SUNYAC honors three FSU players

Fredonia State student-athletes earned seven spots – four in women’s volleyball, two in women’s soccer and one in men’s soccer – on all-conference teams announced Monday by the State University of New York Athletic Conference.

In women’s volleyball, sophomore opposite Paulina Rein and freshman outside hitter Sara Madison made Second Team all-conference. Third Team choices included sophomore setter Kelly Edinger and senior outside hitter Kaitlin Orcutt.

“I am very proud of our All-SUNYAC team members,” women’s volleyball head coach Geoff Braun said. “It is always an honor to be recognized by the conference. It is very well deserved by each of these four young ladies.”

Freshman forward Kristie Kleine made Second Team All SUNYAC in women’s soccer. She was joined by senior midfielder Maria Green on the Third Team.

Said women’s soccer coach Chris Case about Kleine: “She is an incredible athlete. She gives us an incredible amount of speed in the attack. I look forward to seeing her continued development in the years to come.”

Case about Green: “She had her best year in her four years. (She) did not have a ton of stats, but certainly was the player that did the little things.”

The lone men’s soccer choice was senior midfielder Chase Lipshie. He made the Third Team. Due to a medical redshirt, Lipshie has one season of eligibility remaining.

“Chase was our field general all year,” men’s head soccer coach P.J. Gondek said. “His energy and leadership was evident in every SUNYAC contest. He will return in 2014 as a team captain.”