Six Saints earn Liberty League All-Conference in women's lacrosse
The Liberty League announced its women's lacrosse annual award winners and all-conference teams on Tuesday, and St. Lawrence University had six student-athletes honored.
Senior attack Brigid Hurley, the Saints' leading scorer, and stand-out junior defenseman Tasha Cornell-Roberts were named to the conference's First Team. Hurley has a career-high 56 goals this season, second-most in the league, and has three game-winning goals. It is the second time she has been named an all-conference player, and her first time as a first teamer.It is also the second straight year that Cornell-Roberts has earned all-conference accolades, and is also her first time on the First Team. The Ithaca, NY native has 20 ground balls, 15 draw controls and six caused turnovers and has been outstanding in the transition game this season.
St. Lawrence also landed two players, senior midfield Holly Noyes and sophomore goalie Adden Cunningham, on the league's Second Team. Noyes, a senior co-captain, earned Second Team for the second straight year after pacing the Saints in ground balls during the regular season with 46, fourth in the league. She also has a team-high 48 draw controls and has added 20 points (17g,3a).
Cunningham, who inherited the starting goaltender job this season, played outstanding down the stretch including a career-high 14-save game in a win over Rochester to clinch the No. 2 seed in this week's conference tournament. She finished the regular season with a 9.76 goals against average and a .457 save percentage, both top-3 in the league, and an 11-5 record.
Junior defenseman Regina Rogers and rookie middie Michaela Maybee were voted Liberty League Honorable Mention. It is the first post-season honors for Rogers, who has 32 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers this season for the Scarlet and Brown. Maybee made an immediate impact in the midfield this spring, scoring 21 goals including three game-winners while chipping in an additional 27 ground balls, 17 draw controls and 10 caused turnovers.
Shelby Vakiener of RIT, the league's leading scorer, won Player of the Year and Allie Arnal of RPI won Defensive Player of the Year. Clarkson's Christine Wright earned Rookie of the Year, while Vassar head coach Judy Finerghty and her staff was named Coaching Staff of the Year after guiding the Brewers into the Liberty League Tournament.
St. Lawrence will head to Troy, NY to take on William Smith in the 2013 Liberty League Semifinals on Friday, May 3 at 4:00pm. The winner of that game will compete for an NCAA Tournament bid on Saturday against the winner of top-seeded Rensselaer and Vassar.