Raulston Named CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Year as UMW Dominates All-CAC Teams

YORK, Pa. - In 2011, Mary Washington's Lindsay Raulston (Franklin, Va./Southampton Academy) began her collegiate tennis career in the footsteps of teammate Courtney Goimarac as a first-team all-star and conference Rookie of the Year.  This season, Raulston continues on Goimarac's path by earning two more all-conference nods and being named the 2012 CAC Women's Tennis Player of the Year.

        Raulston was picked by the CAC coaches as a first-team singles and doubles all-star this year.  It is the ninth-straight year, and 20th time in the 22-year history of CAC women's tennis, that a UMW player was named the Player of the Year  She is the 15th different Eagle to win the award and one of seven UMW players to win both the Rookie of the Year and Player of the Year awards during their careers - just like Goimarac.

        Freshman teammate Alexandra Ritter (Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial), who earned first-team All-CAC as the fourth-singles player for UMW, was named the 2012 CAC Rookie of the Year. It is the sixth time in the last seven years, and 11th time since the award was added in 1997, that an Eagle newcomer was picked by the conference coaches as the Rookie of the Year.

        Patrick Catullo made it a clean sweep (again) for the Eagles as he was selected by his peers as the Dr. Edward Hegmann CAC Coach of the Year award winner. 

        The award was recently named by the CAC Board of Directors to honor former UMW women's tennis coach and retiring Athletic Director Dr. Edward Hegmann, who won eight CAC Coach of the Year awards and led the Eagles to three national championships and nine straight CAC championships after the league was formed in 1990 through his retirement as coach in 1999. He was named the NCAA Div. III National Coach of the Year in 1988 and1999.

        Catullo won the CAC award for the seventh-straight season after guiding UMW to its ninth-straight CAC crown (and 20th in CAC history).  He is one of three Eagle coaches to be honored by his peers along with Hegmann (eight times from 1991 to 1999) and Cindy Vander Berg (three times from 2000 to 2004).

        Joining Raulston on both the All-CAC singles and doubles first teams are seniors Michelle Meadows (Virginia Beach, Va./Collegiate), Jocelyn Lewis (Oakton, Va./Oakcrest) and Catherine Malcolm (Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Academy).  UMW junior Cassandra Bowman (Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood) was a second-team All-CAC singles honoree and a first-team doubles pick at the No. 3 position with sophomore Anna Richman (Bear, Del./Middletown). 

        Meadows finished her career as a four-time singles and doubles all-star, including three first-team honors in both singles and doubles.  Lewis, Bowman and Malcolm have also won All-CAC recognition in past seasons.

        Six Salisbury players earned All-CAC honors, including first-team singles players junior Elaina Iosue (Damascus, Md./Damascus), freshman Roxy Alban (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) and junior Victoria Handlin (Annapolis, Md./Broadneck).  Second-team All-CAC singles awards were presented to junior Jillian Poppe (Califon, N.J./Voorhees) and freshmen Katie Youlious (Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills) and Allison Lutz (Salisbury, Md./Parkside).

        All six Sea Gulls, who finished second in the CAC regular-season and post-season championship tournament, also earned second-team doubles all-star recognition.  Iosue and Poppe are repeat selections in All-CAC singles honors and joined Handlin as a repeat choice on the All-CAC doubles squad.

        Two members of the third-place St. Mary's Seahawks - freshmen Emily Stumpfig (Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson) and Lauren Rost (Darnestown, Md./Poolesville) - were picked as second-team all-stars.
         

2012 All-CAC Women's Tennis Team

SINGLES
First Team       Yr.     Pos     Team    Hometown/High School    Previous Singles Honors
Lindsay Raulston        So.     1st     Mary Washington Franklin, Va./Southampton Academy       1st & ROY in '11
Elaina Iosue    Jr.     2nd     Salisbury       Damascus, Md./Damascus  1st in '11
Michelle Meadows        Sr.     2nd     Mary Washington Virginia Beach, Va./Collegiate  1st in '11, 1st in '10; 2nd in '09
Roxy Alban      Fr.     3rd     Salisbury       Annapolis, Md./Annapolis
Alexandra Ritter        Fr.     4th     Mary Washington Virginia Beach, Va./First Colonial
Victoria Handlin        Jr.     5th      Salisbury       Annapolis, Md./Broadneck
Jocelyn Lewis   Sr.     5th     Mary Washington Oakton, Va./Oakcrest
Catherine Malcolm       Sr.     6th     Mary Washington Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Acad.     2nd in '11, 2nd in '10

Second Team      Yr.     Pos     Team    Hometown/High School    Previous Singles Honors
Jillian Poppe   Jr.     1st     Salisbury       Califon, N.J./Voorhees  1st in '11, 1st & ROY in '10
Emily Stumpfig  Fr.     2nd     St. Mary's      Frederick, Md./Gov. Thomas Johnson
Cassandra Bowman        Jr.     3rd     Mary Washington Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood     2nd in '11
Katie Youlious  Fr.     4th     Salisbury       Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills
Lauren Rost     Fr.     5th     St. Mary's      Darnestown, Md./Poolesville
Allison Lutz    Fr.     6th     Salisbury       Salisbury, Md./Parkside


DOUBLES
First Team       Yr.     Pos     Team    Hometown/High School    Previous Doubles Honors
Michelle Meadows        Sr.     1st     Mary Washington Virginia Beach, Va./Collegiate  1st in '11, 1st in '10, 2nd in '09
Jocelyn Lewis   Sr.     1st     Mary Washington Oakton, Va./Oakcrest    2nd in '11
Lindsay Raulston        So.     2nd     Mary Washington Franklin, Va./Southampton Academy       1st & ROY in '11
Catherine Malcolm       Sr.     2nd     Mary Washington Canandaigua, N.Y./Canandaigua Acad.
Cassandra Bowman        Jr.     3rd     Mary Washington Mountain Top, Pa./Crestwood     2nd in '11
Anna Richman    So.     3rd     Mary Washington Bear, Del./Middletown

Second Team      Yr.     Pos     Team    Hometown/High School    Previous Doubles Honors
Jillian Poppe   Jr.     1st     Salisbury       Califon, N.J./Voorhees  1st in '11, 1st & ROY in '10
Roxy Alban      Fr.     1st     Salisbury       Annapolis, Md./Annapolis
Elaina Iosue    Jr.     2nd     Salisbury       Damascus, Md./Damascus  2nd in '11
Katie Youlious  Fr.     2nd     Salisbury       Wayne, N.J./Wayne Hills
Victoria Handlin        Jr.     3rd     Salisbury       Annapolis, Md./Broadneck        2nd in '11
Allison Lutz    Fr.     3rd     Salisbury       Salisbury, Md./Parkside


2012 CAC Player of the Year:                    Lindsay Raulston, Mary Washington
2012 CAC Rookie of the Year:                    Alexandra Ritter, Mary Washington
2012 Dr. Edward Hegmann CAC Coach of the Year:  Patrick Catullo (7th-straight year - 2006-12)