Nov. 8, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Army juniors Kim An, Joey Molacek and Molly McGuigan were named to the College Sports Madness 2012 All-Patriot League Conference team.
An and Molacek were selected as midfielders and McGuigan a defender as all three garnered first-team honors.
Molacek compiled 17 points (seven goals, three assists) to lead Army in goals and scoring and rank tied for seventh and eighth in the Patriot League, respectively. The junior tallied a pair of goals twice in a game this season - in a 2-1 win over Texas State on Aug. 24 and a 3-2 loss to league rival Colgate on Oct. 5. It was the second time in the Colgate series that Molacek scored twice against the Raiders.
Splitting its last eight games, Army (8-10-0) closed out the season on a two-game win streak. Molacek tallied four times and assisted on another during that span. In addition to scoring a pair of goals against Colgate, she tallied in a 3-2 win over Columbia, scored the game winner in a 2-1 win over Lehigh and set up the winning goal for An in the home finale against conference rival American.
Molacek also led Army in league games with seven points (three goals, one assist) to boost her career total to 14 goals which are just five shy of breaking into Army's all-time top 10, while her five game winners are just two off that mark.
An closed out the season ranked second on the team in scoring (16 points) and goals (six) and led Army in assists (four) and game winners (four). In the latest NCAA statistics release, An listed 43rd nationally in game-winning goals.
The native of Oak Ridge, N.J., scored a pair of goals in Army's 4-0 shutout of Patriot League rival American in the home finale. It was the third time in her career she scored twice. An has compiled 25 goals and eight assists for 58 points along with 12 game winners over the past three years to list among Army's all-time leaders. She ranks fifth in game-winning goals and is ninth in both goals and points.
McGuigan helped backstop Army to four shutouts including back-to-back blankings in the final two matches of the season against American (4-0) and Lafayette (2-0). The Black Knights were one of just two league teams to beat the Eagles during the regular season. The native of Boulder, Colo., has played a pivotal role in Army's 35 shutouts as a starter in 60 games the past three years.
The Black Knights tied with Bucknell and Lehigh for fourth place in the Patriot League standings with identical 3-4-0 marks, but the Mountain Hawks won the tie-breaking procedure to earn the berth to the tournament.