November 9, 2007

Jasak, Gorenkoff earn All-UAA Honors for women's soccer

WALTHAM, Mass. – Two members of the Brandeis University women's soccer team have earned All-University Athletic Association (UAA) honors. Senior midfielder Sarah Jasak of Middletown, N.J., and Sophomore forward Melissa Gorenkoff of Woodbury, N.Y., both earned second-team All-Association honors. This is the first All-UAA selection for both players, who were chosen by a vote of the conference's head coaches.

Jasak was Brandeis's leading scorer during the regular season, with eight goals and seven assists for 23 points. She had three multiple-goal games for the Judges, including scoring both goals in the squad's 2-0 win over UAA rival New York University in the regular-season finale on Nov. 3. She also scored twice against MIT on Sept. 1 and against Roger Williams University on Oct. 23. Jasak also had a key goal in a 1-1 tie in a UAA contest against the University of Chicago on Oct. 12, scoring just three minutes after the Maroons had taken the lead. For her career, Jasak scored 14 goals and had 14 assists for 42 points.

Gorenkoff finished the regular season second on the squad in scoring with seven goals and four assists for 18 points. She has since added a goal and an assist in the postseason. Gorenkoff had one goal in UAA play, an insurance goal in a 2-0 win over Case Western Reserve University on Oct. 6. She also earned UAA Offensive Player of the Week honors on Sept. 25, as she scored four of Brandeis's six goals in a 2-0 week. For her career, Gorenkoff has 12 goals and nine assists for 33 points in two seasons for the Judges.

Additionally, junior back Meredith Milstein of Waterford, Mich., was an honorable mention.

Overall in 2007, Brandeis finished the season with a 13-6-2 record, 3-3-1 in the UAA, tied for fifth place. In coach Denise Dallamora's 27th season at the helm, the Judges won their first-ever Eastern College Athletic Conference Division III New England title, defeating Emerson College, 3-0, in the quarterfinals; MIT, 1-0, in the semifinals; and Keene State College, 2-0, in the championship match.

Jasak is a 2004 graduate of Red Bank Catholic High School. She is the daughter of John and Denise Jasak, Middletown, N.J.

Gorenkoff is a 2006 graduate of Syosset High School. She is the daughter of Miles and Marci Gorenkoff, Woodbury, N.Y.

Milstein is a 2005 graduate of West Bloomfield High School. She is the daughter of Lester and Susan Milstein, Waterford, Mich.