Jessica Peacock Named NSCAA First Team All-American
NORTH ANDOVER, MA – Senior Jessica Peacock (Hopedale, MA) of the Merrimack women's soccer team has been tabbed to the NSCAA All-America first team. She becomes the 15th player in program history to earn All-America accolades. The Merrimack women's soccer team garnered 23 NSCAA All-America honors since 1988.
Peacock was one of five players to start all 22 matches this fall for the Warriors. She played an integral role as Merrimack's sweeper, anchoring a defense that allowed just 1.10 goals per game. The senior co-captain finished the season with nine points on three goals and three assists.
A first team NSCAA All-Region selection, Peacock was named the 2011 Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year and was a first-team Northeast-10 All-Conference pick. She was tabbed to the Daktronics All-Region first team and to the All-New England first team as well as earning a spot in the NEWISA Senior Bowl.
The Warriors posted a 16-4-2 overall record in 2011 with an 11-2-1 mark in the Northeast-10 Conference. Merrimack earned the No. 2 seed in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament and fell to top-seeded Saint Rose in the finals.
The Warriors made their 11th trip to the NCAA Tournament this fall, receiving an at-large berth as the No. 3 seed in the East Region. Merrimack edged Holy Family in penalty kicks in the first round before suffering a 5-0 loss at eventual-National Champion Saint Rose in the second round.
Gabe Mejail's squad reached as high as #14 in the NSCAA National Rankings after rattling off 10-straight wins to open the year. The Warriors owned a 9-0-0 mark on home turf this season, including a pair of postseason victories at Martone-Mejail Field. Merrimack handed Saint Rose its first and only loss of the season in North Andover on October 15.