New York, NY – Sage's women's soccer team co-captain, senior goalie Teagan Waddingham (Coeymans Hollow, NY/Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk) and was recognized for her outstanding play last week as she was tapped as the Skyline Conference Women's Soccer Player of the Week.
Last week, Waddingham registered 17 saves and surrendered just one goal in a pair of Sage victories. She made five saves on October 29 in the Gators' 3-0 win over SUNY-Canton. She also amassed 12 saves on November 1 as Sage earned a 5-1 victory against SUNY-Old Westbury in the first round of the Skyline Championship. She notched six saves in each half versus OW, including one that stopped a penalty kick in the second stanza.
She was also honored on Monday with a selection to the 2014 Skyline Second Team All-Star squad for her play this fall. The 2014 Gators stand at 11-4-2 on the year and went 6-2 record in Skyline play this fall. Sage earned the No. 3 seed in the conference tournament and hosted the program's first Skyline post-season contest on November 1. The Gators earned the win and moved into the semifinals for just the second time in Sage's tenure in the Skyline. The 11-win campaign for the 2014 Gators also ties the mark for most wins in a season, a feat first achieved in 2003, when then Russell Sage College went 11-6-2.
Waddingham, a three-year starter in goal for the Gators is enjoying a personal-best season as well. She owns a 10-4-2 record in goal with a 1.71 goals against average and a .776 saves percentage in 16 starts. She continues to make her record book climb at Sage as she has 305 career saves, which is No. 4. She has also started 47 games in net and is No. 2 all-time in goalie starts. She has also amassed 4,205 career minutes in goal and is No. 3 in the category. Earlier this season, she started in goal for the Gators in a 13-0 win over Sarah Lawrence and by game's end, had tallied a goal for the Gators' offense, which has outscored their opponents 58-28.
The Gators will be back in action on November 5 travelling to No. 2 seeded Mt. St. Mary College (NY) for a 5 p.m. contest with the Knights in the Skyline Semifinals. The winner advances to the championship contest on November 8 in conjunction with the 2014 Skyline Fall Festival at Purchase College (Purchase, NY). The women's finals will take place at 11:00 a.m. and the men's finals will follow at 1:30 p.m.
Since joining the Skyline in 2007, Sage has appeared in the conference tournament seven times out of eight years. Prior to this past weekend's Skyline victory, the Gators had recorded just one win in that time span. The first win was in 2009 as Sage beat Mt. St. Mary College, 1-0 to advance in the conference tournament.