Festa Named To NEWMAC All-Conference First Team
BABSON PARK, Mass. -- The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced its postseason awards on Tuesday, and first-year midfielder Amy Festa (Medfield, Mass.) was named to the All-Conference First Team.
Starting all 20 of Babson's games this fall, Festa led the Beavers with 11 goals and four assists for 26 points. She ranked fourth in the NEWMAC in both goals and points, and her 14 points in conference play tied for the league lead. Festa was also one of three players on Babson to register two game-winning goals this year.
Festa is Babson's first rookie to earn All-Conference honors since Meg Lynch '08 in 2004, and she is the only Beaver freshman to garner First Team honors since the league began recognizing two teams in 2002. Overall, she is just the fourth first-year in Babson women's soccer history to be named All-Conference, joining Lynch in 2004, Toni Pantuosco '05 in 2001, and Babson Hall of Famer Julie Tienken '94 in 1990.
With Festa leading the way, Babson went 11-8-1 this fall, matching the program's highest win total since the Beavers finished 13-5-2 back in 2001.