DANBURY, Conn.- Caldwell University women’s soccer junior Meghan Grundhauser (Easton, Pa.) and sophomore Teaghan Darling (Forked River, N.J.) were selected as Eastern College Athletic Conference First Team All-Stars. Head Coach Nate Guagliardi was selected as the ECAC Coach of the Year.
Grundhauser earned Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference First Team honors as well as Division II Conference Commissioner’s Association East Region Second Team. She led the Cougars with 32 points on 14 goals and four assists along with six game-winning goals this season. Grundhauser finished the season tied for sixth in the CACC in points, third for third in goals and second in game-winning goals. She earned CACC Tournament MVP honors after tallying two goals and one assist in three postseason contests, including netting the game-winner in Caldwell’s semifinal victory over top seed Georgian Court University.
Darling was named to the CACC All-Conference Second Team as she earned all-conference honors for a second straight season. She totaled eight points on two goals and four assists this season. Darling registered an assist in Caldwell’s CACC quarterfinal win over Jefferson.
Guagliardi guided the Cougars to a 12-7-1 record this season and their third CACC Championship in the last six seasons. He helped lead Caldwell to an 8-3-1 record in the CACC this season, which landed the Cougars in fourth place in the regular season. Caldwell defeated #5 Jefferson 2-0 in the quarterfinals and top seed Georgian Court University 2-1 in the semifinals. The Cougars took home the title with a 2-0 win over Holy Family University to earn their second title in the last three seasons. Caldwell earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Championship for the third time in program history.