PHILADELPHIA – Saint Joseph’s sophomore midfielder Mo Hawkins (Philadelphia, Pa./Cardinal Dougherty) made team history on Friday, becoming the first Hawk to garner National Soccer Coaches Association of America Women’s Divisions I All-Mid-Atlantic First Team accolades.
Making the move from forward to the midfield this year, Hawkins thrived leading Saint Joseph’s attack as she topped the team in points (21), tied for the lead in goals (nine) and finished second in assists (three). Earning both Atlantic 10 Midfielder of the Year and All-Conference First Team honors this season, Hawkins has already etched her name in the SJU record book as she’ll enter her junior year next year fifth all-time in points (42), tied for fifth in goals (17) and tied for 10th in assists (eight). The Philadelphia native has also earned All-Conference honors two straight years, coming off A-10 All-Conference Second Team and All-Rookie Team honors in 2010.
Hawkins is only the fourth Hawk to garner regional honors and first to be named to the top squad. Saint Joseph’s Ellen Stenrud (1997), Megan Schutt (2003) and Alisha Paine (2005) had previously earned All-Mid-Atlantic Third Team distinctions. Hawkins joins Dayton’s Kathleen Beljan and Colleen Williams; Richmond’s Becca Wann; William and Mary’s Diana Weigel, Cortlyn Bristol and Mallory Schaffer; La Salle’s Jess Hopton, Renee Washington and Kelsey Haycook; and Lauren Smedley of Lafayette on this year’s All-Mid-Atlantic First Team.