HARRISONBURG, Va., Dec. 11, 2012 – Two James Madison field hockey players were named to the Virginia Sports Information Directors (VaSID) 2012 University Division All-State squad as announced on Tuesday.
Redshirt junior forward Rachel Wein (Perryville, Md./Perryville) and freshman goalkeeper Lena Wimmert (Bergisch Gladbach, Germany/Lise-Meitner Gymnasium) were each named VaSID Second Team in a vote of the state’s Sports Information Directors.
Wein adds All-State honors to her Second Team All-CAA and CAA All-Championship team honors from 2012. She led JMU in goals with nine and points with 21, adding one game-winning goal on thirty shots. The redshirt junior from Perryville, Md., was the leading scorer at the CAA Championship with six points and three goals. She started all 19 games for the Dukes.
Wimmert was named to the Second Team on Tuesday after also being named to the All-CAA Second Team and CAA All-Rookie team. She was one of the nation’s top goaltenders, ranking third in the country in save percentage (.811) and seventh in goals against average (1.27). She led the CAA in both categories and added 107 saves and five shutouts in 19 games started. The freshman from Germany played all 1,381 minutes, 14 seconds in net for the Dukes and had an 11-8 record on the year.
Wein and Wimmert were two of 10 players from the Colonial Athletic Association to be named All-State. Old Dominion had five nominees, including three on the First Team. Three players from William & Mary were recognized with one, defender Christine Johnson, collecting First Team accolades.
Virginia’s Paige Selenski was named the State Player of the Year while her head coach, Michele Madison, garnered Coach of the Year honors. ODU’s Sarah Breen collected the Rookie of the Year recognition.
2012 VaSID Player of
the Year: Paige
2012 VaSID Coach of the Year: Michele Madison, Virginia
2012 VaSID Rookie of the Year: Sarah Breen, Old Dominion
2012 VaSID First Team
F– Paige Selenski, Virginia
F – Sarah Breen, Old Dominion
F – Kelsey Scherrer, VCU
M – Rebecca Barry, Richmond
M – Michelle Vittese, Virginia
M – Natalia Barr, Liberty
M – Katie Nearhouse, Old Dominion
D – Elly Buckley, Virginia
D – Christy Longacre, Old Dominion
D – Christine Johnson, William & Mary
GK – Jenny Johnstone, Virginia
2012 VaSID Second
F– Sarah Gripe, Liberty
F – Jessica Diaz, Longwood
F– Pippin Saunders, William & Mary
F – Rachel Wein, James Madison
M – Rosario Villagra, Old Dominion
M – Stacey de Grandhomme, Longwood
M – Maria Caro, William & Mary
D – Amy Cooke, Richmond
D – Kelsey Smither, Old Dominion
D – Stephanie DeMasi, VCU
GK – Lena Wimmert, James Madison
GK – Anna Zarkoski, Richmond
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