November 6, 2009

VAN DESSEL, SCHERRER NAMED TO ALL-CAA TEAMS

 

RICHMOND, Va. – Junior Marle van Dessel (Oisterwijk, Netherlands) (pictured, above) and freshman Kelsey Scherrer (Chesapeake, Va.) (pictured, right) were named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association Second Team, the league announced Friday at its pre-championship banquet.

It's the second straight year van Dessel has appeared on the All-CAA Second Team. She is the first Ram to earn back-to-back All-CAA citations since Casey Smith in 2003 and 2004. The junior from the Netherlands tied Scherrer for the team lead with 11 goals and finished with 23 points. van Dessel led the Rams in shots with 70.

In three seasons, van Dessel has accumulated 25 goals and is tied with Heather Eckenrode for sixth in school history. van Dessel has 57 career points.

The award is Scherrer's first. In addition, the freshman sensation earned a spot on the league's All-Rookie squad.

Scherrer led VCU with 11 goals and 27 points. Three of Scherrer's goals were game-winners. She was second on the Rams with 46 shots.  Her 11 goals were the most by a VCU freshman since Carlot Verloop netted 20 in 2004.

The van Dessel-Scherrer combo accounted for 22 of VCU's 39 goals in 2009. Behind their potent attack, the Rams finished 8-9 this season, the school's best since 2004. VCU is expected to return 13 letterwinners in 2010, including van Dessel and Scherrer.

2009 ALL-CAA FIELD HOCKEY TEAM
First Team
Player, School                                                             Cl.           Pos.        Hometown/Previous School
Susan Ciufo, Drexel                                                    Jr.               F           Bangor, Pa./Bangor                   
Kelsey Cutchins, James Madison                            Sr.            GK         Suffolk, Va./Lakeland
Wesley Drew, William & Mary                                 Sr.          MF/F       Virginia Beach, Va./Frank W. Cox
Dolores de Rooij, James Madison                            Jr.           F/MF       Vlaardingen, The Netherlands/Erasmiaans
Michelle Drummonds, Delaware                              Jr.               B          Elkton, Md./Elkton
Carolina Gibernau, Drexel                                         Sr.            MF         Montevideo, Uruguay/Universidad de la Repulica
Casey Howard, Delaware                                          Sr.              F           Camden, Del./Caesar Rodney
Genna Kovar, Hofstra                                               So.         F/MF       Hampton Bays, N.Y./Hampton Bays
Christina Mastropaolo, Drexel                                  Jr.               F           Harleysville, Pa./Gwynedd Mercy
Crystal Poland, Northeastern                                    Fr.              F           Crofton, B.C./Cowichan Secondary
Missy Woodie, Delaware                                           Jr.           B/MF       Fredericksburg, Va./Chancellor

Second Team
Player, School                                                             Cl.           Pos.        Hometown/Previous School
Kaela Barker, Northeastern                                      So.           MF         North Vancouver, B.C./Sutherland
Christina Boarman, Towson                                     Sr.              F           Fulton, Md./St. Paul's School
Kelly Driscoll, Old Dominion                                     Sr.            GK         West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria
Tara King, James Madison                                       Sr.              B          Emmaus, Pa./Emmaus
Vivienne Konijnendijk, James Madison                 Fr.            MF         Rotterdam, The Netherlands/Sint Laurens College             
Amy-Lee Levey, Hofstra                                           Jr.             MF         Harare Zimbabwe/Dominican Convent
Jenna Phillips, Drexel                                                  Fr.            GK         Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham
Sofia Sanguinetti, Drexel                                           So.             B          Montevideo, Uruguay/The British School
Kelsey Scherrer, VCU                                                Fr.           MF        Chesapeake, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate
Marle van Dessel, VCU                                             Jr.            MF        Oisterwijk, The Netherlands/Odulphus Lyceum
Hanna Warren, Old Dominion                                  Sr.              B          Green Lane, Pa./Christopher Dock
Leah Zamesnik, William & Mary                            So.           MF         Norfolk, Va./Granby

All-Rookie Team
Player, School                                                             Cl.           Pos.        Hometown/Previous School
Maria Caro, William & Mary                                    Fr.          D/MF       Martinsville, N.J./Bridgewater-Raritan
Jamie Dowling, Towson                                             Fr.            GK         Yorktown, Va./Grafton
Amanda Fleischut, Drexel                                         Fr.            MF         Doylestown, Pa./Central Bucks West
Micaela Gallagher, Hofstra                                       Fr.          MF/F       Port Jefferson, N.Y./Vandermeulen
Nicola Graham, Northeastern                                   Fr.          F/MF       North Vancouver, B.C./West Vancouver Secondary
Julie Hodge, Old Dominion                                        Fr.            MF         Downingtown, Pa./Downingtown West
Vivienne Konijnendijk, James Madison                 Fr.            MF         Rotterdam, The Netherlands/Sint Laurens College
Tori Lindsey, James Madison                                   Fr.              F           Audubon, Pa./Mathacton
Jenna Phillips, Drexel                                                  Fr.            GK         Horsham, Pa./Hatboro-Horsham
Crystal Poland, Northeastern                                    Fr.              F           Crofton, B.C./Cowichan Secondary
Kelsey Scherrer, VCU                                                 Fr.            MF         Chesapeake, Va./Cape Henry Collegiate

 

Player of the Year:  Christina Mastropaolo, Drexel
Defensive Player of the Year: Sofia Sanguinetti, Drexel
Rookie of the Year: Crystal Poland, Northeastern
Coach of the Year: Denise Zelenak, Drexel

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