16 Emily Farrell
16 Emily Farrell
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Telford, Pa.
High School: Souderton Area
Position: D
Major: Early & Primary Teacher Education

Match-by-Match Statistics (2012)

Played in 77 matches, all as a starter, on the backline. ... Was a key part of a defense that has led Scranton to three straight NCAA Tournament appearances in 2010-2012. ... The Royals posted shutouts in 41 of the 77 matches she has played. ... Finished with four career goals, including three game-winners.

Senior Year (2012): Earned third-team CoSIDA Academic All-America honors after starting 19 games on defense. ... Helped the Royals post 12 shutouts in those 19 matches, including eight against Landmark Conference opponents. ... Helped anchor a defense that allowed just four goals in its final 10 matches. Finished with five shots, two on goal. ... Scored her only goal and her first since her freshman year to break a scoreless tie in the 85th minute of Scranton's 2-0 victory over Moravian in the Landmark Championship on Nov. 4 at Fitzpatrick Field, giving the Royals their third straight title. Played all 110 minutes in a 0-0 tie against Bowdoin in an NCAA Tournament first-round match on Nov. 10 in Ithaca, N.Y.

Junior Year (2011): Started 19 matches along the backline. ... Helped the Royals post nine shutouts and hold opponents to one goal on seven other occasions. ... Was a key part of a defense that held opponents to 0.65 goals per match, best in the Landmark Conference. ... Helped the Royals allow just 13 goals on the season, also the best in the Landmark Conference and the sixth-lowest single-season total in school history. ... Helped anchor a defense that pitched a pair of shutouts in the Landmark Conference playoffs against Moravian (3-0) and Catholic (2-0). ... Finished the season with one shot.

Sophomore Year (2010): Started all 22 matches at center back after playing most of the 2009 season at left back…one of three Royals on the back line to be named 1st-Team all-Landmark Conference along with fellow sophomore defender Jessica Sciscione and senior goalkeeper Caitlyn Byrne…mainstay on defensive backline that allowed only twelve goals in 22 matches, the fewest allowed by any Royal team since 2003…played a role in preserving 12 shutouts, the most by any Scranton team since 2003...anchored a defensive unit that held Plattsburgh State scoreless in the Royals' first NCAA tournament victory since 2003, a 1-0 win on Saturday, November 13 on the campus of William Smith College in Geneva, New York...finished with five shots, two of which were on goal.

Freshman Year (2009):  Appeared and started in 17 games at right back, finishing with three goals, including two game-winners, for a total of six points...scored the unassisted game-winning goal in a 1-0 victory over Delaware Valley College (Sept. 23) as well as scoring the game-winner in Scranton's 2-0 victory over Catholic University (Oct. 17) off an assist from fell first-year midfielder Sydney Parker...also contributed an unassisted goal in a 6-0 victory over King's College (Sept. 15)...was a valuable asset in her first year on a defensive unit that recorded nine shutouts and allowed only 15 goals, finishing with a 13-4-2 record...earned Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Week honors for her contribution in wins of Delaware Valley College and Muhlenberg College.

High school: Four-year letter-winner in soccer and cross-country at Souderton Area High School...earned all-state and first-team all-league honors her senior year...was also named team and league most valuable player (MVP)...in the classroom, earned a top 10 ranking and was named to the National Honors Society...her parents are graduates of Bloomsburg University, where her father was a member of the men's soccer team...has a brother who played soccer at Bloomsburg University and a sister who played basketball at Marywood University.

Awards and Honors
Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-America 3rd-Team Selection (2012)
CoSIDA District IV All-Academic 1st-Team Selection (2011, 2012)
ESPN The Magazine District II All-Academic 3rd-Team Selection (2010)
Landmark Conference 1st Team Selection (2010)
Landmark Conference Academic Honor Roll (2010, 2011, 2012)
Landmark Conference Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 27, 2009; Nov. 4, 2012)
Landmark Conference Fall All-Academic Team (2012)
Landmark Conference Senior Scholar Athlete (2012)
University of Scranton Athlete of the Week (Nov. 4, 2012)
University of Scranton Carlesimo Award co-recipient for academic & athletic excellence (2013)