Sue Stahl Named CAA Women's Lacrosse Coach of the Year

May 03, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

May 3, 2007

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. - Old Dominion head coach Sue Stahl earned her fourth Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Coach of the Year honor at a the banquet Thursday night on the eve of the 2007 CAA Women's Lacrosse Championship, which is being hosted by top-seed Hofstra. Lady Monarch senior midfielders Caroline Jacobs (Gaithersburg, Md.) and Katie Veneziale (Downingtown, Pa.) along with sophomore defender Lindsey Belle (Baldwinsville, N.Y.) were named Second Team All-CAA.

In addition to Stahl, the three other major award winners were JMU senior Kylee Dardine as the Defensive Player of the Year for the second consecutive season, Delaware freshman Nicole Flego as Rookie of the Year, and Annie Wagner of James Madison as the conference's Player of the Year.

Stahl claims her fourth CAA Coach of the Year honor and her first since receiving back-to-back awards following the 2002 and 2003 seasons. Her team enters the championship having improved on a 5-10 overall mark (2-5 in CAA) in 2006 to a 7-7 record (4-3 in CAA) in 2007. Since joining Old Dominion in 1991, she has registered over 100 career victories and captured the 1995 CAA Tournament title as well as the 2003 CAA regular season crown. Stahl sports a 120-146 career mark in 17 seasons at the helm of the Lady Monarchs women's lacrosse program.

In addition to the four major awards handed out Thursday, the CAA also announced the 2007 all-conference first, second and rookie teams.

(selected by CAA lacrosse coaches)


Player, School Pos. Cl. Hometown/High School

Kimberly Hillier, Hofstra* A Sr. Farmingdale, N.Y./Farmingdale

Laura King, George Mason# A Jr. Springfield, Pa./Springfield

Nicole Flego, Delaware A Fr. Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East

Annie Wagner, James Madison MF Jr. Annapolis, Md./St. Paul's

Hillary Fratzke, Towson# MF So. Centerville, Md./Queen Anne's County

Kelly Berger, James Madison* MF Sr. Columbia, Md./Hammond

Casey McGrath, Hofstra* MF Sr. Kings Park, N.Y./Kings Park

Kerry Kelly, Drexel MF Sr. Roseland, N.J./West Essex

Kylee Dardine, James Madison* D Sr. Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown

Kristen Wong, William & Mary* D Sr. Richmond, Va./Trinity Episcopal

Maggie Bridges, George Mason D So. Fairfax, Va./Paul VI

Lauren LaBella, Drexel# GK So. Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa


Player, School Pos. Cl. Hometown/High School

Becky Thorn, Hofstra A Sr. Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem

Debbie Sloan, Delaware A So. Thornton, Pa./West Chester East

Meggie McNamara, Towson A So. Fayetteville, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius

Emily Hoesch, Drexel* MF Sr. Aston, Pa./Sun Valley

Caroline Jacobs, Old Dominion* MF Sr. Gaithersburg, Md./Gaithersburg

Shannon Witzel, Towson* MF Sr. Pottstown, Pa./Pottstown

Katie Veneziale, Old Dominion MF Sr. Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown

Katie Muth, Delaware MF Sr. Ellicott City, Md./Seton Keough

Jaime Sellers, William & Mary MF Jr. Kennebunk, Maine/Kennebunk

Julie Ondrako, Towson D So. Manlius, N.Y./Fayetteville-Manlius

Alysse Ruszkowski, Hofstra D So. Ronkonkoma, N.Y./Sachem

Lindsey Belle, Old Dominion D So. Baldwinsville, N.Y./Baker

Kelly Wetzel, James Madison GK Jr. Catonsville, Md./Mount de Sales

2007 CAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Annie Wagner, James Madison
2007 CAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Kylee Dardine, James Madison
2007 CAA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Nicole Flego, Delaware
2007 CAA COACH OF THE YEAR: Sue Stahl, Old Dominion

* - 1st team All-CAA in 2006
# - 2nd team All-CAA in 2006

(selected by CAA lacrosse coaches)

Player, School                    Pos.    Cl.   Hometown/High School

Courtney Aburn, Delaware A Fr. Jarrettsville, Md./John Carroll

Sara Beckstead, William & Mary GK Fr. Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's

Kelly Davis, George Mason MF Fr. Eldersburg, Md./Liberty

Nicole Flego, Delaware A Fr. Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks East

Corrine Gandolfi, Hofstra MF Fr. East Northport, N.Y./Northport

Ashley Kellogg, Old Dominion A Fr. Downingtown, Pa./Dowingtown West

Nikki Marcinik, Towson MF Fr. Deale, Md./Southern

Emily Schaknowski, Delaware MF Fr. Wading River, N.Y./Shoreham Wading River

Jillian Taylor, Old Dominion D Fr. Philadelphia, Pa./William Penn Charter

Megan Udovich, George Mason A Fr. Ridley Park, Pa./Ridley