Six Diplomats Named All-CC
LANCASTER, Pa. – Six Franklin & Marshall women's lacrosse members were named to the 2014 All-Centennial Conference (CC) team, announced Monday. Caroline Krohn, Sarah Bozzo and Kelsey Hoffman earned a spot on the first team, Anastasia Mergner and Samantha Blicht garnered second team honors, while Emily Everdell received honorable mention recognition.
Krohn (Baltimore, Md. / Towson) appears on the first team for the second straight season and was named All-CC for the third time in her career after receiving honorable mention recognition following her sophomore campaign. A member of the Diplomats' potent attack, Krohn placed seventh in the CC in points (68), sixth in goals (46) and seventh in assists (22), all of which led the team. She collected 12 ground balls and came away with seven draws. The senior attack scored goals in all but two of F&M's contests and tallied two or more scores in 15 of the team's 20 games.
Bozzo (Mountain Lakes, N.J. / Mountain Lakes) is the second Diplomat and fifth freshman overall to earn first team All-CC honors. She paced a defensive unit that allowed the second-fewest goals per game. Bozzo gathered the third-most groundballs on the team with 28, while her 17 caused turnovers was tied for second.
Hoffman (Arlington, Mass. / Buckingham Browne & Nichols) earned a spot on the first team for the second-consecutive year. The senior goalie allowed an average of 8.56 goals per game, which was second in the conference, while her 120 saves was good for fourth.
Mergner (West Caldwell, N.J. / James Caldwell) garners All-CC honors for the first time in her career. The sophomore midfielder led the conference in draws with 103, a mark that easily eclipsed her own school record of 82 from a season before. Mergner caused 20 turnovers on the season, which was the fifth-most in the conference and led the Diplomats. Her 36 ground balls also led the team and were good for the fifth most in the CC.
Blicht (Wilton, Conn. / Wilton) started in 18 contests this year as a member of the Diplomats' stifling defensive unit, garnering All-CC honors for the first time in her career. The sophomore defender tied for second on the team with 17 caused turnovers, while also collecting 18 ground balls and coming away with 12 draws.
Everell (Littleton, Mass. / Acton Boxborough Regional) receives honorable mention recognition for the second straight year. The junior attack was second on the team in goals with 37 and points with 40. Everdell gathered 13 groundballs and caused eight turnovers on the season.
F&M has a 15-5 overall mark, including an 8-1 record in conference action, and will continue its season on Saturday when the Diplomats host Catholic at 4:00 p.m. in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.