Kelly Kimener Named All-American

May 26, 2009
By ODU Athletics

May 26, 2009

NORFOLK, Va. -- Senior midfielder and 2009 CAA Player of the Year Kelly Kimener (Oakton, Va./Oakton) was named a Third Team All-American by today, becoming just the eighth Lady Monarch women's lacrosse All-American in school history. She is the first since Suzanne Wosczyna in 2004 to earn the esteemed honor. Redshirt freshman goalkeeper Sarah Geary (Springfield, Pa./Springfield) also was named to the National All-Rookie Team according to the website.

Kimener, captain of the Lady Monarchs in 2009 and First Team All-CAA midfielder, was the driving force behind one of the best offenses in the league. She scored a team-high 59 points on 44 goals and 15 assists. She also led the team in draw controls with 32 and was among the team leaders in caused turnovers (23) and ground balls (25).

Her presence in the ODU midfield helped lead the team to its third best winning percentage in school history, totaling 11 wins with just five losses. She now ranks fourth all-time in career points (166), goals (125) and assists (41) after posting career bests in each category.

Geary, a rookie between the pipes for ODU, was named the CAA Rookie of the Year, the All-CAA Second Team netminder and to the All-Conference All-Rookie Team. listed her as one of the country's elite first year players after Geary posted an 11-5 overall record in her first season.

She played all but 30 minutes in the cage for Old Dominion, posting a 10.06 goals against average and an impressive .502 save percentage on 415 shots faced. She led the team in ground balls with 51, and ranked eighth in the nation. She ranked among the nation's top ten in save percentage, saves per game and goals against average.

ODU reached the postseason for the second time in three years as head coach Sue Stahl earned her fifth CAA Coach of the Year honors. All-American Teams:

First Team
Hilary Bowen, Northwestern
Jill Byers, Notre Dame
Sarah Dalton, Boston University
Carolyn Davis, Duke
Sarah Downing, Vanderbilt
Amber Falcone, North Carolina
Meredith Frank, Northwestern
Karri Ellen Johnson, Maryland
Morgan Lathrop, Northwestern
Caitlyn McFadden, Maryland
Holly McGarvie, Princeton
Marie McKenna, Princeton
Hannah Nielsen, Northwestern
Hilary Renna, Penn
Katie Rowan, Syracuse
Emma Spiro, Penn

Second Team
Shannon Burke, Notre Dame
Caroline Cryer, Duke
Ali DeLuca, Penn
Christina Dove, Syracuse
Katrina Dowd, Northwestern
Cara Giordano, Vanderbilt
Angela Hughes, Dartmouth
Brandi Jones, Maryland
Ashby Kaestner, Georgetown
Sarah Mollison, Maryland
Bridget Noon, Georgetown
Tissy O'Connor, Cornell
Jenn Russell, North Carolina
Lauren Schmidt, Stanford
Danielle Spencer, Northwestern
Erin Tochihara, Princeton

Third team
Ashley Boccio, Penn State
Megan Bosica, North Carolina
Sarah Bullard, Duke
Jessica Cerveny, Delaware
Kristen Coleman, Fairfield
Kat Collins, Dartmouth
Kaitlin Duff, Virginia
Kelly Haggerty, Ohio State
Sarah Johnson, William & Mary
Halley Quillinan, Syracuse
Kelly Kimener, Old Dominion

Kristen Millar, Vermont
Alex Mundy, Vanderbilt
Kelly Munroe, Boston University
Kristin Schwab, Princeton
Gina Scioscia, Notre Dame

All-Rookie Team
Emily Boissonneault, Detroit
Erin Brennan, Penn
Ally Carey, Vanderbilt
Lindsey deButts, Princeton
Paige Farmakis, Stanford
Caitlin Fifield, Richmond
Alex Frank, Northwestern
Sarah Geary, Old Dominion
Karri Ellen Johnson, Maryland
Alayna Markwordt, Ohio State
Jessica Nonn, Virginia Tech
Sarah Parks, Dartmouth
Shannon Smith, Northwestern
Danielle Van Fossen, Georgetown
Lacey Vigmostad, Northwestern
Laura Zimmerman, North Carolina

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