Sylvia Named to Division II All-Rookie Team

Brockton, Massachusetts, freshman caps rookie season with national honors 

EASTON, Mass. (December 22, 2014) – Stonehill College freshman forward Alexandria Sylvia (Brockton, Massachusetts/Brockton) has earned a spot on the NCAA Division II All-Rookie Team.

Sylvia, was selected to the Northeast-10 Conference's All-Rookie Team last month, gives Stonehill head coach Shelly Morris a national All-Rookie Team pick for the second straight year and five honorees over the past four years. Sylvia made an immediate impact in her freshman year for the Skyhawks, appearing in all 21 games and ranking third on the team with ten goals to go with an assist for 21 points. She also chipped in with one gamewinning goal and earned NE-10 Rookie of the Week honors on September 20.

Sylvia posted a season-high five points with two goals and an assist in a win over Southern New Hampshire on October 4. She potted a goal in her collegiate debut against Merrimack on September 5 and also matched her season-high with a pair of goals in a win at Southern Connecticut State University on November 1.

Stonehill (17-3, 9-2 NE-10), ranked fifth in the final regular season Penn Monto/NFHCA Division II poll, won its second Northeast-10 Tournament Championship in program history with a 1-0 win over 4th-ranked LIU Post on November 22. The Skyhawks have earned their sixth NCAA Tournament bid and are the top seed from the North Region, facing second-seeded LIU Post in a national semifinal on Thursday, December 4, at 4 p.m., at the NCAA Division II Fall Championships Festival at Trager Stadium on the campus of the University of Louisville.

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