Rebecca Birch (left) and Erin Huffman (right) were both named to the All-Big East First Team.
Rebecca Birch (left) and Erin Huffman (right) were both named to the All-Big East First Team.
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Birch, Huffman Named to All-Big East First Team

October 31, 2018
By ODU Athletics

NEW YORK -- Old Dominion juniors Rebecca Birch and Erin Huffman were both named to the All-Big East First Team, the league office announced on Wednesday.

Birch led ODU in goals and scoring from her center back position in 2018. The United Kingdom scored 10 goals and also recorded three assists for 23 points. Birch also helped the Monarchs post five shutouts defensively. It is the first all-conference honor for Birch in her ODU career. 

Huffman lands on the All-Big East First Team for the second consecutive season. The Pennsylvania native ranked second on ODU in points with 22 on nine goals and four assists. Huffman also scored a league-best five game-winning goals. 

Read the conference's full release here.

The Monarchs posted a 10-7 record in 2018, including three wins over ranked teams and a 9-1 record in games away from home.

All-Big East First Team
Svea Boker, UConn, Jr., F
Amanda Collins, UConn, Sr., F *
Amelia Iacobucci, UConn, Sr., F/M
Cecile Pieper, UConn, Sr., B * (Defensive POTY)
Cheyenne Sprecher, UConn, RFr. GK (Freshman OTY)
Jill Bolton, Liberty, So., M
Ashley Dykema, Liberty, So., B/M *
Agueda Moroni, Liberty, Sr., F * (Offensive POTY)
Rebecca Birch, Old Dominion, Jr., B
Erin Huffman, Old Dominion, Jr., F *
Corinne Kenney, Providence, Sr., M/B

* unanimous selection

All-Big East Second Team
Toni Tiedtke, Connecticut, Jr., M/F
Abby Julius, Liberty, Sr., M
Madison Babineau, Providence, So., M
Izzy Mendez, Providence, Jr., F/M
Mary O’Reilly, Providence, Jr., M
Lydia Rice, Providence, Sr., GK
Elisa Ruiz Martinez, Quinnipiac, Sr., MF
Riley Dolan, Villanova, So., M
Erika Miller, Villanova, Sr., GK
Christen Pennington, Villanova, Jr., M/B
Megan Vermeil, Villanova, Jr., F


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