Soccer's Emily Daigle honored as Rowan's Woman Of The Year

Soccer's Emily Daigle honored as Rowan's Woman Of The Year

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Soccer player Emily Daigle was honored as Rowan University's Woman of the Year at the 2018 National Girls and Women in Sports Day celebration held at Seton Hall University on Sunday, Feb. 3. 

Emily DaigleThe event is coordinated by the New Jersey Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women.  The Woman of the Year awards are presented to an outstanding athlete from each college and university in the state and the honorees are selected based on athletic excellence, academic success and community service. This year's theme for the celebration was "Play Fair, Play IX", which was selected by the Women's Sports Foundation. 
 
Daigle, a senior from Millville, was named to the United Soccer Coaches All-America second team this past fall.  It was her second All-America honor.  The back started every game on a defense that only allowed seven goals in 18 games.  The Profs compiled a 0.37 goals against average and 13 shutouts.  In the NCAA Division III final statistics, Rowan was ranked ninth in shuout percentage (0.722) and 10th in goals against average.
 
Daigle was selected to the United Soccer Coaches South Atlantic All-Region and New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Conference (NJAC) first teams.  She was chosen the NJAC Defensive Player of the Year.  Daigle was a member of the All-Region second team in 2016 and the first team in 2015.  She was named to the 2015 All-America third team.  In addition, she was an All-Conference first team selection her junior and sophomore seasons.
 
During her career, the women's soccer team compiled a 55-14-8 record, captured two NJAC titles and competed in the national tournament three times.  She started 73 of 76 games played and the Profs recorded 52 shutouts and had a 0.52 goals against average.
 
This season, Daigle participated in a clinic for Rowan Unified Soccer and volunteered at an orphanage on the team's Costa Rica trip.  Daigle is a board member for the University's Camp Kesem, which provides a summer camp for children that have parents with cancer.  She is a member of the Rowan Athletics OWL (Outstanding Women Leaders) Group.