May 1, 2012

NAC East Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Announced

New England College senior midfielder Amanda Naimie has been named the North Atlantic Conference (NAC) East Division Women's Lacrosse Player of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches. Naimie was a catalyst to NEC advancing to the East Division Championship game in its first year in the conference

Naimie finished in the top-three in the conference points (41), goals (29) and assists (12) in six conference contests. Naimie was also among the league-leaders with 32 ground balls, and contributed 13 draw controls to the NEC possession game. Naimie was joined on the All-Conference First Team by teammates Rebecca Harvey and Emily Bamberger.

Castleton first-year attack Kate Auer earned Rookie of the Year honors, leading all first-year players with 20 goals in conference play. Auer also tallied three assists, 17 ground balls and 15 draw controls in six league games.

Participating in her first season of collegiate lacrosse, Castleton junior Danielle Roberts was honored as the league's top defender. Roberts was among the league-leaders with 10 caused turnovers and 22 ground balls.

Castleton and Colby-Sawyer each placed three players on the All-Conference First Team, as Amanda Flodstrom, Angelica Mazzola and Sarah Clark each earned a spot for the Spartans while the Chargers were represented by Brittney Murphy, Amanda Murray and Allie Piper. Green Mountain, UMF and Thomas rounded out the first team with single honorees in Johanna Douglas, Emma Morrison and Terissa Ridge respectively.

New England College Head Coach Jill Jones Grotnes earned Coach of the Year honors leading New England College to a 5-1 mark in conference play, the second seed in the conference tournament and a spot in the divisional final.

Castleton was honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award.

All-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.

2012 NAC East Division Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Team

All-Conference First Team   

GK

Rebecca Harvey

New England Col.

Jr.

A

Emily Bamberger

New England Col.

Sr.

A

Amanda Flodstrom

Castleton

So.

A

Angelica Mazzola

Castleton

Sr.

A

Brittney Murphy

Colby-Sawyer

Sr.

M

Sarah Clark

Castleton

So.

M

Johanna Douglass

Green Mountain

So.

M

Emma Morrison

Maine-Farmington

Sr.

M

Amanda Naimie

New England Col.

Sr.

D

Amanda Murray

Colby-Sawyer

Jr.

D

Allie Piper

Colby-Sawyer

Sr.

D

Terissa Ridge

Thomas

Sr.

 
 
 
 

All-Conference Second Team   

GK

Virginia Anderson

Green Mountain

So.

A

Kate Auer

Castleton

Fr.

A

Ceara Dibiase

Thomas

Jr.

A

Molly Prudden

Colby-Sawyer

Sr.

A

Alyssa Neptune

Maine-Farmington

Sr.

M

Chantale Lacroix

New England Col.

Sr.

M

JenniLee Mark

Castleton

So.

M

Kate Rial

Colby-Sawyer

Jr.

M

Caitlyn Stauffer

Husson

So.

D

Emily Child

Husson

So.

D

Charlotte Farrell

Castleton

Jr.

D

Kate Roberge

New England Col.

Jr.

 
 
 
 

Player of the Year   

M

Amanda Naimie

New England Col.

Sr.

 
 
 
 

Defensive Player of the Year

D

Danielle Roberts

Castleton

Jr.

 
 
 
 

Rookie of the Year   

A

Kate Auer

Castleton

Fr.

 
 


Coach of the Year

 

Jill Jones Grotnes

New England Col.


 
 
 
 

Team Sportsmanship Award

 

Castleton