Duvall Named MEC Lacrosse Freshman of the Year

Duvall Named MEC Lacrosse Freshman of the Year

BRIDGEPORT -- Regular season Mountain East Conference champion Wheeling Jesuit claimed three of the top honors in the league as Elizabeth Hales was named Offensive Player of the Year, Holly Deckert was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year, and Cardinals head coach Tim Florence was tabbed as the league Coach of the Year. West Virginia Wesleyan standout Madison Duvall (pictured) was chosen as the conference's Freshman of the Year.

Hales, a junior from Orlando, Fla., leads the country in points this year with 97, and is second in the NCAA in points per game with 6.1. She has 59 goals to go with 38 assists and has 21 ground balls on the season. She recorded at least three points in every game this season, including a season-high 11 against Wingate back on March 6.

Deckert, a junior from New Windsor, Md., anchored the WJU unit on defense and also served as an asset clearing the ball into the attack for the Cardinals. She led the MEC in caused turnovers with 28 (1.75 per game) and also 42 ground balls on the season.

Duvall, a native of Smithsburg, Md., scored 23 goals and added seven assists in her freshman campaign for the Lady Bobcats. She also ranked fifth in the conference in draw controls per game with 4.03 helping WVWC rank second in the league in that category this season. 

In his fifth season at WJU, Florence guided the Cardinals to an 11-5 overall record. The Cardinals went 6-0 in the MEC and claimed the regular season championship. Wheeling Jesuit is serving as the host for this week's MEC Women's Lacrosse Tournament. 

In addition to the individual award winners, the MEC also announced its all-conference teams. The All-MEC teams and awards are selected by a vote of the league's coaches.

All-MEC First Team
Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown
A Rachel Cole UVa-Wise So. Flower Mound, Texas
A Elizabeth Hales Wheeling Jesuit Jr. Orlando, Fla.
A Erin Phelan Shepherd Sr. Thurmont, Md.
A Jessie Tufnell Wheeling Jesuit Sr. Flower Mound, Texas
M Brooke Czarnecki Notre Dame Sr. Pittsburgh, Pa.
M Peyton Harris Charleston So. Lockport, N.Y.
M Hannah Marshall UVa-Wise So. Atlanta, Ga.
M Haley Price Shepherd Jr. Eldersburg, Md.
D Holly Deckert Wheeling Jesuit Jr. New Windsor, Md.
D Lauren Donahue UVa-Wise So. Stafford, Va.
D Kelsey Phelan Shepherd Sr. Thurmont, Md.
G Lauren Ragsdale Notre Dame Sr. Alpharetta, Ga.
         
All-MEC Second Team
Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown
A Madison Duvall W.Va. Wesleyan Fr. Smithsburg, Md.
A Emily Henneberry UVa-Wise Fr. Chesterfield, Va.
A Kori Hickman Wheeling Jesuit So. Cincinnati, Ohio
M Chanelle Bondurant Urbana Sr. Pickerington, Ohio
M Mary Burns Wheeling Jesuit Jr. New Stanton, Pa.
M Kim Lubic W.Va. Wesleyan So. Pittsburgh, Pa.
M Natalie Schaffner W.Va. Wesleyan So. Severn, Md.
D Lyndsay Carpenter Wheeling Jesuit So. Sacramento, Calif.
D Vanessa DeLano Notre Dame Sr. Painesville, Ohio
D Taylor Hicks Shepherd Sr. Baltimore, Md.
D Aryanna Jones Charleston Fr. Shaker Heights, Ohio
D Haley McGuffin W.Va. Wesleyan Fr. Charlotte, N.C.
G Melanie Reilly UVa-Wise So. Chesapeake, Va.
         
All-MEC Honorable Mention
Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown
A Catherine Dina UVa-Wise Fr. Alexandria, Va.
A Brooke Hunley Shepherd Jr. Monrovia, Md.
M Olivia Krock Wheeling Jesuit Jr. Granville, Ohio
D Jess Apgar UVa-Wise Fr. Elliston, Va.
D Esther Yi Charleston Fr. Suwanee, Ga.
G Catherine Clawson Charleston Fr. Carrboro, N.C.
G Lauren Granville W.Va. Wesleyan Fr. Owings, Md.
         
MEC All-Freshman Team
Pos. Name School Cl. Hometown
D Jess Apgar UVa-Wise Fr. Elliston, Va.
M Kate Calder Wheeling Jesuit Fr. Cincinnati, Ohio
G Catherine Clawson Charleston Fr. Carrboro, N.C.
A Catherine Dina UVa-Wise Fr. Alexandria, Va.
A Madison Duvall W.Va. Wesleyan Fr. Smithsburg, Md.
M McKayla Grasham UVa-Wise Fr. Baltimore, Md.
G Lauren Granville W.Va. Wesleyan Fr. Owings, Md.
A Emily Henneberry UVa-Wise Fr. Chesterfield, Va.
D Haley McGuffin W.Va. Wesleyan Fr. Charlotte, N.C.
D Aryanna Jones Charleston Fr. Shaker Heights, Ohio
D Tori Martin Notre Dame Fr. Frederick, Md.
D Esther Yi Charleston Fr. Suwanee, Ga.
         
Offensive Player of the Year: Elizabeth Hales (Wheeling Jesuit)
Defensive Player o the Year: Holly Deckert (Wheeling Jesuit)
Freshman of the Year: Madison Duvall (W.Va. Wesleyan)
Coach of the Year: Tim Florence (Wheeling Jesuit)