Tole and Benson Selected Daktronics All-East Region

Seniors Megan Tole and Melissa Benson Earn Daktronics, Inc. All-East Region Women's Soccer Honors (11/20/12)


Contact: Greg Pellegrino, Sports Information Director

Philadelphia, Pa. - Holy Family University senior forward Megan Tole (Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Ryan) and senior defender Melissa Benson (Rockledge, Pa./Little Flower) were selected to the 2012 Daktronics, Inc. All-East Region Women's Soccer team as announced on Monday.  The East Region all-stars are voted on by the sports information directors in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC), the East Coast Conference and the Northeast-10 Conference.
Tole received first team honors and will now move on to the national ballot for All-American consideration.  Benson was named to the second team.
Tole is earning Daktronics honors for the second time in her career.  She received second team recognition in 2009. 
Tole, who already earned All-CACC first team honors this postseason, led the team in scoring this year with 13 goals and five assists for 31 points, setting a new career-high for points in a season.  She finished second in the CACC in both goals scored and total points.
The four-time All-CACC selection finished her career tied for fourth all-time in goals scored (48) with former teammate Dawn Curry (Pennsville, N.J/Pennsville). Tole finished her four-year playing career as the program's fifth leading scorer with 113 points.  She holds the top spot for most game-winning scores with 14.
Benson is earning Daktronics, Inc. second team honors for the second straight year.  She also earned All-CACC honors for the third straight year at the conclusion of the season.  She was named to the first team honors for the second consecutive year.
This season, Benson was the anchor to the Holy Family defense that allowed fewer than 2.0 goals per game. The three-time All-CACC honoree tallied two goals and two assists for six points.  Benson finished her career with 11 goals and 14 assists for 36 points.  She also accumulated 154 shots and three game-winning goals.
Holy Family finished its season with an 8-11-0 overall record and wrapped up conference play with a 7-5-0 mark.  The Tigers advanced to the CACC Tournament for the 14th consecutive season.
  - HFU -

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