VERNON, CT – Sophomore Carli Lloyd (Delran, NJ) and freshman Kim Brandao (Rahway, NJ) received all-BIG EAST Conference honors at the BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Banquet Nov. 7 in Vernon, CT. " />
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  • VERNON, CT – Sophomore Carli Lloyd (Delran, NJ) and freshman Kim Brandao (Rahway, NJ) received all-BIG EAST Conference honors at the BIG EAST Women’s Soccer Banquet Nov. 7 in Vernon, CT.

    Lloyd was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team for the second consecutive year, while Brandao was named to the All-Rookie Team.

    Lloyd, the 2002 Preseason BIG EAST Offensive Player of the Year, leads the Scarlet Knights with 27 points (10 goals, seven assists) this season. Last year, the midfielder was a first-team selection as well as the conference’s Rookie of the Year. For Rutgers, this is the seventh first-team certificate for the program since RU joined the BIG EAST in 1995. In addition, Lloyd is the second player in RU history to earn multiple first-team awards during her career – Uchenna Bright was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team in 1996, 1998 and 1999.

    Brandao has started every match for the Knights this season, serving as one of Rutgers’ most consistent defenders. She is the fifth Scarlet Knight to be named to the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team.

    Rutgers (10-7-2) will take on No. 8 West Virginia (16-1-1) in the BIG EAST Tournament semifinals Friday, Nov. 8, at 7:00 p.m. in Storrs, CT.

    Offensive Player of the Year: Chrissie Abbott, West Virginia, Jr., F
    Defensive Player of the Year: Candace Chapman, Notre Dame, So., D
    Midfielder of the Year: Lisa Stoia, West Virginia, Jr., M
    Goalkeeper of the Year: Maria Yatrakis, Connecticut, Sr., GK
    Rookie of the Year: Kaitlin Schmidt, St. John’s, Fr., F
    Coach of the Year: Nikki Izzo-Brown, West Virginia
    All-BIG EAST First Team
    Chrissie Abbott, Jr., F, West Virginia
    Candace Chapman, So., D, Notre Dame
    Kristen Graczyk, Jr., F, Connecticut
    Laura Johnson, So., F, Villanova
    Carli Lloyd, So., M, Rutgers
    Vonda Matthews, Jr., M/D, Miami
    Sarah Popper, Sr., M, Connecticut
    Sarah Rahko, Jr., M, Boston College
    Lisa Stoia, Jr., M, West Virginia
    Amy Warner, Jr., F, Notre Dame
    Maria Yatrakis, Sr., GK, Connecticut
    All-BIG EAST Second Team
    Jessie Beers-Altman, Jr., F, Georgetown
    Michelle Biehl, Jr., D, Villanova
    Britney Butcher, So., M, Miami
    Nicole DePalma, So., D, Georgetown
    Caroline Haines, Jr., GK, Providence
    Laura Kane, So., F, West Virginia
    Rachel Kruze, Sr., M, West Virginia
    Ann-Marie LaPalme, Jr., M, Syracuse
    Naima Montacer, Sr., D, Connecticut
    Salla Ranta, Sr., F, Connecticut
    Randi Scheller, Jr., M, Notre Dame
    Kaitlin Schmidt, Fr., F, St. John’s
    * - Due to a tie in votes 12 players were selected to the All-BIG EAST Second Team.
    BIG EAST All-Rookie Team
    Brittany Barakat, Fr., F/M, Connecticut
    Kim Brandao, Fr., D, Rutgers
    Brooke DeRosa, Fr., M, Syracuse
    Marissa Kanela, Fr., F, West Virginia
    Kerry O’Malley, Fr., F, Providence
    Katie McGregor, Fr., F, Boston College
    Shara McNeil, Fr., M, Georgetown
    Kambria Riggins, Fr., F, West Virginia
    Kaitlin Schmidt, Fr., F, St. John’s
    Catherine Sigler, Fr., D, Notre Dame
    Lindsey Yach, Fr., M, Miami
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