Women’s Soccer: Lachance, Rocheville earn GNAC All-Conference honors

GNAC Women's Soccer All-Conference 2019


WINTHROP, Mass. – Sophomore Karyssa Lachance (Gorham, N.H.) and junior Sydney Rocheville (Salem, Mass.) of the Norwich University women's soccer team earned Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) All-Conference honors on Monday afternoon. 

Lachance earned GNAC Second Team honors, while Rocheville was named to the third team to become the first two players to earn GNAC All-Conference honors since Brittany Casey '13 in 2012. 

Lachance continued her scoring binge in her second season in the Maroon & Gold, tallying 15 goals and notching her first collegiate assist to account for 31 points in 2019. Lachance finished fourth in the GNAC in points and was third in goals. 

Lachance has 25 goals in her career so far, which ranks ninth on the all-time list already. Her 15 goals this season tied for the eighth most in a single season with Casey's total in 2011. 

Lachance led Norwich with 78 shots and 42 on goal. She scored three game-winning goals, including back-to-back winners vs. Simmons and Rivier. 

Rocheville had another historic season as the junior midfielder continued to etch her name in the Norwich record books as one of the top setup players in program history. 

Rocheville tied the single-game program record for assists with four helpers in a 4-2 victory over Simmons. She totaled eight assists on the season, which led the team and ranked tied for fourth in the GNAC. Her eight assists in a single season also tied for fifth most in a single season in program history. 

Rocheville also scored three goals on the season to set a new career-high point total with 14 points to rank second on the team. 

Rocheville has 11 career goals and 14 assists for 36 points. Her career assist total ranks tied for eighth all-time in program history. 

The two standouts have helped mold the Cadets the last two seasons into legitimate league playoff contenders again. Norwich won 13 total games the last two seasons after needing the previous five seasons to reach 13 total wins. 

Norwich finished in a five-way tie for sixth place in the GNAC standings, however were ultimately the first team left out of the playoffs after tiebreakers. 

Senior captain and center back Mary-Kait Mace (Canton, N.Y.) earned her third straight placement on the GNAC All-Sportsmanship team. Mace was one of five players to play and start in all 18 games. In three seasons on the soccer team, Mace played in 48 games and started 45 times. She scored her first collegiate goal this season in a 3-1 win over Colby-Sawyer.