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West Chester, many Philly women named All-PSAC

Friday, 5th May 2017

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, posted 5/5/17

Three West Chester University women’s lacrosse players were named to the All-PSAC squad it was announced by that organization Thursday afternoon. Two of the three Golden Rams were first team picks.

Senior attackers Dina Cifelli (Robbinsville, N.J./Notre Dame) and Ashley Pyle (Garnet Valley) were each first team all-league choices while sophomore midfielder Sami Barnett (Interboro) was a third team pick.

Cifelli makes her fourth and final appearance on the All-PSAC team. The loop’s Rookie of the Year in 2014 was a second team honoree that spring. She was a third-team pick in 2015 and a second team pick a season ago. Pyle makes her third appearance on the all-league squad with all three nods coming as a first team choice. Barnett, a third-team pick her freshman season, moved up to the second team this spring.

Cifelli broke the conference career assist record and will become just the fifth player in West Chester history with 300 career points with her next point in the Golden Rams’ postseason run. Cifelli’s 218 career helpers ranks her fourth all-time in NCAA Division II history. The Jersey girl has 19 goals and 53 assists this spring for 72 points. She leads the PSAC in assists per game (3.31) and ranks third in the conference in points per game (4.50).

Pyle leads the team in scoring and ranks second in the PSAC in points per game (4.87). She has 43 goals and 30 assists for a total of 73 points on the season. Earlier this year, Pyle became just the fifth player in school history with more than 100 goals and 100 assists in a career. The diminutive damsel also ranks among the Top 10 in scoring in school history with 269 career points.

Barnett missed the final five games of the regular season due to injury, but certainly let her presence be felt amongst the PSAC coaches. She ranks fourth on the team in scoring with 30 goals and 36 points. She has also secured 27 draw controls on the year. A playmaker in the midfield, Barnett is quickly establishing herself as one of the top players in the conference.

West Chester enters the PSAC Tournament on Friday with a semifinal contest against Mercyhurst at East Stroudsburg on Friday at 4 p.m.

Pos. Name University Cl. Hometown / Previous School
A Ally Burrows+ IUP So. Marcellus, N.Y. / Marcellus
A Ashley Pyle** West Chester Sr. Springfield, Pa. / Garnet Valley
A Dina Difelli^+^ West Chester Sr. Robbinsville, N.J. / Notre Dame
A Rachel Engler* Lock Haven Sr. Perkiomenville, Pa. / Boyertown
M Leilani King+^ Gannon Jr. St. Albans, Vt. / Bellows Free Academy
M Emma Rufolo East Stroudsburg So. Woodstock, Md. / Chapelgate Christian
M Carly Zimmerman^ Mercyhurst Sr. Churchville, N.Y. / Churchville Chili
M Chessie Rahmer East Stroudsburg Jr. Salfordville, Pa. / Souderton
D Hannah Bertolo IUP Sr. Murrysville, Pa. / Franklin Regional
D Valerie Hertz Shippensburg So. Eldersburg, Md. / Liberty
D Courtney O’Neill Kutztown Sr. Stratford, N.J. / Sterling
D Danie Porath Slippery Rock So. Hartland, Mich. / Hartland
GK Tatyana Petteway East Stroudsburg Fr. Nanuet, N.Y. / Albertus Magnus

Pos. Name University Cl. Hometown / Previous School

A Charlotte Cunningham Seton Hill Sr. Germantown, Md. / Seneca Valley
A Sarah Gabriele+ Kutztown Jr. Felton, Pa. / York Catholic
A Taylor Izzo Mercyhurst Jr. Buffalo, N.Y. / Frontier
A Shannon Bissnette^+ Lock Haven Sr. Pittsford, N.Y. / Pittsford Sutherland
M Brigid Kyne^^+ Bloomsburg Sr. Broomall, Pa. / Marple Newtown
M Keagan Pontious Seton Hill R-So. Caledonia, Mich. / Caledonia
M Kristin Anderson* Mercyhurst Jr. Manorville, N.Y. / Eastport South Manor
M Tia Torchia Slippery Rock R-So. Pittsburgh, Pa. / Seton- La Salle
D Kira Kolb Mercyhurst Fr. Watertown, N.Y. / Watertown
D Eden Olson^ Seton Hill Jr. Plainfield, Ill. / Benet Academy
D Natalie Sukanick+ Millersville So. Stevens, Pa. / Cocalico
D Julia Stauffer Bloomsburg Sr. Reinholds, Pa. / Cocalico
GK Emily Bitka Slippery Rock Jr. Amherst, N.Y. / Amherst Central

Pos. Name University Cl. Hometown / Previous School

A Lauren Green East Stroudsburg Sr. North Wales, Pa. / North Penn
A Christine Palmeri Seton Hill Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa. / North Allegheny
A TJ Jefferis East Stroudsburg So. Phoenixville, Pa. / Phoenixville
A Sabrina Fusco+^ Millersville Jr. Glen Mills, Pa. / Garnet Valley

M Janelle Williams Mercyhurst Sr. Huntington Beach, Calif. / Mater Dei
M Sami Barnett^ West Chester So. Glenolden, Pa. / Interboro
M Emily Fitzsimmons East Stroudsburg Sr. East Meadow, N.Y. / East Meadow
M Max Barkley Shippensburg Sr. Havre de Grace, Md. / C. Milton Wright
D Kerry Mulcahy East Stroudsburg Sr. Stony Point, N.Y. / Albertus Magnus
D Hannah Powell Seton Hill So. Frederick, Md. / Middletown
D Annemarie Cericola+* Shippensburg Sr. Morton, Pa. / Ridley
D# Bethany Cunningham East Stroudsburg Sr. Barnegat, N.J. / Barnegat
D# Mollie Gallagher IUP So. Evans City, Pa. / Seneca Valley
GK Angela DiPasquale Bloomsburg Fr. Paramus, N.J. / Paramus

*Indicates previous All-PSAC First Team selection
^Indicates previous All-PSAC Second Team selection
+Indicates previous All-PSAC Third Team selection
#Number of honorees altered due to tie

Athlete of the Year: Emma Rufolo, East Stroudsburg
Freshman of the Year: Tatyana Petteway, East Stroudsburg
Coach of the Year: Xeni Barakos, East Stroudsburg



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