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Three women’s soccer players named to All-UAA honors

Published: December 9, 2011
Section: Sports


Three members of the Brandeis University women’s soccer team have earned All-University Athletic Association honors for the 2011 season. Tri-captain midfielder Alanna Torre ’12 and tri-captain midfielder Ali Maresca ’12 were both named to the second-team All-UAA while back Kelly Peterson ’14 received an honorable mention.

Torre was selected to the All-UAA second-team for the second year in a row. In 19 games of action this year, Torre scored two goals and tallied an assist while leading the team in 60 shots. Torre’s two goals came in non-conference games against Wellesley and Babson, where she scored the game-winning goal. Torre finished her collegiate career with 10 goals and nine assists for 29 points in 79 career games. Torre was also selected to represent Brandeis at the 2011 New England Women’s Intercollegiate Soccer Association Senior All-Star Game at Merrimack College this past Sunday. Torre is a 2008 graduate of American Heritage School; she is the daughter of Carmen and Florencio Torre, Weston, Fla.

Maresca, who received an All-UAA honorable mention as a sophomore, was the centerpiece and anchor of the Brandeis defense playing every minute of every game this season scoring two goals. She scored her two goals against Gordon College and Wellesley, where she tallied the game winner. In her career, Maresca played in 76 games, starting 73, and finished with four goals and two assists for 10 points. Maresca is a 2008 graduate of Ramapo High School; she is the daughter of Sandy and Warren Maresca, Wyckoff, N.J.

Peterson was recognized by the UAA for the first time in her career. Like Maresca, she played every minute in all 19 games for the Judges where she tallied a goal and two assists. She scored the game-winning goal against Gordon College and assisted the game-winners against MIT and Babson. Peterson often created scoring opportunities for the Judges despite them being long distances from the goal. Peterson is a 2010 graduate of Clear Lake High School; she is the daughter of Doug Peterson and Randa McCartney, Houston, Texas.