Huntington, Charman Earn All-Region Honors

(L-R): Alissa Huntington and Virginia Charman both pick up all-region accolades.
(L-R): Alissa Huntington and Virginia Charman both pick up all-region accolades.

COMPLETE UNITED SOCCER COACHES ALL-NEW ENGLAND REGION TEAM

Two members of the Middlebury College women's soccer team were honored when the United Soccer Coaches organization announced its All-New England regional teams. Senior back Alissa Huntington (San Francisco, Calif.) earned her initial all-region accolade with a first-team nod, while sophomore midfielder Virginia Charman (Wenham, Mass.) landed a spot on the third team. The duo helped lead the Panthers to a 12-4-2 mark this fall and an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Huntington, a First-Team All-NESCAC selection, was a key part of a Middlebury defense that ranked second in the league in goals against average (0.54) and third in shutouts (9). The captain started 50 matches over the last three seasons. She also came forward to score a goal during Middlebury's victory at Keene State in late September, giving her five career tallies along with two assists for 12 points.

Charman paced the Panthers this season in goals (6) and points (13), including three game-winning scores, which ranked sixth in the NESCAC. Four of Charman's six goals came in two matches, where she scored twice in wins over Keene State in late September and at Bates on the final Saturday of the regular season. Charman tallied the lone goal during Middlebury's NCAA First-Round victory over Western Connecticut State.