Jul 27, 2016   SPRINGFIELD, MA

Howarth, Santos & Swaby named to the 2016 All-East First Team

Allyson Swaby

Its the time of the year for end-of-season awards and United Women’s Soccer (UWS) has released their 2016 All-East Conference Team and individual honors. Four Mutiny players - forward Kate Howarth, midfielder Stephanie Santos and defenders Allyson Swaby & Jennifer Cafferky - were selected to the All-East Team while defender Cailynn Harding was named the team’s “Iron Woman” of the Year (given to the player who plays the most minutes for her team in the season).

“We’re real proud of our five players getting honored for their efforts this season,” said Mutiny owner Joe Ferrara, Jr. “Although our East campaign didn’t end the way we all wanted it to, its great to see them be recognized by the league. They truly were All-Stars for us this year.”

Leading the way on the All-East First Team are Howarth, Santos and Swaby. Howarth led the team in points this season (nine goals, four assists) and was second in all of UWS in scoring, behind East Player of the Year Krystyna Freda from New Jersey Copa F.C. who were conference champions. The team captain also took over second-place in the all-time Mutiny scoring charts (32 goals, 12 assists), as she is now behind top franchise scorer Mary-Frances Monroe (36 goals, 21 assists) in overall career points.

Santos was a mainstay in the Mutiny midfield this season, appearing in eight matches and notching a goal and two assists. Her non-stop work rate in the center of the pitch was a sight to see and she was only behind Howarth & Harding in minutes played (684). Swaby played all along the defensive back line this year, providing a strong & athletic presence for Head Coach Joe Abele. The Jamaican international will head back to Boston College this fall for her junior year in Eagle colors.

Cafferky joined the Mutiny just before the mid-season mark and was named All-East Honorable Mention by the league office. The rising junior for the CCSU Blue Devils was an instant success in the team’s defense. It was easy to see why she has been named Northeast Conference Defensive Player of the Year in her first two seasons at CCSU. Harding - Cafferky’s former college teammate - was a reliable presence in the Mutiny defense, appearing in nine of 10 East Conference games, and was named East Defensive Player of the Week.

For the full list of East Conference honors and individual awards, click HERE for the official league release.

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