Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 6/9/16
From Press Releases
This is one of a series of posts listing Philly women earning league/post-season honors
Freshman midfielder Rebecca Lane was voted the 2016 Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Lacrosse Rookie of the Year as Saint Joseph’s placed five Hawks on the A-10 All-Conference teams, as voted on by the league’s head coaches, and three Hawks on the All-Academic squad, as voted on by the league’s Sports Information Directors.
Junior attacker Nora McCallion (Academy of Notre Dame de Namur), junior midfielder Maggie Egan, and senior defender Caroline Hagan (Hatboro-Horsham) all earned spots on the A-10’s First Team and All-Academic Team, while Lane and freshman midfielder Hayley Sabol earned All-Rookie Team recognition.
Lane becomes SJU’s second A-10 Rookie of the Year in program history, while this marks the first year since 2009 that the Hawks have earned First Team recognition. SJU’s three First Team picks and two Rookie Team selections match program-best numbers in each category, while this marks the first time in program history that three Hawks have earned All-Academic honors in the same season.
Through 13 games, Lane posted 50 points on 31 goals and 19 assists, ranking second on the squad in all three categories. The rookie midfielder out of Victoria, Australia led the Hawks with 38 points through nine league games, including a nine-point effort (5g, 4a) at George Washington, and put away the overtime game-winner against Duquesne on April 15. A two-time A-10 Rookie of the Week, Lane finished the regular season in the league’s top ten for goals per game, assists per game, points per game, total assists, total points, and free position percentage.
McCallion led the A-10 in total goals (47) and goals per game (2.76) and ranked third in total points (61) through 17 contests this season, SJU-best numbers in all three categories. The junior attacker and co-captain out of Narberth, Pennsylvania scored in every league game en route to 36 points on a team-best 28 goals and eight assists through nine contests, including a pair of six-point efforts against VCU (4g, 2a) and George Washington (5g, 1a). McCallion posted single-season career highs in goals, assists, points, shots (90), shots on goal (67), ground balls (17), and caused turnovers (6) this season and was twice tabbed the A-10 Co-Player of the Week. An accounting major, McCallion earned All-Academic recognition as well, and had previously earned All-Rookie honors in 2014.
Egan ranked third in the A-10 in total assists (30) and assists per game (1.71), seventh in draw controls per game (2.41), eighth in total points (49), and 10th in ground balls per game (2.24) through 17 contests this season and led the Hawks in assists, destroying the single-season school record in the process, and draw controls (41) while ranking in the top three of every other offensive and defensive category. The junior midfielder out of Glen Ridge, New Jersey registered a seven-point effort (3g, 4a) to go with eight draw controls against St. Bonaventure and a six-point effort (3g, 3a) vs. Richmond and combined for 11 ground balls against La Salle and VCU. Egan posted single-season career highs in goals (20), assists, points (50), shots (47), shots on goal (33), ground balls (33), draw controls, and caused turnovers (18) this season and earned A-10 Player of the Week recognition early in the season. A food marketing major, Egan earned All-Academic recognition as well.
The A-10’s leader in caused turnovers per game (1.65), Hagan anchored SJU’s defensive unit with a team-best 28 caused turnovers to go with 30 ground balls, including season-best league performances against St. Bonaventure (5gb, 3ct), Richmond (4gb, 3ct), and Duquesne (3gb, 3ct), The senior defender out of Hatboro, Pennsylvania owns a program record 82 career caused turnovers and posted single-season career highs in ground balls, caused turnovers, and draw controls (16) this season. An accounting major, Hagan earned All-Academic recognition as well, and had previously earned All-Rookie honors in 2013.
Nora McCallion (Notre Dame Academy), Saint Joseph’s
Maggie Egan, Saint Joseph’s
Caroline Hagan (Hatboro-Horsham), Saint Joseph’s
Allee Ilgenfritz, La Salle
Rebecca Lane, Saint Joseph’s
Hayley Sabol, Saint Joseph’s
Rookie of the Year: Rebecca Lane, Saint Joseph’s
Sacred Heart’s Delaney named All-NEC First Team
Sacred Heart women’s lacrosse junior midfielder Caitlin Delaney (Cherry Hill East) was named First Team All-Northeast Conference on Thursday, her second consecutive selection to the First Team.
Delaney led the Pioneers in the regular season with 35 goals, 18 assists, 53 points, 56 ground balls, 38 draw controls, and 42 caused turnovers.
The junior was named NEC Defensive Player of the Week three times and Offensive Player of the Week twice in 2016. When Delaney was named Offensive Player of the Week on March 7 and April 4, she was also Defensive Player of the Week. This season alone, Delaney set single-game career highs with three assists in a game twice, eight points at UMass Lowell at March 6, eight ground balls at Binghamton on March 20, and six caused turnovers against Brown on April 2.
2016 Northeast Conference Women’s Lacrosse First Team All-Conference
Caitlin Delaney Sacred Heart M Jr. Cherry Hill, NJ/Cherry Hill East
2016 Northeast Conference Women’s Lacrosse Second Team All-Conference
Kimmy Tumolo Wagner A Sr. Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview
Dana Davis Robert Morris M So. Garnet Valley, PA/Garnet Valley
Amanda Rey Wagner D Jr. Turnersville, NJ/Washington Township
2016 NEC Women’s Lacrosse All-Rookie Team
Maggie Stella Robert Morris M Fr. Doylestown, PA/Central Bucks East
GW’s Hull (Archbishop Carroll) named Team MVP
Senior Gabbi Hull (Archbishop Carroll) was named George Washington’s Most Valuable Player. One of five Colonials to start all 17 games this season, Hull tied for the team lead with 22 goals and also led GW with 31 ground balls and 20 caused turnovers while ranking third with 17 draw controls. The midfielder scored 14 goals over the final five games of the season, with a career-high four three times in that span, and she ranked ninth in the Atlantic 10 with 1.19 caused turnovers per game.