Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 1/18/10
From Press Releases
The Colonial Athletic Association has announced its women’s lacrosse Silver Anniversary team. All 25 players on the prestigious squad were All-America selections and 10 earned CAA Player of the Year honors.
As part of its 25th Anniversary celebration in 2009-10, the CAA is recognizing Silver Anniversary teams in 21 championship sports. The teams were selected by a panel of current and former coaches in the conference. The men’s lacrosse team was released last week.
Members of the CAA Silver Anniversary team for women’s lacrosse are:
Kelly Berger (James Madison), Alivian Coates (James Madison), Tricia Dabrowski (Loyola), Ashlee Dardine (James Madison/Marple Newtown High), Ericka Davidheiser (Old Dominion/Spring-Ford), Gail Decker (James Madison), Meg Dentler (George Mason), Barb DiArcangelo (Old Dominion/Phoenixville), Lisa Dixon (William and Mary), Bridget Eder (Hofstra), Suzanne Eyler (Loyola), Hillary Fratzke (Towson), Amy Giello (William and Mary), Kim Hillier (Hofstra), Jess Marion (James Madison), Michelle Meyer (Loyola), Stacey Morlang (Loyola), Kinsley O’Garrow (George Mason), Megan Riley (James Madison), Liz Robertshaw (George Mason/Strath Haven), Stephanie Roberts (Loyola), Lisa Staedt (James Madison/Springfield-Delco), Becky Trumbo (Towson), Anne Windover (Old Dominion) and Sue Wosczyna (Old Dominion/Phoenixville).
Women’s lacrosse has been a championship sport in the CAA since 1992 when William and Mary earned the league’s first title. Former member Loyola was extremely successful during the first decade, winning six conference championships from 1993-2002. James Madison has also captured six CAA women’s lacrosse titles, taking home the trophy in 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2004 and 2006. Towson has won three of the past four CAA championships, including back-to-back titles in 2008 and 2009. Old Dominion claimed a CAA championship in 1995 and Hofstra was the conference champion in 2007.
The conference has had multiple teams selected to participate in the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship six times. The league’s most successful season came in 2000 when James Madison and Loyola both reached the semifinals of the NCAA Championship. Loyola played for the national championship in 1997, but dropped a 9-8 decision to Maryland. The Greyhounds also made the semifinals in 1994, 1996 and 2001.
CAA Women’s Lacrosse 25th Anniversary Team
Bridget Eder – Hofstra – 2002-05 – Baltimore, Md.
* Two-time USILA All-America selection (2004, 2005)
* CAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2004 and 2005 and a three-time 1st team All-CAA member
* Hofstra’s career leader in ground balls (229) and caused turnovers (126)
Kim Hillier – Hofstra – 2004-07 – Farmingdale, N.Y.
* First Hofstra player to earn first-team All-CAA honors four times
* Selected to the ILWCA All-America team in 2006 and 2007
* Ranks among the top three in career goals (133), assists (82) and points (215) at Hofstra
Kelly Berger – James Madison – 2004-07 – Columbia, Md.
* Two-time IWLCA All-America selection, including first-team honors in 2006
* CAA Player of the Year in 2006 and a three-time 1st team All-CAA honoree
* Ranked second in career goals (184), assists (78) and points (262) at JMU
Alivian Coates – James Madison – 1997-2000 – Charlottesville, Va.
* Selected to the IWLCA All-America team in 1999 and 2000
* Two-time All-CAA and All-South Region honoree (1999, 2000)
* Set JMU record for caused turnovers in a season (41)
Tricia Dabrowski – Loyola – 1999-2002 – Timonium, Md.
* Three-time U.S. Women’s Lacrosse All-America selection (2000-02)
* CAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2002 and a three-time All-CAA honoree
* Holds Loyola career records for goalkeeper wins (58) and minutes played (4,464)
Ashlee Dardine – James Madison – 2002-05 – Broomall, Pa.
* Chosen as a third-team All-American in 2004 and 2005
* Three-time All-CAA selection and a two-time CAA All-Tournament team member
* Holds the JMU career record for caused turnovers with 110
Ericka Davidheiser – Old Dominion – 1992-95 – Schwenksville, Pa.
* Received IWLCA first-team All-America honors in 1994 and 1995
* Four-time All-CAA selection, including first-team honors in 1992, 1994 and 1995
* Earned a spot on the U.S. National Team
Gail Decker – James Madison – 2001-04 – Baltimore, Md.
* Finalist for the Tewaaraton Trophy and the Honda Award in 2004
* Two-time IWLCA All-American (2003, 2004) and the 2004 CAA Player of the Year
* Holds JMU career records for goals (201), points (267) and game-winning goals (11)
Meg Dentler – George Mason – 2002-05 – Crofton, Md.
