MCNAMARA FIRST TEAM ALL A-10, WARD ALL-ROOKIE, KOWNURKO AND ALBRIGHT ALL-ACADEMIC

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – VCU sophomore forward Emily McNamara was named All-Atlantic 10 First Team while freshman Rebecca Ward was named to the All-Rookie Team and juniors Alexis Albright and Chessa Kownurko were named to the All-Atlantic 10 Academic Team.

McNamara, a preseason All-Atlantic 10 selection, broke VCU's single-season record for points with 45. McNamara scored 18 goals on the season which rank second in school history while her nine assists are tied for ninth. McNamara led the A-10 in shots per game at 5.94 and finished second in the conference in points, 19 ahead of third place. She also ranked second in the A-10 in goals scored and tied for seventh in assists.

McNamara was also named the A-10 Player of the Week on Oct. 31 after she scored two hat tricks in wins over Saint Louis and Missouri State.

Ward was named to the All-Rookie team after she played in all 18 games with 16 starts and scored two goals and tallied three assists. She recorded 19 shots with 11 shots on goal.

Kownurko earned All-Atlantic 10 Academic Team Honors. The junior Chemical and Life Science Engineering major has a 3.778 GPA. She started all 18 games for VCU in goal and led the A-10 in saves with 144. She also averaged 6.33 saves per game and ranked third in the conference in that category. 

Albright earned her first All-Atlantic 10 Academic Team honors as the junior Exercise Science major carries a 3.905 grade point average. Albright played in all 18 games for the Rams with 17 starts, she scored one goal and had one assist.

 

Offensive Player of the Year: Anna Willocks, Saint Joseph's

Defensive Player of the Year: Melanie Kreusch, Massachusetts

Rookie of the Year: Pepa Serrano, Saint Joseph's

Goalkeeper of the Year: Elizabeth Dyer, Saint Francis

Coach of the Year: Lynn Farquhar, Saint Joseph's

 

All-Conference First Team

Izzie Delario, Massachusetts

Sarah Hawkshaw, Massachusetts

Melanie Kreusch, Massachusetts

Megan Miller, Richmond

Kelly Quinn, Richmond

Thalia Williamson, Richmond

Shannon Pereira, Saint Francis

Kerri Turk, Saint Joseph's

Pepa Serrano, Saint Joseph's

Anna Willocks, Saint Joseph's

Emily McNamara, VCU

 

All-Conference Second Team

Katherine English, Davidson

Kendall Kreider, La Salle

Abbey Lawrence, La Salle

Lydia George, Lock Haven

Colleen McCabe, Lock Haven

Stephanie Whiteman, Lock Haven

Megan Wenrich, Lock Haven

Anne Dijkstra, Massachusetts

Celina Hocks, Massachusetts

Nicole Miller, Massachusetts

Brea Seabrook, Saint Francis

 

All-Rookie Team

Dana De Gannes, Lock Haven

Celina Hocks, Massachusetts

Amanda DaSilva, Richmond

Abby Lyons, Richmond

Elizabeth Dyer, Saint Francis

Taylin Lehman, Saint Francis

Kathrin Bentz, Saint Joseph's

Victoria Kammerinke, Saint Joseph's

Doris Offerhaus, Saint Joseph's

Pepa Serrano, Saint Joseph's

Rebecca Ward, VCU

 

All-Academic Team

Becca Jones, Davidson

Lauren McFayden, Davidson

Sophie Lozowski, La Salle

Katie O'Grady, La Salle

Lydia George, Lock Haven

Nicole Kuerzi, Massachusetts

Cliodhna Loughlin, Massachusetts

Kyra Castano, Saint Francis

Carly Gromel, Saint Francis

Alexis Albright, VCU

Chessa Kownurko, VCU

 
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