From CAA Reports
TOWSON, Md., May 2, 2013 – James Madison redshirt senior Casey Ancarrow (Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll) has been selected Colonial Athletic Association lacrosse Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
Ancarrow is the second player in JMU history and the third-ever in the CAA to receive the honor in back-to-back years, joining former Duke Lisa Staedt (2002, 2003) and Loyola's Michelle Meyer (1996, 1997) in that elite group. She shared the honor with Towson junior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback.
The postseason CAA honors, selected by a vote of the league’s head coaches, were announced Thursday evening on the eve of the CAA Tournament semifinals.
Ancarrow led the Dukes with 53 points on 41 goals and 12 assists while finishing with a shooting percentage of .603. Ancarrow also made her presence felt in other areas of the field with a team-leading 30 draw controls and 11 ground balls. The two-time All-America is a nominee for the Tewaaraton Award, which is presented to the nation’s top women’s lacrosse player.
She was joined on the All-CAA First Team by junior attacker Amy Roguski (Sykesville, Md./Liberty) and sophomore goalkeeper Schylar Healy (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty). Voted to the second team were sophomore midfielder Ali Curwin (Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland) and sophomore defender Lexi Cross (Marriottsville, Md./Liberty).
Ancarrow earned All-CAA honors for the fourth year and First Team recognition for the third time. The other JMU honorees were first-time All-CAA recipients.
Freshman Jaci Gordon (Groton, Mass./Lawrence Academy) was voted to the All-Rookie Team.
Roguski leads JMU in game-winners (3) and shooting percentage (.623) and ranks second on the team in goals (33) and points (40).
Healy leads the CAA in saves (9.29 avg.) and save percentage (.481), and among NCAA Division I goalies she ranks sixth in saves average, eighth in save percentage and 17th in total saves (130). She also leads the Dukes in ground balls (30).
Curwin is tied second on the JMU team in assists (12). She's on the roster for the Israel National Team which will compete in the 2013 Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) World Cup (Toronto, July 11-20).
Cross is the Dukes' leader in caused turnovers (14) and ranks second on the team in ground balls (26).
Gordon, a midfielder, has played in every game this season.
Also receiving top honors were Towson senior defender Alexa Demski and Hofstra sophomore defender April Iannetta, who were named the CAA Co-Defensive Players of the Year. Hofstra freshman attacker Becky Conto was selected CAA Rookie of the Year, and Towson head coach Sonia LaMonica was named CAA Coach of the Year for the third year in a row.
The CAA women’s lacrosse championship, which will be hosted at Towson in a final-four format, begins Friday at 1:00 p.m. with the first semifinal as top-seeded Towson (8-8, 6-1 CAA) takes on fourth-seeded Drexel (11-6, 4-3) at the Towson Center Soccer/Lacrosse Complex. The second semifinal features second-seeded JMU (11-5, 6-1) taking on third-seeded Hofstra (10-7, 4-3) at 3:30 p.m. The championship game is set for Sunday, May 5, at 1:00 p.m.
For full coverage of the 2013 CAA Women’s Lacrosse Championship including daily recaps, highlights, live results, and the official program, visit the Championship Central page. Fans not able to attend the championship can watch live coverage of all three games free on CAA.TV and various Comcast SportsNet regional websites including csnwashington.com and csnphilly.com.
JMU's CAA Players 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
2013, Casey Ancarrow (co-player)
2013 ALL-CAA LACROSSE HONORS
Co-Players of the Year: Casey Ancarrow, James Madison and Ashleigh Rohrback, Towson
Co-Defensive Players of the Year: Alexa Demski, Towson and April Iannetta, Hofstra
Rookie of the Year: Becky Conto, Hofstra
Coach of the Year: Sonia LaMonica, Towson
Name, School, Year, Position, Hometown/Previous School
Brittain Altomare, Hofstra, So., Attacker, Wolfsville, Md./Middletown
Casey Ancarrow, JMU, R-Sr., Attacker, Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll
Ashleigh Rohrback, Towson, R-Jr., Attacker, Westminster, Md./Westminster
Amy Roguski, JMU, Jr., Attacker, Sykesville, Md./Liberty
Rhiannon Coogle, Towson, Jr., Midfielder, Forest Hill, Md./North Harford
Kelli Joran, Drexel, Sr., Midfielder, Downingtown Pa./Downingtown East
Caitlin McCartney, Delaware, So., Midfielder, Doylestown, Pa./Archbishop Wood
Amanda Norcini, Drexel, Jr., Midfielder, Wayne, Pa./Conestoga
Angela Biciocchi, Delaware, Sr., Defender, Potomac, Md./Winston Churchill
Alexa Demski, Towson, Sr., Defender, Baltimore, Md./Loch Raven
April Iannetta, Hofstra, So., Defender, Wantagh, N.Y./Wantagh
Schylar Healy, JMU, So., Goalkeeper, Eldersburg, Md./Liberty
Paige Duncan, Towson, So., Attacker, Annapolis, Md./Broadneck
Chelsea Fay, Delaware, Jr., Attacker, Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll
Allie Hilderbrandt, Mason, Sr., Attacker, Pennington, N.J./Hopewell Valley
Kyrstin Mackrides, William and Mary, Sr., Attacker, Newtown Square, Pa./Villa Maria
Alyse Maiden, Drexel, Sr., Attacker, Township, N.J./Washington Township
Ali Curwin, JMU, So., Midfielder, Pittsford, N.Y./Pittsford Sutherland
Jenna Dougherty, William and Mary, Jr., Midfielder, Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown
Rachel Obregon, Mason, Jr., Midfielder, Fairfax Station, Va. Monmouth
Christina Rea, Old Dominion, So., Midfielder, Levittown, N.Y./Division Ave.
Alex Burns, Old Dominion, Sr., Defender, Blue Bell, Pa./Archbishop Carroll
Lexi Cross, JMU, So., Defender, Marriottsville, Md./Liberty
Michelle Dufault, Towson, So., Defender, Fairport, N.Y. Fairport
Kelsea Donnelly, Towson, So., Goalkeeper, Edgewater, Md./South River
Zoe Boger, William and Mary, Fr., Attacker, Atlanta, Ga./Roswell
Emily Considine, Hofstra, Fr., Attacker, Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side
Becky Conto, Hofstra, Fr., Attacker, West Hempstead, N.Y./Sacred Heart
Kara Dattellas, Delaware, Fr., Attackr/Midfielder, Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee
Emily Duffey, Drexel, Fr., Midfielder, Mt. Laurel, N.Y./Lenape
Jaci Gordon, JMU, Fr., Midfielder, Groton, Mass./Lawrence Academy
Breanna Hamm, Towson, Fr., Defender, Marydel, Md./Queen Anne’s County
Shelby Milne, Hofstra, Fr., Defender, Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee
Rachel Shaw, Old Dominion, Fr., Attacker/Midfielder, Lansdale, Pa./North Penn
Erin Wein , Delaware, Fr., Defender/Midfielder, Middletown, Md./Middletown