* Two-time IWLCA All-America honoree and three-time All-South Region selection
* Four-time All-CAA selection who was the 2005 CAA Player of the Year
* Holds George Mason career records for saves (855) and save percentage (.572)
Barb DiArcangelo – Old Dominion – 1992-93 – Phoenixville, Pa.
* CAA Co-Player of the Year and honorable mention All-American in 1993
* Selected to the All-CAA team in 1992 and 1993
* Earned a spot on the U.S. National Team
Lisa Dixon – William and Mary – 1994-97 – Baltimore, Md.
* Named the National Goalkeeper of the Year and a first team All-American in 1997
* Received All-CAA honors in 1996 and 1997
* Fourth in career goals against average (6.33) and save percentage (.612) at W&M
Suzanne Eyler – Loyola – 1999-2003 – Street, Md.
* Three-time U.S. Women’s Lacrosse Coaches All-America selection (2001, 2002 and 2003)
* CAA Tournament MVP in 2002 and a two-time member of the All-CAA first team
* Ranks sixth in career goals (93) and eighth in career points (118) at Loyola
Hillary Fratzke – Towson – 2006-present – Centreville, Md.
* Towson’s only two-time women’s lacrosse All-American (2007, 2008)
* Three-time All-CAA pick who was the 2008 CAA Player of the Year and 2006 Rookie of the Year
* Set NCAA season records for draw controls per game (6.29) and total draw controls (107) in 2006
Amy Giello – William and Mary – 1993-96 – Medford Lakes, N.J.
* Three-time All-America selection, including first team honors in 1996
* Received All-CAA honors for three consecutive seasons (1994-96)
* Member of the U.S. National team from 1994-96
Jess Marion – James Madison – 1997-2000 – Davidsonville, Md.
* Named CAA Player of the Year and IWLCA Midfielder of the Year in 2000
* Three-time All-America selection, including first team honors in 2000
* Set the JMU single-season record for goals (62) and draw controls (55) in 2000
Michelle Meyer – Loyola – 1993-97 – Arnold, Md.
* Honored as the CAA Player of the Year in 1996 and 1997
* Three-time All-America honoree, including first team accolades in 1996 and 1997
* Holds Loyola records for draw controls in a season (76) and a career (180)
Stacey Morlang – Loyola – 1999-2002 – Victoria, Australia
* Three-time All-American who was a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist in 2002
* CAA Player of the Year in 2001 and a three-time 1st team All-CAA selection
* Set an NCAA single-game record with 12 goals and 16 points against American in 2002
Kinsley O’Garrow – George Mason – 1997-2000 – Port Washington, N.Y.
* CAA Defensive Player of the Year in 2000 and a two-time All-CAA selection
* Named to the IWLCA All-America third team in 2000
* Holds the Mason career record for ground balls with 214
Megan Riley – James Madison -1996-99 – Harwood, Md.
* Three-time All-America selection, including first team honors in 1998 and 1999
* Named CAA Player of the Year and CAA Tournament MVP in 1999
* Among the top five in JMU history in career goals (151) and points (260)
Liz Robertshaw – George Mason – 1995-98 – Swarthmore, Pa., Head coach at Boston University
* Earned All-CAA honors during all four seasons, including first team from 1996-98
* Two-time USWLA All-America selection (1997, 1998)
* Ranks third in career ground balls (181) and seventh in caused turnovers (96) at Mason
Stephanie Roberts – Loyola – 1994-97 – Millersville, Md.
* Earned first-team USWLCA All-America accolades in 1996 and 1997
* Two-time member of the All-South Region first team
* Ranks among the top-15 all-time at Loyola in draw controls (80)
Lisa Staedt – James Madison – 2000-03 – Springfield, Pa., Assistant coach at Louisville
* Three-time IWLCA All-American who was a Tewaaraton Trophy finalist in 2003
* Named CAA Player of the Year in 2002 and 2003 and was the 2003 CAA Tournament MVP
* Owns JMU records for ground balls in a season (76) and a career (187)
Becky Trumbo – Towson – 2003-06 – Eldersburg, Md.
* Four-time All-CAA honoree who was the CAA Rookie of the Year in 2003
* Selected to the IWLCA All-America third team in 2005
* Among the top three in Towson history in goals (178), assists (79) and points (257)
Anne Windover – Old Dominion – 1993-96 – Ajax, Ontario, Canada
* Received ILWCA All-America accolades in 1993 and 1994
* Three-time All-CAA and four-time All-South Region selection
* Ranked among the top three in career goals (165) and points (204) at ODU
Sue Wosczyna – Old Dominion – 2001-04 – Phoenixville, Pa.
* Earned first-team All-CAA honors during all four seasons
* Three-time All-America selection (2002-04) and a Tewaaraton Trophy nominee
* ODU’s all-time leader in goals (206) and points (325)