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Dolphins, Panthers Sweep NE10 Women's Lacrosse Major Awards
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Adelphi senior Jacqueline Jahelka was named the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, as the conference office announced its women's lacrosse all-conference teams and major award winners today.
For a complete list of all-conference members and award winners, as voted upon by the league's head coaches, please see below. Adelphi led the way with nine student-athletes recognized, including four first-team selections. Regular season champion Le Moyne had seven players named All-Conference, including three on the first team.
Jahelka helped lead the Panthers to a 12-1 mark in NE10 play as she was among the league's leading scorers in most offensive categories. She was second in the league in points with 78, fourth in goals with 57, and eighth in assists with 21. The senior has scored three or more goals in a game in ten of the Panthers' 17 games so far this season. Jahelka was also named a First Team All-Conference selection. It marks the fourth time during her illustrious career that she was named an all-conference selection.
Jahelka's teammate Alison Johnson was selected as the conference Rookie of the Year by the league's head coaches. The high-scoring freshman from Middle Island, N.Y. had an impressive first campaign for the defending NE10 champions. Johnson led the league in both points (87) and assists (52). She also added 35 goals for the top scoring team in the NE10. She was also named to the NE10 First Team. Perhaps the strongest endorsement from the league's coaches of Johnson's freshman campaign is the fact that she beat out Le Moyne's Hannah George, who was the Goalkeeper of the Year, for this award.
Le Moyne's Vicki Graveline was selected as the NE10 Midfielder of the Year as she helped lead the Dolphins to a perfect 17-0 mark in the regular season, including 13-0 in conference play. Graveline led the Dolphins in goals, points, and ground balls and was second on the team in assists. She ranked in the top ten in the league in virtually every statistical category, and was also a unanimous addition to the conference's First Team this season.
Adelphi's Ryley Weber was tabbed as the league's Defensive Player of the Year for the second consectutive season after a strong season for the Panthers. Weber, a first team selection for the third straight year, led a defense that allowed only 3.29 goals per game - tops in the league. Weber led the Panthers in draw controls (46) as well as ground balls (48), and was one of four Adelphi defenders that were named all-conference this spring.
Le Moyne's Hannah George was selected as the NE10 Goalkeeper of the Year. George, in just her freshman season, starrted every game for the top ranked team in the nation. She currently is second in the league in both save percentage and goals against average. The netminder has stopped better than 52% of the shots she has seen and her 5.47 goals against average is among not only the conference's leaders, but the national leaders as well.
George's coach, Kathy Taylor, was chosen as the 2017 Coach of the Year by her peers. Taylor led the Dolphins to a perfect regular season and the top seed in the NE10 Championship. Le Moyne went 17-0 this season, and registered a 13-0 mark in conference play. So far this season, the Dolphins have outscored their opposition 230-99, and will look to continue their perfect season this weekend as they host Stonehill in the semifinals of the conference championship.
2017 NE10 Women's Lacrosse All-Conference
A - Jacqueline Jahelka, Adelphi*#%
A - Alison Johnson, Adelphi
A - Kendall Cietek, New Haven
A - Abby Haimson, Pace&
M - Kate Beier, Adelphi
M - Vicki Graveline, Le Moyne*@
M - Casey Gelderman, Pace&
D - Ryley Weber, Adelphi*@
D - Kelly Gaffney, Le Moyne
D - Najmah James, Pace#
D - Cara Corvino, Stonehill*#
GK - Hannah George, Le Moyne
A - Hannah Lindgren, Bentley&
A - Caitlin Sweeney, Franklin Pierce
A - Sidney Hall, Le Moyne
A - Caitlin O'Brien, New Haven&
M - Michele Scannell, Adelphi*
M - Courtney Pabst, Pace
M - Alexa Bedell, Southern New Hampshire*
D - Shea Weber, Adelphi
D - Monica Sanna, Le Moyne
D - Hannah Johnson, New Haven
D - Liv Connly, Saint Anselm&
GK - Hailey Peterson, Adelphi
A - Jacqueline Pardee, Le Moyne
A - Meaghan Sheehy, Saint Anselm
A - Nicole Healey, Southern Connecticut
A - Kristin Wilder, Southern New Hampshire*
M - Nicole Delany, Le Moyne
M - Nicole Belanger, New Haven&#
M - Taylor Shanahan, Stonehill
D - Jen Graham, Adelphi
D - Kaitlyn Stackpole, Adelphi&
D - Courtney Duffy, New Haven
D - Erika Isner, Stonehill
GK - Jaclyn Chirco, Assumption
* - First Team Selection in 2016
^ - Second Team Selection in 2016
& - Third Team Selection in 2016
@ - First Team Selection in 2015
# - Second Team Selection in 2015
% - All-Conference in 2014
Alison Johnson, Adelphi
Kole Pollock, Adelphi
Amanda Burns, Assumption
Hannah George, Le Moyne
Sidney Hall, Le Moyne
Nicole Delany, Le Moyne
Raven Linton, New Haven
Alexa Punzone, Pace
Mary Kate Lonegan, Pace
Lauren Lockard, Saint Anselm
Meredith Harrington, Southern New Hampshire
Bailey Grant, Stonehill
Jen Wheaton, Stonehill
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