Keely Connors Named to All-Patriot League Second Team
WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross women’s lacrosse senior attacker Keely Connors has earned second team All-Patriot League honors, as voted on by the conference’s coaches. This is the second All-Patriot League accolade for the senior, having been selected to the first team at the conclusion of the 2018 season. Connors is the first Crusader to earn consecutive post-season accolades since Anna Johnson (2016, 2017).
In the 2019 season, Connors recorded 26 goals and five assists for 31 points. Connors started in all 16 games for the Crusaders. She captured the all-time draw controls (236) record at Holy Cross and tied her own program single-season record in draw controls (93). The senior attacker picked up 17 ground balls and ranked third on the team in caused turnovers, with 15.
She was named the Patriot League’s Attacker of the Week on Feb. 18 after a five goal performance in the Crusaders’ victory over Central Connecticut. The senior was also named to the preseason all-Patriot League team.
Connors finishes her career as a Crusader with 80 goals and 15 assists in 65 games played.
2019 Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Major Awards
Attacker of the Year: Kelly Larkin, Navy, Jr.
Midfielder of the Year: Taylor VanThof, Loyola Maryland, Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year: Lindsey Ehrhardt, Loyola Maryland, Sr.
Goalkeeper of the Year: Kady Glynn, Loyola Maryland, Sr.
Rookie of the Year: Caroline Raymond, Army West Point, Fr., A
Coach of the Year: Jen Adams, Loyola Maryland
2019 Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse First Team
Attack: Jackie Brattan, Army West Point (So.), Kailey Conry, Boston University Hannah Powers, Loyola Maryland (Sr.), Livy Rosenzweig, Loyola Maryland (So.), Kelly Larkin, Navy (Jr.), Andie O’Sullivan, Navy (Sr.)
Midfielder: Samantha Stewart, Army West Point (Jr.), Katie Belval, Boston University (Sr.), Sondra Dickey, Lehigh (Jr.), Taylor VanThof, Loyola Maryland (Sr.), Kayla Harris, Navy (Jr.)
Defense: Tonianne Magnelli, Boston University (Sr.), Lindsey Ehrhardt, Loyola Maryland (Sr.), Kristen Yanchoris, Loyola Maryland (Sr.), Marie Valenti, Navy (Sr.)
Goalkeeper: Kady Glynn, Loyola Maryland (Sr.)
2019 Patriot League Women’s Lacrosse Second Team*
Attack: Emma Vinall, American (So.), Caroline Raymond, Army West Point (Fr.), Keely Connors, Holy Cross (Sr.), Tara Atkinson, Colgate (Sr.), Jane Kirby, Lafayette (Sr.)
Midfield: Kendall Goldblum, American (So.), Manuela Cortes, Army West Point (Sr.), Emily Vervlied, Boston University (So.), Noelle Patterson, Colgate (Jr.), Sam Fiedler, Loyola Maryland (So.), Annalise Heyward, Navy (Jr.)
Defense: Callie DeWitt, Bucknell (Sr.), Madeline Barcia, Colgate (Sr.), Alexandra Ladda, Lehigh (Jr.), Katie Detwiler, Loyola Maryland (Fr.)
Goalkeeper: Maddie Burns, Army West Point (Jr.), Samantha Croston, Colgate (Jr.), Samantha Sagi, Lehigh (So.)
*19 student-athletes honored on the second team due to ties in voting