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FOUR RETRIEVERS RECEIVE AMERICA EAST ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS IN WOMEN'S LACROSSE
Senior Jen Dragoni (Morton, Pa./Ridley), junior Stephanie Crouch (Forest Hill, Md./Fallston), and sophomore Kelly Fiorani (Sykesville, Md./Liberty) were named to the America East All-Conference First Team, while freshman Kelly Fahey (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) earned Second Team All-Conference honors and was named to the league's All-Rookie Team.
Dragoni, named First Team on Attack, notched 32 goals and 12 assists this season, with multi-goal performances in 11 games, including a four-goal effort on Senior Day against
Crouch, named First Team on Defense, leads the team in caused turnovers with 13, and is second in draw controls with 24. The 2002 Northeast Conference player of the year, she has also scored four goals and posted one assist on the year.
Fiorani, named First Team at Midfield, boasts a team-high 33 ground balls on the season, and is tied with Dragoni for the team lead in goals (32). The 2003 Northeast Conference Rookie of the Year, she also ranks second on the team in assists with 12. Earlier this season, she earned America East Player of the Week and Inside Lacrosse Honorable Mention honors after posting an eight-point (5g, 3a) performance against league foe Stony Brook.
Fahey, selected to the Second Team at Midfield and as part of the All-Rookie Team, had a great freshman campaign. Currently, she leads the team in draw controls (37), and is second in ground balls (30). In addition, her 22 goals and nine assists are good for third on the team in both categories. Earlier this season, she received America East Rookie of the Week honors and was selected to the womenslacrosse.com Honor Roll after scoring the game-winning goal against American University with 16 seconds remaining to give UMBC its first win of the year.
UMBC, which finished third for the regular season, will take on #2 Boston University tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. in the semi-finals for the America East Championship.