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Women’s Soccer: UCC's Maya Lawler Named All-American

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Union soccer players Barbara Ferreira of Union, Ms. Lawler, and Steffany Marroquin of Plainfield.
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CRANFORD, NJ – The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has announced that Union County College Women’s Soccer player Maya Lawler, of Cranford, was named to the 2017 NJCAA Division III All-American Second Team. Ms. Lawler is the first Union County College (UCC) Women’s soccer player to be named to an NJCAA All-America team.

Lawler, a defender, had a standout season. She was named the NJCAA Region XIX Division III Co-Player of the Year. She was also named a member of the All-Region XIX Division III First Team, the All-Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAC) First Team, and was the Most Valuable Player of the 2017 North Country Community College Kick-Off Tournament.

“Maya is a talented athlete and a super-star in the classroom. Although she is dedicated to her craft and serving the team, she puts even more time into her academic studies and serves as a role model for her teammates,” said UCC's Head Woman’s Soccer Coach Angie Correa.

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The Women’s Soccer team had a strong season that ended during a playoff run. They finished with an overall record of 12-2-2, a Region XIX record of 7-1, and a GSAC record of 7-1. The Lady Owls finished second in both the Region XIX and the GSAC conference play.

 For more information about athletics at Union County College, go to www.unionowls.com.

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