Three members of the William Smith College soccer team were named to the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division III Scholar All-East Region teams. Seniors Emilie Sauvayre and Elizabeth Moore and junior Maialen Martinez were all selected to the first team.
To be named to the scholar all-region teams, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), start more than 50 percent of all games and be a significant contributor to the team, and be a junior or above in athletic standing.
Sauvayre, a French and Francophone studies major, and Martinez, an art history and history double major, played integral roles in William Smith’s defensive unit. The Herons finished the year ranked third in the nation with a 0.29 goals against average and fifth with a .750 shutout percentage. William Smith’s 18 shutouts this season were third most in the nation and only MIT surrendered fewer goals this season. The Herons’ GAA ranked eighth on the William Smith single-season list and the shutouts were third. William Smith held its opponents to just seven goals in 24 games, allowing an average of 5.4 shots per game and 2.5 shots on goal per game.
A third team CoSIDA Academic All-American, Sauvayre played in all 24 games this fall, starting 23. She recorded a career high eight points on two goals and four assists. Sauvayre set up the game-winning goal in William Smith’s 2-0 win over Mary Washington in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Sauvayre scored the game-winning goal against Rensselaer. She is a three-time Liberty League All-Academic selection. Sauvayre is a two-time first team All-Liberty League pick and was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-East first team this year.
A 2018 D3soccer.com All-America second team selection, Sauvayre played in 67 career games, starting all but two games as a junior and senior. She registered 15 points on five goals and five assists. Four of Sauvayre’s goals were game-winners.
The Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year, Martinez started all 24 games this season. The native of San Sebastian, Spain, was named a United Soccer Coaches first team All-American. Martinez compiled a career-high eight points on two goals and four assists this fall. She scored the game-winning goal in the season opener against Hardin-Simmons. Martinez set up two goals in the NCAA tournament. She was a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection and was named to the Liberty League All-Academic team.
A transfer from Division I Arkansas-Little Rock, Martinez has started all 45 games she has played in as a Heron. She is a two-time All-Liberty League selection.
A CoSIDA Academic Al-District selection, Moore played in all 24 games this season, starting 20. As a midfielder, she played an important role at both ends of the field. Moore compiled nine points on four goals and an assist. She scored the game-winning goals in victories over Ithaca, Clarkson and Bard. Moore added a tally in William Smith’s 2-0 victory over Pomona-Pitzer in the national semifinals. She was a two-time All-Liberty League first team selection and earned a spot on the United Soccer Coaches All-East first team this season. A computer science major, Moore is a three-time Liberty League All-Academic selection.
A three-year starter, Moore played in 80 career games. She collected 24 points on 11 goals and two assists.
The Herons finished 2019 ranked No. 2 in the final United Soccer Coaches and D3soccer.com polls. William Smith was 21-2-1 overall and rode a 17-match win streak into the championship game before suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to Messiah. The Herons were a perfect 9-0-0 in Liberty League play and secured their 13th straight league regular season and tournament titles.