YORK, Pa. - CAC regular-season champion Christopher
Newport and CAC Tournament champion Salisbury each placed eight
players on the 2013 all-conference field hockey team. Both
the Captains and Sea Gulls are preparing to host NCAA regional
Wesley senior midfielder Madison Leone (Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney) became the first player in CAC history to tie in the voting for the Player of the Year award twice during her career. Leone, a four-time first-team all-star and one of four Wesley players on the All-CAC team, shared the honor with Christopher Newport junior Belle Tunstall (Vienna, Va./James Madison).
Also earning special recognition were St. Mary’s freshman forward Brady Wolf (Reisterstown, Md./McDonogh) who was named the CAC Rookie of the Year and a second-team all-star, as well as CNU mentor Carrie Moura, who was named the CAC Coach of the Year.
It’s the third time in four years that a Wolverine won the CAC Player of the Year award. Leone shared the honor with Mary Washington’s Lisa Charney in 2012, just two years after Brooke Tadlock won the award while wearing Wesley colors.
Wolf is the third St. Mary’s player to win the Rookie of the Year award, following in the footsteps of Lauriann Parker (2009) and Paige Decker (co-winner in 2011).
As a first-year member of the CAC, Tunstall and Moura are the first CNU representatives to win their respective awards. They were among nine Captains to be honored as part of the 2013 All-CAC team.
A CAC-best five Captains were on the first-team all-star squad, including Tunstall, seniors Marlene Lichty (Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch) and Shelby Judkins (Hampton, Va./Bethel), sophomore Lauren Cheatham (Newport News, Va./Denbigh) and freshman Bailey Lien (Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover).
CNU also placed three players on the second-team to tie Salisbury for most representatives on the All-CAC team. Seniors Jordan Snider (Newport News, Va./Menchville), Chelsea Hines (Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan) and junior Allie Hackbarth (Hereford, Md./Hereford) were second-team All-CAC selections.
CAC Tournament champions Salisbury earned four first-team all-conference nods and had four more players named to the second team. First-team all-stars for the Gulls include junior Summer Washburn (Andover, Mass./Phillips Academy), sophomores Samantha Johnson (Delmar, Md./Delmar), Amanda Cooper (Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional) and freshman Alexis Carroll (Churchville, Pa./Council Rock South). Washburn was a second-team all-star in 2012.
Second-team all-star honors were awarded to senior Katie Hastings (Elkton, Md./Elkton), Jessica Seay (Port Republic, Md./Calvert), sophomore Courtney Jantzen (Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney) and freshman Yumi Kim (Odenton, Md./Meade). Hastings is making her second-straight second-team all-star appearance.
Mary Washington, which was ranked in the NFHCA Top 15 all year, earned five All-CAC nods, led by senior first-team forward Caitlin Baker (Falls Church, Va./McLean). Baker is a four-year CAC all-star who earned first-team honors three times and was the CAC Rookie of the Year in 2010.
UMW sophomore Haley Kane (Fredericksburg, Va./Massaponax) moved up to first-team all-star this year after landing on the second team in 2012. Second-team honors for the Eagles went to sophomore Jenna Steele (Rehoboth Beach, Del./Cape Henlopen) for the second time along with classmates Carlee Budd (Delmar, Del./Delmar) and Kathleen Namey (Fredericksburg, Va./Colonial Forge).
Wesley had three players join Leone on the All-CAC team, including junior Brooke Gannon (Harrington, Del./Lake Forest) on the first team as well as classmate Lauren Mears (Princess Anne, Md./Washington) and sophomore Sarah Daniels (Pokomoke, Md./Washington) on the second team. Gannon was a second-team all-star in 2012.
St. Mary’s and York each placed three players on the All-CAC second team.
Sophomores Grace Reingruber (Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase) and classmate Ally Dahlen (Poolesville, Md./Poolesville) joined Rookie of the Year Wolf in represneting SMC on the All-CAC team.
