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Casey Anarrow is the CAA Player of the Year and Cally Chakrian the CAA Defensive Player ofCourtesy: JMUSports.com
Ancarrow, Chakrian Win Top Awards in CAA Lacrosse
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:04/27/2012
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TOWSON, Md., April 26, 2012 - James Madison lacrosse players Casey Ancarrow (Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll) and Cally Chakrian (East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow) have been honored with two of the top awards from the Colonial Athletic Association for the 2012 lacrosse season.

Ancarrow was named the CAA Player of the Year, and Chakrian was selected CAA Defensive Player of the Year.

The honors, selected by a vote by the league's head lacrosse coaches, were announced at an awards banquet Thursday evening at Towson University, on the eve of the CAA Tournament semifinals.

Ancarrow and Chakrian were also named to the All-CAA First Team, along with senior teammates Monica Zabel (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) and Caitlin McHugh (Westminster, Md./Mercy).  Dukes' senior Ashley Kimener (Oakton, Va./Oakton) was an All-CAA Second Team selection, and redshirt freshman Kaci Starkloff (Bel Air, Md./Bel Air) and freshman Schylar Healy (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty) were voted to the CAA All-Rookie Team.

After being chosen as the conference's preseason Player of the Year, Ancarrow is the eighth JMU player, and the first since Annie Wagner in 2007, to be named CAA Player of the Year.  She powered the league's top-ranked offense with 34 goals and led the CAA in goals per game (2.62) while ranking third in points per game (3.31).  The redshirt junior attacker also contributed a team-high 35 draw controls.  Ancarrow has earned all-conference honors during each season at JMU.

Chakrian is the fourth JMU player to receive the Defensive Player of the Year honor. The senior defender led the Dukes with 21 ground balls and was third in the CAA with 19 caused turnovers.  She anchored a JMU defense that ranked third in the CAA with 1.36 caused turnovers per game and surrendered the second-fewest number of goals in conference play.  For her career, Chakrian has 124 draw controls (ranking sixth all-time at JMU), 62 caused turnovers (ranked 12th) and 99 ground balls (ranking 18th).

Zabel, an attacker, and midfielders McHugh and Kimener were named All-CAA for the first time. 

Zabel, who leads the CAA in points (70, 4.38 avg.) and assists (43, 2.69), has set JMU season (43) and career (115) assist records this spring.  She currently ranks fifth in NCAA Division I in total assists and assist average, 14th in total points and 21st in points average.

McHugh
ranks second on the JMU team in shooting percentage (.545), third in assists (5) and draw controls (24), and tied third in ground balls (18). 

Kimener is second among JMU players in ground balls (19), caused turnovers (12) and free-position goals (8).

Starkloff has started the last six games for the Dukes in midfield, and Healy has been JMU's starting goalkeeper in nine contests this spring.  Healy ranks third in the CAA in goals-against average (8.99).

Also earning top CAA honors were Delaware freshman midfielder Caitlin McCartney as CAA Rookie of the Year and Towson head coach Sonia LaMonica as CAA Coach of the Year.

McCartney ranked second in the league with 35 goals and led the Blue Hens with 37 ground balls and was second on the squad with 39 draw controls.

In her second year at the helm of the Tigers, LaMonica received her second straight CAA Coach of the Year award after guiding Towson to a 13-3 overall record and the top seed at this week's conference championship.

The CAA Women's Lacrosse Championship begins on Friday at Towson's Soccer Complex. T he tournament's first semifinal game features the top-seeded Tigers against fourth-seeded Drexel at 12:00 p.m. Second-seeded JMU will meet third-seeded Hofstra in the second semifinal at 2:30 p.m. The two winners will vie for the CAA crown on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.

