Courtesy Randy Press, CACC Assistant Commissioner
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Felician women's soccer senior standout Allie Couzo (Sayreville, N.J./Sayreville War Memorial) has been named as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Student-Athlete of the Month for September 2012, which was announced today by Commissioner Dan Mara.
Couzo has excelled athletically and in the classroom during her four years at Felician and has also become a leader among her peers in the community.
The senior became the Falcons' regular starting goalkeeper just four games into her freshman campaign and has been a fixture since. This season she ranks among conference leaders in save percentage (.788) and goals against average (1.56). As a junior she started all 16 games in which she appeared, while posting 10 wins and four shutouts to go along with a 1.37 GAA.
Couzo was named to the CACC All-Tournament Team during her freshman season and has been a two-time CACC All-Academic honoree. She was a 2011 All-CACC Second Team choice and has guided the Golden Falcons to a postseason berth in each of her first three seasons. She currently ranks second among Felician's career leaders in wins (24) and sits third among the program's all-time shutout leaders (6).
Couzo has been active on campus during her collegiate career as she is a member of the Felician honors program, which requires a minimum of 90 hours of community service. Some of her activities have included serving as a physical therapy aid and participating in the Felician Midnight Run program, which benefits New York City's homeless.
In addition, she is a member of Felician's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and has participated in such events as the Northern New Jersey Walk for Wishes, Make-A-Wish IPad raffle and Play4Kay Day, to benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.
In the classroom, Couzo boasts a 3.87 grade point average while majoring in Pre-Physical Therapy. She is a member of the school's honor program and was recently accepted into a joint doctorate program in physical therapy at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
The CACC Student-Athlete of the Month is awarded from September through May to select student-athletes who excel in athletics, the classroom and the community.