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Three Crusaders receive Empire 8 Conference Awards.

Hannah Esslie

Nov 9, 2022

Julia Gerringer, Grace Palczewski, and Delaney Gillis were all recognized by the Empire 8 Conference for their performances this fall.

Julia Gerringer (Russell Sage College), Delaney Gillis (Russell Sage College) and Grace Palczewski (Nazareth College) were all recognized by the Empire 8 Conference on November 8th.
Julia received the Sportswoman of the Year award for her positivity, leadership, and support from the sidelines as a team manager. The Empire 8 gives this award to one player from each institution in order to emphasize their mission to “compete with honor and integrity”.
Senior defender Delaney earned an Empire 8 3rd Team selection. Delaney saw minutes in sixteen contests while starting in fourteen of those, recording six clean sheets in the process.
Sophomore Defender Grace earned an Empire 8 2nd Team selection. Grace started in all 19 contests for the Golden Flyers; she was an integral part of a back line that has 10 clean sheets on the season. Grace also scored the game-winning goal against Utica in the Empire 8 Championship game. Grace was also named to the Empire 8 All-Tournament Team! Nazareth takes on Calvin University on Friday November 11th in the 1st round of the NCAA Tournament.

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