FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2012
Lee headlines Dolphins' postseason awards

Junior Dolphin defender Ally Lee was one of seven Dolphins named to the Atlantic Sun All-Conference, All-Academic, and All-Freshmen teams announced Friday.  Lee was the Dolphins lone representative on the All-Conference first team. 

Lee was a rock on defense for the Dolphins all season long providing a much needed physical presence on the back line.  She was part of unit that produced five shutouts on the season and held opponents to just a .070 shot percentage in conference play. 

JU is represented by a pair on the All-Conference second team.  Senior midfielder Emily Culbreth and sophomore forward Kaitlyn Bassett received the honors for their work this season.  Bassett received the second team honors for the second time in as many years while Culbreth was named to the first team last season.  Both players were a large part of the Dolphins’ offense this season each contributing nine points.  Bassett’s production is even more impressive when you take into account that she only played in the team’s conference games as she missed the first half of the season due to injury. 

Freshman goal keeper Jill D’Amico and freshman forward Marie Weckhurst were named to the A-Sun All-Freshmen team.  D’Amico started in 15 contests for the Dolphins and produced an impressive 54 saves along with three shutouts.  All Weckhurst did in her inaugural season with the Dolphins was lead the team in goals and points.  She made the most of her opportunities playing the majority of the season as a substitution coming off the bench. 

Finally, the Dolphins had two representatives on the conference’s All-Academic team.  Senior Becca Massip and sophomore Jessica Cataldo-Ramirez picked up the honors.  Massip was a unanimous selection and named to the team for the second consecutive season.  She has started in every possible game in her career while posting an impressive 3.91 GPA in Marine Science.  Cataldo-Ramirez played in all 17 of the Dolphins’ games this season starting at midfield in 16 of those contests.  She received the All-Academic honors after having a 3.90 GPA in Biology. 

“We are excited for the recognition that these girls have received,” said head coach Brian Copham.  “I am happy that these players are being recognized by their conference peers for their accomplishments this season.  While we have an entire team working toward a common goal, we are excited to have a few honored.”

The Dolphins look to continue their season and advance in the A-Sun Tournament as they hit the road to face ETSU and the newly crowned A-Sun player of the year in Ramey Kearns.  The game is set for 7:00 p.m. on Saturday night and will be streamed live on ASun.tv.