Troy, N.Y. (November 11, 2014) – The Liberty League has announced year-end awards in women’s soccer and five Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athletes have been recognized.
Tori Riopelle was named Rookie of the Year, while Taylor Korytko and Shelby Stromerson earned All-League First Team honors. Cori Winlsow was a Second Team selection, while Riopelle and Stephanie May were Honorable Mention.
A freshman goalkeeper from Ashburn, Va., Riopelle has started all 20 games for the Engineers this season and has a 13-5-2 record. She has a 0.67 goals against average and an .841 save percentage, with 73 saves in 1867:11 minutes. A three-time Rookie of the Week in the Liberty League, she has posted six shutouts.
Riopelle has set single-season school records for a goalie in a games played and minutes played. A former standout and Briar Woods High School, she is second in wins, third in shutouts and fourth in goals against average. In the Liberty League, she currently ranks third in goals against average, fourth in shutouts per game (.300) and saves.
A senior captain and midfielder out of Chandler, Ariz., Korytko leads the Engineers with 22 points on nine goals and four assists as a starter in all 20 games this season. The club-leader in shots (64) and shots on goal (31), she netted a team-high five game-winning goals, while averaging 82.9 minutes per contest.
Korytko has played in 70 games (all starts) for the Engineers in her career. A graduate of Hamilton High School, she has 23 goals and seven assists for 53 points, while registering 187 shots, including 79 on goal. Averaging 77.2 minutes per game, she has seven game-winning goals. She is tied for the school record in games played and is fourth in goals scored and fifth in points.
A junior center back from Snohomish, Wash., Stromerson helped lead a back line that surrendered just 0.75 goals per game this season. A starter in all 20 contests, she averaged a team-best 87.9 minutes per game, while also contributing offensively with two assists for two points. She helped the Engineers record nine shutouts, while giving up an average of 4.5 shots on goal per game.
Stromerson has played in 55 games for the Engineers in her career, including 41 as a starter. A graduate of Glacier Peak High School, she has averaged 71.7 minutes per game, while recording one goal and five assists for seven points. She has seven shots (all on goal) and has been credited with one game-winning tally.
A sophomore from Ballston Spa, N.Y., Winslow is second on the team with seven goals and four assists for 18 points. She has 34 shots, including 19 on goal. A former standout at Ballston Spa High School, three of her goals have been game-winners.
Winslow has played in 37 games, including 29 as a starter in two years at RPI. She has 10 goals and seven assists for 27 points, while registering 62 shots, including 31 on goal. Averaging 68.7 minutes per contest, she has three game-winning tallies.
May, a freshman midfielder and outside back from Windham, N.H., has appeared in all 20 games for the Engineers this season, including 13 as a starter. Averaging 64.5 minutes per contest, she is tied for the team lead with four assists. A graduate of Central Catholic High School, she has 12 shots, including one on goal.
The Engineers, who are 13-5-2 overall, finished second in the Liberty League with a 6-2 mark. Their postseason fate will be determined at 1:30pm on Monday afternoon.