For immediate release – 6/6/2012 - #422
Four Hornets Selected to 2012 All-State Women's Lacrosse Team
LYNCHBURG, VA – Four Lynchburg College players were selected Wednesday to the 2012 All-State College Division Women's Lacrosse Team, including two first-teamers.
Senior attack Lesley Buckingham earned first-team accolades after breaking the school career records for points (262) and goals (200) during the year, and also set the single-season top marks in these two categories, with 96 points and 69 goals. She ranked 31st in NCAA Division III points and 32nd in points-per game.
Sophomore Brianna Lamarca joined Buckingham on the first team. She helped anchor a defense that allowed just over 10 goals a game. She was third on the team with 29 ground balls and tied for the team lead with 23 caused turnovers and added seven draw controls.
Juniors Julie Will and Kendall Adkin earned spots on the second team. Will, a midfielder, finished the season with 31 goals, ranking her fourth on the team, and added eight assists. She led LC with 40 ground balls and 49 draw controls and also caused 15 turnovers. Adkin, a second-team All-ODAC honoree and a member of the 2012 ODAC All-Tournament Team, was second on the team in goals (65) and assists (16).
Catherine Kennedy, a midfielder from the University of Mary Washington, was voted the Player of the Year, as voted on by the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID). Kennedy's coach, Dana Hall, was named the All-State Coach of the Year and Darragh Evarts from Roanoke College earned Rookie of the Year honors.
2012 All-State Women's Lacrosse College Division All-State Team
Player of the Year: Catherine Kennedy, University of Mary Washington
Rookie of the Year: Darragh Evarts, Roanoke College
Coach of the Year: Dana Hall, University of Mary Washington
Allison Bonanno, Roanoke College
Lesley Buckingham, Lynchburg College
Allie Kimmelman, Mary Washington
Ashton Marshall, Christopher Newport University
Christina Benedetti, Washington & Lee University
Catherine Kennedy, Mary Washington
Samantha Sisson, Shenandoah University
Elizabeth Hartge, Roanoke
Brianna LaMarca, Lynchburg
Katie Mastropaolo, Mary Washington
Leanne Stone, Washington & Lee
Ashley Cross, Shenandoah
Kendall Adkin, Lynchburg
Brooke Hewartson, Ferrum College
Alli Shearin, Washington & Lee
Darragh Evarts, Roanoke
Lauren King, Christopher Newport
Kathleen Wager, Roanoke
Julie Will, Lynchburg
Jenny Atmar, Mary Washington
Monica Evans, Christopher Newport
Chanci Wright, Hollins University
Caroline Baker, Sweet Briar
Cara Mulligan, Washington & Lee