The All-Philly Division I Women’s Lacrosse team has been announced by Philly College Sports.com honoring the Women’s Lacrosse Team of the Year, Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year. The teams consist of a Goal Keeper, eight offensive players (Midfielders and Attack players), and four Defenders. The Team of the Year is NCAA Tournament participant and Ivy League Champion the University of Pennsylvania Quakers. The Player of the Year is Erin Brennan of Penn. The Rookie of the Year is awarded to Caitlyn Brostrand of LaSalle. The Coach of the Year has co-honorees Karin Brower-Corbett of Penn and Candace Taglianetti of LaSalle.
Team of the Year – Penn
The Quakers won the Ivy League for the sixth consecutive season. Although the Red and Blue did not win the Ivy League tournament championship, they did impress the selection committee with their play and strength of schedule to get an NCAA Tournament bid. The Quakers played their usual national schedule.Penn recieved an 11 seed playing at #6 seed Loyola. The game in Baltimore was a tightly contested game with Loyola winning by one goal in overtime.
Player of the Year – Erin Brennan – Penn
Our Player of the Year is Penn attack Erin Brennan. The Senior and Tewaaraton Award nominee lead the City Six in Points with 60, scoring 33 goals and 27 assists. The team co-captain totaled 68 shots of which 56 were on goal (.824). She started all 17 games this year. Brennan started all but one game in her career, the game she missed was due to illness. She was a team leader since arriving on campus in 2009, a season in which she was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Brennan was an All-Ivy selection in each of her four years. She is now a Wharton School graduate.
Rookie of the Year – Caitlyn Brostrand – LaSalle
The freshman from Runnemeade, NJ lead the Explorers in goals with 36, the third highest single season total for a first year player in school history. Brostrand had a career-high 5 goals in a game against Richmond. She was named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.
Co-Coaches of the Year – Karin Brower-Corbett of Penn and Candace Taglianetti from LaSalle
Karin Brower-Corbett led the Penn Quakers to their sixth consecutive Ivy League championship and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Penn did not have a high win total against one of, if not the toughest schedule in the nation. However, the team continued to improve and finally won the regular season title with wins at Harvard and a title-clinching game at Princeton. Penn loses two senior leaders in Erin Brennan and Emily Leitner, but has an excellent Junior class and good incoming Freshman.
Candace Taglianetti led her LaSalle Explorers in a vastly improved season. The Explorers recorded a program record 20 wins this season, and were 3 – 4 in the Atlantic 10. In 2011 the team was 4 – 12 overall and went winless in conference. Taglianetti recruited a freshman class that will have impact on the team for the next three seasons.
All-Philly Division I Women’s Lacrosse Teams
Goal Keeper – Emily Leitner, Penn
Offensive Players (Attack and Midfield) – Erin Brennan, Penn Justine Donodeo, Villanova Kelli Joran, Drexel Alyse Maiden, Drexel Stephanie Markunas, Temple Amanda Norcini, Drexel Maddie Poplawski, Penn Melanie Sarcinello, LaSalle
Defense – Rachel Baker, LaSalle Elizabeth Fox, Saint Joseph’s Shawna Giust, Villanova Emily Kane, Drexel
Goal Keeper – Megan Corliss, LaSalle
Offensive Players (Attack and Midfield) – Claire Andrews, LaSalle Caitlyn Brostrand, LaSalle Meredith Cain, Penn Grace Dinn, Saint Joseph’s Stephany Parcell, Temple Charlotte Swavolva, Temple Courtney Tomchik, Penn Charlotte Wood, Drexel
Defense – Lauren Caminiti, Temple Sara Ciaverelli, LaSalle Meg Markham, Penn Lydia Miller, Penn
Goal Keeper – Tess Bishop, Temple
Offensive Players (Attack and Midfield) – Abby Ananian, Saint Joseph’s Caroline Bunting, Penn Karly Cohen, Temple Kristin Kopenhaver, Drexel Lauren McDermott, LaSalle Nora McGurkin, LaSalle Missy Schweitzer, Temple Jaymie Tabor, Temple
Defense – Taylor Foussadier, Penn Allison Herman, LaSalle Julia Lanzetta, Drexel Alli MacDonald, Saint Joseph’s
Written By: Glenn Papazian