Richard Stockton College junior Sarah Hinkle was named the New Jersey Athletic Conference Goalkeeper of the Year on Wednesday in women’s soccer.
A two-time NJAC all-conference selection, she ranks second in save percentage (.860) and fourth in total saves (80). A three-time NJAC Defensive Player of the Week selection during the 2012 season, Hinkle finished the conference season ranked second in save percentage (.848) and third in goals-against average (0.82).
Also named to the first-team was junior forward Katie Lindacher, an Egg Harbor Township High School graduate, from The College of New Jersey.
Stockton forward Jacque Becker, midfielders Leah Braidi (Sacred Heart) and Jessica McQuillen and back Briana Fischer were named to the second team. Also ,sophomore forward Fran-cesa Gibson (Lower Cape May Regional) of Montclair State was picked for the team.
Stockton’s Sara Shaugh-nessy and sophomore midfielders Rebecca Gougher (Absegami) of Rutgers-Cam-den and Autumn Herring (Barnegat) of Ramapo all received honorable mention.
On the men’s side, Stockton Chris Katona earned first-team honors, and Clevon McPherson was named to the second team for the Ospreys.
Junior Pat Rafferty collected his first NJAC Men’s Soccer Offensive Player of the Week award for scoring game-winning goals in both Stockton victories last week.
He lifted the Ospreys to a 2-1 triumph over NYU in overtime by scoring on a breakaway 7:52 into the extra period. Rafferty then snapped a scoreless tie with a goal at the 34-minute mark of a 2-0 win over Rutgers-Newark.
Rafferty ranks second on the team in goals (8) and points (20) while also collecting four assists on the season.
Due to the arrivial of Hurrican Sandy in New Jersey NJAC tournamants have been pushed back.
The Stockton women’s soccer semifinal game at Montclair State will now be played on Friday at 7 p.m. The NJAC women’s soccer championship has been moved to Sunday at the site of the highest remaining team.
The first round of the NJAC volleyball tournament has been postponed until today, and Stockton has a first-round bye.
The Ospreys will host both NJAC semifinals and the league championship match at The Sports Center on Saturday.
Stockton will play at noon followed by the second semifinal match at 2 p.m.
The two winning teams will play for the NJAC title later that evening at 6.