It was a strong year for Philly freshmen in the college ranks. Phillylacrosse.com recaps these freshmen women who played regularly in 2009 at the Division I level.
Denver goalie Ashley Harman (Boyertown) was named the co-Newcomer of the Year in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation. Harman took over as DU’s starting goalkeeper just six games into the season and finished 7-5 with 117 saves and a .459 save percentage.
Old Dominion goalie Sarah Geary (Springfield-Delco) was 11-5 with 159 saves and a 10.06 goals against average. She was named CAA Rookie of the Year.
Robert Morris’ Courtney Sicinski (Downingtown West) had 27 goals, 21 assists and 48 points and was named NEC Rookie of the Week three times.
George Washington’s Sarah Phillips (Downingtown West) had 18 goals and 18 assist for 36 poits and was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year.
Old Dominion’s Lisa Bernardini (George School) had 23 goals and nine assists for 32 points after walking on following a standout soccer season.
Temple’s Melissa Schweitzer (Owen J. Roberts) had 17 goals and three assists.
Temple’s Kelsey Zenuk (St, Mark’s, DE, Aston) had 13 goals and four assists.
Temple’s Keelin Hood (Great Valley) scored nine goals,.
Temple’s Allison McWilliams (Avon Grove) had six goals in 16 games.
La Salle’s Nora McGurkin (Penn Charter) had 12 goals and 15 assists.
La Salle’s Sara Ciaverelli (North Penn) had 19 groundballs and 11 caused turnovers in 16 starts.
La Salle’s Ali Herman (North Penn) had 16 assists and 16 draw controls.
Drexel’s Charlotte Wood (Conestoga) had 33 goals and 7 assists for 40 points.
Drexel’s Ali Allen (Phoenixville) had 10 goals.
Drexel’s Jaclyn Klunder (Conestoga) had one goal and nine assist in seven starts.
Ohio State’s Gabby Capuzzi (Archbishop Carroll) had 24 goals and six assists for 30 points.
George Mason’s Emily Ellisen (Great Valley) had 26 goals and 2 assists for 28 points.
St. Joseph’s Julie Mineweaser (North Penn) had 16 goals and 10 assists for 26 points.
Notre Dame’s Maggie Tamasitis (Boyertown) had 15 goals and 20 points.
Richmond’s Sam Tajirian (Springfield-Delco) had 14 goals and two assists and was named to the A-10 All-Tournament Team.
Marist’s Kelly Condon (Abington) had 10 goals and five assists.
Duke’s Kim Wenger (Great Valley) had six goals and 21 groundballs in 21 games.
Georgetown’s Kelly Barnes (Radnor, 2008 Phillylacrosse.com Co-Player of the Year) had nine goals, five assists, and 15 groundballs.
Lafayette’s Lisa O’Donnell (Abington) had four goals and four assists in eight games- all starts – until a season-ending injury.
Richmond goalie Victoria Roebuck (Springside School) played in 11 games and posted 40 saves.
Duke’s Amanda Jones (Germantown Academy) had two goals and four assists in seven games before a kidney infection ended her season.
Hofstra’s Maryann Miller (Ridley) had 12 goals, 12 groundballs and 13 starts in 16 games.
Penn’s Allison Tatios (Bayard Rustin) had three goals, five groundballs and four caused turnovers in 10 games.