Alma, Mich. - Senior midfielder Brianna Soriano (San Diego, Calif. / Serra) and sophomore goalie Allie Ray (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y. / Comsewogue) of the Alma College women's lacrosse team have both been named to the All-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Second Team, as announced by the conference on Tuesday (May 1). Ray earns the honor for the second time and Soriano the first.
Ray led the conference in save percentage (52.9 percent) and finished second in saves (193) as a sophomore. She averaged 14.84 saves per game, including a career-high 25 in the season opener against Carroll University. Earlier this year, she was named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Week after she posted an 84.6 save percentage in an 8-2 win against Concordia University of Chicago. In just her second season, Ray owns the single-season program record for saves and saves per game (14.85). She also has the highest career save percentage of any goalie in Alma College history (52.4 percent).
Soriano finished her senior year as the team leader in goals (43), points (45), free-position goals (15), ground balls (62), and caused turnovers (33). She was also second in draw controls (41). Among the conference rankings, Soriano was tied for fifth in goals, third in free position goals, fifth in caused turnovers and sixth in ground balls. Her 33 caused turnovers are also the most by any Alma player in a single season in program history and her 62 ground balls are the second most in a single season - she is tied for sixth in career ground balls with 87.
Contact: Zach Russo, Assistant Sports Information Director