Women's Lacrosse

All-ORLC teams, yearly award winners announced

All-ORLC teams, yearly award winners announced

First Team | Second Team | Honorable Mention

GREENVILLE, Pa. (ohioriverlax.org): The Ohio River Lacrosse Conference (ORLC) announced its 2018 women's all-conference teams and yearly award winners Monday afternoon.

The all-conference teams, along with the ORLC’s yearly award winners, were determined by a vote of the league's 12 head coaches.

Saint Vincent College senior midfielder Maggie Nelson (Jefferson, Md. | Saint John's Catholic Prep.) was voted the ORLC's Offensive Player of the Year for the second-straight year, while Washington & Jefferson College senior midfielder Caroline Kallos (Reading, Pa. | Governor Mifflin) earned the ORLC's Defensive Player of the Year award for the third-straight year.

Transylvania University freshman attack Shelby Wuest (Louisville, Ky. | Assumption) claimed ORLC Newcomer of the Year honors. Transylvania fourth-year head coach Lauren Bickford was tabbed the ORLC's Coach of the Year.

Also announced Monday were the members of this year's ORLC Sportsmanship Team.

Nelson earned her third-straight All-ORLC First Team selection Monday. She had four goals in Friday’s ORLC Championship Tournament semifinal loss to W&J, which helped her establish a new NCAA Division III record for goals scored in a career. She finished with 364 career goals, surpassing Ashley Hansbury of Curry College. Hansbury's record of 362 goals had stood since the 2011 season.

This year, Nelson also set Division III records in single-season goals (141), single-season points (178) and points in a match (19).

Kallos, also a three-time All-ORLC First Team selection, finished her career at W&J with program records in goals (201), assists (114), points (315), ground balls (351), caused turnovers (205) and draw controls (324). She led the ORLC this season in ground balls (89), draw controls (110) and caused turnovers (78) while finishing third in points (89). Her totals this year in ground balls, draw controls, caused turnovers and points were all W&J single-season records. Her 7.21 ground balls per match average led Division III this season, while her 4.71 caused turnovers per match ranked third. 

Wuest is Transylvania’s second ORLC Newcomer of the Year (Emma Oliver, 2016).  She was terrific in Saturday’s ORLC Championship Tournament title game victory over W&J, scoring three goals while totaling five assists, six ground balls and three caused turnovers in the win. She finished the season first in the ORLC in assists (49) and was second in both goals scored (82) and points (131). Wuest's 131 points rank eighth among Division III counterparts this season. 

Bickford had the Pioneers in the conference’s championship tournament in each of the previous three years, but this season proved to be the most memorable. Transylvania won its first championship tournament semifinal Friday afternoon before cruising to the program's first-ever conference title Saturday. The ORLC title-clinching win extended the Pioneers’ school record 16-match win streak and secured the league’s automatic qualifying bid to this year's NCAA Division III Championship. It will be Transylvania’s first-ever trip the Division III Championship. The Pioneers will open at Rhodes College (14-3) on Sunday afternoon.

All-ORLC First Team

Attack      
Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
Courtney Gleason Mount St. Joseph University Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio | Seton
Rae LaRochelle Washington & Jefferson College So. East Sandwich, Mass. | Sandwich
Naomi Schwaiger Saint Vincent College Jr. Greensburg, Pa. | Greater Latrobe
Julia Ward Transylvania University Sr. Dayton, Ohio | Chaminade-Julienne
Shelby Wuest Transylvania University Fr. Louisville, Ky. | Assumption
Midfield      
Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
Sydney Collins Chatham University Fr. Wake Forest, N.C. | Northwood School
Caroline Kallos Washington & Jefferson College Sr. Reading, Pa. | Governor Mifflin
Maggie Nelson Saint Vincent College Sr. Jefferson, Md. | Saint John's Catholic Prep.
Emma Oliver Transylvania University Jr. Louisville, Ky. | Ballard
Defense 
Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
Bria Braddock Westminster College So. Beaver Falls, Pa. | Blackhawk
Hannah Maroni Transylvania University Fr. Bainbridge Island, Wash. | Bainbridge
Allison Onslow Washington & Jefferson College Jr. Erie, Pa. | Villa Maria Academy
Maria Sams Mount St. Joseph University Sr. Cincinnati, Ohio | Oak Hills
Abby Shroyer Hanover College Sr. Zionsville, Ind. | Zionsville Community
Harper Zeitz Transylvania University So. Louisville, Ky. | Eastern
Goalkeeper      
Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
Sara Maute Washington & Jefferson College So. Pottstown, Pa. | Owen J. Roberts
       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-ORLC Second Team

