April 23, 2013

Four Women’s Lacrosse Players Earn All-Patriot League Honors

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross women's lacrosse senior captain Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) has earned first team All-Patriot League honors, while junior Corinne Caracausa (North Wales, Pa.), junior Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) and sophomore Laura Ryan (Stirling, N.J.) were selected to the second team. This is the first time that Carrellas, Caracausa and Hennessey have received All-Patriot League accolades, while Ryan was previously selected to the second team last season.

Carrellas has started in all 17 games with 23 goals and three assists for 26 points this season. She ranks second on the team with 17 caused turnovers, and was named the Patriot League Midfield Player of the Week on March 11. She has played in all 69 career games and ranks fifth all-time at Holy Cross with 53 career caused turnovers, while she also has 77 goals and 13 assists for 90 career points. As a junior, Carrellas was named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team. She is a two-year captain and a two-year member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy. Carrellas has also been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll twice.

Caracausa leads the team this season with a career-best 33 ground balls and is tied for fourth in the Patriot League with an average 1.94 ground balls per game. She also has four goals and one assist for five points, while standing third on the team with a career-best 16 caused turnovers. Caracausa has played in 43 career games with 53 ground balls, while she has nine goals and two assists for 11 points. She was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2011.

Hennessey has 31 goals and six assists for 37 points this season, leading the team in both points per game (2.64) and goals per game (2.21). Her goals per game rank 10th in the Patriot League and her two game-winning goals are tied for fifth. Hennessey, who has scored at least one goal in 30 straight games, has 90 goals and nine assists for 99 career points. In addition, her 100 career draw controls are seventh all-time in program history. Hennessey has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll twice and is a two-year member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

Ryan stands second on the team with 34 goals and 40 points this season. She leads the team with 46 draw controls which are third all-time for a season in program history, and her 2.71 draw controls per game rank fourth in the Patriot League. Ryan has 75 goals and 15 assists for 90 career points, while her 111 career draw controls are fourth all-time in program history. She is a member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

The Crusaders (8-9 overall, 3-3 PL) are the No. 3 seed in the Patriot League Tournament and will play No. 2 seed American (8-9 overall, 5-1 PL) in the semifinals on Friday, April 26, in Annapolis, Md., at 7:45 p.m. No. 1 seed Navy (16-1 overall, 6-0 PL) will meet No. 4 seed Lafayette (9-8 overall, 3-3 PL) at 5:00 p.m. Go here to watch the games: http://www.patriotleague.org/allaccess/.

Offensive Player of the Year: Jasmine DePompeo, Navy, Sr., A
Midfield Player of the Year: Ana White, Lafayette, Jr., M
Defensive Player of the Year: Annie Foky, Navy, So., GK
Rookie of the Year: Teal Harrison, American, Fr., GK
Coach of the Year: Cindy Timchal, Navy

First Team All-Patriot League
Attack: Kimberly Collins, American (Sr.); Jasmine DePompeo, Navy (Sr.); Loren Generi, Navy (So.)
Midfield: Emily Maher, American (Jr.); Amanda O'Sullivan, Colgate (Sr.); Maddie Carellas, Holy Cross (Sr.); Ana White, Lafayette (Jr.); Laura Kleiber, Lafayette (Jr.)
Defense: Laura Dawson, American (Sr.); Jenna Frost, Colgate (So.); Brijet Mall, Navy (Sr.)
Goalkeeper: Annie Foky, Navy (So.)

Second Team All-Patriot League
Attack: Sara Hennessey, Holy Cross (Jr.); Addie Godfrey, Lafayette (Sr.); Carli Sukonik, Lehigh (So.); Kathy Young, Navy (Sr.)
Midfield: Samantha Marshall, American (Sr.); Katelyn Miller, Bucknell (Jr.); Alison Flood, Colgate (Jr.); Laura Ryan, Holy Cross (So.); Julie McBrien, Lehigh (Sr.)
Defense: Corinne Caracausa, Holy Cross (Jr.); Rachel Martin, Lafayette (Jr.); Lauren Willcox, Lehigh (So.)
Goalkeeper: Teal Harrison, American (Fr.)