Lacrosse's Ancarrow Is Preseason CAA Player of the Year
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From CAA Reports
RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 24, 2013 - James Madison senior attacker Casey Ancarrow (Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll) has been selected the Colonial Athletic Association preseason women's lacrosse Player of the Year, according to a vote by the league's head coaches.
Ancarrow, the 2012 CAA Player of the Year and a third-team All-America, returns for her senior season after leading the league with 2.61 goals per game (34 goals) while adding 35 draw controls and 15 ground balls.
She was joined on the all-conference team by junior midfielder Amy Roguski (Sykesville, Md./Liberty), senior defender Amanda Matthews (Ellicott City, Md./Centennial) and sophomore goalkeeper Schylar Healy (Eldersburg, Md./Liberty).
Roguski was the Dukes' leading scorer (40 goals) in 2012, and Matthews contributed 14 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers last spring. Healy earned All-CAA Rookie Team honors after ranking third in the CAA in goals-against-average (8.95) and fourth in save percentage (.437) last year.
JMU was picked to finish second behind defending champion Towson in the league standings. The Dukes won the CAA title in 2010 and 2011 and lost 8-7 at Towson in the 2012 title game.
Towson received seven first-place votes for a total of 49 points to top the preseason poll. JMU had 41 points, while Drexel received one first place vote and 35 points to earn the third spot. Delaware was picked to finish fourth with 28 points, followed by Hofstra, William & Mary, Old Dominion and George Mason.
2013 CAA Preseason Predicted Order of Finish
1. Towson (7 first place votes) 49
2. James Madison 41
3. Drexel (1 first place vote) 35
4. Delaware 28
5. Hofstra 24
6. William & Mary 22
7. Old Dominion 13
8. George Mason 8
CAA Preseason Player of the Year: Casey Ancarrow, James Madison
2013 Preseason All-CAA Team
Name, School, Position, Class, Hometown (2012 stats)
Casey Ancarrow, James Madison, A, Sr., Jarrettsville, Md. (34 g, 9 a)
Alyse Maiden, Drexel, A, Sr., Washington Township, N.J. (36 g, 19 a)
Andi Raymond, Towson, A, Jr., Ada, Mich. (35 g, 33 a)
Amy Roguski, James Madison, A, Jr., Sykesville, Md. (40 g, 19 dc)
Shannon Burns, Delaware, M, Jr., Springfield, Pa. (15 g, 47 dc)
Kelly Custer, Towson, M, Sr., Aston, Pa. (35 g, 41 dc)
Kelli Joran, Drexel, M, Sr., Downingtown, Pa. (29 g, 40 dc)
Caitlin McCarthy, Delaware, M, So., Doylestown, Pa. (35 g, 37 gb)
Amanda Norcini, Drexel, M, Jr., Wayne, Pa. (28 g, 45 dc)
Ashley Waldron, Towson, M, Sr., Clay, N.Y. (23 g, 17 gb)
Angela Biciocchi, Delaware, D, Sr., Potomac, Md. (30 gb, 24 dc)
Shelby Davis, ODU, D, Sr., Elmira, N.Y. (25 gb, 11 ct)
Alexa Demski, Towson, D, Sr., Baltimore, Md. (39 gb, 20 ct)
Michelle Dufault, Towson, D, So., Fairport, N.Y. (19 gb, 14 ct)
Amanda Matthews, James Madison, D, Sr., Ellicott City, Md. (14 gb, 12 ct)
Schylar Healy, James Madison, GK, So., Eldersburg, Md. (8.95 gaa, .437 sv pct)
Honorable Mention (players receiving multiple votes): Krystin Mackrides, A, William & Mary; Ashleigh Rohrback, A, Towson; Jill Maier, M, Hofstra; Katie Stillwell, M, William & Mary; Katie Leech, D, Towson; Alex Zaugra, GK, Delaware