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Cabrini’s Murphy (Archbishop Carroll) named CSAC Women’s Player of the Year

Friday, 27th April 2018

Categories College, Girl's/Women's, Posted 4/27/18
From Press Release

The Colonial States Athletic Conference (CSAC) has announced its 2018 Women’s Lacrosse End of Year awards. These awards are selected by the conference’s nine head coaches, who cannot vote for their own team. The awards include First Team, Second Team and Honorable Mention All-Conference, as well as Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year. A player from each institution was selected by their head coach to be on the All-CSAC All-Sportsmanship team.

CSCAC award winners (from left); Player of Year Avery Murphy (Cabrini), Defensive Palyer of Year Jackie Neary (Cabrini), Rookie of Year Victoria Braeunle (Gwynedd Mercy), Coach of Year Jackie Neary (Cabrini)

Cabrini University junior attack Avery Murphy (Archbishop Carroll) was named as the 2018 Player of the Year. She is the Player of the Year for the second straight season, and is the first repeat selection since Cabrini’s Lacie Doubet (Ridley) won the honor during the 2013 and 2015 season. She is the seventh Cabrini player to win this honor, and it marks the sixth straight season that a Cavalier has taken the award. This season, she had a team-high 65 goals, 24 assists and 89 points. She ranked second in the conference in ground balls with 122.

Cabrini senior defender Jackie Neary (Kingsway Regional-NJ) was selected as the conference’s 2018 Defensive Player of the Year. She is the second Cabrini player to receive this honor in the short four-year history of the award. She leads the CSAC with 52 caused turnovers. She also has 68 draw controls and 49 ground balls.

Gwynedd Mercy University freshman midfielder Victoria Braeunle (North Penn) was named as the 2018 CSAC Rookie of the Year. She is the first Griffin to win the award since Erin Janzekovich did it back in 2011. She led the Griffins in points with 89, and was first on the team in assists (30), ground balls (54) and caused turnovers (34). She was second on the team in goals with 59.

Finally, Cabrini University head coach Jackie Neary was named as the 2018 CSAC Coach of Year. Earning the honor for the 13th time and seventh straight year, Neary led the Cavaliers to the top seed in the CSAC tournament. The Cavaliers finished the regular season with a mark of 10-7 and a perfect 8-0 in CSAC play.

2018 CSAC Player of the Year: Avery Murphy (Archbishop Carroll), Jr., A, Cabrini University
2018 CSAC Defensive Player of the Year: Jackie Neary (Kingsway Regional), Sr., D, Cabrini University
2018 CSAC Rookie of the Year: Victoria Braeunle (North Penn), Fr., M, Gwynedd Mercy University
2018 CSAC Coach of the Year: Jackie Neary, Cabrini University

2018 All-CSAC First-Team
Position Name Yr. School Hometown/High School
Attack Liz Hoeffner Jr. Cabrini University Malvern, Pa./South Side
Attack Sam Bussinelli Sr. Marywood University Ridgewood, N.J./Ridgewood
Attack Kaitlyn Conrad Jr. Neumann University Media, Pa./Penncrest
Midfield Avery Murphy Jr. Cabrini University Paoli, Pa./Archbishop John Carroll

Midfield Gwyneth Gleason So. Marywood University Vestal, N.Y./Vestal
Midfield Hannah Verrecchia Sr. Immaculata University Malvern, Pa./Great Valley
Midfield Victoria Braeunle Fr. Gwynedd Mercy University Lansdale, Pa./North Penn
Midfield Brittany Cassidy Jr. Neumann University Aston, Pa./Sun Valley
Defense Jackie Neary Sr. Cabrini University Logan Township, N.J./Kingsway Regional

Defense Michaela DiLorenzo Jr. Marywood University Endwell, N.Y./Maine-Endwell
Defense Katie Kucia Jr. Cabrini University Malvern, Pa./Archbishop Carroll
Goalkeeper Gabby Curry Sr. Neumann University Maple Shade, N.J./Camden Catholic

2018 All-CSAC Second-Team
Position Name Yr. School Hometown/High School
Attack Layne Kennedy So. Immaculata University Garnet Valley, Pa./Garnet Valley
Attack Emma Rodner-Tims Jr. Cabrini University Exton, Pa./Bishop Shanahan

Attack Emily Hawkins Sr. Keystone College Glenside, Pa./Cheltenham
Midfield Savanna Robinson So. Keystone College Wilkes-Barre, Pa./Coughlin
Midfield Lauren Mitros Sr. Gwynedd Mercy University Glenside, Pa./Bishop McDevitt
Midfield Megan Morales Jr. Notre Dame of Maryland University Joppa, Md./Catholic
Midfield Brittany Whaley Sr. Immaculata University Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley
Midfield Ashley Tutzauer Fr.. Cabrini University Toms River, N.J./Toms River North
Defense Anna DiDonato So. Immaculata University Holland, Pa./Council Rock South
Defense Lydia Beckman Jr. Neumann University Townsend, Del./Middletown

Defense Molly Yelencsics So. Marywood University Edison, N.J./J.P. Stevens
Goalkeeper Marie Salas Fr. Notre Dame of Maryland University Lutherville, Md./Dulaney

2018 All-CSAC Honorable Mention
Position Name Yr. School Hometown/High School

Attack Erin Healy Sr. Marywood University Clinton, N.J./Freedom (Pa.)
Attack Alyssa Tomsic Fr. Gwynedd Mercy University Northampton, Pa./Northampton
Attack Kaitlyn Walter Sr. Notre Dame of Maryland University Hampstead, Md./Manchester Valley
Midfield Caitlin Watson Sr. Marywood University Owego, N.Y./Owego Free Academy
Midfield Nina Hodanich Sr. Keystone College Scranton, Pa./West Scranton
Midfield Taylor Dimmerling Fr. Cabrini University Reading, Pa./Berks Catholic
Midfield Samantha Brown So. Gwynedd Mercy University Turnersville, N.J./Washington Twp.

Midfield Brady Wolf Gr. Notre Dame of Maryland University Reisterstown, Md./McDonogh
Defense Molly Gallagher So. Immaculata University Sewell, N.J./Paul VI
Defense Amy Llewellyn So. Keystone College Plains, Pa./Coughlin
Defense Gabby Lee Sr. Cabrini University Sharon Hill, Pa./Academy Park
Goalkeeper Devon Scharf Jr. Cabrini University Merion Station, Pa./Lower Merion

2018 CSAC All-Sportsmanship Team
Name Cl. School Hometown/High School

Emily Crouse Sr. Cabrini University Allentown, Pa./Allentown Central Catholic
Kristen Payes Sr. Cedar Crest College Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood
Kristen Karszen Sr. Centenary University Manorville, N.Y./Eastport South Manor
Madison McCue Fr. Gwynedd Mercy University Bensalem, Pa./Little Flower
Olivia Carter Sr. Immaculata University Philadelphia, Pa./St. Basil Academy

Daphne Leenas So,. Keystone College Ringwood, N.J./Lakeland Regional
Katrina Kelly Sr. Marywood University Jackson, N.J./Jackson Memorial
Gabby Curry Sr. Neumann University Maple Shade, N.J./Camden Catholic
Khamaree Owens Sr. Notre Dame of Maryland University Waldorf, Md./Westlake



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