Bollhorst Leads CAC Honorees
from press release
YORK, Pa. - Salisbury junior attack Katie Bollhorst (Severna Park, Md./St. Mary's) was selected as the Player of the Year and was one of seven conference champion Sea Gulls named to the 2012 All-CAC Women's Lacrosse team. Bollhorst, a first-time All-CAC honoree, is the ninth Salisbury player to be named Player of the Year and the sixth in the last eight years.
Marymount freshman Megan McGuirk (Baltimore, Md./Mount De Sales
Academy) was picked by the conference coaches as the Rookie of the
Year. She joins SpringAnne Hatfield (2006) as the only Saints in
CAC history to win the top award for rookies.
York's Jen Muston was selected by her peers for the second-straight year as the Coach of the Year. Muston, the second coach in the team's seven-year history, guided the Spartans to a record 14 wins this season.
Salisbury and York, the teams that played for the 2012 CAC championship, each placed seven players on the all-conference squad. All seven Sea Gull all-stars were named to the All-CAC first team, including four first-time all-stars, while YCP placed three players on the top squad and four on the second team.
Teammates joining Bollhorst on the All-CAC team include junior attack Lauren Feusahrens (Solomons Island, Md./St. Mary's Ryken), senior midfielder Alyssa Fowler (Odenton, Md./Arundel), senior midfielder Allie Wheatley (Cambridge, Md./Salisbury School), junior defender Alyssa Hardesty (Ocean City, Md./Stephen Decatur), sophomore defender Meghan Toomey (Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's) and sophomore goalie Ashton Wheatley (Cambridge, Md./Salisbury School).
Fowler and Allie Wheatley were first-round all-conference picks in 2011 while Hardesty was a second-round choice last year for the Gulls, who are undefeated in 18 contests this year and ranked No. 1 in the country.
York, which finished second in the regular season and is ranked 10th nationally, returned three juniors to the All-CAC first team - attack Kim Wayson (Harwood, Md./Southern), midfield Leah Schultz (Catonsville, Md./Seton Keough) and defender Katie Vautier (Harwood, Md./Archbishop Spalding). Wayson and Schultz are three-time All-CAC honorees.
Spartans on the second-team all-conference squad include
sophomore attack Erica Mulford (Crownsville, Md./Seton Keough),
sophomore midfielder Kerri Nicolich (Islip, N.Y./Islip), junior
defender Jordan Hall (Riva, Md./South River) and junior goalie
Kelsey Evans (Bel Air, Md./Fallston). Hull was a second-team pick
last year while the other three are All-CAC newcomers.
Third place and 11th-ranked Mary Washington gained six positions on the 2012 All-CAC squad while fourth place and 17th-ranked Stevenson picked up five all-conference awards.
UMW was led by senior attackers Catherine Kennedy (Baltimore, Md./Lutheran) and Allie Kimmelman (Burke, Va./Robinson) along with junior defender Katie Mastropaolo (Ruckersville, Va./Albemarle). Second-team choices included junior attack Keller Torrey (Roswell, Ga./Centennial), sophomore midfielder Jenna Petrucelli (Cranbury, N.J./Peddie School) and senior defender Jenny Atmar (Houston, Texas/Bellaire).
Kennedy completes her career as a four-time first-team All-CAC
player. She was also the Player of the Year in 2011 and the Rookie
of the Year in 2009. Kimmelman was also a four-time all-conference
honoree, including three first-team nods. Atmar is making her
third-straight appearance on the All-CAC team while Mastropaolo and
Torrey were second-team all-stars in 2011.
Stevenson's all-conference nods went to sophomore midfielder Marissa Meiklejohn (Severn, Md./Old Mill) and senior defender Lauren Taguding (Baltimore, Md./Towson) on the first team and sophomore attack Leah Warner (Pasadena, Md./Northeast), senior defender Sarah Pincus (New Market, Md./Liganore) and senior keeper Jenny Schroeder (Severna Park, Md./Seton Keough).
Taguding is a three-time all-conference honoree, including a pair of first-team awards, while Schroeder is making her second-straight All-CAC team appearance.
Junior midfielder Erin Shackelford (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) picked up a first-team all-star berth for St. Mary's, while the Seahawks also placed junior attack Emily Shafer (Hollywood, Md./Leonardtown) and freshman defender Paige Decker (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) on the second team. All three Seahawks are first-time honorees.
