University freshman attacker/midfielder Becky Conto was named the
Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Rookie of the Year last week during
the annual awards banquet on the eve of the conference championship.
Pride also placed three players on the CAA All-Rookie team as Conto,
Rockville Centre freshman attacker Emily Considine and freshman defender
Shelby Milne, of Camillus, N.Y., earned a spot on the team.
has had a spectacular freshman campaign so far in 2013. A five-time CAA
Rookie of the Week honoree -- March 25, April 8, April 15, April 22 and
April 29 -- she ranks third on the Pride in scoring with 19 points on
15 goals and four assists.
West Hempstead native really made her impact in draw controls as she
leads Hofstra with 52, while also chipping in with 11 ground balls and
seven caused turnovers. She had a Hofstra individual season-high nine
draw controls against Old Dominion, while also scoring a career-high
four goals versus George Mason.
Conto’s great season so far with draw controls has her ranked 45th nationally. She leads the CAA in draw controls.
Sacred Heart Academy graduate started for West Hempstead's varsity
program as an eighth grader at West Hempstead Middle School.