Five Skyhawks Receive Postseason NE-10 Honors






Junior Kelsey Reilly leads list of four All-Northeast-10 selections
Freshman Elizabeth Lane voted to NE-10 All-Rookie Team

EASTON, Mass. (May 9, 2012) – Five members of the Stonehill College women's lacrosse team have received postseason recognition in the Northaest-10 Conference as selected by the league's 13 head coaches.

Junior Kelsey Reilly (Hingham, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) highlights four All-Northeast-10 Conference honorees with her first team selection, while senior Samantha Lynott (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem East) and juniors Kayla Green (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) and Heather Sullivan (Andover, Mass./Andover) all earned second team honors. Freshman Elizabeth Lane (Sandwich, Mass./Bishop Stang) rounds out the Skyhawks postseason award winners with her selection to the NE-10 All-Rookie Team.

Reilly earns first team All-Northeast-10 honors for the second-straight year. She started 18 of the 19 games she played and shattered the program record with her Northeast-10 leading 120 draw controls (4th nationally) – nearly double the previous record of 61 set by Liza Gross in 2008. Reilly also totaled 40 goals (19th NE-10) and a team-high 21 assists (9th) for 61 points (17th), converting 7-of-27 free-position shots and also leading the NE-10 with 61 ground balls (23rd nationally) and 41 caused turnovers (7th nationally) – just two shy of the program's single-season record. Her ground ball total is good for fifth on the program's single-season list.

Reilly finished tied for second on the team with 43 points in NE-10 play (17th NE-10), totaling 27 goals and a team-best 16 assists (10th), to go with team-highs of 68 draw controls (3rd), 44 ground balls (1st) and 31 caused turnovers (1st). In 13 games against ranked opponents, she totaled 25 goals and 12 assists for 37 points with 90 draw controls, 35 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers.

Reilly posted four games this season with double-figure draw controls, including a career-best 13 in a 22-16 triumph over 15th-ranked Saint Anselm College on March 21. She posted a career-high eight caused turnovers and eight ground balls to go with two goals and three assists in a 12-8 victory over No. 11 Merrimack College on April 12. Reilly netted a season-high five goals in an 11-9 win at Saint Michael's College on March 22 and posted a season-best seven points on four goals and three assists in a 26-10 triumph over Southern New Hampshire University on April 18.

Senior All-American Kelsey Reilly is a first team All-NE-10 pick for the second-straight year. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Reilly, a consensus second team All-American as a sophomore, has started 51 of the 54 games she has played over her career at Stonehill and totaled 104 goals and 48 assists for 152 points. She has also totaled 194 draw controls, 150 ground balls and 104 caused turnovers. Reilly earned second team All-America honors from both the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association and as a sophomore and has earned NE-10 Commissioner's and Athletic Director's Honor Roll status for her efforts in the classroom as well.

Lynott earns second team All-Conference honors for the third straight season. She started 14 of the 15 games she played this season and finished third on the team with 62 points (16th NE-10) on 44 goals (15th) and 18 assists (17th), while also contributing 48 draw controls (11th), 31 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers (16th). In NE-10 play, she posted 23 goals and nine assists for 32 points over eight games, adding 19 draw controls, 18 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers (14th). Lynott was second on the team with 42 points in 12 games played against ranked opponents, totaling 30 goals and 12 assists with 45 draw controls, 21 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers.

Lynott, who was named the NE-10 Player of the Week once this season, earned All-Tournament team honors at the NE-10 Championships last week as she totaled six goals and two assists for eight points over the two postseason games, with six draw controls, five ground balls and three caused turnovers. She registered a season-high eight points with five goals and three assists in the Skyhawks 26-10 win over Southern New Hampshire on April 18, adding six ground balls and five caused turnovers to the effort. Lynott added four goals and three assists for seven points with six draw controls in a 19-6 win over No. 15 Pfeiffer University on March 15.

