Three Lady Monarchs Earn All-CAA Honors

November 08, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Nov. 8, 2007

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - The Colonial Athletic Association released the 2007 All-CAA Women's Soccer teams Thursday night as three Lady Monarchs were honored. Senior forward Lisa McKenzie (Inverness, Scotland) and junior midfielder Caroline Brown (Lansdale, Pa.) were both named to the All-CAA Third Team, while freshman midfielder Ashley Kukura (Virginia Beach, Va.) was named to the All-Rookie Team. William & Mary's Claire Zimmeck and Hofstra's Sue Weber repeated as the CAA Player of the Year and Defender of the Year respectively, as JMU's Cate Tisinger took Rookie of the Year and her coach Dave Lombardo was named Coach of the Year.

McKenzie was tied for team lead in goals as she set a new career high with six. She also added an assist in her final year while she co-captained the Lady Monarchs with fellow senior Beth Messier. McKenzie knocked home three of her goals in conference play, including two game-winners. One of her game-winners came against VCU with one second remaining in double overtime.

The senior concludes her career among the ODU all-time leaders in goals, assists and points. She is tied for sixth all-time in points with 43, tied for 7th all-time in goals with 17, and has sole possession of 7th all-time in assists with 11.

Caroline Brown, a junior midfielder from Pennsylvania, joins her on the All-CAA Third Team. Brown was one of the most consistent Lady Monarchs all season, and rarely left the field of play, especially in CAA action. She had one goal and two assists during the year and was a force in the middle of the field on defense. She started every game for ODU this season.

Ashley Kukura, a true freshman from Virginia Beach, is the third Lady Monarch in as many years to be named to the conference All-Rookie squad. Dani Hammer was named to the team a year ago and Janna Pearson earned the honor her freshman season.

Kukura started 12 games as a newcomer and played in all 17 for head coach Joe Pereira. She became an essential element to the ODU offense, as much of the attack ran through her in the defensive midfield position. She showed impressive ball control against some of the conference's top defenders and often created shot opportunities for the Lady Monarchs.

She had one goal and four assists for six points on the season. She had two assists in conference play, coming against James Madison and VCU.

Old Dominion finished the season with a 7-8-2 mark overall, and a 3-7-1 CAA record.

                              2007 All-CAA Women's Soccer Team
                          (Selected by CAA Women's Soccer Coaches)

First Team

Player, School Cl. Pos. Hometown/High School Brooke DeRosa, Hofstra Sr. F Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Connetquot Annie Lowry, James Madison* Sr. F Butler, Pa./Butler Claire Zimmeck, William and Mary* Jr. F Fairfax, Va./Woodson Danielle Collins, William and Mary* Jr. MF Cream Ridge, N.J./Peddie School Kimmy Germain, James Madison# Jr. MF McLean, Va./Langley Edel Malone, Hofstra Jr. MF Ennis, Ireland/Colaiste Mhuire/GMIT Kelly Renkin, UNC Wilmington* Jr. MF Midlothian, Va./Clover Hill Bridgit Cooley, VCU Sr. D Clifton, Va./Seton Kaitlin O'Connor, William and Mary Fr. D Chantilly, Va./Chantilly Sue Weber, Hofstra* Sr. D Islip, N.Y./Islip Brandi Daniels, Towson* Sr. GK Huntington, N.Y./Harborfields

Second Team

Player, School Cl. Pos. Hometown/High School Caitlyn Germain, Delaware So. F Auburn, Mass./St. Peter-Marian Amy Pickard, Delaware Fr. F Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Catholic Cate Tisinger, James Madison Fr. F Clifton, Va./Centreville Jenny Cauble, UNC Wilmington* Sr. MF Greensboro, N.C./Grimsley Megan Flanagan, VCU# Jr. MF Franktown, Colo./Ponderosa Stephanie Power, VCU Jr. MF Dartmouth, Nova Scotia/Dartmouth Tiffany Yovino, Hofstra Fr. MF Holtsville, N.Y./Sachem East Christa Mann, Georgia State Sr. D Peachtree City, Ga./McIntosh Samara Stephen-Dowd, VCU Jr. D Vienna, Va./Oakton Caitlin Walko, James Madison So. D Vienna, Va./Langley Meghan Walker, William and Mary# Jr. GK Wallingford, Pa./Strath Haven

Third Team

Player, School Cl. Pos. Hometown/High School Kelly Keelan, George Mason So. F Broomal, Pa./Delaware Christian Lisa McKenzie, Old Dominion Sr. F Inverness, Scotland/Forres Academy Jasmine Riley, VCU Jr. F Arlington, Va./Wakefield Myriam Bouchard, VCU So. MF Quebec, Canada/Cardinal Roy Caroline Brown, Old Dominion Jr. MF Lansdale, Pa./North Penn Sophia Palmquist, Northeastern* So. MF Goteborg, Sweden/Bernadottesymnasidt Emily Sammis, Delaware Sr. MF Huntington, N.Y./Huntington Jess Crankshaw, Hofstra So. D Lanoka Harbor, N.J./Lacey Township Abby Lauer, William and Mary Jr. D Oak Hill, Va./Jefferson Jessica Paris, George Mason Jr. D Clifton, Va./Centreville Kaitlin Bond, Drexel Jr. GK Landisville, Pa./Hempfield

2007 CAA Player of the Year: Claire Zimmeck, William & Mary 2007 CAA Defensive Player of the Year: Sue Weber, Hofstra 2007 CAA Rookie of the Year: Cate Tisinger, James Madison 2007 CAA Coach of the Year: Dave Lombardo, James Madison

* - All-CAA First Team in 2006 # - All-CAA Second Team in 2006

CAA Women's Soccer All-Rookie Team

Player, School Cl. Pos. Hometown/High School Tandy Banks, UNC Wilmington Fr. F Maysville, N.C./White Oak Heidi Blankenship, Georgia State Fr. GK Indianapolis, Ind./Avon Kim Chiarelli, Drexel Fr. F Bridgeton, N.J./Bishop Eustace Melissa Gomes, Towson Fr. F Kingsville, Md./John Carroll Ashley Kukura, Old Dominion Fr. MF Virginia Beach, Va./Kellam Kaitlin O'Connor, William and Mary Fr. D Chantilly, Va./Chantilly Laurel Pastor, VCU Fr. MF Springfield, Va./West Springfield Amy Pickard, Delaware Fr. F Lancaster, Pa./Lancaster Catholic Teresa Rynier, James Madison Fr. MF Leola, Pa./Conestoga Valley Cate Tisinger, James Madison Fr. F Clifton, Va./Centreville Katy Winsper, William and Mary Fr. D Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne Tiffany Yovino, Hofstra Fr. MF Holtsville, N.Y./Sachem East