November 24, 2010


Semit, Wilson on All-America team

Field HockeyBob Ellis/staff photographer
SUNY Cortland’s Brenda Semit, shown winding up for a shot this season, was a Division III first team All-American for the second straight year.

SUNY Cortland senior backs Brenda Semit and Brittany Wilson have been selected to the 2010 Longstreth/National Field Hockey Coaches Association Division III All-America squad.
Semit is a first-team All-American for the second year in a row. Wilson was named to the All-America third team.
A handful of Red Dragons were chosen to the NFHCA All-North Atlantic Region squad. Semit, Wilson and sophomore forward Sara Woodward were first-team all-region choices.
Sophomore back Liz DeWaters and senior goalie Ashley Hughes were picked for the all-region second team.
Cortland finished the season with a 16-5 record for Coach Cynthia Wetmore.
The Red Dragons qualified for the NCAA Division III tournament for the 26th time overall and the 19th time in the last 20 years. Cortland tied for ninth nationally after advancing to the NCAA second round.
The Red Dragons have played in at least the NCAA second round for 12 straight seasons.
Semit, a three-time all-region first-team honoree out of Holland Patent, recorded nine goals and 11 assists for 29 points in 21 games. She scored two game-winning goals.
Semit finished her career ranked fifth in school history with 30 assists and eighth with 108 points (39 goals, 30 assists).
Wilson totaled two assists and three defensive saves in 21 games. The Sachem East High School alum helped lead a defensive unit that allowed one goal or less in 17 games. During her career, she appeared in 82 games with 80 starts.
Woodward led the Red Dragons this fall with 14 goals and 34 total points and was second on the team with six assists. Six of her goals were game winners.
A two-time selection to the all-region first team, Woodward has recorded 25 goals and eight assists for 58 points in just two seasons.
DeWaters started in all 21 games for Cortland this season. She recorded one assist and played an intergral role for a defense that posted nine shutouts and gave up only 23 total goals.
Hughes was named to the all-region second team for the second straight year. In 21 starts, she recorded a 1.04 goals against average, a .833 save percentage and seven solo shutouts.
CORTLAND CAGER HONORED: Cortland junior guard Molly Byrne was named the SUNYAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week. Bishop Ludden alum Byrne averaged 15 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game in her first three games in a Cortland uniform.
The Onondaga Community College transfer debuted with 16 points, on 7-of-10 shooting, and six rebounds in an 83-48 season-opening victory at Elmira College.
She then earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Skidmore Invitational as Cortland defeated St. John Fisher, 67-56, and Skidmore, 74-57.
Cortland puts its 3-0 record on the line when its hosts Ithaca College this coming Tuesday at 6 p.m.


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