BUFFALO, NY – The University at Buffalo soccer team placed seven student-athletes on the Academic All-MAC Team, the Mid-American Conference announced on Tuesday morning.
"We are extremely proud of these seven women, for not only the example they set on the field, but their excellence in the classroom." said head coach Shawn Burke.
Gurjeena Jandu, Junior, 3.574, exercise science (Mississauga, Ontario)
Junior defender Gurjeena Jandu earned Second Team All-MAC honors after another strong season on the backline for the Bulls. The team captain was the catalyst for a strong UB defense as she helped the Bulls secure eight clean sheets on the season while holding opponents to 1.44 goals-against per game. Jandu has now earned All-MAC honors in each of her three seasons for the Bulls as she has proved to be one of the best defenders in the conference.
Mairead Martin, Junior, 3.503, biological sciences (Mahopac, NY)
Martin saw action in 17 games for the Bulls, including one start. Had one assist on the year during her 420 minutes of playtime on the year.
Gianna Yurchak, Sophomore, 3.800, Occupational Science/Occupational Therapy (Leola, PA)
Yurchak started in all 19 games for the Bulls, garnering 9 total points on four goals, one of which a game winner, and one assist. She had 33 total shots, including 18 shots on goal throughout the season, earning a SOG percentage of 54.5%.
Adrianna VanCuyck, Sophomore, 3.948, Accounting (Walworth, NY)
VanCuyck appeared in 11 matches for the Bulls, starting in 10 of those contests. On the year, VanCuyck accumulated 804 minutes of playtime, scoring two goals, including one game winning goal, on 11 shots during that time for four total points.
Carissima Cutrona, Senior, 3.910, Social Sciences (Williamsville, NY)
Cutrona earned a spot on the First Team All-MAC for the first time in her UB career despite only appearing in 11 matches after sustaining a season-ending injury. The lethal forward was having one of the best seasons in a long time for a Buffalo player as she had eight goals and eight assists for 24 points in just 11 matches. The Williamsville native finished off her final season in fifth place in scoring while leading the conference in points per game (2.18). She netted at least one point in her final 10 matches of the season while setting a career-high with eight helpers. For her career, Cutrona ranks fifth in assists (18), sixth in goals (28) and sixth in points (74).
Meghan Simmons, Senior, 3.362, exercise science (Toronto, Ontario)
Simmons appeared in 12 games on the year for the Bulls, accumulating five starts. She assisted on one goal during her 489 minutes of play.
Marcy Barberic, Sophomore, 3.201, communication, (Grand Island, NY)
Barberic was a key component of Buffalo's attack this year, earning 21 total points as she netted seven goals, while assisting on seven, in her 1,541 minutes of playtime this season. Barberic accumulated 56 shots throughout the season, 33 of which were on goal.
The Academic All-MAC honor is for a student-athlete who has excelled in athletics and academics. To qualify, a student-athlete must have at least a 3.20 cumulative GPA and have participated in at least 50 percent of the contests for that particular sport. Freshman and first-year transfers are not eligible.