Amanda Sudore ’13, senior defender on the Nazareth women’s soccer team, was honored as a first-team East Region all-star by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. Sudore was one of 12 players named to the first team. It marked the third season in a row that Sudore has been named to the all-region team and the second year in a row as a first-teamer.
A native of Ontario, N.Y. and a graduate of Wayne Central, Sudore was a four-year starting defender for the Golden Flyers, who finished with a record of 9-5-6 in 2012 and reached the finals of the Empire 8 Conference tournament. She started all 20 of the Golden Flyers’ games and contributed one goal. More significant, perhaps, is that she spearheaded a stingy defensive group that produced a 0.84 goals-against average with eight shutouts. Over four seasons, Sudore played in 77 games (76 as a starter) and had three goals and six assists.
A communication sciences and disorders major, Sudore also is a three-time first-team Empire 8 Conference all-star and was honored in the fall as E8 Defensive Player of the Year.
Three other Nazareth players—goalie Abbie Carey ’14, forward Olivia Derleth ’14, and midfielder Sarah Eichelberger ’13—were selected as first-team Empire 8 Conference all-stars. Midfielder Christine Belding ’13 made the second team and defender Sarah Cipperly ’14 and midfielder Mel Gettys ’16 made honorable mention. Also recognized was midfielder Kassandra Prutsman ’13 as Nazareth’s representative as E8 Sportswoman of the Year.