Navy Women's Lacrosse Garners Three Patriot League Major Awards
April 24, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Navy women's lacrosse head coach Cindy Timchal, junior attacker Jasmine DePompeo (Sayville, N.Y.) and freshman attacker Loren Generi (Bayport, N.Y.) were named Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Major Award winners on Tuesday, the league office announced. Timchal was voted Patriot League Coach of the Year, DePompeo repeated as the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year and Generi was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Year. Navy, the regular season champion, received a league-high six selections to the league's two all-conference teams.
DePompeo earns a second straight Patriot League Offensive Player of the Year award and a second straight selection to the all-league first team. DePompeo leads the Patriot League and ranks ninth in the nation with 75 points. She leads the league and is eighth in the nation with 41 assists. She also leads the Patriot League with 4.41 points per game and 2.41 assists per game and was a two-time Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week this season.
Navy's first two-time major award winner, DePompeo had seven five-point games this season, highlighted by a nine-point effort in Navy's win over Holy Cross on five goals and four assists. DePompeo is a 2012 Tewaaraton Award Watch List honoree and was the Patriot League's Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.
The junior is the sixth player in league history to earn multiple offensive player of the year awards and the first since 2007. Including Erin Rawlick's 2010 honor, Navy has won three straight offensive player of the year awards.
King earns all-league first-team honors for the second straight year and was also an all-league second-team honoree in 2010. King is now the third Midshipman to earn at least three career all-league accolades (Katrina Nietsch - 4; Rawlick - 3).
King leads Navy with 33 ground balls and 17 caused turnovers. She is the 'quarterback' of a Navy defense that ranks fifth in the nation with a 7.88 goals-against average and the team has held 12 opponents to eight goals or fewer this season.
King is Navy's career leader in ground balls (150) and is tied for the all-time lead in career games started (68). King was named the league's defensive player of the week on March 19 and she also tallied four points this season on one goal and three assists.
Young was named to the all-league first team in 2012 after earning second-team honors as a sophomore last season. Young ranks second on the team and is 21st in the nation with 47 goals and is averaging 2.76 goals per game. She ranks second on the team and fourth in the Patriot League with 3.76 draw controls per game and leads the league with 6.76 shots per game.
Generi leads Navy with 50 goals and 99 draw controls. Generi is ranked second in the nation in total draw controls, is third in the nation in draw controls per game (5.82) and is 14th in total goals. Generi's 99 draw controls are tied for the eight-most in a single season in NCAA history.
Generi has started all 17 games this season and has scored at least one goal in every contest. Generi scored seven goals, matching the Navy freshman record, and added eight draw controls in Navy's win over American.
Generi has 57 points (50 goals, 7 assists), 15 ground balls, 10 free-position goals and a school record five game-winning goals. She was a four-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week selection this season and is Navy's first rookie of the year.
Wright earns her first career all-league award with her selection to the second team. Wright consistently marks opposing teams' top offensive player and has played an important role in helping Navy's defense rank fifth in the nation in scoring defense at 7.88 goals per game.
Wright has made 16 starts in 2012, scooped 14 ground balls and caused 13 turnovers. Wright was a member of Navy's track and field team as a freshman before coming out to the women's lacrosse team as a sophomore and has been a full-time starter on Navy's defense in each of the past two seasons.
Fellows had 10 multi-goal games and three five-point games. She tallied seven points on six goals in a win over Longwood and scored a team-high five points against No. 1 Northwestern. Fellows earned a pair of Patriot League Rookie of the Week awards this season.
Timchal, in her fifth year at Navy, earns her first Patriot League Coach of the Year award. Timchal owns a career record of 409-107 (.792) over 30 seasons and is 73-21 (.777) while at Navy. Timchal became the first college lacrosse coach to win 400 games earlier this season and was recently named a finalist for the 2012 US Lacrosse National Hall of Fame. Timchal has guided Navy to back-to-back Patriot League Tournament titles and NCAA Tournament appearances.
Navy won the regular season championship in 2012 with a perfect 6-0 record and stand at 15-2 overall. The Mids will host the Patriot League Tournament this weekend. Navy will host No. 4 American on Friday at 5:00 PM. The second semifinal features No. 2 Colgate and No. 3 Holy Cross with the semifinal winners meeting Sunday at 12 noon with the league title on the line.
2012 Women's Lacrosse All-Patriot League Team
Major Awards Offensive Player of the Year Jasmine DePompeo, Navy, Jr., A
Midfield Player of the Year Courtney Miller, Colgate, Sr., M
Defensive of the Year Catherine Furman, Holy Cross, Sr., D
Rookie of the Year Loren Generi, Navy, Fr., A
Coach of the Year Cindy Timchal, Navy 2012 First-Team All-Patriot League Kimberly Collins, American (Jr.) Attack Jasmine DePompeo, Navy (Jr.) Attack Addie Godfrey, Lafayette (Jr.) Attack Emily Burton, American (Jr.) Midfield Courtney Miller, Colgate (Sr.) Midfield Ana White, Lafayette (So.) Midfield Kathy Young, Navy (Jr.) Midfield Catherine Furman, Holy Cross (Sr.) Defense Kierstin King, Navy (Sr.) Defense Emily Stankiewicz, American (Sr.) Defense Jennie Berglin, Colgate (Fr.) Goalkeeper Leigh Ann Torcivia, Lehigh (Sr., M) At-Large
2012 Second-Team All-Patriot League Loren Generi, Navy (Fr.) Attack Carli Sukonik, Lehigh (Fr.) Attack Taylor Zebrowski, Holy Cross (Jr.) Attack Jess Fellows, Navy (Fr.) Midfield Emily Maher, American (So.) Midfield Katelyn Miller, Bucknell (So.) Midfield Laura Ryan, Holy Cross (Fr.) Midfield Jenna Frost, Colgate (Fr.) Defense Rachel Martin, Lafayette (So.) Defense Dominique Wright, Navy (Sr.) Defense Sarah Weber, Holy Cross (So.) Goalkeeper Julie McBrien, Lehigh (Jr., M) At-Large