Briana Marquit-Brittany Sheeran-Faranak Shahryary-Kathryn Fox
The women’s soccer All-Region Team was recently announced by Region XV, and four FIT Tigers made appearances on the team. FIT finished their inaugural season with a 4-5-1 overall record and a 3 seed in the regional tournament.
Brittany Sheeran was named to the first team, after a stellar season at midfield. The co-captain was tied for the team lead in points, scoring 3 goals and adding 3 assists. Her best game of the season came against Suffolk Community College, scoring 1 goal and adding 2 assists.
Making an appearance on the second team was midfielder Briana Marquit, and defenders Faranak Shahryary and Kathryn Fox. Fox and Shahryary played a huge role in allowing only 17 goals in 10 games (1.7 per game). The two center backs were a dominant presence in the FIT defensive third, using both their height and foot skills to foil most attacks on net, and they had a combined total of 8 blocked shots. Marquit, was a constant threat in the midfield. Her ball work and precision passing gave the FIT offense a just start on most transitions. Marquit was the third highest in points on the team, 3 goals and 1 assist.
“I am very pleased that Region XV recognized 4 of our players to the All-Region team in our inaugural season", commented Coach Bevivino. "The girls that made the first and second team truly do belong on that list, appearing alongside players from the Monroe team who is ranked second in the Nation. I am very proud of these girls for their hard work and dedication. However I think that soccer being a team sport, it is through everyone’s effort on the FIT team that we had the success on the field that we did; and I truly feel our team was full talent and anyone of them could have made the first or second team."