FIVE DOLPHINS EARN INTERCOLLEGIATE WOMEN’S LACROSSE COACHES ASSOCIATION ALL-REGION ACCOLADES
Grand Lake, Colo. – Five members of the national semifinalist Le Moyne College women's lacrosse team have earned Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association Division II All-North Region honors, as announced by the association.
Senior midfielder Brittany Brigandi (Syracuse, N.Y./Christian Brothers Academy/UMass), senior goalkeeper Kelly Fucillo (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee), junior attacker Brenna Bauer (Rochester, N.Y./Brighton) and junior defender Molly Maroney (Syracuse, N.Y./Jamesville-DeWitt) were named to the North Region First Team. Sophomore defender Megan Collins (Baldwinsville, N.Y./C.W. Baker) was chosen as a North Region Second Team selection. The five members are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA All-America teams.
Brigandi, the Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year and the only unanimous Northeast-10 First Team selection, is one of just five players to repeat as an all-region first team selection. Brigandi led the team and was second in the conference in goals scored with 66, the second-highest total on the program's single season chart. Nationally, her goal total is the seventh-highest, while her per-game average of 3.47 ranks 12th. Brigandi, a first team selection at attack last year, ranks fourth on the team in assists with 13 to give her a team-best 79 points, the fifth-best total on the program's single season list and the fourth-most in the conference and 18th nationally. Brigandi, who broke the program's career goals scored record on April 28th with her 176th, scored the game-winning goal in a team-best five games and had a team-leading 16 free-position goals. Additionally, Brigandi was second on the team in draw controls with 46 and tied for second on the team in ground balls with 30. Brigandi, the Northeast-10 Player of the Week on April 2, scored at least two goals in 17 of 19 games played and registered at least four goals in 11 contests. In a 12-4 win over Bentley on April 1, Brigandi tallied seven goals, at the time the third-most in a game by a Dolphin.
Fucillo, the Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Year and a Northeast-10 First Team selection, led the conference and country in goals against average at 7.14. Fucillo, named the goalkeeper of the week a league-best three times this season, registered the top save percentage in the league at 52.8, which ranks second in the nation. In 1009.02 between the pipes, Fucillo recorded 134 saves, including a season-best 14 in a 14-8 win over Stonehill to close out the regular season.
Bauer, a Northeast-10 Conference First Team honoree, finished second on the team in goals scored (56), assists (20) and total points (76). Her 76 points rank sixth in the conference and are sixth-most on the program's single-season chart, while her 56 goals are fourth in the league and fourth on the program's single-season list. A starter in all 19 games this season, Bauer scored three game-winning goals and tallied 12 free-position goals. The only Dolphin to find the back of the net in every game this season, Bauer scored at least three goals in 10 games, including a career-high eight goals (tied for the second-most in a game by a Dolphin in the program's history) in a win at Southern Connecticut State on April 10.
Maroney, a second team all-region selection as a sophomore, started all 19 games this season for the nation's best defense. Maroney, a second team all-conference selection, closed out the year third on the team in caused turnovers with 12, while ranking tied for sixth on the squad with 24 ground balls. She picked up multiple ground balls in eight games, including a career high-tying four against Bentley on April 1. On the offensive end of the field, Maroney tallied her first career points by scoring a pair of goals and dishing out an assist.
Collins, a Northeast-10 Conference Second Team selection, started alongside Maroney in all 19 games. The anchor for a defense that allowed a national-best 6.74 goals per game, Collins led the team with 24 caused turnovers, tied for the third-most in the program's history. Collins, a Capital One Academic All-District honoree, tied for second on the team in ground balls with 30 and sixth in draw controls with 16. In transition, Collins tallied a pair of goals. She caused a turnover in 12 games, including a career-best five (tied for the most by a Dolphin in the last 10 years) in an 8-7 win over Merrimack on March 31. Collins had nine games where she picked up at least two ground balls, including the game against Merrimack in which she had a career-high five.
Le Moyne, which won the Northeast-10 Conference regular season title with a 12-0 record in league play, finished the season with a 16-3 record and its second consecutive appearance in the NCAA Semifinals.
Attack – Brenna Bauer (Le Moyne, Jr.), Erica Devito (Adelphi, Sr.), Alexis Gabbe (New Haven, Sr.), Ashley Olen (C.W. Post, Jr.), Jaclyn Sileo (C.W. Post, So.)
Midfield – Brittany Brigandi (Le Moyne, Sr.), Ashley Ferrandiz (New Haven, Sr.), Samantha Lynott (Stonehill, Sr.), Marissa Mills (Adelphi, Sr.), Lauren Spagnoletta (C.W. Post, Sr.)
Defense – Chelsea Donaldson (C.W. Post, Sr.), Aubrey Duncan (New Haven, Sr.), Molly Maroney (Le Moyne, Jr.), Jacqueline Williams (Adelphi, So.)
Goalkeeper – Kelly Fucillo (Le Moyne, Sr.), Dominique Mosca (C.W. Post, Jr.)
Attack – Jackie Anderson (Dowling, Fr.), Devan Crimi (Adelphi, So.), Kayla Green (Stonehill, Jr.), Heather Rosen (Queens, Jr.), Brooke Witkowski (Dowling, Sr.)
Midfield – Sarah Boucher (Queens, Jr., Meg Brown (Adelphi, Jr.), Emily Mongeau (Southern New Hampshire, Sr.), Kelsey Reilly (Stonehill, Jr.), Meghan Smith (St. Anselm, Sr.), Samantha Stavish (Dowling, So.)
Defense – Courtney Acker (Adelphi, Sr.), Danielle Clesi (Molloy, Jr.), Megan Collins (Le Moyne, So.), Sarah Salatto (Merrimack, Sr.)
Goalkeeper – Maureen Spellman (New Haven, Sr.)
Attack – Tori Dugan (West Chester, Jr.), Sarah Oor (Limestone, So.), Brittany Philip (Queens (NC), Sr.), Racquel Prager (Limestone, Sr.), Sophie Townsend, Rollins, Jr.)
Midfield – Danica Cutshall (Regis, So.), Elyse Fisher (Lock Haven, Sr.), Jessica Fugate (Gannon, Jr.), Samantha McCarrick (Limestone, Fr.), Erica Pagiarulo (Rollins, Jr.)
Defense – Katherine Athens (Pfeiffer, So.), Courtney Bianculli (Rollins, Sr.), Theresa Giunta (West Chester, Jr.), Kathleen Palasz (Rollins, Jr.)
Goalkeeper – Elyse DeLisle (Rollins, So.)
Attack – Rachel DerCola (Gannon, Sr.), Kayleigh Johnson (Lock Haven, Sr.), Cat Kelley (Rollins, Sr.), Alexa Lodovici (Indiana (Pa.), Jr.)
Midfield – Megan Asper (Florida Southern, Fr.), Brittany Barnwell (Queens (NC), Jr.), Stephanie Bianco (Indiana (Pa.), Sr.), Shannon Bonnel (Pfeiffer, Jr.), Lauren Glassy (West Chester, Jr.), Erin Oczkowski (West Chester, Sr.)
Defense – Claire Gaeng (Lock Haven, Sr.), Skylar Marcoux (Limestone, Jr.), Taylor Norwood (Indiana (Pa.), So.), Allie Rhodes (Queens (NC), Jr.)
Goalkeeper – Katie Hammerer (Florida Southern, So.), Brigid Milchling (Limestone, Sr.)