FSC’s Verrone Named IWLCA D2 Defender of the Year!
via IWLCA press release
IWLCA Recognizes 2023 Division II Players of the Year
Four student-athletes honored
The IWLCA has named four All-Americans from Division II as positional Players of the Year. The Division’s selection committee has also chosen one of the positional honorees as the Player of the Year.
|Division II Player of the Year||Angelina||Porcello||Pace University||Junior|
|Division II Positional Players of the Year|
|Attacker of the Year||Aleya||Corretjer||Pace University||Graduate|
|Midfielder of the Year||Angelina||Porcello||Pace University||Junior|
|Defender of the Year||Gina||Verrone||Florida Southern College||Graduate|
|Goalkeeper of the Year||Jessica||Gorr||West Chester University||Senior|
Angelina Porcello earns the honor of Division II Player of the Year after scoring 65 goals and 19 assists, placing fourth on the team with 84 points. On the defensive side, she led the team with 142 draw controls, 61 ground balls and 52 caused turnovers while shooting .528 on the year. Her all-around performance on the field also earns her IWLCA Midfielder of the Year recognition. Porcello was named an IWLCA First Team All-American and All-Region First Team honoree this season. She was also listed to the All-Tournament Team after the Setters claimed the 2023 NCAA Division II National Title. She finished her junior year as a CSC Academic All-District Team member with a cumulative GPA of 3.74. Porcello was named IWLCA Offensive Player of the Week back in early March.
Grad student midfielder Aleya Corretjer had the highest-scoring season in Pace history, setting the all-time mark with 121 points. She had a 3.77 cumulative GPA this year while scoring 56 goals and 65 assists. She set the single-season points, single-season assists, single-game assists and all-time assists records this season while picking up 25 ground balls, causing eight turnovers, and handling 16 draw controls. Corretjer was named to the All-Tournament Team after the Setters defeated West Chester for the NCAA Division III National Title. She was a College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team member with a cumulative GPA of 3.77 and was listed as a First Team IWLCA All-American and All-Region honoree.
Gina Verrone earns IWLCA Defender of the Year after leading the Florida Southern Mocs in draw controls (102), caused turnovers (37) and ground balls (53). She was recognized as an IWLCA First Team All-American and IWLCA First Team All-South Region select. She was listed as a First Team All-Sunshine State Conference honoree as well. Veronne is a CSC Academic All-District At-Large honoree this season and closed her playing career named to the NCAA National Championship All-Tournament Team for her play in the semifinal game against Pace University.
Senior goalkeeper, Jessica Gorr, played to a record of 22-1 between the pipes with a goals-against average of just 7.61 while making 181 saves on the year. Gorr made a career-high 15 stops in the Atlantic Region Championship victory over East Stroudsburg University, before making five more in the national semifinal win over Grand Valley State and another 10 against Pace University in the National Championship Game. Gorr ends the 2023 season with an incredible 35-2 career record and a 7.67 career goals-against average, which ranks third best in team history. She was named to the CSC Academic All-District Team, while also earning IWLCA All-American First Team honors as well.