SUNDAY, MAY 06, 2012
Dolphins take home a tank full of NLC awards
DAVIDSON, N.C. – JU defensive star Rachel Hannon was named co-Player of the Year, four Dolphins were named to the National Lacrosse Conference first team and a freshman was named Top Newcomer in league awards announced Saturday. Eleven were named to the All-Academic team.
Hannon, from Annapolis, Md., has had a stellar year in which she has 123 draw controls for season, just three away from tying the all-time NCAA record. She set the school record for draws in a game with 13 the All-American candidate also was named the NLC’s top defender and to the first team defense. She also has 28 ground balls and 26 caused turnovers. She and High Point attacker Mackenzie Carroll shared the top Player of the Year award.
Joining her on the first team defense is senior Jess Hotchkiss (Manlius, N.Y.) who has a team-leading 33 ground balls to go with 20 caused turnovers. Hotchkiss this weekend became the first Dolphin to graduate from the program.
Sophomore Brittney Orashen (Lebanon, N.J.) was named to the NLC first team at midfield. Orashen earned a starting spot about halfway through the season and has responded with 29 goals, four assists, 37 draw controls, 27 ground balls and 10 turnovers. The team’s leading scorer, Ali Hoffman (Gambrills, Md.) was named to the first team attack. Hoffman has 36 goals, 27 assists for 63 points, 17 ground balls and nine caused turnovers and has been the team’s most consistent player this year.
Freshman Holly Ventimiglia (Medford, N.Y.) was named the league’s top newcomer and with good reason. She has 18 goals, 13 assists and 13 ground balls and has started 13 of the 18 games in which she has played.
Two Dolphins were named to the NLC second team.
Morgan Derner, who leads the team in goals with 44 has 97 for her career, is on the attack team. Derner Saturday set the school record for consecutive games with a goal with 13.
Derner broke the consecutive games record of steady Kaitlin Stewart (xx) who made the NLC second team as a midfielder. Stewart has started all 18 games and has 18 goals, six assists, 26 ground balls and 25 draw controls.
Derner, Hoffman, Hotckhkiss and Stewart all made the NLC All-Academic team. They were joined by sophomores Morgan Basler, Nikki Erdely, Kaylee Quint and Angela Sperbeck and juniors Carly Garrison, Ellyn Spangenberg and Karli Tobin.
NCL First Team All-Conference
Anna Wallingford – High Point
Rachel Hannon – Jacksonville
Jessica Hotchkiss – Jacksonville
Jasmine Jordan – High Point
Brittney Orashen – Jacksonville
Emily Boissonneault – Detroit
Christie Dougherty – High Point
Heather Ziccarelli – High Point
Ali Hoffman – Jacksonville
Ann Fucigna – Davidson
Anna Eidem – Detroit
Mackenzie Carroll – High Point
Second Team All-Conference
Jesscia Melby – Davidson
Diane Girling – Davidson
Chloe McIntosh – Liberty
Kathleen Battle - Longwood
Kaitlin Stewart – Jacksonville
Corina Mahorn – Detroit
Sara Kuhlman – High Point
Kirstin Stenoien – Presbyterian
Hannah Riggs - Longwood
Morgan Derner – Jacksonville
Erin Doherty – Davidson
Grace Gaeng – High Point
Player of the Year
Defense: Rachel Hannon - Jacksonville
Newcomer: Holly Ventimiglia – Jacksonville
Goalie: Anna Wallingford – High Point
Midfield: Christie Dougherty – High Point
Attack: MacKenzie Carroll – High Point
Coach of the Year: Laura Maness - Detroit