Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 2/6/09
William & Mary sophomore goalie Emily Geary (Radnor) and sophomore teammates Grace Golden and Ashley Holofcener have been selected to the Colonial Athletic Association Preseason All-Conference Lacrosse Team.
Geary established herself as one of the top freshmen in the nation and one of the best players in the CAA last year. The Wayne native was a second-team all-conference selection in ’08 and earned a spot on the CAA All-Rookie Team.
Geary was also a VaSID second-team all-state honoree. As a freshman, Geary ranked fifth nationally with 193 saves, while she was 12th in saves per game (10.0) and 17th in save percentage (.483). Geary led the CAA in saves per game, while she ranked second in the league in save percentage.
One of the top freshmen in the nation last season, Golden was honored as the CAA Rookie of the Year in ’08 and also garnered first-team all-conference honors. The Manhasset, N.Y., native was also chosen as the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) State Rookie of the Year and earned first-team all-state distinction.
Holofcener also posted a terrific freshman season at the College in ’08 and earned a spot on the CAA All-Rookie Team. The attacker ranked third on the Tribe with 42 points, totaling 24 goals and a team-high 18 assists, while her assists average (0.95) ranked sixth in the conference. The Baltimore, Md., native also finished the season with 32 ground balls, 20 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers.
The Tribe will open its 2009 slate when it hosts Longwood on Feb. 18 at 4 p.m.
2009 CAA Preseason All-Conference Team
Brittany Berger, George Mason, A, Sr.
Corrine Gandolfi, Hofstra, A, Jr.
Ashley Holofcener, William & Mary, A, So.
Stephanie Rice, Hofstra, A, So.
Hilary Fratzke, Towson, M, Sr.
Grace Golden, William & Mary, M, So.
Kim Griffin, James Madison, M, Jr.
Emily Schaknowski, Delaware, M, Jr.
Lauren Whitcomb, Hofstra, M, Sr.
Maggie Bridges, George Mason, D, Sr.
Julie Ondrako, Towson, D, Sr.
Alysse Ruszkowski, Hofstra, D, Sr.
Jessica Cerveny, Delaware, GK, Sr.
Emily Geary, William & Mary, GK, So.
2009 CAA Preseason Player of the Year
Hilary Fratzke, Towson