RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University junior Carly Brantner (Shrewsbury, N.J./Eastern Christian) has been named to the 2015 All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Women's Soccer Second Team. The conference's award winners were voted on by its 13 head coaches and announced on Monday.
Brantner, a 5-foot-4 defender, has started 15 games for Felician this season. From her center back position, she is one of two juniors on a back line that has helped the Golden Falcons post six shutouts and a 1.56 team goals-against average (0.91 in league games).
Brantner, a native of Waldwick, N.J., is an all-CACC selection for the second time, having also been named to the Second Team in 2014.
"Carly's combination of speed and physical play make her a game-changer on defense," said Felician eighth-year head coach Thomas Notte. "She stepped up this year, taking on a leadership role with three new starters around her, and has played an amazing part in our team's success this year. Additionally, her 35-yard throw is a great weapon on the offensive side."
Last year, Branter was the first Felician female defender to earn all-conference honors since Brittney Brodniak was voted to honorable-mention status in 2010. She is the program's first multiple-time All-CACC honoree since Alysia Arcona in 2010, 2012, and 2013.
Felician (7-9, 7-5) is the No. 7 seed for this week's CACC Tournament. Today, they travel to No. 2 seed Holy Family University for a quarterfinal contest at 2 p.m.
Felician has now had three student-athletes earn all-conference honors this academic year.
The complete 2015 All-CACC Men's Soccer Teams and special award winners can be viewed at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/wsoc/2015-16/releases/112AllCACC.
Felician University, the Franciscan University of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic university founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician University welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician University 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 University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level.