SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (November 7, 2017) – Though their season ended on Saturday, the SUNY Delhi women's soccer team was not done earning awards. The American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA) today released its All-ACAA Women's Soccer Team, featuring junior forward Katie Herba (Perth, NY / Broadalbin-Perth) on the first team and sophomore goalkeeper Jacqueline Slentz (Edmeston, NY / Edmeston CS) as an honorable mention.
Playing in just 13 matches in 2017, Herba finished as SUNY Delhi's leading scorer with 28 points on 11 goals and six assists. The Perth, NY native ended tied for second in the ACAA in both points and assists, and third in goals. Herba was named the ACAA's Athlete of the Week in back-to-back weeks for Sept. 3 and Sept. 10, where she scored four goals against Penn State Hazleton and King's NY. In both contests, Herba tallied a hat trick before halftime. At this weekend's NIAC Championship, the Broadalbin-Perth graduate was accorded All-NIAC and NIAC All-Tournament honors. A former transfer from Fulton Montgomery Community College, Herba was recently named to the ACAA All-Academic Team, majoring in Business and Technology Management with a 3.54 GPA. She is also a member of the SUNY Delhi women's basketball team.
In her first year as a starter, Slentz started and played every minute in goal for the Broncos this season, finishing with a 3.84 GAA and .638 save percentage. She finished third in the ACAA in goals against average and fourth with 95 total saves. The Edmeston, NY native posted one shutout win, a 3-0 victory over Villa Maria on Sept. 16. A Nursing major, Slentz also posted double digits in saves in three matches, including a career-best 20 saves against Fisher in the NIAC Semifinals, 12 saves versus SUNY ESF and 11 saves at Keystone.