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Hennessey, Curtis win major PSAC soccer awards


Millersville (14-2-3) won its fourth Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference championship in five seasons on Nov. 12. Bob Hennessey was an enormous part of it.

Redshirt senior Hennessey (Archbishop Wood/Warminster) won the PSAC Tournament MVP for the second time in his career, after scoring a Millersville record four goals in the Marauders’ 6-0 semifinal win over Seton Hill. Days before, the PSAC announced that Hennessey was the recipient of the PSAC East Athlete of the Year.

Hennessey led Millersville (14-3-3) in goals (11), assists (five) and points (27). He ranked 10th in the conference in those numbers during the regular season, and sank four game-winning regular season goals.

Hennessey won the PSAC East Athlete of the Week on Oct. 30, after he contributed three assists in Millersville’s 3-0 win over archrival West Chester.

The No. 3 Marauders lost 2-1 to No. 6 Gannon in Saturday’s second-round NCAA Tournament game.

On the women’s side, CB South alum and Kutztown (15-2-5) junior Bridget Curtis won the PSAC East Defensive Player of the Year. Curtis spearheaded a Golden Bears’ defense that allowed only 12 goals and posted 12 shutouts. The versatile Curtis also scored five goals, three of them being game-winners.

Curtis, a three-time PSAC East first-team selection and the Oct. 16 PSAC East Defender of the Week, helped Kutztown to its first-ever undefeated regular season.

The No. 2 Golden Bears beat No. 7 Concord 3-2 in Friday’s first round of the NCAA Tournament but fell to No. 3 West Chester 1-0 in Sunday’s second round. Ironically, the lone goal was scored by Curtis’ former CB South teammate Alyson Cutter, who joined Curtis on the PSAC East first team.