WS Soccer

Herons Finish No. 2 in Nation

The William Smith College soccer team ranked No. 2 in the nation in the final United Soccer coaches and polls of the season. The Herons finished the year with a 21-2-1 overall record and advanced to the national championship game. It was William Smith’s 30th NCAA tournament appearance and fifth trip to the title game. The Herons were 9-0-0 in conference play and captured the league's regular season and tournament titles for the 13th straight year.

The Herons finished the year ranked third in the nation in goals against average (0.297), fifth in shutout percentage (.750) and winning percentage (.896), 11th in save percentage (.883), and 23rd in total assists (46). Sophomore goalie Amanda Kesler led the nation with 15 shutouts, was third in GAA (0.30) and 14th in save percentage. William Smith posted 18 shutouts — fourth most in the nation — while conceding just seven goals against the fourth most challenging schedule in Division III.

Individual awards piled up for the Herons this season as well. Maialen Martinez ’21 was named the Defender of the Year, a first team All-American by the United Soccer Coaches and and the United Soccer Coaches Scholar Player of the Year. Amanda Adams ’21 and Emilie Sauvayre ’20 also received All-American honors from the United Soccer Coaches and, respectively. Sauvayre was also named a 2019 CoSIDA Academic All-American.


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