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Becky Sparks (pictured) and Lauren Wilson were named to the All-CAA Second Team.Courtesy: Cathy Kushner/JMU Athletics Communications
Wilson, Sparks, Rano Receive CAA Soccer Honors
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:11/02/2011
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WILLIAMSBURG, Va., Nov. 2, 2011 - Three James Madison women's soccer players were recognized by the Colonial Athletic Association Wednesday evening.

Sophomore forward Lauren Wilson (Coatesville, Pa./Downingtown) and sophomore defender Becky Sparks (Laurel Springs, N.J./Paul VI) were named to the All-CAA Second Team.

Freshman defender Shannon Rano (Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata) earned CAA All-Rookie Team honors.

Wilson was the Dukes' leader in goals (8) and points (22), and she and Sparks shared the team lead in assists (6). 

Rano played in 16 games and started 11 matches on the Dukes' defense, which recorded seven shutouts and a 1.26 goals-against average.

The All-CAA honors were selected in voting by the league's head coaches. The awards were presented on the eve of the opening round of the Virginia 529 CAA Championship.

William and Mary junior midfielder Mallory Schaffer was selected as the Player of the Year.  Also receiving top honors were Virginia Commonwealth junior back Karol Sanchez as CAA Defensive Player of the Year and VCU freshman midfielder Cristin Granados as CAA Rookie of the Year.  Receiving CAA Co-Coach of the Year accolades were William and Mary's John Daly and VCU's Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak and Tim Sahaydak.
 
Schaffer led the CAA with 14 goals and 34 points this season..

Sanchez, who is in her first season at VCU after competing for the Costa Rican national team, anchored a Rams' defense that surrendered only 14 goals and posted nine shutouts in 2011.

Granados shared the team lead with six goals and 13 points this season and topped the Rams with three game-winning goals.

Daly guided William and Mary to a 15-2-2 overall record and first place in the CAA  with a 10-1 conference mark.  The Sahaydaks guided VCU to a second-place finish in the CAA, which was its best since 2005. 

2011 All-CAA Team
(Selected by CAA Women's Soccer Coaches)

2011 CAA Player of the Year:  Mallory Schaffer, William and Mary
2011 CAA Defensive Player of the Year:  Karol Sanchez, VCU
2011 CAA Rookie of the Year:  Cristin Granados, VCU
2011 CAA Co-Coaches of the Year:  John Daly, William and Mary and Tiffany Roberts Sahaydak and Tim Sahaydak, VCU

Player, School, Cl., Pos., Hometown/High School
First Team
Laura Greene, Hofstra, Sr., F, Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem East
Ali Miller, Delaware, Jr., F, Sinking Spring, Pa./Wilson
Veronica Napoli, Northeastern*, Sr., F, Newport, R.I./Prout
Amy Pickard, Delaware, Sr., F, Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Catholic
Courtney Breen, Hofstra#, Sr., M, Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville
Cortlyn Bristol, William and Mary#, Jr., M, Oak Hill, Va./Chantilly
Mallory Schaffer, William and Mary*, Jr., M, Allison Park, Pa./Hampton
Kelly Matthews, Northeastern, Sr., D, South Easton, Mass./Oliver Ames
Karol Sanchez, VCU, Jr., D, Palmares, Costa Rica
Diana Weigel, William and Mary*, Sr., D, Fairfax, Va./Woodson
Kristin Carden, VCU, Jr., G, Virginia Beach, Va./Frank W. Cox

Second Team
Jewel Evans, Georgia State%, So., F, Alpharetta, Ga./John's Creek
Tiana Kallenberger, George Mason, Jr., F, Irvine, Calif./University
Lauren Wilson, James Madison, So., F, Coatesville, Pa./Downingtown
Zania Barnum, George Mason, Sr., M, Ellicott City, Md./St. John's College
Lisa Bernardini, Old Dominion, Sr., M, Langhorne, Pa./George School
Brittany Butts, Hofstra*, Sr., M, Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa
Cristin Granados, VCU, Fr., M, Cartago, Costa Rica
Emily Fredrikson, William and Mary, Fr., D, Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge
Elizabeth Matta, Drexel, Jr., D, Exton, Pa./Downingtown East
Becky Sparks, James Madison, So., D, Laurel Springs, N.J./Paul VI
Eve Badana, Drexel, Fr., G, Markham, Ontario/Saint Brother Andre

Third Team
Courtney Conrad, VCU, So., F, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia/Dartmouth
Jenna Lindsay, Drexel#, Sr., F, Thorofare, N.J./West Deptford
Greta Samuelsdottir, Northeastern, Jr., F, Kopavogur, Iceland/Menntaskolinn
Cheyenne Skidmore, Towson, Jr., F, Eldersburg, Md./Liberty
Tania Domingos, Delaware, Jr., M, Sandy Hook, Conn./Newtown
Chelsea Duffy, Delaware, So., M, Glassboro, N.J./Gloucester Catholic
Stephanie Rose, UNCW%, Jr., M, Jacksonville, N.C./White Oak
Brooke Bendernagel, Hofstra, Jr., D, Smithtown, N.Y./Smithtown West
Victoria Johnson, Old Dominion, Sr., D, Norfolk, Va./Granby
Mary Kate Lowry, George Mason, Jr., D, Mechanicsburg, Pa./Cumberland Valley
Paige Burnett, Northeastern, Fr., G, Placentia, Calif./Cypress,

* - All-CAA First Team in 2010, # - All-CAA Second Team in 2010,   % - All-CAA Third Team in 2010

2011 CAA All-Rookie Team
Paige Babel, George Mason, Fr., D, Springfield, Va./West Springfield
Eve Badana, Drexel, Fr., G, Markham, Ontario/Saint Brother Andre
Paige Burnett, Northeastern, Fr., G, Placentia, Calif./Cypress
Emory Camper, William and Mary, Fr., F, Virginia Beach, Va./Cox
Emily Fredrikson, William and Mary, Fr., D, Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge
Cristin Granados, VCU, Fr., M, Cartago, Costa Rica
Maren Johansen, VCU, Fr., F, Mosjoen, Norway
Shannon Rano, James Madison, Fr., D, Branchburg, N.J./Immaculata
Sofia Read, Towson, Fr., D, Takoma Park, Md./Montgomery Blair
Sam Scolarici, Hofstra, Fr., F/M, Aldie, Va./Freedom

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