Women's soccer has two players on all-region team

#11 Alex Fontana '20 and #2 Cat Gambino '21 (photos by Josh McKee)
#11 Alex Fontana '20 and #2 Cat Gambino '21 (photos by Josh McKee)

Hamilton College's Cat Gambino '21 (Westbury, N.Y./Carle Place HS) and Alex Fontana '20 (Fayetteville, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt HS) were selected for the 2019 NCAA Division III All-Region Women's Team by the United Soccer Coaches on Monday, Dec. 2.

2019 United Soccer Coaches All-Region Team release

Gambino made the first team in the New England Region and Fontana was placed on the third team. A total of 42 athletes were honored in the region as the teams were selected through voting by member coaches.

Gambino is on the all-region team for the second time one year after she made the third team. She collected all-NESCAC team honors in November. She tied for the NESCAC lead with 10 goals and finished in third place with 23 points. She was named the conference's player of the week on Oct. 7 after she scored four goals and assisted on another in two wins including a 4-0 victory at Bowdoin College. Gambino has 24 goals and seven assists for 55 points in 49 career matches at Hamilton.

Fontana is on the all-region team for the first time after she made the all-NESCAC team in November. She tied for 14th in the NESCAC with five goals and ended up with 11 points. She was credited with an assist in the Continentals' 2-0 triumph at Connecticut College on Oct. 26. Fontana wrapped up her Hamilton career with 10 goals and six assists in 59 matches. All 26 of her points came in the last two years.

Gambino and Fontana helped lead the Continentals to an overall record of 10-5-1, the quarterfinals of the NESCAC championship and a tie for fifth place in the conference standings with a 5-4-1 mark. The Continentals led the NESCAC in assists, shots per game and shots on goal, and scored the second-most goals.