Nicasio, Cook & Mitsuyama Collect All-NESCAC Honors

Carla Nicasio '14
Carla Nicasio '14

HADLEY, MA – Three versatile members of Michelyne Pinard's 12-3-2 Williams women's soccer team that will play a First Round game in the NCAA Tournament on Saturday morning on Cole Field have been accorded All-NESCAC honors.

Senior captains Carla Nicasio and Hayley Cook and sophomore Mai Mitsuyama were recognized in a vote of the conference coaches.

Carla Nicasio (Rowayton, Conn.) who has seen time in both the midfield and the backline for the Ephs is the lone repeat all-conference selection among All-NESCAC First Team midfielders.

Nicasio, a 2012 Second Team pick, helped dictate play on both ends of the field
for the Ephs. Nicasio has scored one goal this season. A four-year letter winner, Nicasio has played in 76 games in her career. She has scored 6 goals and registered 7 assists.

Hayley Cook (Virginia Beach, VA) has played primarily on the backline this fall for the Ephs, but she also has been called on to perform in the midfield. This season Cook has recorded one assist and in 78 career matches she has netted 3 goals and assisted on 8. Cook, also a four-year letter winner was named to the Second Team as a back.

Sophomore midfielder Mai Mitsuyama (Natick, MA) was named to the First Team as a midfielder, but she has played everywhere, but in goal this season for the Ephs. Mitsuyama has already played in 36 games for the Ephs and this season she has assisted on 3 goals.

All-NESCAC honors are an amazing team honor," said Eph head coach Michelyne Pinard. "Carla, Hayley and Mai are all phenomenal players and great representatives from our program. All three of them have been asked to play different positions this year because that is what the team needed from them and all three have executed incredibly well. They are talented, competitive and all about team, so we are excited for them to represent us as All-NESCAC players.

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