Attack      
Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
Emily D'Amico Westminster College Jr. Moon Township, Pa. | Moon
Mallory Fogus Hanover College Sr. Grosse Ile, Mich. | Herbert Henry Dow
Mackenzie Quinn Thiel College So. Carnegie, Pa. | Chartiers Valley
Midfield
Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
Salem Carlow Transylvania University Fr. West Chester, Pa. | Unionville
Alexis Miller Washington & Jefferson College So. Carlisle, Pa. | Cumberland Valley
Paige Scherer Thiel College Jr. Cranberry, Pa. | Seneca Valley
Olivia Wallace Earlham College Sr. Portland, Ore. | Wilson
Defense
Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
Corrine Burk Saint Vincent College Jr. Smithsburg, Md. | Smithsburg
Katherine Stachowski Transylvania University Sr. Springboro, Ohio | Springboro
Katelyn White Washington & Jefferson College So. Linthicum, Md. | North County
Goalkeeper      
Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
Jordan Blackburne Earlham College Fr. Indianapolis, Ind. | Culver Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All-ORLC Honorable Mention

Attack      
Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
Kayla Boulas Washington & Jefferson College So. North Branford, Conn. | North Branford
Jalee Connor Thomas More College Jr. Cincinnati, Ohio | Seton
Rachel Davis Hanover College Jr. Indianapolis, Ind. | North Central
Jess Silva Franklin College Sr. Greenwood, Ind. | Center Grove
Midfield      
Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
Breanna Martini Waynesburg University Fr. Pickerington, Ohio | Pickerington North
Defense      
Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
Marisa Keller Westminster College Fr. Canonsburg, Pa. | Canon-McMillan
Haley Lowe Franklin College Sr. Lawrenceburg, Ind. | Lawrenceburg
Goalkeeper      
Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
Maria Cefola Chatham University Fr. Murrysville, Pa. | Franklin Regional
Amanda Mousa Hanover College Sr. Springboro, Ohio | Springboro
       

 

 

 

 

ORLC Sportsmanship Team

Pos. Name School Yr. Hometown | High School
D Kasey Gardner Chatham University So. Crestline, Ohio | Colonel Crawford
A Krista Kirk Earlham College Fr. Mitchell, Ind. | Mitchell
G Courtney Jones Franklin College Fr. Indianapolis, Ind. | Warren Central
D Cassidy Coates Hanover College Sr. Evansville, Ind. | Evansville Central
D Gabriella Halfhill Mount St. Joseph University Fr. Liberty Township, Ohio | Lakota West
D LingEr Williams Saint Vincent College So. New Wilmington, Pa. | Wilmington Area
G Kyra Farrell Thiel College Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa. | Oakland Catholic
M Jeni Hall Thomas More College Jr. Lebanon, Ky. | Marion County
M Bailee Stevens Transylvania University Jr. Cloverdale, Ind. | Cloverdale
A Kayla Boulas Washington & Jefferson College So. North Branford, Conn. | North Branford 
D Carissa Doody Waynesburg University Sr. Mount Airy, Md. | Glenelg
G Matalyn Holland Westminster College Fr. Pittsburgh, Pa. | Shaler Area