RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College junior Macki Groves (Millville, N.J./Millville) has been named to the 2014 National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA)/Continental Tire NCAA Division II All-East Region Women's Soccer Second Team, the NSCAA announced on Wednesday.
Groves had already become the first Felician women's soccer player to be elected All-Region in the Golden Falcons' 13 years as an NCAA member when she made the Daktronics Second Team last month. She is now a consensus all-region selection after being honored by both governing bodies that choose such teams.
Groves, a 5-foot-4 forward, had been elected to the all-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) First Team. In 19 games, she recorded 13 goals, including four game-winners, and one assist. She ranked second in the CACC in both goals and points (27). She is a 2012 graduate of Millville High.
The complete set of 2014 NSCAA/Contintental Tire All-East Region teams can be viewed at www.nscaa.com/news/2014/12/2014-nscaa-continental-tire-ncaa-division-ii-women-s-all-east-region.
Felician completed 2014 with a won-lost-tied record of 11-5-3, a seven-win improvement over the previous season. After finishing fifth in the CACC in the regular season, the Golden Falcons reached the conference semifinals for the first time in 11 years.
The NCAA Division II East Region is comprised of all members of the CACC, East Coast Conference, and Northeast-10 Conference; 37 schools are encompassed.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.