up back-to-back awards from the League, completing a two-year run as both the Goalkeeper of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In late November, the Lititz, Pa., native was further recognized for her classroom achievements as a first-team Capital One Academic All-America pick by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA), the League's first such designee in women's soccer in four years.
Both Seabrook and Hoerner were first-team NSCAA All-Mid-Atlantic regional picks on Wednesday as two of 10 Patriot Leaguers so honored. In addition, Hoerner was one of 10 national finalists for the Senior CLASS Award, won by North Carolina's Kealia Ohai. The honor focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities.
Navy concluded the year with a 16-5 record. The Mids hosted the Patriot League Tournament for the second year in a row and garnered tournament runner-up honors for the third straight season.