Full Skyline Release
Written by Joshua Soto (SJC-LI Sports Information)
New York, NY| The St. Joseph's College (L.I.) women's lacrosse team landed six players on Skyline All-Conference teams, including three the First-Team, as announced by the conference office on Tuesday afternoon.
Attacker Brooke Kreuscher, midfielder Nicole Stoppelli, and defender Chelsea Tarazona highlighted the Golden Eagles' selection with Skyline First-Team accolades, while Kristin Carroll, Diana Johnston and Samantha Caruso appeared on the Second-Team.
Kreuscher's First-Team selection comes on the heels of a team-leading 78-point campaign that led the Golden Eagles to a Skyline Conference Runner-Up trophy. In 18 games she collected 50 goals and 28 assists and tallied the second-highest point total in a single season in program history. The attack concludes her season fourth in the conference in assists-per-game (1.50), eighth in goals-per-game (2.78), and ninth in points-per-game (4.28).
Also on the First-Team was Stoppelli, who had a career year in midfield establishing career-highs in goals (42), assists (34), points (76), groundballs (25), and caused turnovers (16).The three-time Skyline Weekly Honor Roll selection finished third in the conference in assists-per-game (1.89) and 10th in points-per-game (4.22). Stoppelli's 76 points was fourth-most in a single season in program history.
Tarazona made a strong defensive presence in her first season with the Golden Eagles despite playing in only 12 games. The Suffolk County Community College transfer led the team in caused turnovers (20) and was second on the team in groundballs (28).
Carroll, who collected her third All-Conference selection in as many years, played in 14 games and collected 24 goals and 16 assists for a 40 points. In addition, the Patchogue, NY native was credited with 36 draw controls and 16 groundballs on the year.
Johnston–an ECAC South Region and Skyline Rookie of the Week selection earlier this year–collected a team-best 57 draw control victories and finished third in goals (32) and fourth in points (40).
Caruso led a Golden Eagle defense that finished third in the Skyline in both caused turnovers-per-game (9.83) and goals-against average (10.49). In her first-ever season she established a team second-best in caused turnovers (19), and ranked fifth in groundballs (24).
2017 Skyline Conference Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Team
Name, School, Cl., Pos., Hometown
Katie Gattoni, Mount Saint Mary, Sr., A, Old Tappan, N.J
Monica Koralus, Sage, Sr., A, Verbank, N.Y.
Brooke Kreuscher, St. Joseph's-L.I., Sr., A, Bayport, N.Y.
Emma Porter, Purchase, Jr., A, Homer, N.Y.
Sara Bey, Old Westbury, Sr., M, Merrick, N.Y.
Zoe Hines, Purchase, Jr., M, Maplewood, N.J.
Brittany Rosino*, Farmingdale State, Sr., M, No. Babylon, N.Y.
Nicole Stoppelli, St. Joseph's-L.I., So,. M, Lindenhurst, N.Y.
Natasha Treuman, Old Westbury, So., M, Merrick, N.Y.
Amanda Clemens, Mount Saint Mary, Gr., D, Baldwin, N.Y.
Haley Newburg, Farmingdale State, So., D, West Islip, N.Y.
Chelsea Tarazona, St. Joseph's-L.I., Jr., D, Islip Terrace, N.Y.
Melanie Tencic, Farmingdale State, Fr., D, Farmingdale, N.Y.
Tori Johnston**, Farmingdale State, So., GK, Hauppauge, N.Y.
Hannah Gizzi, USMMA, So., GK, Finksburg, Md.
Name, School, Cl., Pos., Hometown
Kristin Carroll, St. Joseph's-L.I., Jr., A, Patchogue, N.Y.
Grace McHugh, USMMA, Fr., A, Sturbridge, Mass.
Janisha Sanchez, Farmingdale State, Sr., A, Brentwood, N.Y.
Megan Sullivan, Farmingdale State, Sr., A, Farmingdale, N.Y.
Diana Johnston, St. Joseph's-L.I., Fr., M, Commack, N.Y.
Kristen Keller, Farmingdale State, Sr., M, Westbury, N.Y.
Angela Parker, USMMA, Fr., M, Bowie, Md.
Victoria Varone***, Farmingdale State, Fr., M, Commack, N.Y.
Danielle Weir, Old Westbury, Jr., M, No. Massapequa, N.Y.
LaChaye Allen, Old Westbury, Jr., D, Freeport, N.Y.
Samantha Caruso, St. Joseph's-L.I., So., D, Lake Grove, N.Y.
Morgan Cordes, Mount Saint Mary, Jr., D, Sound Beach, N.Y.
Courtney Salatto, Maritime, So., D, West Islip, N.Y.
Amanda Picillo, Mount Saint Mary, So., GK, Valley Stream, N.Y.
* Offensive Player of the Year: Brittany Rosino, Farmingdale State
** Defensive Player of the Year: Tori Johnston, Farmingdale State
*** Rookie of the Year: Victoria Varone, Farmingdale State
Coach of the Year: Erin Calkins, Farmingdale State (fifth season)