Yarusso, Ranagan Earn All-MAAC Honors
RIVERDALE, N.Y. – Manhattan women’s lacrosse freshman Megan Yarusso and Stefanie Ranagan were each named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) All-Rookie Team as announced by the league office. It is the second straight season the Jaspers have had multiple players earn All-MAAC honors after six received notoriety last year.
Yarusso (Brewster, N.Y./Brewster) led all Manhattan freshmen with 23 total points, including 15 goals in her debut season. She also picked up 14 ground balls and won 16 draw controls. The 5’2” midfielder had five multi-goal games, registering back-to-back two goal games against Marist and Siena. She was also named MAAC Rookie of the Week on March 25 with six combined points in victories over Howard and DelawareState.
Ranagan (YorktownHeights, N.Y./Yorktown) led all Jasper rookies with 18 goals to go along with her three assists. She was also tops on the team, winning 62 draw controls. Her 3.88 draw controls per game was third in the conference and tops among freshmen. Ranagan was named MAAC Rookie of the Week on March 11 after a five goal performance in Manhattan’s 10-6 win over LIU-Brooklyn.
The Jaspers also saw nine student-athletes be named to the MAAC All-Academic Team, the third highest total in the league. Senior Amy Branchini was joined on the squad by juniors Carly Eskenazi, Clare Kerrisk, Lauren Pribetich, Maria Toscano, and Kelsey Rehain along with sophomores Donna Jo DiNorcia, Caitlin Hynes and Alex Rousseau. To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.