St. John’s Connors, Moar Nab Preseason Big East Honors

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Shea Connors (left) and Allie Moar. Photo: St. John's University.

Two members of St. John’s women’s soccer team have been selected to the Preseason All-Big East Team as voted by coaches in the conference.

Seniors Shea Connors and Allie Moar represent the Red Storm, who are ranked No. 4 in the preseason conference rankings.

Connors, who was also a member of the 2016 Big East Women’s Soccer All-Tournament Team, led St. John’s with 13 points last season, seeing action in all 20 games with 19 starts. The New Haven, Conn.-native matched the team high with four goals and paced the squad with five assists, using her speed along the outside of the pitch to set up teammates or find the back of the net.  

Moar lands on the Preseason All-Big East Team after finding a spot on the All-Big East Second Team as a junior last season and the Big East All-Rookie Team after an impressive debut season in 2014. The Winnipeg, Canada-native started all 20 games for the Red Storm in 2016 and was a mainstay as a two-way midfielder for head coach Ian Stone. She logged 90 or more minutes in 15 games a year ago and fired 24 shots on the season. Of her 24 shots, 10 found the target, good enough for a 41.7 shot on goal percentage.

In addition to the Big East Preseason Awards, the league also announced the conference’s annual preseason coaches’ poll. The Red Storm, who went 5-2-2 last season in league action, was picked to finish fourth. For the second-straight year, Georgetown was unanimously selected to finish atop the Big East, while DePaul was predicted to come in second. Marquette was picked to finish third, while Providence, Butler, Villanova, Creighton, Xavier and Seton Hall rounded out the poll.