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Alison Kern Leads Four Wilmington Women’s Lacrosse Players As CACC Announces All-Conference Teams

Friday, April 26, 2013 - Lakewood, N.J.

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Senior Jaclyn Hall was named All-CACC Second Team for the second year in a row, leading the Wildcats with 30 goals on the year. Courtesy of Ellen O'Brien, CACC Women's Lacrosse Banquet.



Junior Alison Kern anchored the Wildcat defense, earning All-CACC First Team honors for the first time in her career. Courtesy of Ellen O'Brien, CACC Women's Lacrosse Banquet.



Sophomore Megan Keffer (left) and senior liz Case (right) was named to the All-CACC Second Team at the annual CACC Banquet on Friday at Georgian Court. It was the first honor for Keffer while Case has earned postseason honors for the third year in a row.

A quartet of Wilmington University women’s lacrosse players were honored at the annual Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference women’s lacrosse banquet on Friday night, as the conference announced its All-Conference Teams, hosted by Georgian Court University.

Junior Alison Kern led the Wildcats by earning her first All-CACC First Team honor of her career while seniors Liz Case and Jaclyn Hall, as well as sophomore Megan Keffer were named to the All-CACC Second Team, in a vote of the league’s eight head coaches.

Kern (Middletown, Del./Middletown) anchored the defensive unit, starting all 17 games this season. She scored two goals and added an assist, and was second on the team with 29 ground balls and 13 caused turnovers. She moved up two teams this season after being named All-CACC Honorable Mention in 2012.

Case (Perry Hall, Md./Mercy) led the 2013 offense with 56 points, finishing fourth in the CACC. She assisted on 31 goals, the most in the conference, while scoring 25 goals, ranking third on the team. She set a program record with 11 points in a single game this season, scoring five goals and adding six assists against Nyack. She recorded her 100th career goal in her final collegiate contest while going over the 200 point plateau on Tuesday at Delaware State as well. She finished with 99 career assists, the all-time leader in program history. This is the third All-CACC accolade of Case’s career, as she was All-CACC Second Team in 2011 and All-CACC First Team last year.

Hall (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) led the team with 30 goals this year, scoring a season high five against Nyack. She contributed a season high seven points in her final collegiate game, scoring four goals and adding three assists against Delaware State on Tuesday. Hall tallied multiple goals in nine games this year and added four assists for a team second best 34 points. She also picked up 24 draws on the season. It is the second season in a row that Hall has been named All-CACC Second Team.

Keffer (Wilmington, Del./Concord) led the team with 65 draw controls and 30 ground balls, while also shooting 9-for-22 from the eight-meter mark on the year. She contributed 25 goals and a team second best seven assists for 32 points. She scored in seven straight games at one point through the year while tallying at least one goal in 13 of the 17 games played. She recorded a season best six goals and seven points against Post. Her 65 draw controls were third in the CACC. It is the first All-CACC accolade of Keffer in her career.

Georgian Court University senior midfielder Corinne Coyle has been named the CACC Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year. Philadelphia University freshman Liz Mower was tabbed as the Rookie of the Year, Georgian Court mentor Kerry O'Donnell was named Coach of the Year and first-year program, Nyack College garnered the Team Sportsmanship Award.

Coyle was named as the conference's top player after leading the league in goals (65), points (79), and free position goals (14).  She ranks second in the conference in shots (99), shots on goal (86), fifth in shooting percentage (65.7%) and seventh in assists (14).

The CACC Rookie of the Year, Mower is second to only Coyle in goals with 48 and is currently ranked third in the league in points with 68.  She has enjoyed a freshman season that has her ranked in the top-10 in in shots on goal, assists, and shot in league categories.

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2013 CACC Women’s Lacrosse All-Conference Teams

First Team
Liz Mower, Philadelphia U.                          Attack
Stephanie Gallo, Georgian Court                  Attack
Allison Smithwick, Dominican                     Attack
Corinne Coyle, Georgian Court                    Midfield
Libby Nichols, Philadelphia U.                     Midfield
Stephanie McNesby, Holy Family                Midfield
Christina Brennan, Dominican                     Midfield
Brianne Timony, Chestnut Hill                    Midfield
Olivia Rotunno, Georgian Court                  Defense
Melissa Styer, Philadelphia U.                     Defense
Alison Kern, Wilmington                              Defense
Olivia Antonopoulos, Dominican                  Defense
Grace Deckert, Holy Family                          Goalkeeper

Second Team
Brianna Lancetta, Holy Family                     Attack
Liz Case, Wilmington                                       Attack
Meghan Diggett, Post                                    Attack
Miranda Polaski, Post                                     Midfield
Carli Dicioccio, Philadelphia U.                    Midfield
Jaclyn Hall, Wilmington                                  Midfield
Megan Keffer, Wilmington                          Midfield

Maria Mattioli, Holy Family                          Midfield
Christine Page, Philadelphia U.                  Defense
Caitlin Carrezola, Holy Family                      Defense
Marissa Lawson, Holy Family                       Defense
Jessica Maloney, Holy Family                      Defense
Amanda Cathcart, Georgian Court            Goalkeeper

Honorable Mention
Brigit Larose, Holy Family                              Attack
Emily Ray, Philadelphia U.                            Attack
Elizabeth Marrosu, Philadelphia U.           Midfield
Lindsay Alexander, Chestnut Hill              Defense
Kristen Moran, Philadelphia U.                  Goalkeeper

2013 CACC Player of the Year: Corinne Coyle, Georgian Court
2013 CACC Rookie of the Year:
Liz Mower, Philadelphia U.
2013 Coach of the Year:
Kerry O'Donnell, Georgian Court
2013 Team Sportsmanship Award:
Nyack College