2010 NEWLA All-Conference Teams Announced

2010 NEWLA All-Conference Teams Announced

The New England Women’s Lacrosse Alliance has announced its post-season honors. In a vote by the conference coaches, Bridgewater senior midfielder Shannon Manning was named NEWLA Offensive Player of the Year. Manning led the league with 38 assists in just seven conference contests, double what any other conference player contributed. The senior also scored 24 times and was among the league leaders in ground balls (14), draw controls (22) and caused turnovers (8) leading the Bears to a 6-1 mark in conference play.

For the second consecutive season, Bridgewater State defender Erin Quimby was honored as the NEWLA Defensive Player of the Year. During conference play, the junior picked up 21 ground balls and caused eight turnovers while scoring four times and assisting on six others from her defensive position for the Bears.  Bridgewater State’s Meghan Griffin was named NEWLA Goalkeeper of the Year. The senior posted a 9.36 goals against average during conference play making 56 saves with a .538 save percentage. Quimby and Griffin led a Bears defense allowed a conference leading 9.00 goals per game.

Westfield State first year midfielder Ariana Colella was chosen as the NEWLA Rookie of the Year. Colella scored 13 goals with five assists during conference play while gathering eight ground balls, winning 12 draw controls and causing six turnovers.

 Westfield State Rachel Dionne was selected the NEWLA Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The junior defender was a first team all-conference selection. In addition, Dionne has been the women's lacrosse representative to the Westfield athletic department Champs Life Skills organization the past two years and volunteers her time to youth lacrosse in the western Mass. area.

Westfield State’s Greg Styles was honored as the NEWLA Coach of the Year honors for the second consecutive season. Westfield State also was honored with the Team Sportsmanship Award. NEWLA all-conference selections are determined by a vote of the conference coaches.

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2010 NEWLA All-Conference Teams

All-Conference First Team   
A Katie DeMaio Bridgewater St. Sr
A Jenny Jones Bridgewater St. Jr
A Laura Chiricosta Westfield St. Jr
M Allison Brown Westfield St. Sr
M Amanda Burns Fitchburg St. So
M Carly Keeley Westfield St. So
M Shannon Manning Bridgewater St. Sr
M Marie VanDerKar Castleton Jr
D Rachel Dionne Westfield St. Jr
D Erin Quimby Bridgewater St. Jr
D Kim Vail Worcester St. Sr
GK Meghan Griffin Bridgewater St. Sr
All-Conference Second Team   
A Nicole Adams Castleton Gr
A Kerry Kiley Framingham St. So
A Emily Swan Fitchburg St. Sr
M Ariana Colella Westfield St. Fr
M Morgan Hazen Becker So
M Jamie Kelley Fitchburg St Fr
M Jennifer Lough Elms Jr
M Angelica Mazzola Castleton So
D Carissa Kennedy Fitchburg St. So
D Connie Perry Fitchburg St. Jr
D Kayla Twigge Castleton Sr
GK Haley Erickson Worcester St. So
Offensive Player of the Year   
M Shannon Manning Bridgewater St. Sr
Defensive Player of the Year   
D Erin Quimby Bridgewater St. Jr
Goalkeeper of the Year   
GK Meghan Griffin Bridgewater St. Sr
Rookie of the Year   
M Ariana Colella Westfield St. Fr
Scholar-Athlete of the Year   
D Rachel Dionne Westfield St. Jr
Coach of the Year   
  Greg Styles Westfield St.
Team Sportsmanship Award   
  Westfield State