The York College women's soccer team saw its 2012 season come to an end on Thursday, falling to the Frostburg State University Bobcats 3-0 in the Capital Athletic Conference Tournament semifinals.
The Spartans ended the campaign at 8-3-7 overall, while the Bobcats improved to 14-3-1. Frostburg advanced to face the top-seeded Salisbury University Sea Gulls in the tournament championship game on Saturday.
The game ended the careers of Spartan seniors Caitlin Aversa, Tyler Frantz and Jena Arnister. Still, York should return 10 of 11 starters for 2013.
The Bobcats finished the game with an 18-4 edge in total shots and an 11-2 margin in shots on goal. Frostburg had a 7-1 advantage in corner kicks.
York goalie Melanie Glessner recorded eight saves. The Spartans' sophomore entered the game with the best goals-against average and save percentage in NCAA Division III. The three goals allowed in the game matched her goals allowed for the entire 2012 season. Glessner finished the year with a school-record 141/2 shutouts while she also had a shutout streak of 926 minutes, 45 seconds during the campaign.
Before the game, Glessner learned she had been selected to the Capital One Academic All-District Women's Soccer First Team on Thursday. The team was selected by College Sports Information Directors of America.
Glessner earned District 4 honors and she will now be eligible for the national Academic All-America squad. She owns a 3.92 cumulative grade-point average as a sociology major and a mathematics minor. She has made the Dean's List in all four of her collegiate semesters. Glessner has sophomore athletic eligibility after missing her first year at York with an injury that ended her season, allowing for a medical redshirt. Glessner is a three-time CAC Defensive Player of the Week so far in 2012.
To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA and be a starter or important reserve on their team. The student-athlete must be at least a sophomore at their current institution.