North­eastern women’s soccer freshman sen­sa­tion Devin Petta was named Colo­nial Ath­letic Asso­ci­a­tion con­fer­ence Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year at the conference’s annual ban­quet on Thursday night.

Petta, a striker, can aptly be described as a sharp shooter, a true marksman with impec­cable aim. In her record-​​setting season, the Whitman, Mass­a­chu­setts, native scored 14 goals and seven assists for 35 points in 18 games, breaking the long-​​standing North­eastern record for points in a season and matching the single-​​season goal and assist records. The offen­sive jug­ger­naut ranked 11th overall among Divi­sion 1 players nation­wide, aver­aging 1.94 points per game.

She helped lead the team to a program-​​best 12–3-3 reg­ular season record and its first CAA con­fer­ence reg­ular season title, but the Huskies will be com­peting in the post­season— with a second straight trip to the NCAA Tour­na­ment at stake—without their star freshman. Petta tore her ACL during the last game of the reg­ular season, ending her year.

How­ever, head coach Ed Matz, who was named CAA Coach of the Year at Thursday’s event, has other out­standing players to call upon, a number of whom earned con­fer­ence honors.

You can’t win Coach of the Year unless you have a great group of players and a great sup­port staff,” Matz said.

Freshman defender Sandra Mag­nus­dottir and sopho­more goal­keeper Stephanie Gordon were named to the All-​​CAA second team. Gordon led the league in save per­centage (.875), making 105 saves and earning six shutouts. Mag­nus­dottir led all defenders on the team in points, tal­lying three goals and four assists, and was named to the CAA All-​​Rookie team.

In addi­tion, junior mid­fielder Kristen Blake, who scored two goals and four assists, was named to the All-​​CAA third team.

Petta joined Mag­nus­dottir on the con­fer­ence All-​​Rookie team, and also was voted to the All-​​CAA first team.

She is the first player in con­fer­ence his­tory to simul­ta­ne­ously win both Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards.

Matz didn’t expect Petta to play such an inte­gral role on the club, but after Veronica Napoli, last year’s con­fer­ence Rookie of the Year, went down with a knee injury, Petta was called upon to give the offense a much-​​needed boost.

It is a tremen­dous honor for Devin and she truly deserves the awards,” said Matz. “She’s worked so hard since the first day of prac­tice. As a coach, you hope that you don’t have to put so much pres­sure on a freshman, but Devin took it upon her­self to be our ‘go to person’ on offense.”

North­eastern will take on James Madison in the semi­fi­nals of the CAA Tour­na­ment Friday at 5:30 pm at Par­sons Field in Brook­line. If North­eastern wins, they will play for the con­fer­ence cham­pi­onship on Sunday at 1 pm at Par­sons Field.