June 4, 2014

LM's Division II Women's All-Americans Announced

By Mark Macyk | LaxMagazine.com | Twitter

Attacker Devan Crimi tabs another accolade to her senior season after leading Division II in goals with 83. (Keith Lucas)

There are familiar faces all-around on LM's 2014 Division II All-American team. Six players also appeared on the preseason list, four played in the NCAA championship game and three played together on a youth team on Long Island. But there are some new teams breaking into the mold, too, including a veteran goalie from an NCAA newcomer and a breakout junior from a program on the rise.

A Jackie Andersen, Jr., Dowling

Andersen finished with 114 points (65 goals, 49 assists), which ranked third in Division III, behind two players she grew up playing with. She put an exlamation point on the season by pairing one goal with seven assists in Dowling’s ECC championship game victory over LIU Post, the Pioneers’ first loss in two years.

A Chelsea Borrino, Sr., Lock Haven

Borrino put the finishing touches on a fantastic career by dishing out 83 assists, which ranked second in D2, and 30 goals. It all came to a head in the South Region finals, when she contributed five assists to help the Eagles advance to the NCAA championship game for the second time ever.

A Devan Crimi, Sr., Adelphi

The Northeast-10 Player of the Year set an Adelphi single-season record, and ranked second in Division II, with 135 points. She also led Division II in scoring with 83 goals and finished her college career the same way she started it, as a National Champion. Not bad for a player who originally wanted to attend college anywhere but Long Island.

A Jackie Sileo, Sr. LIU Post

Sileo entered her final season as Division II’s all-time points leader and proceeded to pile up even more accolades. When it was all said and done, Sileo was the NCAA’s All-Division points leader with 564 points (195 goals, 369 assists), which is 64 more than any player has ever had. She once again led the nation in assists (89) and points (144) and was even featured in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd.

M Kathryn Campbell, Jr., New Haven

Campbell became the first player to crack the 100-point barrier in New Haven' history when she put up 56 goals and a program record-tying 46 assists. She also set a UNH record with 38 draw controls, scooped up 54 ground balls and had 33 caused turnovers, as the Chargers made their triumphant return to the NCAA tournament.

M Katie Farrell, Sr., Limestone, Sr

Farrell finished fifth in Division II, and broke a Limestone program record, with 73 goals this year. She also roped in 39 draw controls and 36 ground balls for the Saints, who entered the NCAA tournament undefeated. She graduates with 161 goals, which ties her for Limestone’s career lead.

M Jessica Pandolf, Jr., Lock Haven

The redshirt-junior continued to shine in her second season following an ACL injury, by pouring in 79 goals, which ranked second in Division II, and grabbing 127 draw controls, which ranked third. She led the NCAA-runner up Eagles with 32 caused turnovers, 127 draw controls, and 65 ground balls.

D Katherine Athens, Sr., Pfeiffer

The Falcons’ on-field leader helped ease the transition after a preseason coaching change, and caused a Division II-best 53 turnovers, while leading Pfeiffer back into the NCAA Tournament. Athens also ranked among the Top 15 in draw controls (87) and ground balls (72).

D Samantha Cock, Sr., Limestone

Cock was a key cog in Division II’s fifth-stingiest defense, leading the Saints in ground balls (60), draw controls (62) and caused turnovers (36). The 62 draw controls ranked second in program history.

D Taylor Norwood, Sr., Indiana (Pa.)

Norwood ranked second in Division II with 46 caused turnovers and also grabbed 77 draw controls and 50 ground balls. The 46 caused turnovers broke the Crimson Hawk program record that she set last season. She graduates as IUP’s all-time leader in ground balls (156) and caused turnovers (125).

D Jackie Williams, Sr., Adelphi

Williams anchored Division II’s No. 1 defense, which allowed just 4.55 goals per game. She had 59 draw controls, 57 ground balls and 33 caused turnovers and was named NE-10 Defensive Player of the Year. She topped it all off with three ground balls, two caused turnovers and two draw controls in the NCAA title game, where she bookended her career with a second NCAA title and helped hold Lock Haven to five goals.

G, Christine Hehmeyer, Sr., Lindenwood

One of two players remaining from Lindenwood’s club era, and a local player from St. Louis, Hehmeyer cemented her place in program lore when she made 11 saves in the NCAA tournament victory over Limestone to help send the Lions to the South Region Finals. She compiled a 7.69 goals against average, a .477 save percentage and a 15-3 record. She averaged over nine saves per game against nationally-ranked opponents.

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