|Six Jaspers Named All-MAAC Players|
RIVERDALE, N.Y. - Six different Manhattan women's lacrosse players were named All Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC) players it was announced on Thursday night by the league office. Three different players were named to the MAAC All-Second team while the Jaspers also placed three freshmen on the conference's inaugural All-Rookie Team.
Seniors Chrissy Gutenberger, Elizabeth Dugan, and Breana Leonard were each named MAAC All-Second team. Meanwhile, freshman attacker Donna Jo DiNorcia, midfielder Domenica O'Brey and goalkeeper Christina Fiorinelli made the MAAC All-Rookie Team.
For Gutenberger (Stony Point, N.Y./North Rockland) it is the third All-MAAC honor of her career. The senior was named Rookie of the Year and All-MAAC First team as a freshman before being placed on the All-MAAC Second team as a sophomore. She leaves the Manhattan program as the second all-time leading scorer with 196 total points, leading the Jaspers in scoring all four seasons.
Dugan (Stony Point, N.Y./North Rockland/Rockland CC) earned postseason accolades for the second consecutive season. After placing on the All-MAAC Second team last year, she again became a leader for the Jaspers in the midfield being one of the top performers corralling groundballs.
Leonard (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore) receives her first conference honor in the final season of her career. A stalwart defender, and team captain, she led the squad in caused turnovers and was third in ground balls. Leonard finished the year fourth in the MAAC in caused turnovers per game forcing 1.29 a contest.
For DiNorcia (Verona, N.J./Verona), she led all freshman for Manhattan in scoring and was second on the team in goals (23) and points (49). She even became a valuable asset on draw controls, finishing third on the team with 16 wins this season.
O'Brey (Loudonville, N.Y./Colonie Central) also had an impressive debut season. The freshman ended her year fourth on the team with 10 goals to go along with 14 points. She also won 17 draw controls, good for second on Manhattan.
Fiorinelli (Massapequa, N.Y./Massapequa) made a big impact on the field for the Jaspers in her rookie year. Starting every game, and playing every minute in goal, she led the conference in ground balls per game (3.79) as well as saves per contest. Her 10.21 saves per game also ranked fourth in the country.
The Jaspers also placed eight student-athletes on the MAAC All-Academic Team. BrieAnna Spatarella, Amy Branchini, Carly Eskenazi, Clare Kerrisk, Lauren Pribetich, Kelsey Rehain, Maria Toscano, and Leonard were all honored as outstanding student-athletes. 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.