DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. (Aug. 2, 2017) – For the third year in a row, Mercy College Athletics will recap the year by counting down the Top-10 most memorable moments of the 2016-17 season, with all 10 sports represented.
Mercy College Athletics will release a Top-10 moment, as chosen by the athletics staff, with a weekly recap every Wednesday throughout the summer, culminating with the top moment from the 2016-17 athletic year being unveiled on August 23rd.
No. 4 – Women's Soccer Qualifies for ECC Tournament for Fourth Straight Year
Our No. 4 moment in year three of our top-10 goes to women's soccer who qualified for the ECC Tournament for the fourth straight year in 2016.
The Mavericks entered the season picked third in the ECC Preseason Poll and looked to make the ECC Tournament for the fourth straight year. Mercy opened the season on September 2nd with a 3-1 win over Southern Connecticut State before dropping a pair of games against Southern New Hampshire and American International to fall to 1-2.
Feinstein and the Mavericks went on to rebound and followed with an impressive 5-1 win over Le Moyne at home that moved Mercy to .500 at 2-2. The win started a seven-game winning streak that gave the Mavericks a strong 8-2 record after beating Saint Anselm on October 4th.
After a narrow 2-1 loss to LIU Post, Feinstein guided Mercy to three more wins that increased the Mavericks win total to 11. Following a 1-1 tie at Molloy, the Mavericks took down Philadelphia to move to 12-3-1 on the year. Mercy concluded the season with a loss to Bridgeport to end the regular season 12-4-1.
The Mavericks were ranked seventh in the NCAA East Region Rankings each of the last two weeks of the regular season and looked to make a third NCAA Tournament appearance in five years. After going 5-2-1 in ECC play, Mercy would earn the No. 3 seed in the ECC Tournament where they would play at No. 2 seed LIU Post in an ECC semifinal matchup.
The Mavericks battled but ultimately fell 2-0 to the Pioneers. Mercy looked to see if their name would be called for the NCAA Tournament but they were one of the last teams left out of the field. However, there would be many other bright spots on the season as the Mavericks had a school-record nine named to the All-ECC teams with Ally Boots being named Rookie of the Year. The awards did not stop there as Heidi Serna, Haley Noble and Boots all earned Second Team All-Region honors from the NSCAA.
Schedule for the Top-10 Moments of the 2016-17 Season
Every Wednesday for the next 10 weeks, the Mercy College Athletics Department will release the Top-10 moments one at a time beginning with the No. 10 moment on Wednesday, June 21. The No. 1 moment will be unveiled on Wednesday, August 23.
No. 1 – August 23
No. 2 – August 16
No. 3 – August 9
No. 4 – August 2