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Four Lady Monarchs Named to All-CAA Team

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: November 05, 2009
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Nov. 5, 2009

RICHMOND, Va. - Lisa Bernardini (Langhorne, Pa.) was named a Second Team All-CAA defender and three other Lady Monarchs earned all-conference honors as announced tonight by the Colonial Athletic Association after voting from the league's head coaches. Ashlee Coutu (Lebanon, Conn.) earned Third Team All-CAA honors as well as being named to the CAA All-Rookie squad.

Senior Kirstin Walker (Inwood, W. Va.) and junior Ashley Kukura (Virginia Beach, Va.) also earned Third Team honors in the midfield.

Bernardini, a sophomore defender, started all 20 games for the Lady Monarchs this season and was the team's organizing player in the back. She led the team in minutes and anchored a defense that ranked third in the league in goals against (18) and goals against average (0.90). She helped the Lady Monarchs seal seven shutouts this season and held 15 opponents to one goal or fewer, while also notching her first career assist in a neutral site game against Arizona.

Coutu, a true freshman, led the way offensively for Old Dominion in 2009, scoring nine goals and 22 total points on the year. A starting forward for all 20 contests in her first year, Coutu led the team in goals, points and was second on the team in assists with four. She had five gamewinners on the year ranking third in the conference, ranked sixth in the CAA in points and was tied for fifth in the league in goals scored.

Her being named to the All-Rookie Team marks the fifth straight year ODU has had at least one named to the team. Her season is one of the best ever for a newcomer in program history, as she tied teammate Victoria Johnson for second on the all-time rookie goals scored list and is just three points behind Johnson for second in all-time points.

In her final season, Walker posted her finest season, controlling the defensive midfield and adding a spark offensively for the Lady Monarchs. She started all but one game for ODU this season, scoring her first career goals, including the gamewinner, against Radford. She also tallied a second gamewinner against Georgia State and had an assist against UNC Wilmington. A defensive stalwart in the midfield, she played an aggressive brand of soccer for ODU, sliding back on defense occasionally, helping the Lady Monarchs post the third best goals against average in the league.

Also in the midfield, Ashley Kukura earned her second straight all-conference honor. Kukura was tied for fifth on the team in scoring and was the `point guard' for Old Dominion in the midfield. She started in 18 and played in 19 games this season, controlling and organizing the attack. Her three assists give her 11 for her career, tying for 8th on the all-time list.

ODU finished the season with a 7-8-5 record, including a 3-4-4 mark in CAA play.

2009 All-CAA Women's Soccer Team
(Selected by CAA Women's Soccer Coaches)

First Team
Player, School                    Cl.     Pos.    Hometown/High School
Corky Julien, James Madison*      Sr.     F       Williamstown, Ontario/Char-Lan District
Devin Petta, Northeastern         Fr.     F       Whitman, Mass./Whitman-Hanson
Salma Tarik, Hofstra              Jr.     F       Bellmore, N.Y./Rosamond (Calif.)
Courtney Breen, Hofstra#          So.     MF      Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville
Omolyn Davis, George Mason        Jr.     MF      Kingston, Jamaica/Excelsior
Teresa Rynier, James Madison*     Jr.     MF      Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley
Tiffany Yovino, Hofstra*          Jr.     MF      Holtsville, N.Y./Sachem East
Jess Crankshaw, Hofstra           Sr.     D       Lanoka Harbor, N.J./Lacey Township
Teri Maykoski, James Madison#     Sr.     D       Fairfax, Va./Robinson
Diana Weigel, William & Mary      So.     D       Fairfax, Va./W.T. Woodson
Heidi Blankenship, Georgia State  Jr.     GK      Indianapolis, Ind./Avon

Second Team Player, School Cl. Pos. Hometown/High School Jenna Lindsay, Drexel So. F Thorofare, N.J./West Deptford Erica Marshall, Towson Sr. F Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair Jasmine Riley, VCU Sr. F Arlington, Va./Wakefield Stephanie Rose, UNC Wilmington Fr. F Jacksonville, N.C./White Oak Caitlyn Germain, Delaware% Sr. MF Auburn, Mass./St. Peter-Marian Brittany Hadaway, Towson% Sr. MF Pasadena, Md./Institute of Notre Dame Megan Novak, UNC Wilmington Jr. MF College Park, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel Krissy Vornadore, William & Mary Sr. MF Springfield, Va./Bishop Ireton Lisa Bernardini, Old Dominion So. D Langhorne, Pa./George School Myriam Bouchard, VCU Jr. D Quebec City, Quebec/Cardinal Roy Sandra Magnusdottir, Northeastern Fr. D Reykjavik, Iceland/Verslunarskoli Islands Stephanie Gordon, Northeastern So. GK Rockland, Mass./Rockland

Third Team Player, School Cl. Pos. Hometown/High School Ashlee Coutu, Old Dominion Fr. F Lebanon, Conn./Lyman Memorial Tiana Kallenberger, George Mason Fr. F Irvine, Calif./University Ashley Myers, UNC Wilmington Sr. F Bel Air, Md./John Carroll Kristen Blake, Northeastern Jr. MF Canton, Mass./Canton Ashley Kukura, Old Dominion Jr. MF Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam Kasie Shover, Delaware Sr. MF Willow Street, Pa./Penn Manor Kirstin Walker, Old Dominion Sr. MF Inwood, W.Va./Hedgesville Diane Caldwell, Hofstra Sr. D Balbriggan, Ireland/Mount Temple Kaitlin O'Connor, William & Mary% Jr. D Chantilly, Va./Chantilly Morgan Warrington, Delaware Jr. D Magnolia, Del./St. Thomas Moore Prep Annie Bevan, Delaware Sr. GK Spring City, Pa./Owen J. Roberts

2009 CAA Player of the Year: Devin Petta, Northeastern 2009 CAA Defensive Player of the Year: Diana Weigel, William & Mary 2009 CAA Rookie of the Year: Devin Petta, Northeastern 2009 CAA Coach of the Year: Ed Matz, Northeastern

* - All-CAA First Team in 2008 # - All-CAA Second Team in 2008 % - All-CAA Third Team in 2008

2009 CAA Women's Soccer All-Rookie Team

Player, School Cl. Pos. Hometown/High School Sarah Bennett, Georgia State Fr. F Centennial, Colo./Cherry Creek Cortlyn Bristol, William & Mary Fr. F Oak Hill, Va./Chantilly Ashlee Coutu, Old Dominion Fr. F Lebanon, Conn./Lyman Memorial Tania Domingos, Delaware Fr. MF Sandy Hook, Conn ./Newtown Katie Frey, George Mason Fr. GK Berwyn, Pa./Conestoga Lindsay Henry, UNC Wilmington Fr. D Ashburn, Va./Stone Bridge Tiana Kallenberger, George Mason Fr. F Irvine, Calif./University Sandra Magnusdottir, Northeastern Fr. D Reykjavik, Iceland/Verslunarskoli Islands Devin Petta, Northeastern Fr. F Whitman, Mass./Whitman-Hanson Stephanie Rose, UNC Wilmington Fr. F Jacksonville, N.C./White Oak Amy Turner, Hofstra Fr. D Stocksbridge, England/Stocksbridge

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