Le Moyne’s Brittany Brigandi Named Northeast-10 Player of the Year
For Immediate Release
May 3, 2012
Ten Seniors on All-Conference First Team
South Easton, Mass. – Le Moyne College's Brittany Brigandi was named the 2012 Northeast-10 Conference Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year it was announced today. Brigandi was chosen based on a vote of the conference's head coaches.
Brigandi, who helped lead Le Moyne (15-1, 12-0) to an undefeated mark in conference play and the top seed of the Northeast-10 Championship, was also a unanimous selection to the conference's First Team. Seven different schools placed at least one student-athlete on the first team with Adelphi University leading the way with four First Team selections.
To see the complete 2012 Northeast-10 All-Conference and All-Rookie teams, see below.
Brigandi, a senior midfielder, is currently second in the conference in goals with 61, and fifth in points with 74. She has also added 13 assists for a total of 74 points. Her 3.81 goals score per game currently rank her ninth in all of Division II.
The Dolphins, by virtue of their Northeast-10 regular season title, will host the semifinals and championship finals this weekend (Saturday, May 5 – Sunday, May 6).
The Championship game will be broadcast live at Northeast10.tv
Brigandi's teammate Kelly Fucillo was named the conference's Goalkeeper of the Year. Fucillo helped spearhead a Le Moyne defense that led the NE-10 in fewest goals allowed with 98. Her 55.4 save percentage currently leads the country and her 6.43 goals per game allowed also leads the nation in that category.
Fucillo has started all 16 games so far this season for Le Moyne and her win percentage of 93.8 is also among the best in the country.
Saint Anselm College's Marissa Daly was named the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year by the conference's head coaches. The high-scoring first year player helped lead the Hawks to an 8-8 mark overall, and 6-6 in league play.
Daly finished the year with 54 goals, which is currently fifth best in the league and was second on her team. She also added five assists giving her a total of 59 points, which currently ranks her in the top 20 of the NE-10.
Adelphi's Jackie Williams was named the Defensive Player of the Year. Williams helped lead the Panthers to a 14-2 regular season record, including 11-1 in league play, which earned them the second-seed in the NE-10 Women's Lacrosse Championship.
Williams helped lead an Adelphi defense that limited its opponents to just over seven goals per game. The sophomore has also scooped up 23 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers so far this season, while adding a goal and three assists on offense.
The University of New Haven's Jen Fallon was named the Northeast-10 Women's Lacrosse Coach of the Year by her peers. Fallon, in her sixth year at New Haven, lead her team into the postseason for the fourth consecutive year, as the Chargers lost in the final seconds of their First Round game against Bentley University, 9-8.
Fallon, who also earned the award in 2009, helped lead New Haven to a 13-5 record this season, including 8-4 in Northeast-10 Conference play.
The Northeast-10 is an association of 16 NCAA Division II colleges and universities located in New England and New York that is committed to supporting balanced academic and athletic opportunities for more than 5,500 student-athletes. Each year, 4,000 of those student-athletes compete in Conference championships in 23 sports, making the NE-10 the largest DII conference in the country. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the Northeast-10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.
First Team Position School Year Hometown
Devan Crimi Attack Adelphi Sophomore West Islip, N.Y.
Erica Devito Attack Adelphi Senior Shoreham, N.Y.
Brenna Bauer Attack Le Moyne Junior Rochester, N.Y.
Alexis Gabbe Attack New Haven Senior Malverne, N.Y.
Marissa Mills Midfield Adelphi Senior Islip, N.Y.
Brittany Brigandi* Midfield Le Moyne Senior Syracuse, N.Y.
Ashley Ferrandiz Midfield New Haven Senior West Sayville, N.Y.
Meghan Smith Midfield Saint Anselm Senior Pittsford, N.Y.
Emily Mongeau Midfield So. New Hampshire Senior Westborough, Mass.
Kelsey Reilly Midfield Stonehill Junior Hingham, Mass.
Jacqueline Williams Defense Adelphi Sophomore Merrick, N.Y.
Sarah Salatto Defense Merrimack Senior Guilford, Conn.
Aubrey Duncan Defense New Haven Senior Patchogue, N.Y.
Kelly Fuccillo Goalkeeper Le Moyne Senior Camillus, N.Y.
Second Team Position School Year Hometown
Cori Geiger Attack Bentley Junior Agawam, Mass.
Kathleen Conese Attack Le Moyne Sophomore Liverpool, N.Y.
Kayla Green Attack Stonehill Junior Londonderry, N.H.
Heather Sullivan Attack Stonehill Junior Andover, Mass.
Meg Brown Midfield Adelphi Junior Lindenhurst, N.Y.
Chelsea Larivee Midfield Bentley Sophomore Amherst, N.H.
Gabrielle Kamide Midfield Le Moyne Junior Deferiet, N.Y.
Olivia Huie Midfield Merrimack Sophomore Norwell, Mass.
Mary Pasquantonio Midfield Merrimack Senior Plainville, Mass.
Samantha Lynott Midfield Stonehill Senior Holbrook, N.Y.
Tara Gangarossa Defense Adelphi Senior Farmingdale, N.Y.
Megan Collins Defense Le Moyne Sophomore Baldwinsville, N.Y.
Molly Maroney Defense Le Moyne Junior Syracuse, N.Y.
Rachel Resnick Defense New Haven Junior Ocean, N.J.
Maureen Spellman Goalkeeper New Haven Senior Trumbull, Conn.
All-Rookie Team School Hometown
Alexa Froccaro Adelphi Sands Point, N.Y.
Lauren Janelli Adelphi North Shore, N.Y.
Danielle Jaycox Adelphi Amityville, N.Y.
Amy McNeil Assumption Orange, Conn.
Amy Ernst Bentley Long Valley, N.J.
Molly Pickard Bentley Hampton, N.H.
Kathryn Campbell New Haven Mansfield, Mass.
Marissa Daly* Saint Anselm Marshfield, Mass.
Sarah Doherty Saint Anselm Franklin, Mass.
Emily King So. New Hampshire Florence, Mass.
Elizabeth Lane Stonehill Sandwich, Mass.
* Indicates a Unanimous Selection
Player of the Year: Brittany Brigandi, Le Moyne
Rookie of the Year: Marissa Daly, Saint Anselm
Defensive Player of the Year: Jackie Williams, Adelphi
Goalkeeper of the Year: Kelly Fucillo, Le Moyne
Coach of the Year: Jen Fallon, New Haven