LANCASTER, Pa. - The Centennial Conference announced their 2019 All-Centennial Conference selections earlier Tuesday morning, and Bryn Mawr earned a historic set of honors as part of that process. Sara Rilatt and Mary Cugini were both named All-Centennial Conference First Team by the coaches in the league, while Victor Brady received Coach of the Year honors from his peers for the second consecutive season.
The Owls' success this season certainly would not have been possible without the spectacular performance on Mary Cugini. The senior put together a tremendous final season for the Owls, helping lead the team to the playoffs with career-highs in goals and points in 2019. Cugini tallied six game-winning goals this season, a new program record for a single season at Bryn Mawr. She leaves the program as the record-holder in career game-winning goals, has started the fourth-most games in program history, and is tied for ninth on the all-time scoring list as an Owl.
Junior defender Sara Rilatt drew All-Centennial Conference honors for her third year as an Owl, once again showcasing just how important she has been to this Bryn Mawr resurgance. Rilatt has also been a force on both sides of the ball for Bryn Mawr, anchoring one of the stingiest defenses in all of Division III this season while also tallying a career-high in points. Rilatt quarterbacked an Owls defense that ranked top-25 in the country in goals against average, and she also scored nine goals and assisted on five others in 2019. This is the third year on the All-CC team for Rilatt, who was named All-Centennial Conference Second Team in her first two seasons as an Owl. Rilatt becomes just the second three-time All-Centennial Conference team honoree in program history, joining Amy Johnson (HM - '03, '05, 2nd Tm. - '06) in that elite club.
Brady was named Centennial Conference Coach of the Year by the league for the second year in a row. The fourth-year head coach led the Owls to a 14-4 overall record and their first Centennial Conference postseason appearance in program history this fall. The 2019 campaign was historic on numerous levels, as Bryn Mawr earned their most wins and conference wins in a single season and recorded program records in goals, assists, and points.
This season marks the first time in program history that the Owls have had multiple players named All-Centennial Conference First Team.
Bryn Mawr co-captain Samantha Shaw was also named to the conference's All-Sportsmanship team in today's release.
Bryn Mawr will continue to work and train hard throughout the offseason before returning to action in the fall of 2020.