Sinnigen and Kendall Named All Region
November 15, 2013
Tompkins Cortland Community College sophomores Sara Sinnigen (Dryden H.S./Dryden) and Mercedes Kendall (Union-Endicott H.S./Endicott) have been voted to the NJCAA Region III all-region women’s soccer team. Sinnigen was voted to the first team as a defender and Kendall made second team at midfield. A total of 26 players were honored between first and second teams in voting by the coaches in Region III, the largest region in the nation.
Sinnigen led a Panthers defense that posted eight shutouts in 16 games. She was a two-year team captain and started all 16 games this season. She scored four goals and had two assists, finishing sixth on the team in scoring despite playing most of her time in the defensive end.
Kendall split time between midfield and defense and was fourth on the team in scoring with six goals and five assists. She had a pair of strings of three straight games with at least one point, helping Tompkins Cortland to a 4-1-1 mark in those games.
The Panthers finished the year with a record of 10-5-1. The Panthers advanced to the playoffs for the ninth-straight year, advancing to the semifinal round.
This also marks the ninth-straight year Tompkins Cortland has been represented on the all-region team, and the eighth time during that span with multiple selections.
2013 NJCAA Region III Women’s Soccer All-Region Team
Brittany Maggio, Finger Lakes
Danielle Tyrell, Broome
Silvana Giovannone, Mohawk Valley
Dana Hansen, Genesee
Rachel Gac, Onondaga
Ashley Makowski, Genesee
Abigail Godbout, Broome
Dani Nicosia. Herkimer
Amber Villecco, Broome
Sara Sinnigen, Tompkins Cortland
Alexi Anderson, Hudson Valley
Alyssa Norman, Finger Lakes
Maddie Potter, Genesee
Chelsea Lafountain, North Country
Samantha Mann, Jamestown
Megan Carlo, Mohawk Valley
Nicole Welcome, Fulton-Montgomery
Mercedes Kendall, Tompkins Cortland
Kayla Sharkey, Onondaga
Kristy De Labio, Niagara
Ashley O’Conner, Mohawk Valley
Calley Lawyer, Onondaga
Sarah Loranty, Genesee
Nicole Burline, Mohawk Valley
Sara Zieniuk, Onondaga
Emily Taplin, Hudson Valley