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McIntosh, Moyer Garner NLC Honors
Liberty co-captains Chloe McIntosh and Jen Moyer have each earned National Lacrosse Conference (NLC) year-end honors, as announced this evening at the league's banquet. McIntosh, a senior defender, has been named as a NLC All-Conference second team selection, while she also joins teammate Jen Moyer on the NLC All-Academic Team.
The all-conference teams are voted on by the NLC's eight head coaches. Meanwhile, to make the all-academic team, a student-athlete must have at least a cumulative GPA of 3.4, be at least a sophomore and play in at least half of the team's games. This is McIntosh's third consecutive year making the academic listing.
McIntosh, who takes her first all-conference nod, earns the second team honor by serving as the team's on-field defensive anchor. The co-captain is a vocal leader, in addition to ranking second on the team in both ground balls (42) and caused turnovers (19) this season. In games played through April 29, McIntosh ranked No. 23 nationally in ground balls, picking up 2.5 per contest.
The Dallas, Texas native will graduate next week with a degree in kinesiology: exercise science. However, McIntosh plans on continuing her education at Liberty and returning to the team for the 2013 season for her final year of eligibility.
Earlier in the year, the defender was tabbed as the conference's player of the week at her position, based on performances against George Mason and St. Francis, Pa. For the week, she recorded a total of eight ground balls and five caused turnovers. In the team's 13-9 victory over the Red Flash, the senior helped Liberty's defense hold St. Francis scoreless for nearly a 20-minutes span in the second half.
Moyer earns her first all-academic honor as a sophomore, while being a health promotions major. On the field, the Telford, Pa., native has scored 11 goals and added one assist this season. She finished the year ranking third on the team in ground balls (25) fourth in draw controls (20) and fifth in caused turnovers (11).
First Team All-Conference
Anna Wallingford, High Point
Jasmine Jordan, High Point
Rachel Hannon, Jacksonville
Jessica Hotchkiss, Jacksonville
Emily Boissonneault, Detroit
Christie Dougherty, High Point
Heather Ziccarelli, High Point
Brittney Orashen, Jacksonville
Ann Fucigna, Davidson
Anna Eidem, Detroit
Mackenzie Carroll, High Point
Ali Hoffman, Jacksonville
Second Team All-Conference
Jessica Melby, Davidson
Diane Girling, Davidson
Chloe McIntosh, Liberty
Kathleen Battle, Longwood
Corina Mahorn, Detroit
Sara Kuhlman, High Point
Kaitlin Stewart, Jacksonville
Kristin Stenoien, Presbyterian
Hannah Riggs, Longwood
Erin Doherty, Davidson
Grace Gaeng, High Point
Morgan Derner, Jacksonville
Player of the Year:
Goalie: Anna Wallingford, High Point
Defense: Rachel Hannon, Jacksonville*
Midfield: Christie Dougherty, High Point
Attack: Mackenzie Carroll, High Point*
Newcomer: Holly Ventimiglia, Jacksonville
Coach of the Year: Laura Maness, Detroit
* - Overall Co-Player of the Year