Eleven Named to IWLCA All-American Teams
For Immediate Release
May 29, 2012
Northeast-10 schools garner national accolade
South Easton, Mass. – Six
student-athletes from Northeast-10 Conference member institutions
were named to the 2012 Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse
Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-American First Team, while five
more earned Second Team honors, it was announced last week by the
Adelphi University saw three named to the First Team in seniors Erica Devito and Marissa Mills and sophomore Jacqueline Williams. Devito totaled 103 points on 63 goals and 39 assists while Mills scored 51 goals on the year to help lead Adelphi to the NCAA Tournament. Williams meanwhile had 26 ground balls and 39 draw controls.
Le Moyne College seniors Brittany Brigandi (pictured) and goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo were also named to the First Team after helping the Dolphins to the national semifinals. Brigandi, the Northeast-10 Player of the Year, had 79 points on 66 goals and 13 helpers while Fucillo went 16-3 in goal and posted a 7.14 goals-against average.
Senior Ashley Ferrandiz of the University of New Haven was also named a First Team All-American. She finished the season with 89 points on 43 goals and 46 assists.
The five Second Team selections included Le Moyne juniors Brenna Bauer and Molly Maroney, New Haven seniors Ashley Duncan and Alexis Gabbe and Stonehill College senior Samantha Lynott.
Bauer had 56 goals and 20 assists for 76 points and Maroney had 24 ground balls while starting all 19 games for the Dolphins. Duncan totaled 25 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers for the Chargers while Gabbe led the team in points (94) on 53 goals and 41 assists. Stonehill’s Lynott had 44 goals and 18 assists for the Skyhawks.
Adelphi claimed the 2012 Northeast-10 Championship with a 13-12 victory at Le Moyne on May 6 before each of the two teams earned bids to the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship. Eventual national champion C.W. Post then defeated Adelphi in the first round before knocking off Le Moyne in the semifinals.
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.