Wosczyna Named First Team All-CAA

April 30, 2004
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

April 30, 2004

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Old Dominion senior midfielder Suzanne Wosczyna (Phoenixville, Pa.) was named a First Team All-CAA selection it was announced Friday evening at the CAA women's lacrosse pre-championship banquet in Harrisonburg, Va.

James Madison senior midfielder Gail Decker was named the 2004 Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Year in women's lacrosse by a vote of the league's eight head coaches. Joining Decker as major award winners were Hofstra junior Bridget Eder, who was named Defensive Player of the Year, Pride freshman Kim Hillier, who was selected Rookie of the Year, and Towson head coach Missy Holmes, who was tabbed CAA Coach of the Year.

Wosczyna, Old Dominion's all-time leader in points (325), goals (206), and assists (119), becomes the first ever CAA women's lacrosse player to earn First Team All-CAA honors throughout her entire career. This season, she led the team in scoring with 57 goals, 28 assists, and 85 points in 16 games. The senior midfielder earned at least one point in every contest this season including 12 multiple scoring efforts.

In addition to her scoring prowess, Woscyna was among the leaders on her squad in groundballs (44), draw controls (42), and caused turnovers (23).

On the national level, Wosczyna ranks third in points per game (5.2), ninth in goals per game (3.33), and sixth (1.87) in assists per game. Additionally, she is 14th in the nation in draw controls averaging 2.8 per game.

Wosczyna wrapped up her stellar career at Old Dominion this past week by leading Old Dominion to a 9-8 victory over Rutgers University, scoring seven goals including the game-winner with just over one minute remaining in the game. Last week, she helped the Lady Monarchs snap an eight-game losing streak with a 13-12 victory over #17 William & Mary, connecting on the game-winner with 11 seconds left in regulation. For her efforts against the Tribe she was named Honorable Mention Inside Lacrosse Player of the Week.

(selected by CAA lacrosse coaches)


Player, SchoolPos.Cl.Hometown/High School
Becky Trumbo, TowsonASo.Eldersburg, Md./Liberty
Jessica Brownridge, James MadisonAJr.Whitby, Ontario/Father Leo J. Austin
Kim Hillier, HofstraAFr.Massapequa, N.Y./Farmingdale
Gail Decker, James MadisonMFSr.Baltimore, Md./Mount de Sales
Suzanne Wosczyna, Old DominionMFSr.Phoenixville, Pa./Phoenixville
Morgan Watkins, William & MaryMFJr.Fort Washington, Pa./Upper Dublin
Stacy Berger, George MasonMFSr.Baltimore, Md./Sparrows Point
Ashlee Dardine, James MadisonMFJr.Broomall, Pa./Marple Newtown
Bridget Eder, HofstraDJr.Baltimore, Md./Mount de Sales
Jess Beard, James MadisonDSr.Davidsonville, Md./South River
Martha Dwyer, TowsonDJr.Camillus, N.Y./West Genessee
Meg Dentler, George MasonGKJr.Crofton, Md./Arundel


Player, SchoolPos.Cl.Hometown/High School
Kristy Manas, George MasonAJr.Harwood, Md./Southern
Colleen Dalon, William & MaryASo.Moorestown, N.J./Moorestown
Jenny Diana, DelawareAFr.Burke, Va./Robinson
Stephanie Howell, TowsonMFSr.Woodbine, Md./Glenelg
Lisa Hagan, George MasonMFSr.Collingswood, N.J./Collingswood
Erin Edell, DelawareMFJr.Glenelg, Md./Glenelg
Kerry Kelly, DrexelMFFr.Roseland, N.J./West Essex
Caitlin Marshall, TowsonMFJr.Ellicott City, Md./Centennial
Michele Brady, George MasonDSo.Oak Hill, Va./Paul VI
Allison Lynch, DelawareDJr.Annapolis, Md./St. Mary's
Morgan Lang, William & MaryDSo.Westfield, N.J./Westfield
Amy Altig, James MadisonGKJr.Millersville, Md./Archbishop Spalding

2004 CAA PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Gail Decker, James Madison
2004 CAA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Bridget Eder, Hofstra
2004 CAA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Kim Hillier, Hofstra
2004 CAA COACH OF THE YEAR: Missy Holmes, Towson