CAA Lands Ten Players on IWLCA All-Region Teams
RICHMOND, Va. (May 9, 2013) – 10 CAA women’s lacrosse student athletes have been named to the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region teams highlighted by five named to various first-teams.
2013 CAA champions Towson landed two players on the Mid-Atlantic All-Region first team and one player to the second-team. Junior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback and senior defender Alexa Demski earned first team Mid-Atlantic All-Region honors while junior midfielder Rhiannon Coogle was selected to the Mid-Atlantic All-Region second team.
Rohrback, the CAA Co-Player of the year, earned all-region honors for the first time in her career despite missing the first six games of the year due to injury. Rohrback leads the team with 49 points on 19 goals and a team-high 30 assists in 12 games while leading the CAA in assists per game (2.50) and points per game (4.08). Demski, the CAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year, has now earned first team all-region honors all four years of her career at TU. One of the Tigers’ tri-captains, Demski is often given the task of guarding the opponents’ top scorer. She is tied for the team lead in ground balls (36) and caused turnovers (20).
“I’m excited that Ashleigh, Alexa and Rhiannon received recognition from the Regional All-American Committee,” said Towson coach Sonia LaMonica. “Each of them plays with a fierce intent to be successful, which is something that has made them instrumental in our success this season.”
Hofstra landed two players on the Mid-Atlantic All-Region teams. Sophomore defender April Iannetta was named to the Mid-Atlantic first team, while sophomore attacker Brittain Altomare earned second team accolades. Iannetta, the CAA Co-Defensive Player of the Year, totaled 53 draw controls, 50 ground balls and 40 caused turnovers in 2013, while also adding in 12 goals and six assists for 18 points. She led Hofstra in caused turnovers, and ranked second in both draw controls and ground balls.
For the first time since 2007, the Delaware was represented on the IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region First Team in sophomore midfielder Caitlin McCartney. McCartney, an All-CAA first team selection, was recognized for the second time by the IWLCA after earning second team accolades as a freshman. The midfielder posted a team-best 46 points with 41 goals while guiding the team with 34 draw controls and finishing second with 28 groundballs. Also earning honors for the second time in her career was senior Angela Biciocchi who was named to the Mid-Atlantic All-Region second team.
"It is awesome to see our top athletes receive recognize for their talent and ability to lead on game day," commented Delaware head coach Kateri Linville. "We are proud of Angela and Caitlin's accomplishments."
James Madison senior attacker Casey Ancarrow represented the CAA on the South Region First Team. Ancarrow, the CAA Co-Player of the year, 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.
Rounding out the CAA’s All-Region selections were Drexel senior midfielder Kelli Joran and Drexel senior attacker Alyse Maiden who were named to the Mid-Atlantic Second Team. All of the CAA players selected on the All-Region squads are now eligible for IWLCA All-America honors, which will be announced May 17.
CAA Players on the IWLCA All-Region Teams
Alexa Demski, Towson, Sr., D
April Iannetta, Hofstra, So., D
Caitlin McCartney, Delaware, So., M
Ashleigh Rohrback, Towson, Jr., A
Brittain Altomare, Hofstra, So., A
Angela Biciocchi, Delaware, Sr., D
Rhiannon Coogle, Towson, Jr., M
Kelli Joran, Drexel, Sr., M
Alyse Maiden, Drexel, Sr., A
Casey Ancarrow, James Madison, Sr., A