NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Saint Joseph's freshman Emily Gingrich was selected Atlantic 10 Women's Soccer Rookie of the Year and senior Mo Hawkins was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team, conference officials announced on Wednesday. Gingrich, who was also named to the A-10 All-Conference Second Team and All-Rookie Team, is the third Hawk to be named the conference's Rookie of the Year, while Hawkins becomes the first SJU player to be named to an All-Conference Team four-straight seasons.
Making an immediate impact in her first season on Hawk Hill, Gingrich finished second on the team and led all rookies in scoring tallying seven goals and two assists for 16 points. Starting all 18 games, she also led the Hawks with 61 shots, good for third most in a single season. Scoring the game-winning goals against Longwood and George Mason, Gingrich joins Meghan Schutt (2003) and Jen Pfeiffer (2008) as the only other Hawks to garner A-10 Rookie of the Year honors.
Capping one of the best careers in team history, Hawkins finished her senior season with a team-high eight goals and 17 points. A four-year starter, Hawkins earns her third-straight A-10 All-Conference First Team selection, becoming the only SJU player to earn First Team honors multiple times. Appearing in 74 career games with 69 starts, Hawkins finishes her career tied or first all-time in goals (33), second in points (78) and shots (216) and third in assists (12).
This season marks the fourth consecutive year the Hawks have had multiple A-10 All-Conference recipients. Saint Joseph's finished the year with a 7-8-3 overall record with a 3-4-1 mark in conference play.