To honor her outstanding career, current senior Tiffany Yovino will have her jersey number retired by the Hofstra University women’s soccer team. The announcement was made last week.
Yovino, from Holtsville, NY, made the All-America third team this year. With the selection, she becomes only the third player in the history of Hofstra women’s soccer to achieve the honor. Sue Weber (2005-07) and Brooke DeRosa (2007) were the others.
Speaking of Weber, she is the only other Hofstra player to have her number retired. Yovino’s #18 will hang proudly next to Weber’s #20. In addition, twenty three other Hofstra athletes ranging the various sports have had their numbers retired.
Yovino, a midfielder, started all 83 games during her four year career, 58 of which were victories setting a school record.
This season, her final one at Hofstra, was something special. She scored 12 goals helping lead the Pride to a 19-3 overall record, including a record 18-game winning streak. Hofstra also finished unbeaten at 11-0 in league play. For her efforts, she was named CAA Player of the Year, the first in Hofstra history.
Yovino also played in two NCAA tournaments and played an integral role in the team’s success.
The official ceremony is scheduled for sometime next season.