2012 ALL-CAA Honors
Player of the Year:  
Casey Ancarrow, James Madison
Defensive Player of the Year:  Cally Chakrian, James Madison
Rookie of the Year:  
Caitlin McCartney, Delaware
Coach of the Year:  
Sonia LaMonica, Towson

All-CAA First Team
Name, School, Year, Position, Hometown/Previous School
Casey Ancarrow, James Madison, R-Jr., Attacker, Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll
Andi Raymond, Towson, So., Attacker, Ada, Mich./Rockford
Monica Zabel, James Madison, Sr., Attacker, Ellicott City, Md./Mount Hebron
Lisa Bernardini, Old Dominion, Sr., Midfielder, Langhorne, Pa./George School
Kelly Custer, Towson, Jr., Midfielder, Aston, Pa./Sun Valley
Kelli Joran, Drexel, Jr., Midfielder, Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown East
Caitlin McCartney, Delaware, Fr., Midfielder, Doylestown, Pa./Archbishop Wood
Caitlin McHugh, James Madison, Sr., Midfielder, Westminster, Md./Mercy
Angela Biciocchi, Delaware, Jr., Defender, Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill
Cally Chakrian, James Madison, Sr., Defender, East Meadow, N.Y./East Meadow
Alexa Demski, Towson, Jr., Defender, Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven
Mary Teeters, Towson, Sr., Goalkeeper, Ellicott City, Md./Centennial

All-CAA Second Team
Name, School, Year, Position,  Hometown/Previous School
Emily Ellisen, George Mason, Sr. Attacker, Paoli, Pa./Great Valley
Kyrstin Mackrides, William & Mary, Jr. Attacker, Newtown Square, Pa./Villa Maria
Alyse Maiden, Drexel, Jr. Attacker, Washington Township, N.J./Washington Township
Shannon Burns, Delaware, So., Midfielder Springfield, Pa./Springfield Delco
Casey Kellogg, Hofstra ,Jr. Midfielder Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West
Ashley Kimener, James Madison, Sr. Midfielder Oakton, Va./Oakton
Amanda Norcini, Drexel, So., Midfielder Wayne, Pa./Conestoga
Katie Stillwell, William & Mary, So., Midfielder, Chantilly, Va./Chantilly
Ashley Waldron, Towson Jr. Midfielder, Clay, N.Y./Cicero North Syracuse
Kiersten Jauschnegg, George Mason, Sr. Defender, Gambrills, Md./Anne Arundel C.C.
Emily Kane, Drexel ,Sr. Defender, Salisbury, Md./James M. Bennett
Hannah McBee, Old Dominion, Sr. Defender, Middletown, Md./Urbana
Sarah Mulvey, William & Mary, Sr. Defender, Milton, Mass./Thayer Academy
Lucy Ferguson, William & Mary, Fr. Goalkeeper, Montclair, N.J./Montclair

All-Rookie Team
Name, School, Year, Position, Hometown/Previous School
Brittain Altomare, Hofstra, Fr. Midfielder Myersville, Md./Middletown
Michelle Dufault, Towson, Fr. Defender, Fairport, N.Y./Fairport
Lucy Ferguson, William & Mary, Fr. Goalkeeper, Montclair, N.J./Montclair
Allison Hahn, Delaware Fr. Midfielder Vienna, Va./James Madison
Schylar Healy, James Madison, Fr. Goalkeeper, Eldersburg, Md./Liberty
April Iannetta, HofstraFr. Midfielder Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh
Caitlin McCartney, Delaware, Fr. Midfielder Doylestown, Pa./Archbishop Wood
Kaleigh Noon, William & Mary, Fr. Attacker, Baltimore, Md./Bryn Mawr
Kaci Starkloff, James Madison, R-Fr., Midfielder Bel Air, Md./Bel Air
Alissa Watts, Drexel, R-Fr., Attacker, West Long Branch, N.J./Shore Regional

JMU Players Who Have Won Top CAA Honors
Player of the Year
1992, Nora Maguire (tri-player)
1999, Megan Riley
2000, Jess Marion
2002, Lisa Staedt
2003, Lisa Staedt
2004, Gail Decker
2006, Kelly Berger
2007, Annie Wagner
2012, Casey Ancarrow
Defender of the Year
2003, Jessica Beard
2006, Kylee Dardine
2007, Kylee Dardine
2012, Cally Chakrian

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