April 30, 2009

NAC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams Announced

Castleton sophomore Marie VanDerKar was named the North Atlantic Conference Player of the Year in a vote of the conference coaches. VanDerKar led Castleton scoring 16 goals with 5 assists during conference play helping the Spartans claim the NAC championship.

Husson midfielder Caitlyn Butterfield was honored as the league’s Rookie of the Year. Butterfield scored 11 times while collecting 17 ground balls, causing four turnovers and winning 11 draw controls as Husson posted a 3-1 mark in conference play.

Husson head coach Mark Hundhammer was honored as NAC Coach of the Year by his peers. Hundhammer guided the Eagles to a 6-6 mark and an appearance in the NAC Championship game in their first season as a varsity program.

Thomas College was awarded the Team Sportsmanship Award. NAC all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches. Additional players honored are due to ties in the voting.

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2009 NAC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams

All-Conference First Team
A Nicole Adams Castleton Sr
A Shelby Bradford Husson Jr
A Amanda Malkin Green Mountain So
A Stephanie Pearce Castleton Jr
M Caitlyn Butterfield Husson So
M Celie Dagesse Green Mountain Fr
M Caitlin Ramsey Husson Jr
M Marie VanDerKar Castleton So
D Katelyn Green Castleton Sr
D Alex Huffman Husson So
D Kristen Rochler Castleton Jr
GK Francesca Mazzola Castleton Sr
All-Conference Second Team
A Kara Hudson Maine-Farmington Jr
A Amanda Jeffers Green Mountain Sr
A Jami Ladd Husson Fr
A Lucy Sargent Maine-Farmington Jr
M Tonya Berry Thomas Fr
M Meg Denby Thomas So
M Amie Daniels Maine-Farmington Fr
M Ashley Wentworth Maine-Farmington Jr
D Corey Gilbert Green Mountain So
D Nicole Grant Thomas Jr
D Jessie Lacasse Maine-Farmington Jr
GK Kelsy Allan Green Mountain Fr
Player of the Year
M Marie VanDerKar Castleton So
Rookie of the Year
M Caitlyn Butterfield Husson So
Coach of the Year
  Mark Hundhammer Husson  
Team Sportsmanship Award