Ava Ruppersberger Named Liberty League Player of the Year

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LIBERTY LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Ava Ruppersberger, Senior, Midfielder, William Smith College

William Smith College senior midfielder and former North Allegheny standout, Ava Ruppersberger, was recognized as Liberty League Player of the Year. Ruppersberger has played and started all 17 games for the Herons this season while pacing the team and league in scoring with 22 points. She also leads the league in shots (59), shots per game (3.47), goals (9), goals per game (.529), and points per game (1.29). She dished out four assists and recorded three game-winning tallies, tying her among league leaders. Ruppersberger had a season-high six points in the Liberty League semifinals and totaled 10 shots in the tournament en route to William Smith capturing its 19th overall league title and first since 2021.