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JMU's Casey Ancarrow (right) with CAA Assistant Commissioner Ashley Bolton

Ancarrow and Rohrback Headline All-CAA Women’s Lacrosse Teams

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          Release: 05/02/2013
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TOWSON, Md. (May 2, 2013) – James Madison senior attacker Casey Ancarrow and Towson junior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback have been named the 2013 CAA Co-Players of the Year in women’s lacrosse by a vote of the league’s head coaches.  Ancarrow and Rohrback were honored at the annual CAA awards banquet held Thursday evening in Towson, Md. on the eve of the CAA Women's Lacrosse Championship.

Also receiving top honors were Towson senior defender Alexa Demski and Hofstra sophomore defender April Iannetta who were named the CAA Co-Defensive Players of the Year. Hofstra freshman attacker Becky Conto was selected as the CAA Rookie of the Year and Towson head coach Sonia LaMonica was named CAA Coach of the Year for the third year in a row.

Ancarrow earned her second consecutive Player of the Year award, becoming the second player in JMU history and the third-ever in the CAA to receive the honor in back-to-back years. The Jarrettsville, Md., native led the Dukes with 53 points on 41 goals and 12 assists while finishing with a shooting percentage of .603. Ancarrow also made her presence felt in other areas of the field with a team-leading 30 draw controls and 11 ground balls. In addition to the Player of the Year Award, Ancarrow is a nominee for the Tewaaraton Award, which is presented to the nation’s top women’s lacrosse player.

Despite missing the first six games due to injury, Rohrback became Towson’s second Player of the Year award winner and the Tigers’ first since 2010. The Westminster, Md., native topped the CAA with 4.1 points per game (41 total) and also led the conference with 2.3 assists per game (23 total). Rohrback ranked third on the team with 18 goals scored this season while compiling a shooting percentage of .562. The redshirt-junior attacker also contributed in other phases of the game with eight ground balls and three caused turnovers.

Demski earned Defensive Player of the Year honors after leading Towson with 32 ground balls and 19 caused turnovers this season. She is the second Towson player to receive Defensive Player of the Year honors and the first since 2009. The Baltimore native helped lead a Tigers’ defense that allowed the third fewest goals in the CAA (146) and ranked fourth in caused turnovers per game (7.12) and fifth in ground balls per game (15.44).

Iannetta became the second player in Hofstra history to win Defensive Player of the Year award and the first since 2005. She headlined a Pride defensive that was one of the best in the CAA, leading the league with nine caused turnovers per game and ranking second with 17.8 ground balls per game. The Wantagh, N.Y., native led the CAA with two caused turnovers per game (34 total) while adding 40 ground balls and 49 draw controls. Iannetta also made her presence felt on offense scoring 11 goals and handing out six assists.

Conto became the second Hofstra player to earn Rookie of the Year honors and the first since 2004. The freshman attacker made an immediate impact for the Pride, ranking third on the team with 19 points on 15 goals and four assists. Conto was also three-for-six in free position attempts and compiled an overall shooting percentage of .405. The five-time Rookie of the Week honoree led the team with 52 draw controls and topped the CAA with 3.25 draw controls per game. Conto also had 11 ground balls and seven caused turnovers.

LaMonica received Coach of the Year honors for the third straight season in just three years at the helm at Towson. She guided the Tigers to their third straight CAA regular-season title as they went 6-1 in conference play and 8-8 overall. Towson suffered six losses to nationally ranked non-conference foes and got off to a 1-7 start, but  the rigorous schedule paid off during CAA play as the Tigers earned the number one seed for the CAA championship. LaMonica has compiled an astounding 19-2 record in CAA regular-season play (35-19 overall) at Towson.

Towson and James Madison each had three players selected to the All-CAA first team. Joining Demski and Rohrback on the squad from Towson was junior midfielder Rhiannon Coogle (40 goals, 4 assists). Joining Ancarrow on the first team from JMU was junior attacker Amy Roguski (33 g, 7 a) and sophomore goal keeper Schylar Healy (130 svs, 9.77 GaAvg). Hofstra had two representatives on the squad with Iannetta and sophomore attacker Brittain Altomare (32 g, 32 a). Representing Drexel on the first team were senior midfielder Kelli Joran (36 g, 8 a) and junior midfielder Amanda Norcini (40 dc, 18 g). Delaware also had two representatives on the squad in sophomore midfielder Caitlin McCartney (41 g, 5 a) and senior defender Angela Biciocchi (35 gb, 15 ct).

