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WCU’s Stella (CB East) is PSAC Athlete of the Year; Barnett (Interboro) is First Team pick

Friday, 3rd May 2019

Categories College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 5/3/19
From Press Release

West Chester University midfielder Maggie Stella (Central Bucks East) was named the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) women’s lacrosse athlete of the year to headline seven Golden Rams selected to the all-conference team that was announced Thursday.

Sami Barnett (Interboro) joined Stella on the first team while Ryan McKinney (Downingtown West), Tatum Altman, Brenna Lynch (Archbishop Wood) and Molly Reinhart (Wilson) found themselves on the second team. Midfielder Drew McKinney (Downingtown West) was also a third team selection.

Stella makes her second consecutive appearance on the first team as her 41 goals and 18 assists see her tied atop the team lead in points with 59. Her goal and assist figures both rank third on the team. Stella is ranked fifth in the PSAC in draw controls per game with 4.76. Her 81 draw controls on the year lead the Golden Rams and ranks fifth in the PSAC. Additionally, Stella registered a hat trick against the No. 1 team in the country (Le Moyne), posted a season-high seven points against nationally ranked Pace and added another five points against nationally ranked East Stroudsburg.

Barnett makes her fourth appearance on the all-conference team, and her second consecutive on the top unit. The Glenolden native is second on the team in scoring, totaling 43 goals, while her 16 assists find her tied with Stella and Altman for the team lead in points. She ranks sixth in the PSAC in scoring as well. Barnett started all 17 games for the Golden Rams and registered at least a point in 16 of 17 contests.

Ryan McKinney, a senior transfer from LIU Post, makes her first appearance on the all-league team. A second team selection, McKinney’s 46 goals lead the Golden Rams’ attack while her 2.71 goals per game rank ninth best in the PSAC. McKinney found herself on the scoresheet in 15 of 17 games, while scoring two or more goals in 14 of those contests.

Altman received honors for the second consecutive year as her balanced approach saw a 59-point contribution on the season, which also tied for the team lead in points. Her 1.94 assists per game stand as fifth in the PSAC overall, while her 28 goals and 31 assists garnered 3.69 points per game, landing her ninth in the PSAC in that category.

Lynch received all league honors for the second consecutive season. She caused 26 turnovers and has 42 ground balls to her credit this spring. Lynch is a huge reason the Golden Rams have surrendered the fewest goals among schools in the conference this season. The Golden Rams’ defense ranks fourth in the country in scoring defense.

Reinhart, a junior defender, has continued her stout work on the back line. She has 36 caused turnovers and picked up 36 ground balls. Her 2.21 caused turnovers per game find her ninth in the PSAC as the defender’s play has been a big reason that West Chester’s scoring defense is tops in the conference based on scoring margin. Reinhart headlines the defense that ranks sixth in the country in caused turnovers.

Drew McKinney, younger sister to Ryan, received her second consecutive third team selection as she’s started all 17 games for the Golden Rams. The local product from Downingtown West High School scored 14 goals this spring with six assists to her credit. But, more importantly, the midfielder has 27 ground balls and 26 caused turnovers to her name. Her 32 draw controls rank third on the team.

West Chester opens play in the PSAC Tournament Friday afternoon against Seton Hill at 1 p.m. at Vonnie Gros Field.

PSAC WOMEN’S LACROSSE ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
FIRST TEAM

Pos. Name University Cl. Hometown / Previous School
A Krista Mitarotonda East Stroudsburg So. Rockaway, N.J. /Morris Knolls
A Ally Burrows IUP Sr. Marcellus, N.Y. / Marcellus
A Emma Hubert Mercyhurst Jr. Williamsville, N.Y. / Williamsville East
A Keagan Pontious Seton Hill RSr. Caledonia, Mich. / Caledonia
M Maggie Stella West Chester Sr. Doylestown, Pa. / Central Bucks East
M Sami Barnett West Chester Sr. Glenolden, Pa. / Interboro

M Emma Rufolo East Stroudsburg Sr. Woodstock, Md. / Chapelgate Christian
M Hana Cicerelle East Stroudsburg Jr. Broadway, N.J. / Warren Hills
D Kira Kolb Mercyhurst Jr. Watertown, N.Y. / Watertown
D Emma Haley Seton Hill Jr. St. Charles, Il / St. Charles
D Valerie Hertz Shippensburg Sr. Elders, Md. / Liberty
D Abby Nocito Bloomsburg Sr. Mount Laurel, N.J. / Lenape
GK Tatyana Petteway East Stroudsburg Jr. Nanuet, N.Y. / Albertus Magnus
SECOND TEAM
Pos. Name University Cl. Hometown / Previous School
A Lacey Netti Mercyhurst Jr. Auburn, N.Y. / Auburn
A Ryan McKinney West Chester Sr. Downingtown, Pa. / Downingtown West
A Tatum Altman West Chester Jr. North Brunswick, N.J. / North Brunswick

A Grace Kelleher Bloomsburg RSo. Rockville Centre, N.Y. / South Side
M Katie Martyn IUP Sr. Annapolis, Md. / Archibishop Spalding
M TJ Jefferis East Stroudsburg Sr. Phoenixville, Pa. / Phoenixville
M Genevieve Speights Millersville Fr. Shrewsbury, Pa. / Susquehannock
M Braxtin Reddinger Lock Haven Jr. Hanover, Pa. / New Oxford
D Brenna Lynch West Chester Jr. Richboro, Pa. / Archbishop Wood
D Tiffany Diachynsky Bloomsburg So. Barto, Pa. / Boyerstown Area
D Molly Reinhart West Chester Jr. Sinking Springs, Pa. / Wilson

D Mollie Gallagher IUP Sr. Evans City, Pa. / Seneca Valley
GK Angela DiPasquale Bloomsburg Jr. Paramus, N.J. / Paramus
THIRD TEAM
Pos. Name University Cl. Hometown / Previous School
A Jaclyn Frank Seton Hill So. Hauppauge, N.Y. / Hauppauge
A Alana Cardaci Shippensburg So. Eagleville, Pa. / Methacton
A Mackenzie Kilduff Seton Hill Sr. Timonium, Md. / Maryvale
A& Kate Hooper Lock Haven Sr. Perth, Western Australia / St. Mary Anglican Girls School
A& Hannah Jaskuta Bloomsburg Sr. Gilbertsville, Pa. / Boyertown Area
M Drew McKinney West Chester So. Downingtown, Pa. / Downingtown West

M ShyAnne Toomer Slippery Rock Jr. Carnegie, Pa. / Chartiers Valley
M Anna Dempsey Bloomsburg So. Pottstown, Pa. / Owen J. Roberts
M& Sarah Leverentz Millersville So. Elizabethtown, Pa. / Elizabethtown
M& Lauren Schmidt Kutztown Sr. Hanover, Pa. / South Western
D Rachel Shaw Slippery Rock So. Doylestown, Pa. / Central Bucks West
D Danie Porath Slippery Rock Sr. Hartland, Mich. / Hartland
D Jasa Lorah Millersville So. Stevens, Pa. / Cocalico
D Hannah Powell Seton Hill Sr. Frederick, Md. / Middletown
GK Kaitlyn Lippert Mercyhurst Fr. Clay, N.Y. / Cicero-North Syracuse

Athlete of the Year: Maggie Stella, West Chester
Freshman of the Year: Grace Cobaugh (Pope John Paul II), Millersville
Coach of the Year: Courtney Grove, Seton Hill

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