Aug. 7, 2013
QUEENS, N.Y. -
St. John's women's soccer senior Amy Marron was one of 14 players named to the 2013 All-BIG EAST Preseason Team, announced by officials from the BIG EAST Conference on Wednesday, coinciding with the release of the BIG EAST's preseason rankings.
It is the second-straight year Marron was voted to the preseason team. As a junior in 2012, she became the first Red Storm player since Natasha Lee in 2005 to earn a spot on the conference's preseason all-conference squad.
"So far Amy has had a remarkable career," remarked head coach Ian Stone. "She has been able to play forward, midfield and defensive positions for us and has made quite an impact wherever she plays. For her to be named to the preseason all-conference team twice in a row and be an All-BIG EAST player for two-straight years is a testament to that. We are looking forward to her completing her St. John's campaign with another stellar year."
The All-BIG EAST Preseason team and preseason rankings were voted on by each of the 10 squads' head coaches.
Marron earned St. John's team MVP award in 2012, as she switched from her usual offensive position as a forward/midfielder to center back based on the needs of the squad. The Valhalla, N.Y., native continued to succeed both on and off the pitch, earning All-BIG EAST third team accolades as well as NSCAA Scholar All-East Region third team honors. As a sophomore in 2011, Marron was named to the All-BIG EAST second team and helped St. John's secure a BIG EAST Tournament berth. In her three-year career so far with St. John's, Marron has appeared in 49 games, starting 48, and amassed 12 points on four goals and four assists. In her first two appearances as a defender, Marron helped St. John's to a pair of shutout wins over local-rivals Rutgers (Sept. 28, 2012) and Seton Hall (Sept. 30, 2012).
The Westlake High School alumna started and played in 12 games last season, after sitting out the first four games with a hand injury and missing one midseason game with a head injury. She logged 1,093 minutes of playing time and scored a goal against Columbia (Sept. 9).
Georgetown, who was picked to finish second in the 2013 BIG EAST Women's Soccer Preseason Coaches' Poll with 75 points, swept the individual preseason honors with Daphne Corboz, a junior forward voted the 2013 Preseason Offensive Player of the Year, senior Emily Menges selected as the BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year and sophomore Emma Newins voted as the Goalkeeper of the Year.
St. John's was picked to finish sixth, in the Preseason Coaches' Poll. Marquette, the reigning BIG EAST Tournament and American Division regular season champion, was picked as the preseason favorite with 79 points and seven first place votes.
Georgetown received three first place votes in second place. Villanova, DePaul and Providence round out the top five; while St. John's was voted sixth, two points shy of tying the Friars. Butler, Seton Hall, Creighton and Xavier finish out the 10 BIG EAST teams.
The St. John's women's soccer season will kick off on Friday, Aug. 23 with the home-opener against Delaware at 7 p.m. The BIG EAST season will commence on Thursday, Sept. 26 as the Red Storm hosts Xavier at 7 p.m. at Belson Stadium.
Season tickets are available now for just $40. Call 1-888-GO-STORM to order today. Youth teams in eighth grade and below can scrimmage during halftime of any Red Storm home game. Group tickets are available for just $4 each. Call 718-990-2142 for more information. A promotional calendar will be released in the coming week.