Lauren Bradshaw and Brooke Baldelli Honored By Little East Conference

Lauren Bradshaw and Brooke Baldelli Honored By Little East Conference

PAWTUCKET, RI - Western Connecticut State University's Lauren Bradshaw (Bethel, CT) and Brooke Baldelli (New Fairfield, CT) have been named to the 2018 Little East Conference Women's Lacrosse All-Conference First and Second Teams, respectively.

Bradshaw, a midfielder, led the 4-13 Colonials with 85 total points, with 41 goals and 44 assists this past season.  She finished second on the team with 58 draw controls and led the team with 53 ground balls.  Earlier in the season, she scored her 100th career point.

Baldelli, an attack, followed with 63 total points, including a team-high 53 goals.  She surpassed the 100-goal mark this past season and has two full seasons to add onto that mark.  Baldelli led the team with 59 draw controls and had 100 shots on goal.

 

official release from Darryl Konicki - LEC Assistant Commissioner

The 2018 Little East Conference (LEC) Women's Lacrosse All-Conference teams and major awards were announced Tuesday following a vote of the league's head coaches.

2018 LEC regular season and tournament champion Plymouth State University nearly swept the major award categories as senior Megan Tingley (Natick, Mass.) was named LEC Offensive Player of the Year, senior Clarissa Foote (Weare, N.H.) was named LEC Defensive Player of the Year, junior Kimberly Zuccaro (Townsend, Mass.) was named LEC Midfielder of the Year and head coach Sandy Bridgeman was named LEC Coach of the Year.

Tingley leads the LEC in scoring with 55 goals and 42 assists for 97 total points in her 17 games played this season, while also registering 44 draw controls, 31 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers. Her goal (fifth) and assist (second) totals are both top-five in the LEC. The three-time first-team all-conference selection is the sixth Panther to be named LEC Offensive Player of the Year.

Foote has posted a record of 13-3 with a 9.99 goals against average and 138 saves between the pipes this season. The Second-Team All-Conference pick leads the conference in wins, winning percentage (81.3) and goals against average, second in save percentage (49.1) and is fifth in saves. She is the sixth Plymouth State player to be named LEC Defensive Player of the Year.

Zuccaro has totaled 21 goals, 62 ground balls, 51 draw controls and 33 caused turnovers through her first 17 games of the season. She is currently second in the conference in caused turnovers and ranks third in ground balls. Zuccaro is the third Panther to be named LEC Midfielder of the Year, and was named a First-Team All-LEC selection for the second time in as many seasons.

Bridgeman was named LEC Coach of the Year after guiding the Panthers to a 12-3 regular season record and the LEC regular season title with an undefeated (7-0) record in league play. She then led Plymouth State to its second LEC tournament championship in as many season. Bridgeman, who is in her second year leading the Panthers, is the fifth individual from Plymouth State to be named LEC Coach of the Year

LEC Rookie of the Year honors went to Eastern Connecticut State University's Tristan Kijak (Windsor, Conn.), who additionally earned Second-Team All-LEC honors. The midfielder totaled 31 goals, seven assists, 55 ground balls 39 draw controls and 33 caused turnovers. She ranks second in the conference in caused turnovers and sixth in ground balls this season.

 

2018 LEC Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Team

 

Name

Class

Institution

Offensive Player of the Year

Megan Tingley

Sr.

Plymouth State

Defensive Player of the Year

Clarissa Foote

Sr.

Plymouth State

Midfielder of the Year

Kimberly Zuccaro

Jr.

Plymouth State

Rookie of the Year

Tristan Kijak

So.

Eastern Connecticut

Coach of the Year

Sandy Bridgeman

 

Plymouth State

 

First Team All-Conference

Position

Name

Cl.

Institution

Attack

Megan Tingley

Sr.

Plymouth State

Attack

Chelsea Lewis

JR.

Keene State

Attack

Leah Douty

Sr.

UMass Dartmouth

Attack

Sam Sullivan

Sr.

Plymouth State

Midfield

Tori Weinstock

Sr.

Keene State

Midfield

Sydney Dubois

So.

Plymouth State

Midfield

Kimberly Zuccaro

Jr.

Plymouth State

Midfield

Lauren Bradshaw

Jr.

Western Connecticut

Defense

Tara Kilderry

Sr.

Keene State

Defense

Katie Calnen

Sr.

Eastern Connecticut

Defense

Annie Lynch

Sr.

UMass Dartmouth

Goalie

Julia Eaton

Jr.

Rhode Island College

       

Second Team All-Conference

Position

Name

Cl.

Institution

Attack

Katie Burke

Sr.

Eastern Connecticut

Attack

Brooke Baldelli

So.

Western Connecticut

Attack

Allison Irish

So.

Southern Maine

Attack

Alyssa Powers

So.

Eastern Connecticut

Midfield

Michelina Pinto

Jr.

Eastern Connecticut

Midfield

Tristan Kijak

So.

Eastern Connecticut

Midfield

Erin Kish

Sr.

UMass Dartmouth

Midfield

Aliza Jordan

Jr.

Southern Maine

Defense

Taylor Behn

Sr.

Eastern Connecticut

Defense

Faye Brown

Fr.

Plymouth State

Defense

Dorina Sirois

So.

Southern Maine

Goalie

Clarissa Foote

Sr.

Plymouth State