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Five LAX Players Earn NLC Honors
Five members of the Liberty women's lacrosse team received National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) all-league honors today, as announced by the conference office.
Defender Cammille Little was voted 2010 NLC Second-Team All-Conference by the NLC coaches, joining a group of 11 other competitors. A quartet of Lady Flames rounded out the conference honors for Liberty, as Amanda Hornick, Mary Huff, Rebekah Luetters and Chloe McIntosh each earned a spot on the 2010 NLC Academic All-League Team.
Little (Jr., Round Rock, Texas) finished out the 2010 regular season fourth on the team in ground balls with 17, while chipping in eight caused turnovers. The second team honoree posted one of her best performances during Liberty's final 2010 home contest against Central Connecticut State on March 18, finishing with five groundballs and four caused turnovers.
Liberty is one three schools in the NLC to have four or more members on the conference's academic team. Rounding out the trio was Detroit with five and Longwood, which tied Liberty's mark of four. To be eligible for recognition on the Academic All-League team, a student-athlete needed to be at least a sophomore in class standing, carry a GPA of 3.40 or above on a 4.0 scale, and have been a starter or key reserve.
Hornick (So., Millersville, Md.), a psychology major, holds a cumulative GPA of 3.77. On the field, the attacker has found the net on two occasions this season, chipping in a goal During Liberty's games against Long Island (March 14) and Detroit (April 10).
Huff (So., Rocky Mount, Va.) is a nursing major at Liberty with a cumulative GPA of 3.94. During the 2010 campaign, the defender has accumulated 12 ground balls and two draw controls for the Lady Flames. Huff was also one of three Liberty players to force nine caused turnovers this season.
Luetters (Sr., Ballston Spa, N.Y.), a biology major with a focus in pre-veterinary study, holds a cumulative GPA of 3.52. Occupying the net all season for the Lady Flames, Luetters finished the regular season with 107 saves, the fifth-highest save total in the conference. The goalkeeper also finished third in the conference with a team-leading 49 ground balls.
McIntosh (So., Dallas Texas), is a kinesiology major with a cumulative GPA of 3.68. One of three team captains this season, the midfielder concluded the regular season with seven goals, an assist, 16 ground balls, nine draw controls and eight caused turnovers. McIntosh posted her best scoring performance on March 23 against St. Francis (Pa.), ending the night with a hat trick.
The Lady Flames will take the field this Friday in the opening round of the NLC Tournament against Jacksonville. The opening draw at the Athletics Complex in Farmville, Va., is slated for 1 p.m.
2010 NLC First-Team All-Conference
Desiree Cox, Jr., Howard
Anna Eidem, So., Detroit
Kesley Dean, Jr., Longwood
Karli Brentlinger, Jr., Longwood
Emily Boissonneault, So., Detroit
Jen Crawford, Sr., Davidson
Haley Cook, Sr., Davidson
Lily Graham, Jr., Davidson
Jess Hotchkiss, So., Jacksonville
Christine Comeau, Sr., Longwood
Stella Davis, Jr., Davidson
Michelle Pav, Sr., Davidson
2010 NLC Second-Team All-Conference
Cara Morgan, Jr., Longwood
Cassie Campasano, Fr., Jacksonville
Emily Rahill, Sr., Davidson
Jenna Handshoe, Sr., Presbyterian
Page Farmer, Sr., Longwood
Alanna Parker, Fr., Davidson
Corina Mahorn, So., Detroit
Jordan Newberry, Sr., Presbyterian
Alyssa Hardesty, Fr., Jacksonville
Carlie Nethken, Sr., Longwood
Cammille Little, Jr., Liberty
Karli Tobin, Fr., Jacksonville
Attacker of the Year – Desiree Cox, Jr., Howard
Midfielder of the Year – Karli Brentlinger, Jr., Longwood
Defender of the Year – Lily Graham, Jr., Davidson
Goalie of the Year – Michelle Pav, Sr., Davidson
Player of the Year – Karli Brentlinger, Jr., Longwood
Co-Coaches of the Year – Mindy McCord, Jacksonville; Missy Ackerman, Longwood
2010 NLC Academic All-League Team
Anna Eidem, Detroit
Corina Mahorn, Detroit
Hilary Petcoff, Detroit
Alyssa Shaver, Detroit
Alysca Valentine, Detroit
Desiree Cox, Howard
Ashley Foote, Howard
Jessica Hotchkiss, Jacksonville
Amanda Hornick, Liberty
Mary Huff, Liberty
Rebekah Luetters, Liberty
Chloe McIntosh, Liberty
Katie Carbiener, Longwood
Christine Comeau, Longwood
Jess Rudloff, Longwood
Sam Stifler, Longwood
Brittni Dulaney, Presbyterian
Laura Meade, Presbyterian
Jordan Newberry, Presbyterian