Lynott became the 11th player in program history to reach 200 career points during her eight point outing against Southern New Hampshire. She is a two-time All-America selection by the IWLCA, also earning Capital One Academic All-District I third team honors as a junior, having posted a 3.46 cumulative grade point average as a criminology major. Lynott, a two-time IWLCA All-North Region first team pick, finished her career at the College with 163 goals and 68 assists for 231 points in 67 games. She ranks sixth in program history for career goals, seventh for points and eighth for assists and also totaled 136 draw controls, 118 ground balls and 72 caused turnovers. She has earned NE-10 and Athletic Director's Honor Roll status multiple semesters and was recently named the Fr. William Gartland, CSC, Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year at the annual Senior Awards Banquet at Stonehill.

Senior All-American Samantha Lynott has collected All-Conference honors for the third-straight year. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Green earns All-Northeast-10 honors for the first time in her career with her second team selection. She started all 19 games for Stonehill this season and led the team with 56 goals (4th NE-10/16th nationally) to go with 18 assists (17th) for a team-high 74 points (6th/25th). Green converted 13-of-28 free-position shots and also contributed 25 ground balls. In 12 NE-10 games, she led the Skyhawks with 45 points (13th) on 32 goals (14th) and 13 assists (15th), while netting a team-high 37 goals to go with 12 assists for a team-best 49 points in 13 games against ranked opponents.

Green netted a career-high seven goals (one shy of the program record) to go with two assists for a career-best nine points in a 19-9 setback at 15th-ranked Queens (N.Y.) College on April 22. She also netted six goals in the 26-10 win over Southern New Hampshire and combined for six goals and two assists for eight points in two NE-10 Tournament games.

Green will enter her senior season with 152 career points in 55 games on 115 goals and 36 assists. Her 18 assists during her breakout season this spring doubled her totaled from her first two collegiate seasons. Green, who has earned NE-10 Commissioner's and Athletic Director's Honor Roll status every semester at the College, received the St. Thomas Aquinas Medal for the second-straight year this spring for having the highest cumulative grade point average on the team.

Sullivan also earns All-Northeast-10 honors for the first time in her career with her selection to the second team. She started all 19 games and finished second on the team with 63 points (13th NE-10) and 55 goals (7th/20th nationally) while dishing eight assists, converting 13-of-35 free-position shots and adding 31 ground balls and 21 draw controls. Sullivan netted a team-high 37 goals (8th) in NE-10 play, adding six assists for 43 points (17th) to go with 18 ground balls and 14 draw controls in 12 games. She scored 35 goals and dished five assists for 40 points in 13 games against ranked opposition.

Sullivan netted a career-high seven goals in the 22-16 win over 15th-ranked Saint Anselm on March 21. She matched her season-high with seven points on five goals and two assists for seven points, adding four draw controls, in a 17-8 victory over 8th-ranked Bentley University on March 27.

Sullivan, who has earned NE-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll status multiple semesters, will enter her senior season with 153 points in 54 career games, on 128 goals and 25 assists. She ranks 11th on Stonehill's career goals list and has also totaled 81 ground balls, 51 draw controls and 17 caused turnovers.

Lane was a key member of a Stonehill defensive unit that ranks fourth in the NE-10 with a 9.55 team goals against average, ranking second with 10.3 caused turnovers per game, while yielding just 25.4 shots, including 18.8 on goal, per contest. Lane started all 19 games in her first collegiate season and totaled 30 ground balls and 11 caused turnovers with 11 draw controls.

In NE-10 play, Lane recorded 23 ground balls, eight caused turnovers and six draw controls. She posted 17 ground balls, eight draw controls and six caused turnovers in the Skyhawks 13 games against ranked opponents. Lane posted a season-high four ground balls and three caused turnovers in Stonehill's 19-5 victory over Franklin Pierce University on April 4.

Stonehill (14-5, 10-2 NE-10) is ranked sixth in this week's Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) Division II poll. The Skyhawks capped their season with an NE-10 record 14th-straight trip to the semifinal round of the NE-10 Tournament. Stonehill played 13 games against nationally-ranked teams this season, posting an 8-5 record.