Trio Named to #AEWALX All-Conference Teams

Trio Named to #AEWALX All-Conference Teams

BOSTON, Mass. - Three members of the UMBC women's lacrosse team earned America East postseason honors on Thursday night, the conference announced.

 

Junior attack Lauren McDonald (Catonsville, Md./Catonsville) headlined the list for the Retrievers, earning two awards. McDonald was named to the All-Conference Second Team for the second year in a row, while also earning her second straight nod to the All-Academic Team.

 

McDonald was joined on the second team by senior midfielder Carolyn Jamison (Westminster, Md./Westminster) and junior attack Sara Moeller (Phoenix, Md./St. Paul's School for Girls).

 

McDonald earned her second nod onto the all-conference list after recording 38 goals and six assists on the season, amassing 113 total goals in her career. The junior also controlled 63 draws, ranking fourth in the America East with 3.76 draws per contest.

 

The environmental science major was also named to the All-Academic team for maintaining a 3.73 GPA. McDonald, who has been named to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll twice in her career, will graduate from UMBC in just three years.

 

Jamison finished her illustrious career for the Retrievers with her third consecutive All-Conference honor. The senior led the team with 65 points off 44 goals and 21 assists, pushing her into the top five into program history in each of the categories in career marks. The midfielder also led the team with 46 ground balls, while also causing 26 turnovers.

 

Despite an injury that left her sidelined for most of the conference season, Moeller finished the season with 39 goals and 25 assists. The junior ranks fourth in the conference in points per game (5.33), third in goals per game (3.25), and fourth in assists per game (2.08). Moeller's 12 point performance against VCU, just one shy of the school record she set last season against the Rams, ranks fourth in the NCAA for most points in a single game.

 

Stony Brook took home five of the six major awards, voted on by the league's eight head coaches. Senior Kylie Ohlmiller repeated as Offensive Player of the Year, while senior Brooke Gubitosi and junior Anna Tesoriero were chosen as Defensive and Goalkeeper of the Year, respectively. Stony Brook head coach Joe Spallina took home Coach of the Year honors for the fourth-straight year after leading the Seawolves to an unbeaten slate in the regular season and in America East play.

 

Seawolves' sophomore Ally Kennedy took home Midfielder of the Year, while Albany freshman Kendra Harbinger brought home Rookie of the Year.