In addition to McGuirk winning the Rookie of the Year award, Marymount junior Stephanie Flood (Westborough, Mass./Westborough) and freshman defender Molly Maher (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) gained second-team all-star awards. Flood was also a second-team all-conference selection in 2010.
School record-setting scorer Alyssa Prudente (Manchester, Md./Hereford) of Wesley and Frostburg State sophomore midfielder Malory Brunett (Clarksville, Md./River Hill) were also named by the CAC coaches to the second-team all-star squad. Prudente is a first-time All-CAC honoree while Brunett is a repeat pick as a second-team all-star.
2012 All-CAC Women's Lacrosse Team
First Team Yr. Pos.
Team Hometown/High School Previous Honors
Katie Bollhorst Jr. Att Salisbury Severna Park, Md./St. Mary's
Lauren Feusahrens Jr. Att Salisbury Solomons Isl., Md./St. Mary's Ryken
Catherine Kennedy Sr. Att Mary Washington Baltimore, Md./Balt. Lutheran 1st & POY in '11, 1st in '10, 1st & ROY in '09
Allie Kimmelman Sr. Att Mary Washington Burke, Va./Robinson 2nd in '11, 1st in '10, 1st in '09
Kim Wayson Jr. Att York Harwood, Md./Southern 1st in '11, 2nd in '10
Alyssa Fowler Sr. Mid Salisbury Odenton, Md./Arundel 1st in '11
Marissa Meiklejohn So. Mid Stevenson Severn, Md./Old Mill
Leah Schultz Jr. Mid York Catonsville, Md./Seton Keough 1st in '11, 2nd in '10
Erin Shackelford Jr. Mid St. Mary's Annapolis, Md./Annapolis
Allie Wheatley Sr. Mid Salisbury Cambridge, Md./Salisbury School 1st in '11
Katie Vautier Jr. Def York Harwood, Md./Arch. S palding 1st in '11
Alyssa Hardesty Jr. Def Salisbury Ocean City, Md./Stephen Decatur 2nd in '11
Lauren Taguding Sr. Def Stevenson Baltimore, Md./Towson 2nd in '11, 1st in '10
Meghan Toomey So. Def Salisbury Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's
Katie Mastropaolo Jr. Def Mary Washington Ruckersville, Va./Albemarle 2nd in '11
Ashton Wheatley So. GK Salisbury Cambridge, Md./Salisbury School
Second Team Yr. Pos.
Team Hometown/High School Previous Honors
Erica Mulford So. Att York Crownsville, Md./Seton Keough
Alyssa Prudente Sr. Att Wesley Manchester, Md./Hereford
Emily Shafer Jr. Att St. Mary's Hollywood, Md./Leonardtown
Keller Torrey Jr. Att Mary Washington Roswell, Ga./Centennial 2nd in '11
Leah Warner So. Att Stevenson Pasadena, Md./Northeast
Malory Brunett So. Mid Frostburg State Clarksville, Md./River Hill 2nd in '11
Stephanie Flood Jr. Mid Marymount Westborough, Mass./Westborough 2nd in '10
Kerri Nicolich So. Mid York Islip, N.Y./Islip
Jenna Petrucelli So. Mid Mary Washington Cranbury, N.J./Peddie School
Jenny Atmar Sr. Def Mary Washington Houston, Texas/Bellaire 1st in '10, 2nd in '09
Paige Decker Fr. Def St. Mary's Clarksville, Md./River Hill
Jordan Hall Jr. Def York Riva, Md./South River 2nd in '11
Molly Maher Fr. Def Marymount Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville
Sarah Pincus Sr. Def Stevenson New Market, Md./Liganore
Kelsey Evans Jr. GK York Bel Air, Md./Fallston
Jenny Schroeder Sr. GK Stevenson Severna Park, Md./Seton Keough 1st in '11
2012 CAC Player of the Year: Katie Bollhorst,
2012 CAC Rookie of the Year: Megan McGuirk, Marymount (Fr., Attack, Baltimore, Md./Mt. De Sales Acad.)
2012 CAC Coach of the Year: Jen (Dragoni) Muston, York (2nd-straight year)