The Lady Hornets soccer team defeated Erie Community College 3-0 on Nov. 13, winning the NJCAA Division III National Championship. This is the Hornets’ third national title, tying them with Richland, Texas, Brookdale, New Jersey, for the most all-time wins, according to the NJCAA.
“Please join me in congratulating SUNY Broome’s Women’s soccer team in winning the NJCAA national title this afternoon, beating SUNY sister college Erie 3-0 in a fantastic game that I was honored to attend. They made us Hornet proud!” said SUNY Broome President Kevin E. Drumm. “Congratulations again to the team and to coach Bill Rich for being named Tournament Coach! The team is another example of Broome excellence.”
Sophomore Kaelyn Michitti scored all three goals in the match, in the fourth, 10th and 55th minutes of the game, respectively. Sophomore Alexa Rudilosso assisted on two of those goals, while sophomore Lindsey Aingworth assisted on another. Overall, Michitti led the nation in both goals (44) and points (100). Keeper Jolene Krom, a freshman, had three shutouts for the tournament, while the Hornets tallied 10 goals over the three-game span.
Michitti was named the tournament’s Most Valued Player and Most Valuable Offensive Player, totaling seven goals and two assists, while sophomore Emily Gibson earned Most Valuable Defensive Player. Joining them on the All-Tournament Team were Rudilosso and sophomore Margaret Edwards, while Bill Rich earned Coach of the Tournament honors.
SUNY Broome finished the season with a 21-1-0 record; their only defeat of the year came from Division I’s ASA New York.
Stay tuned for news of future events honoring the Women’s Soccer Team. Hornet pride!