WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross junior Carly Grimaudo (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) and freshman Michelle McNeil (Canton, Mass.) have been selected to the 2012 first and second team All-Patriot League squads respectively, as announced by the league. Both players earn the honors for the first time.
Grimaudo played in 17 games this season, starting in nine of them. She led the team in all major scoring categories with career-highs of seven goals, three assists, and 17 points. She also scored both game-winning markers for the Crusaders this season including the 5-4 overtime clincher against Lehigh. Grimaudo tied for eighth in the Patriot league in total points and tied for 10th in goals scored.
McNeil is coming off a great freshman campaign, as she was one of only four players to start in every contest this season. She scored two goals and tallied one assist for five total points. Her goals and points marks tied her for third-best on the team, while her assist total tied her for second on the squad.
The Crusaders finished the 2012 season with a 2-15 record overall and a 1-4 mark in the league.
The 2012 Patriot League Field Hockey Tournament will be played this weekend, beginning with Friday's semifinal matchups as No. 4 Colgate takes on No. 1 Lafayette at 10:00 a.m. and No. 3 Bucknell plays No. 2 American at 2:30 p.m. The winners will meet for the Patriot League Championship on Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
Shelly Montgomery, American (Jr., M)*; Gina Hofmann, American (Sr., D)*:Kelsey Mucelli, Bucknell (So., M)*; Tayler Siegrist, Bucknell (Sr., D); Eliana Brown, Colgate (So., F); Carly Grimaudo, Holy Cross (Jr. F); Deanna DiCroce, Lafayette (Sr., F)*; Emily Valeo, Lafayette (Sr., M/D)*; Brittany Blass, Lafayette (So., M); Jessica Deutsch, Lafayette (So., GK)*; Kim Eng, Lehigh (Sr., F)*
Second-Team All-Patriot League
Jaclyn Anspach, American (Jr., F); Rebecca Treharne, American (So., M); Julie Fosseprez, American (Fr., M); Erica Perrine, Bucknell (Jr., GK); Vickie Resh, Bucknell (Jr., M); Rachel Misko, Bucknell (Jr., F); Adriana Libutti, Colgate (Sr., D); Michelle McNeil, Holy Cross (Fr., M); Jenna Seybert, Lafayette (So., D); Jaclyn White, Lafayette (Sr., M/D); Lindsay Metzger, Lehigh (So., F)
Offensive Player of the Year: Deanna DiCroce, Lafayette, Sr., F*
Defensive Player of the Year: Gina Hofmann, American, Sr., D
Goalkeeper of the Year: Jessica Deutsch, Lafayette, So., GK*
Rookie of the Year: Julie Fosseprez, American, Fr., M
Coach of the Year: Andrew Griffiths, Lafayette*
* - unanimous selection