SUSA Places Five On WPSL Metropolitan All-Conference Team

SUSA, Kristin Desmond
SUSA's Kristin Desmond takes a shot vs. Rhode Island.

Five members of SUSA FC were named to the WPSL’s East Region Metropolitan All-Conference Team as part of the league’s 2018 Best of the WPSL.

The five SUSA players are goalkeeper Cat Sheppard of Nesconset, a freshman at the University of New Hampshire; defender Rebecca Raber of Bayport, a graduate of Binghamton Universitydefender Alexa Svensson of Commack, a junior at Marist College; midfielder/forward Jenna Blank of Holbrook, a freshman at Towson University; and forward Kristin Desmond of East Northport, a graduate of Hofstra University.

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The latest honors from WPSL follow several postseason awards for SUSA following its inaugural season in the league. SUSA was named Franchise of the Year, SUSA head coach JR Balzarini was named Coach of the Year and SUSA’s Rebecca Raber was named Defensive Player of the Year.

The Long Island-based team that finished the 2018 summer season in first place with a 7-1-0 record and earned a trip the playoffs.