St. John's earns Four All-BIG EAST Selections

Oct. 28, 2017

BIG EAST Release

With the 2017 BIG EAST regular season wrapped up, the league announced its annual end-of-year awards on Saturday and the St. John’s women’s soccer team was well-represented, as four Red Storm players were named to the all-conference teams.

Junior Christina Bellero and seniors Allie Moar and Jesse Schaefer landed on the All-BIG EAST Second Team, while Maia Cabrera earned a spot on the BIG EAST All-Freshman Team.

Bellero, the Red Storm’s leading scorer, finished the regular season sixth in the league with 17 points and fifth in the conference with seven goals. The Melville native entered her junior season with seven total goals after two years of collegiate soccer and promptly doubled her goal production in 2017. Bellero landed on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll four times this season and consistently ranked among the conference’s top 10 in numerous offensive categories throughout the year.

Moar and Schaefer helped anchor one of the conference’s best defensive units in 2017. As a team, the Johnnies allowed the third-fewest goals in the BIG EAST (17), and posted the third-lowest goals against average in the league (0.91).

Moar earns her fifth all-league honor after landing on the BIG EAST All-Rookie Team in 2014, BIG EAST All-Tournament Team in 2015, All-BIG EAST Second Team last season and Preseason All-BIG EAST team prior to the start of this season. The reliable senior missed just one game during her tenure in Queens and chipped in a pair of goals and five assists for nine points to go along with her stellar defensive play in the midfield.



Schaefer, a four-year starter for Head Coach Ian Stone, earned her first BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Week honor just two weeks ago after leading the Red Storm to a 1-0 win over Seton Hall earlier this month. The Dublin, Ohio native, who also missed just one game in her four years, was one of the integral parts of a defensive unit that limited opponents to one goal or less in 15 of the team’s 18 games this season. Like Moar, Schaefer was also named to the 2014 BIG EAST All-Rookie Team and the 2016 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team.

Cabrera earns her first career All-BIG EAST honor after an impressive debut season at St. John’s. The local product finished third on the team with 23 shots and picked up an assist on the Red Storm’s game-winning goal against Creighton. Cabrera had a knack for making her presence felt as soon as she stepped onto the pitch and promises to have a successful career in a Red Storm uniform.


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