June 6, 2012

UMW's Kennedy, Hall Lead 2012 VaSID All-State Women's Lacrosse Team

LYNCHBURG, VA – Catherine Kennedy, a midfielder from the University of Mary Washington, was voted the 2012 All-State College Division Women's Lacrosse 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.

Kennedy, a senior, scored 62 goals and assisted on 17 others for 79 points for the Eagles. The four-time All-American, including a second-team award this spring, earned first-team All-Chesapeake region and All-Capital Athletic Conference honors. Kennedy ends her career as the program's all-time career leader in goals (299) and total points (387).

Hall led Mary Washington to a 14-5 record and her team advanced to NCAA Tournament's second round. The Eagles finished with a 6-0 record against Virginia Division III schools this season and ranked as high as #10 in the nation.
 
Evarts, the 2012 Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Rookie of the Year, scored 53 goals and assisted on 12 tallies from her midfield position. The two-way player added 50 ground balls, 61 draw controls and 33 caused turnovers for the Maroons and was an All-ODAC First-Team selection. 
 
Mary Washington was well represented with three student-athletes named to the first-team, while Washington & Lee University, Lynchburg College, Shenandoah University and Roanoke each had two.
 
 
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
 
First-Team
Attack:
Allison Bonanno, Roanoke College
Lesley Buckingham, Lynchburg College
Allie Kimmelman, Mary Washington
Ashton Marshall, Christopher Newport University
Midfield:
Christina Benedetti, Washington & Lee University
Catherine Kennedy, Mary Washington
Samantha Sisson, Shenandoah University
Defense:
Elizabeth Hartge, Roanoke
Brianna LaMarca, Lynchburg
Katie Mastropaolo, Mary Washington
Leanne Stone, Washington & Lee
Goalie:
Ashley Cross, Shenandoah
 
Second-Team
Attack:
Kendall Adkin, Lynchburg
Brooke Hewartson, Ferrum College
Alli Shearin, Washington & Lee
Midfield:
Darragh Evarts, Roanoke
Lauren King, Christopher Newport
Kathleen Wager, Roanoke
Julie Will, Lynchburg
Defense:
Jenny Atmar, Mary Washington
Monica Evans, Christopher Newport
Chanci Wright, Hollins University
Goalie:
Caroline Baker, Sweet Briar
Cara Mulligan, Washington & Lee