November 12, 2009

Kelly Modes Named PSAC East Athlete of the Year in Women's Soccer

BLOOMSBURG-- Bloomsburg University women's soccer player Kelly Modes (Langhorne/Neshaminy) has been named the 2009 Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) Eastern Division Player of the Year. In addition midfielder Samantha Fox (Southampton/William Tennet), forward Kristine Preski (Pottstown/Owen J. Roberts), and goalkeeper Frances Nicoletti (Haddonfield, NJ/Haddonfield) were named second team All-PSAC East.

Kelly Modes Samantha Fox Kristine Preski Frances Nicoletti
Kelly Modes
1st team/Athle of Year
Samantha Fox
2nd team
Kristine Preski
2nd team
Frances Nicoletti
2nd team

Modes, a senior, was named first team All-PSAC East for the fourth consecutive season after leading the Huskies in scoring with seven goals and three assists in 19 games this season. She scored two goals against East Stroudsburg this season and netted the game-winning goal against West Chester. Modes finished her career at Bloomsburg in 10th place all-time in school history in goals with 21. She was also named the PSAC East Player of the Week twice this season.

Bloomsburg coach Sandy Dickson is thrilled for Modes.

"I am pleased Kelly is being recognized with this award," said Dickson. "She had a tremendous four year career for us, and was a player that led by example each day. Kelly was a steady force on the left side for four seasons and will be missed out on the field next season."

Fox, a freshman, received her first All-PSAC East selection after finishing second on the team in scoring with four goals and two assists. She scored a career-high two goals in a victory over Charleston College earlier this year.

Preski, a junior, earned her third straight All-PSAC honor after being selected to the first team as a freshman and sophomore. Preski played a key role on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. She helped the Huskies to limit opponents to just 25 goals this season. Preski also contributed on the offensive end this season, assisting on a goal in a victory over Shippensburg.

Nicoletti, a sophomore, was named to her first All-PSAC East team after making 133 saves in goal for the Huskies this season. She posted a goals-against average of 1.26 in 1,640 minutes of play and allowed just 23 goals on the year. Nicoletti also had a save percentage of .853 this season, including 13 saves in a win over East Stroudsburg.