The CAA women’s lacrosse championship, which will be hosted at Towson University in a final four format, begins Friday at 1:00 p.m. with the first semifinal as top-seeded Towson (8-8, 6-1 CAA) takes on fourth-seeded Drexel (11-6, 4-3) at the Towson Center Soccer/Lacrosse Complex. The second semifinal features second-seeded James Madison (11-5, 6-1) taking on third-seeded Hofstra (10-7, 4-3) at 3:30 p.m. The championship game is set for Sunday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m.

 For full coverage of the 2013 CAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship including daily recaps, highlights, live results, and the official program visit, the Championship Central page. Fans not able to attend the championship can watch live coverage of all three games free on CAA.TV and various Comcast SportsNet regional websites including csnwashington.com and csnphilly.com.

 

2013 ALL-CAA WOMEN'S LACROSSE TEAMS

First Team

Name

School

Year

Position

Hometown/Previous School

Brittain Altomare

Hofstra

So.

Attacker

Wolfsville, Md./Middletown

Casey Ancarrow

JMU

R-Sr.

Attacker

Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll

Ashleigh Rohrback

Towson

R-Jr.

Attacker

Westminster, Md./Westminster H.S.

Amy Roguski

JMU

Jr.

Attacker

Sykesville, Md./Liberty

Rhiannon Coogle

Towson

Jr.

Midfielder

Forest Hill, Md./North Harford H.S.

Kelli Joran

Drexel

Sr.

Midfielder

Downingtown Pa./Downingtown East

Caitlin McCartney

Delaware

So.

Midfielder

Doylestown, Pa./Archbishop Wood

Amanda Norcini

Drexel

Jr.

Midfielder

Wayne, Pa./Conestoga

Angela Biciocchi

Delaware

Sr.

Defender

Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill

Alexa Demski

Towson

Sr.

Defender

Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven

April Iannetta

Hofstra

So.

Defender

Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh

Schylar Healy

JMU

So.

Goalkeeper

Eldersburg, Md./Liberty

 Second Team

Paige Duncan

Towson

So.

Attacker

Annapolis, Md./Broadneck H.S.

Chelsea Fay

Delaware

Jr.

Attacker

Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll

Allie Hilderbrandt

Mason

Sr.

Attacker

Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley

Kyrstin Mackrides

W&M

Sr.

Attacker

Newtown Square, Pa./Villa Maria

Alyse Maiden

Drexel

Sr.

Attacker

Township, N.J./Washington Township

Ali Curwin

JMU

So.

Midfielder

Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland

Jenna Dougherty

W&M

Jr.

Midfielder

Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown

Rachel Obregon

Mason

Jr.

Midfielder

Fairfax Station, Va. Monmouth

Christina Rea

ODU

So.

Midfielder

Levittown, N.Y./Division Ave.

Alex Burns

ODU

Sr.

Defender

Blue Bell, Pa./Archbishop Carroll

Lexi Cross

JMU

So.

Defender

Marriottsville, Md./Liberty

Michelle Dufault

Towson

So.

Defender

Fairport, N.Y. Fairport H.S.

Kelsea Donnelly

Towson

So.

Goal Keeper

Edgewater, Md./South River H.S.

All-Rookie Team

Zoe Boger

W&M

Fr.

Attacker

Atlanta, Ga./Roswell

Emily Considine

Hofstra

Fr.

Attacker

Rockville Centre, NY/South Side

Becky Conto

Hofstra

Fr.

Attacker

West Hempstead, N.Y./Sacred Heart

Kara Dattellas

Delaware

Fr.

Attack/Mid

Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee

Emily Duffey

Drexel

Fr.

Midfielder

Mt. Laurel, N.Y./Lenape

Jaci Gordon

JMU

Fr.

Midfielder

Groton, Mass./Lawrence Academy

Breanna Hamm

Towson

Fr.

Defender

Marydel, Md./Queen Anne’s County HS

Shelby Milne

Hofstra

Fr.

Defender

Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee

Rachel Shaw

ODU

Fr.

Attack/Mid

Landsdale, Pa./North Penn

Erin Wein 

Delaware

Fr.

Defender/Mid

Middletown, Md./Middletown

2013 CAA Co-Players of the Year: Casey Ancarrow, James Madison and Ashleigh Rohrback, Towson

2013 CAA Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Alexa Demski, Towson and April Iannetta, Hofstra

2013 CAA Rookie of the Year: Becky Conto, Hofstra

2013 CAA Coach of the Year: Sonia LaMonica, Towson

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