Cambridge, Mass. – Adding another accolade to her stellar senior season, Lauren Hernley has been named a member of the second team All-New England by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). The honor compiles the best division three players in each of eight regions, based on the vote of member coaches.
Hernley, a midfielder from Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, recently was named the third Academic All-American in MIT women's soccer history, the first to earn first team honors. The two year captain and two-time NEWMAC player of the year is 9th all time in school scoring history and 10th in career points. She has previously been named NEWISA All New-England, and was the program's first ECAC New England All-Star and NSCAA All East Region Scholar in 2009. She co-led the NEWMAC in game winning goals in 2010 and was in the top six in shots, goals, and points.
This is the second year in a row that Hernley has been named to the All New-England team of the NSCAA. Last season she earned a spot on the third team, becoming the first Engineer since 2007 to be recognized.
She also is the third member of the MIT women's soccer team to earn the honor twice, joining Amy Ludlum (2006 and 2007) and three-time winner Monica Morrison (2001, 2002 and 2003). Morrison is the only Engineer to be named to the First Team, earning that honor in 2001.