Four Hawks Named to 2019 Women’s Soccer All-Region XX Teams

La Plata, MD- Four College of Southern Maryland women’s soccer players were named to 2019-20 NJCAA Division I All-Region XX teams, Region XX officials announced on Friday.

Sophomore defender Cassidy Barnette was named to the All-Region XX Divison I First Team. Barnette scored two goals this season. Her first came on September 17 against eventual 2019 Region XX champions CCBC Essex. The other came in CSM’s 11-1 win over CCBC Catonsville on October 8.

Sophomore forward Maurizia Gianan and freshman midfielder Ana Benitez were given All-Region XX Division I Second Team honors. Both finished the season with 10 points as they each scored four goals and two assists. Gianan recorded a career-high five points in a game when she registered two goals and an assist against Hagerstown Community College on September 26.

Benitez built up a three-game goal-scoring streak when she scored against Cecil College, Hagerstown Community College, and Patrick Henry College.

Sophomore midfielder/forward Karleigh Cohen was named an All-Region XX Division I Honorable Mention. Cohen led CSM in goals (9), points (21), shots (56), and shots on goal (41) in 2019. She had a career game against CCBC Catonsville, tallying a career-high nine points with her career-high four goals and an assist.


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