Vonachen, Brault, Tingley on First Team for Panthers, Guerriero on Second Team
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Plymouth State University women's lacrosse team was represented by four All-Stars Tuesday when the Little East Conference (LEC) announced its All-Conference Team for the 2016 season.
Juniors Caroline Vonachen (Framingham, Mass.) and Meg Brault (South Windsor, Conn.) and sophomore Megan Tingley (Natick, Mass.) were named to the All-LEC First Team, and sophomore Sophia Guerriero (Essex, Mass./Manchester-Essex Regional) was a Second Team selection. Vonachen was a Second Team honoree last season while the others are first-time picks. All of the LEC post-season honors are voted on by the league's head coaches.
A three-year starter at midfield for PSU, Vonachen continues to make an impact all over the field. She scored a team-high 53 goals, third-most in the Little East, and finished with 67 points, which ranks fifth in the conference. Vonachen also collected 42 draw controls (second-most on the team), 30 ground balls (fourth on the team), and 15 caused turnovers (tied for fourth on the team).
Vonachen has climbed to 14th place on PSU's career scoring list with 156 points on 131 goals (ninth all-time) and 25 assists.
A two-year starter at midfield, Tingley has become one of the top all-around players in the conference. She led the team and ranks fourth in the LEC with 72 points, coming on 32 goals and 40 assists (second-most in the conference). Tingley also tops the conference in draw controls with 66 and ranks fifth with 26 caused turnovers.
Tingley is beginning to make a mark in the PSU record books, moving up to 22nd place on the all-time scoring list with 124 points on 59 goals and 65 assists (ninth all-time). She became just the second player in school history with 40 assists in a season, and her six assists in a contest at Castleton is tied for third-most in a game in school history.
A three-year veteran and first-year starter, Brault led the Little East this spring with a .512 save percentage and ranked fourth with a 10.24 goals against average. The starter in 17 of PSU's 18 games, Brault made double-digit saves seven times, including in five straight conference games in late April and early May. She made a season-high 18 saves in a game at Eastern Connecticut on Apr. 23. Brault also grabbed a team-high 44 ground balls and caused 18 turnovers, third-most on the team.
A two-year starter on defense for PSU, Guerriero helped the Panther defense rank third in the conference, allowing 10.12 goals per game. She ranked third on the team with 36 ground balls, fifth with 14 draw controls, sixth with a dozen caused turnovers. Guerriero also chipped in on offense with 13 goals, tied for fourth on the squad.
The LEC All-Star selections come following another solid season for the Panthers. PSU finished with a 11-7 overall record. The Panthers advanced to their third straight LEC championship game where they were defeated by rival Keene State College, 11-8.
The complete All-LEC Team is available at LittleEast.com.
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