Little East Conference
2012 Spring Award-Winners
(LEC baseball awards to be announced Tuesday)
SOFTBALL (40-1/14-0 LEC, LEC regular-season and tournament champion)
Priscilla Alicea Sr. OF First-Team All-Conference
Fourth-time first-team pick... rightfielder who holds the program career record with 202 hits... .382 (50-for-131), 40 runs, 21 RBI.
Molly Rathbun Sr. P/DP Player-of-the-Year
First player in LEC softball history to garner both honors in the same season... Fourth-time first-team pick... three-time Pitcher-of-the-Year... 29-1, 0.40 ERA, 286 Ks in 176.0 innings... has won 28 straight decisions and has 99 career wins...
Arielle Cooper Jr. 3B First-Team All-Conference
Named second team in 2010... .457 (63-for-138), 10 HRs, 114 TBs, .978 fielding pct... MVP of LEC tournament... program-record 32-game hitting streak...
Megan Bondy So C Second-Team All-Conference
2012: Has appeared in 38 games with 32 starts (batting only eight times)... .991 fielding pct. on 342 chances... has thrown out eight of 24 basestealers...
Kelly Paterson Jr. Utility Second-Team All-Conference
Has started 26 games at first base and nine at second base... has batted in four different positions in the order... .295 (23-for-78) with 18 runs and 17 RBI .981 fielding pct. on 161 chances...
Diana Pepin (11th Year) Coach-of-the-Year (Co-)
Has won or shared the award four times in the last seven years... has led program to 40-2 record in LEC the last three years... team was first to go undefeated in LEC regular-season this year...
MEN'S LACROSSE (12-5, 7-0 LEC, LEC regular-season and playoff champion)
Mike Devine So. M Offensive Player-of-the-Year
Cheshire First-Team All-Conference
Program's fifth Offensive POY in 11 years... leads team with 45 goals and is second with 57 points... second in LEC in goals per game and fifth in points per game...
Salieu Bolivar Sr. M First-Team All-Conference
Repeat selection to first team... Has started all 17 games with 15 goals and five assists and 34 ground balls...
Chris Brown So. D First-Team All-Conference
Has started all 16 games in which he has appeared... second behind faceoff man with 53 ground balls.. one goal...
Josh Dubinsky Jr. Specialist First-Team All-Conference
Faceoff midfielder with a .630 winning percentage (233-for-370) with 185 ground balls... fourth nationally in ground balls per game... among the single-season leaders in faceoffs won and taken and ground balls...
Tommy Flynn Sr. LSM Defensive Player-of-the-Year
Mineola, NY First-Team All-Conference
Program's fifth Defensive POY in last 11 years... third-time selection, second as a first-teamer... team's shut-down defender... has started all 17 matches... 49 ground balls and three assists...
Michael Sullinger Sr. A First-Team All-Conference
Second-team pick in 2011... leads team with 77 points and is second with 34 goals and second in game-winning goals... leads LEC in assists per agme, is second in points per game and fourth in goals per game...
Tyler Fresen So. M Second-Team All-Conference
Has appeared in all 17 matches with 15 goals and 20 assists with 19 ground balls...
Justin Axel (5th Year) Coach-of-the-Year
Led Eastern to its seventh LEC playoff title in 12 years last weekend... team was picked to finish second in the pre-season... team is 31-3 in five years of LEC regular-season play with three undefeated seasons and two playoff titles...
WOMEN'S LACROSSE (12-7/4-2 LEC, lost in LEC playoff semifinals)
Megan Barrett Sr. D First-Team All-Conference
Third-time All-LEC pick, all to the first team... started all 18 matches in which she appeared, with 37 ground balls (second on the team, 17 draw controls and 16 caused turnovers (second)... had one goal...
Daniela Marchitto Jr. M First-Team All-Conference
First-team repeater... had team-leading 61 goals and 82 points (sixth best ever in a season) and shared the team lead with 21 assists... ranks fourth in the LEC in goals per game, sixth in points per game, tenth in assists per game and tied for first in game-winning goals...
Ashley Prizio Sr. A Offensive Player-of-the-Year
Brookfield First-Team All-Conference
Repeated as Offensive POY...third-time All-LEC (in her three-year career), second time as a first-team selection... shared the team lead in assists and was second in goals and points... fifth in the LEC in assists and points per game and seventh in goals per game...
Rachel Meotti Jr. D Second-Team All-Conference
Second-team selection in two-year career... started all 18 games in which she appeared and led the team in ground balls and caused turnovers and was second in draw controls... had one goal...