York placed senior Kailey Brewer (Hartly, Del./Smyrna) on the All-CAC second team for the second-straight year, and she was joined by senior Jillian Brezgel (Herndon, Pa./Line Mountain) and junior Katie Petrillo (Howell, N.J./Freehold Township) on the post-season squad.
Frostburg State freshman Alisha Salomon (Laurel, Md./Lake Braddock) also earned second-team all-star recognition, giving all seven conference teams at least one player on the All-CAC squad.
2013 All-CAC Field Hockey Team
First Team Yr. Pos. Team Hometown/High School Previous All-CAC Honors
Caitlin Baker Sr. For Mary Washington Falls Church, Va./McLean 1st in ‘12, 2nd in ‘11, 1st & ROY in ‘10
Lauren Cheatham So. For Christopher Newport Newport News, Va./Denbigh
Samantha Johnson So. For Salisbury Delmar, Md./Delmar
Belle Tunstall Jr. For Christopher Newport Vienna, Va./James Madison
Haley Kane So. Mid Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va./Massaponax 2nd in ‘12
Madison Leone Sr. Mid Wesley Dover, Del./Caesar Rodney 1st in ‘12, 1st in ‘11, 1st in ‘10
Marlene Lichty Sr. Mid Christopher Newport Chesapeake, Va./Western Branch
Summer Washburn Jr. Mid Salisbury Andover, Mass./Phillips Academy 2nd in ‘12
Alexis Carroll Fr. Back Salisbury Churchville, Pa./Council Rock South
Amanda Cooper So. Back Salisbury Berlin, N.J./Eastern Regional
Brooke Gannon Jr. Back Wesley Harrington, Del./Lake Forest 2nd in ‘12
Shelby Judkins Sr. Back Christopher Newport Hampton, Va./Bethel
Bailey Lien Fr. GK Christopher Newport Mechanicsville, Va./Hanover
Second Team Yr. Pos. Team Hometown/High School Previous All-CAC Honors
Kailey Brewer Sr. For York Hartly, Del./Smyrna 2nd in ‘12
Courtney Jantzen So. For Salisbury Cockeysville, Md./Dulaney
Yumi Kim Fr. For Salisbury Odenton, Md./Meade
Lauren Mears Jr. For Wesley Princess Anne, Md./Washington
Jenna Steele So. For Mary Washington Rehoboth Beach, Del./Cape Henlopen 2nd in ‘12
Brady Wolf Fr. For St. Mary’s Reisterstown, Md./McDonogh
Jillian Brezgel Sr. Mid York Herndon, Pa./Line Mountain
Allie Hackbarth Jr. Mid Christopher Newport Hereford, Md./Hereford
Katie Hastings Sr. Mid Salisbury Elkton, Md./Elkton 2nd in ‘12
Grace Reingruber So. Mid St. Mary’s Bethesda, Md./Bethesda-Chevy Chase
Jessica Seay Sr. Mid Salisbury Port Republic, Md./Calvert
Carlee Budd So. Back Mary Washington Delmar, Del./Delmar
Ally Dahlen So. Back St. Mary’s Poolesville, Md./Poolesville
Chelsea Hines Sr. Back Christopher Newport Hampton, Va./Kecoughtan
Kathleen Namey So. Back Mary Washington Fredericksburg, Va./Colonial Forge
Katie Petrillo Jr. Back York Howell, N.J./Freehold Township
Jordan Snider Sr. Back Christopher Newport Newport News, Va./Menchville
Alisha Salomon Fr. Back Frostburg State Laurel, Md./Lake Braddock
Sarah Daniels So. GK Wesley Pokomoke, Md./Washington
2013 CAC Co-Player of the Year: Belle Tunstall, Christopher Newport
2013 CAC Co-Player of the Year: Madison Leone, Wesley (second-straight year as Co-Player of the Year)
2013 CAC Rookie of the Year: Brady Wolf, St. Mary’s
2013 CAC Coach of the Year: Carrie Moura, Christopher Newport