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Masullo and Freymond Earn NLC All-Conference Honors
Two Liberty lacrosse players have been named to the National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) All-Conference Team, as announced by the conference at the annual banquet.
Goalkeeper Kristen Masullo earned first team honors, while midfielder Jen Freymond was tabbed to the second team. Freymond is the second Liberty player in program history to be named to the conference's second team, as defender Camille Little garnered the accolade last season.
Masullo, appeared in all 18 games for the Lady Flames, starting 17 contests. The freshman netminder finished with 186 saves, this season and holds the record for most stops by a Liberty goalkeeper. Averaging 10.3 saves per game, Masulllo concluded her first year at Liberty with a save percentage of .473.
At one point during the year, Masullo led the nation in saves per game and save percentage. According to the latest NCAA rankings summary, the Berkeley Heights, N.J., native is No. 6 in the country in saves, No. 7 in saves per game and No. 17 in save percentage.
In her Liberty debut on March 1, Masullo made 18 saves in an 11-10 victory over Saint Francis (Pa.), setting a new single-game record. During Liberty's game at Central Connecticut State on March 15, she bested her own mark, finishing with 19 stops.
Freymond, who transitioned from defender to midfielder early in the season, finished fifth on the team in goals with 19 and was second for the Lady Flames in assists with nine. Defensively, the freshman had the second most ground balls for Liberty with 38 and paced the Lady Flames with 17 caused turnovers.
After seeing limited action in the opening part of March, Freymond had a breakout game against Presbyterian on April 3, pacing the Liberty offense with five goals. In addition to her scoring total, the midfielder filled the stat sheet on the day, chipping in an assist, a ground ball, three draw controls and a caused turnover.
First Team All-Conference
Juli Liebig – Longwood
Kristen Masullo - Liberty
Lily Graham - Davidson
Rachel Hannon - Jacksonville
Hannah Riggs - Longwood
Alanna Parker - Davidson
Sara Kuhlman - High Point
Ellyn Spangenberg - Jacksonville
Cara O"Brian - Longwood
Ann Fucigna - Davidson
Grace Gaeng - High Point
Morgan Derner – Jacksonville
Second Team All-Conference
Karli Tobin - Jacksonville
Erin McGuire - Davidson
Jasmine Jordan - High Point
Courtney McLaughlin - High Point
Emily Bossonneault – Detroit
Kaitlin Stewart – Jacksonville
Jennifer Freymond – Liberty
Jamie Beamish – Presbyterian
Chelsea Thompson – High Point
Desiree Cox – Howard
Kelsey Dean – Longwood
Shannon Hartford - Presbyterian
Player of the Year
Goalie: Juli Liebig – Longwood
Defense: Lily Graham – Davidson
Midfield: Cara O"Brian – Longwood
Attack: Grace Gaeng – High Point
Coach of the Year: Lyndsey Boswell – High Point