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Bradshaw, Baldelli, Galligan And Gallagher Honored By LEC

Bradshaw, Baldelli, Galligan And Gallagher Honored By LEC

PAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University was well represented when the 2019 Little East Conference Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Team was announced on Thursday.  

Midfielder of the Year honors went to Western Connecticut senior Lauren Bradshaw (Bethel, CT), who led the Little East in caused turnovers (52) and ground balls (89) while leading the No. 2 ranked defense in the conference, which posted a 9.41 goals against average for the season. The senior also finished among the LEC leaders in goals (51), assists (54), and draw controls (87); her 54 assists were the most in the league, as were her 105 total points. Bradshaw, also a First-Team selection, is the third Colonial to be named the Midfielder of the Year.

Joining Bradshaw on the First Team are junior Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) and sophomore Caroline Galligan (Marshfield, MA).  Senior defender Molly Gallagher (Bethel, CT) was honored on the Second Team.

Baldelli led the 14-5 Colonials with 76 goals and finished with 22 assists for 98 total points.  She was second on the team with 81 draw controls, 54 ground balls and 31 caused turnovers.

Galligan was third on the team with 75 total points.  She scored 54 goals and assisted on 21 others.  She gathered 51 ground balls and caused 27 turnovers in her second season.

Gallagher was an integral part of WestConn's stifling defense in her final campaign.  She registered 31 ground balls and caused 17 turnovers while also scoring one goal and assisting on another.

The all-conference teams and major awards were announced following a vote of the league's head coaches.

Plymouth State senior Veronyca Daniels was named the 2019 Offensive Player of the Year after leading the Panthers in scoring as they captured the Little East regular season and tournament championships, totaling 46 goals and 17 assists for 63 points. She was named the LEC Championship Tournament Most Outstanding Player after compiling seven goals and one assist in her two tournament games, which included a five-point performance in the 12-7 championship final decision over second-seeded Southern Maine. The senior is the seventh Panther to be named the LEC Offensive Player of the Year.

Rhode Island College senior goalie Julia Eaton was named the Defensive Player of the Year after leading the league in saves (202) and save percentage (53.9) in her final collegiate season. She ranks fourth in the nation in saves and saves per game (14.43), and is eighth in save percentage this season. Eaton is the first-ever Anchorwoman to be named the Little East Defensive Player of the Year.

Keene State's Brigid Casey is the 2019 LEC Rookie of Year. The freshman finished third in the league in goals (55), sixth in assists (22) and fourth in total points (77) in her first collegiate season, and led the league with 97 draw controls. Casey is the third Owl to be named the conference Rookie of the Year.

Second-year Southern Maine head coach Durepo was named the LEC Coach of the Year for the first time after guiding the Huskies to an overall record of 9-5 during the regular season and a second-place finish in the final conference standings at 6-1. Southern Maine went on to advance to the Little East tournament final for the first time since 2013 after defeated Western Connecticut in the semifinals. Durepo is the third USM coach to be named LEC Coach of the Year.

 

2019 LEC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Team

 

Name

Class

Institution

Offensive Player of the Year

Veronyca Daniels

Sr.

Plymouth State

Defensive Player of the Year

Julia Eaton

Sr.

Rhode Island College

Midfielder of the Year

Lauren Bradshaw

Sr.

Western Connecticut

Rookie of the Year

Brigid Casey

Fr.

Keene State

Coach of the Year

Ashley Durepo

 

Southern Maine

       

First Team All-Conference

Position

Name

Class

Institution

Attack

Brigid Casey

Fr.

Keene State

Attack

Brooke Baldelli

Jr.

Western Connecticut

Attack

Veronyca Daniels

Sr.

Plymouth State

Attack

Caroline Galligan

So.

Western Connecticut

Midfield

Lauren Bradshaw

Sr.

Western Connecticut

Midfield

Aliza Jordan

Sr.

Southern Maine

Midfield

Kimberly Zuccaro

Sr.

Plymouth State

Midfield

Megan Wood

Sr.

Castleton

Defense

Faye Brown

So.

Plymouth State

Defense

Mira Kuni

Sr.

Southern Maine

Defense

Erin McKenna

Sr.

Castleton

Goalie

Julia Eaton

Sr.

Rhode Island College

       

Second Team All-Conference

Position

Name

Class

Institution

Attack

Lindsey Keenan

Fr.

Southern Maine

Attack

Michelina Pinto

Sr.

Eastern Connecticut

Attack

Giana Ritchie

So.

Rhode Island College

Attack

Sam Fiore

Sr.

Plymouth State

Midfield

Sydney Dubois

Jr.

Plymouth State

Midfield

Tess Masci

Jr.

Keene State

Midfield

Colleen Fleming

Sr.

Southern Maine

Midfield

Tristan Kijak

Jr.

Eastern Connecticut

Defense

Molly Gallagher

Sr.

Western Connecticut

Defense

Emily Sauls

Sr.

Plymouth State

Defense

Brooke Martel

Sr.

UMass Dartmouth

Goalie

Hala Van Nostrand

Sr.

Southern Maine