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Nasypany named Player of the Year

The accolades continue to pour in for the William Smith soccer team following its run to the NCAA tournament semifinals. The Herons placed three players on the ECAC Metro/Upstate All-Star team, more than any other side.

Senior forward BreLynn Nasypany headlined the trio, garnering the Offensive Player of the Year award. Junior defender Jessie Tarantino and sophomore midfielder Whitney Frary joined Nasypany on the all-star team.

Nasypany turned in one of the most dominating performances by a Heron ever. She broke the school records for assists (13) and points (49) in a season and came within two goals of equaling that mark. Between her 18 goals and her assists, she had a hand in 31 of William Smith’s 48 goals this season. She scored at least one point in 18 of 24 matches and only once went consecutive games without a point.

In addition to ECAC honors, Nasypany was named an NSCAA All-American for the third straight season, an NSCAA All-Region pick for the fourth-straight year, first team All-Liberty League, also for fourth year in a row, and the 2010 Liberty League Offensive Player of the Year. She finished her collegiate career second on William Smith’s all-time lists with 53 goals and 32 assists for 138 points.

Tarantino started all 22 matches she played in, including 11 shutouts by the Heron defense. A hard-nosed player who’s exceptionally talented in the air, she even pressed forward at times, recording two goals and an assist. Tarantino’s second scoring strike of the year in the 36th minute of the Liberty League tournament semifinals proved to be the game-winner, sending William Smith into the championship match where it captured its fourth consecutive title. The two-time All-Liberty League selection will begin her final season with 10 points (4g, 2a).

William Smith’s top attacking central midfielder, Frary was second on the team in goals and points this season, notching eight goals and four assists for 20 points. The NSCAA first team All-Region and first team All-Liberty League selection was at her offensive best during the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament, scoring twice in a 3-0 victory over Keuka in the first round and netting two more goals the following day in a 3-1 triumph over Scranton. Frary heads into her junior season with 32 career points (12g, 8a).

The Herons tied the school record for wins in a season, posting an 18-3-3 record this year. William Smith went 5-0-2 in Liberty League play, securing the top seed in the conference tournament. The Herons advanced to the NCAA semifinals for the seventh time in the program’s history and finished the season ranked fourth in the NSCAA coaches poll.