Five Eagles Named to All-CAC Field Hockey Team

Five Eagles Named to All-CAC Field Hockey Team

 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 championship tournaments.

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