MARSHFIELD, Mass – The New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) announced its 2019 Women's Lacrosse All-Conference teams and major award winners on Tuesday afternoon. The awards were voted on by the conference's seven coaches following the conclusion of the regular season. Six of the seven institutions were recognized on All-Conference while New England College paved the way with seven, while Becker claimed three of the four major awards.
New England College senior, Tara Bainbridge was voted as the 2019 Player of the Year for her efforts this season. Becker saw Nikolle Storey voted as the Goalkeeper of the Year, Clare Conway named the Rookie of the Year while their coach, Ashley Mossey was voted as the 2019 NECC Coach of the Year.
Joining Bainbridge and Conway as attackers on First Team are Alana Scott (New England College), and Vanessa Vurno (Elms). Taking up the midfield was voted, Haley Richard (Elms), Cassandra Nelson (Becker), Kate McCormack (Mitchell) and Lauren Rich (New England College). Rounding out the defensive unit is Kylian Kelly (Becker), Kaitlyn Berry (New England College), Giuliana Kevlin (New England College) and Goalkeeper of the Year, Storey between the pipes.
Second Team is comprised of attackers, Julie Ravenelle (Becker), Arianna Calouro (Becker), Sofia Castriotta (New England College) and Reilly Jodoin (Elms). The midfield holds Alex Safford (Southern Vermont), Tailor Chapin (New England College), Francesca Pinard (Mitchell) and Megan McKenna (Bay Path). The defensive unit is rounded out by Hannah Corrigan, Mitchell, Erienne Dowe (Elms), Alyssa Barnes (Elms) and goalkeeper Emily Huber (Elms).
NECC Player of the Year – Tara Bainbridge, New England College (Sr., A, South Hadley, Mass.)
Tara Bainbridge had an explosive senior season leading the NECC in most offensive categories. The attacker helped lead the Pilgrims to a 12-5 overall record while going 5-1 in conference play. The senior leads the league in goals (118), assists (54), and points (172). Bainbridge dominated NECC weekly awards picking up five Player of the Week honors.
NECC Goalkeeper of the Year – Nikolle Storey, Becker (Sr., GK, Cumberland, Maine)
Becker's Nikolle Storey conducted a strong 2019 season between the pipes for the Hawks. The senior helped the Hawks to a 12-1 overall record while posting a perfect 6-0 mark in league play. The goalkeeper owns many goalkeeping statistics including goals against (59), goals against average (5.38) and save percentage (57.9). The senior amassed 658 total minutes in net this season, competing in all 13 contests.
NECC Rookie of the Year – Clare Conway, Becker
First year Clare Conway posted an impressive rookie campaign in 2019 helping lead the Hawks to a perfect 6-0 mark in NECC play. The attacker compiled 83 points, 51 goals, and 32 assists overall this season while competing in all 13 contests. Conway also dominated weekly awards earning Player of the Week once and Rookie of the Week four times.
NECC Coach of the Year – Ashley Mossey, Becker
Under the guidance of head coach, Ashley Mossey the Hawks earned the No. 1 seed in the NECC postseason after finishing with a perfect 6-0 mark, totaling a 12-1 overall record. The Hawks totaled 221 goals, 112 assists, 368 groundballs, 171 draw controls and 178 caused turnovers this season. Becker also led the league defensively with only 63 goals against and a 4.85 goals against average.
2019 NECC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference
A – Tara Bainbridge, New England College
A – Clare Conway, Becker
A – Alana Scott, New England College
A – Vanessa Vurno, Elms
M – Haley Richard, Elms
M – Cassandra Nelson, Becker
M – Kate McCormack, Mitchell
M – Lauren Rich, New England College
D – Kylian Kelly, Becker
D – Kaitlyn Berry, New England College
D.- Giuliana Kevlin, New England College
GK – Nikolle Storey, Becker
A – Julia Ravenelle, Becker
A – Arianna Calouro, Becker
A – Sofia Castriotta, New England College
A – Reilly Jodoin, Elms
M – Alex Safford, Southern Vermont
M – Tailor Chapin, New England College
M – Francesca Pinard, Mitchell
M – Megan McKenna, Bay Path
D – Hannah Corrigan, Mitchell
D – Erienne Dowe, Elms
D.- Alyssa Barnes, Elms
GK – Emily Huber, Elms
2019 Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team
Alyssa Tursi, New England College
Caitlin Esposito, Bay Path
Sydney Theriault, Becker
Brooke Chisholms, Elms
Lindsey Fairbanks, Mitchell
Jess Foley, Southern Vermont
Maggie Pomeroy, Dean