Four Women's Soccer Dukes Earn Preseason All-CAA Honors
HARRISONBURG, Va., Aug. 15, 2012 -- Four James
Madison women's soccer players have received preseason All-Colonial Athletic
Junior forward Lauren Wilson
(Coatesville, Pa./Downingtown) and junior defender Becky Sparks (Laurel Springs, N.J./Paul VI) were named to the
preseason All-CAA Team by both the CAA and the website College Sports Madness. Senior midfielder Katie Menzie (Chantilly, Va./Chantilly) earned All-CAA Honorable
Mention from the CAA, and sophomore defender Shannon Rano (Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata) was named to the College
Sports Madness All-CAA Second Team.
The CAA's All-CAA honors were voted by the league's head coaches.
JMU plays its first three games of the 2012 season at home at the new
University Park athletic and recreation complex. The Dukes' first game is Sunday, Aug. 19, vs.
Marshall (7 p.m.), and JMU hosts the Fairfield Inn by Marriott Invitational Tournament
on Aug. 24 and 26.
2012 PRESEASON ALL-CAA TEAM
Player, School, Pos., Cl., Hometown Jewel Evans, Georgia State, F, Jr., Alpharetta, Ga.
Tiana Kallenberger, George Mason, F, Sr., Irvine, Calif.
Ali Miller, Delaware, F, Sr., Sinking Spring, Pa.
Greta Samuelsdottir, Northeastern, F, Sr., Kopavogur, Iceland Lauren Wilson, James Madison, F,
Jr., Coatesville, Pa.
Cortlyn Bristol, William & Mary, M, Sr., Chantilly, Va.
Stephanie Rose, UNCW, M, Sr., Jacksonville, N.C.
Mallory Schaffer, William & Mary, M, Sr., Allison Park, Pa.
Brooke Bendernagel, Hofstra, D, Sr., Smithtown, N.Y.
Emily Fredrikson, William & Mary, D, So., Ashburn, Va.
Biz Matta, Drexel, D, Sr., Exton, Pa. Becky Sparks, James Madison, D, Jr.,
Laurel Springs, N.J.
Eve Badana, Drexel, G, So., Markham, Ontario
Honorable Mention: Paige Burnett, So., G, Northeastern
Emory Camper, So., F, William & Mary
Tania Domingos, Sr., M, Delaware
Chelsea Duffy, Jr., M, Delaware
Mary Kate Lowry, Sr., D, George Mason Katie Menzie, Sr., M, James Madison
Cheyenne Skidmore, Sr., F, Towson
Preseason Player of the Year: Mallory Schaffer, William & Mary * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
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ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM Offensive Player of the
Year: Mallory Schaffer, William & Mary Defensive Player of
the Year: Emily Fredrikson, William & Mary Freshman of the Year:
Barbara Platenberg, William & Mary Coach of the Year:
John Daly, William & Mary
First Team F, Lauren Wilson, James Madison F, Cortlyn
Bristol, William & Mary F,
Jewel Evans, Georgia State F, Ali
Miller, Delaware M,
Tania Domingos, Delaware M,
Chelsea Duffy, Delaware M,
Mallory Schaffer, William & Mary M,
Dani Rutter, William & Mary D, Becky Sparks, James Madison D,
Paige Babel, George Mason D,
Emily Fredrikson, William & Mary D,
Brooke Bendernagel, Hofstra Second Team F, Tiana Kallenberger, George Mason
F, Stephanie Rose, UNC Wilmington
F, Greta Samuelsdottir, Northeastern
F, Cheyenne Skidmore, Towson
M, Sam Scolarici, Hofstra M, Ashlee Coutu, Old Dominion M, Mary Kate Lowry, George Mason M, Biz Matta, Drexel D, Shannon Rano, James Madison D, Sofia Read, Towson D, Sam
Greenfield, Drexel D, Tara Connors, William & Mary