2017 USA South Women's Lacrosse Awards Announced

2017 USA South Women's Lacrosse Awards Announced

(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) - The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its 2017 All-Conference awards for women's lacrosse. Meredith College's Carlee Joseph was named Player of the Year, Methodist University's Monti Hendrix earned Rookie of the Year while her coach, Kendyl Clarkson, collected Coach of the Year. Finally, the USA South recognized an All-Sportsmanship Team, consisting of one member from each competing school.

All honors were determined by votes from the women's lacrosse coach at each institution.

Joseph, a junior attacker from Hollywood, Maryland is named USA South Player of the Year for the second consecutive year. She adds this latest honor to her Rookie of the Year accolades from two seasons ago. Joseph becomes the first USA South women's lacrosse player to be named Player of the Year twice plus Rookie of the Year. She currently leads the Conference with 72 points on a League-best 54 goals with 18 assists. She has also totaled 18 ground balls, 18 draw controls and nine caused turnovers. Against USA South competition, Joseph scored a Conference-high 21 goals. For her efforts, she earned First Team All-Conference accolades as an attacker for the second consecutive season after collecting second team honors during her rookie campaign. Finally, Joseph was named USA South Player of the Week twice this spring.

Hendrix, a freshman midfielder from Buford, Georgia currently leads all USA South rookies with 47 draw controls which ranks fourth in the entire Conference. She has tallied 32 points on 25 goals and seven assists while adding 28 ground balls and 14 caused turnovers. In USA South-action only, Hendrix was third in the League with 19 draw controls and sixth with 14 goals scored. For her efforts, Hendrix earned First Team All-Conference honors as a midfielder this season. Finally, she was named USA South Rookie of the Week two times this spring.

In her fourth season at Methodist, Clarkson collects her first USA South Coach of the Year honor. This spring, Clarkson has led the Monarchs to an 8-6 overall record with a 5-1 mark in League-play, good for second place and setting a program record for Conference wins and regular season finish. Methodist's place in the final USA South regular season standings have improved each year Clarkson has been on campus. She now leads her squad into the semifinals of the USA South tournament as the second-seeded team.

 

Player of the Year Rookie of the Year Coach of the Year

Carlee Joseph
Meredith

Monti Hendrix
Methodist


Kendyl Clarkson
Methodist


The 2017 USA South Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Team:

First Team Second Team All-Sportsmanship
Attack
Julie Capretti, Meredith
Kayla Jones, Piedmont
Carlee Joseph, Meredith

Molly Miller, Meredith

Midfield

Monti Hendrix, Methodist
Holly Hite, Meredith

Caitlin O'Brien, Piedmont

Defense
Sarah Arbes, Meredith
Alyssa Codispoti, Meredith
Cameron Ruffin, Meredith

Goalkeeper
Blake Forrest, Piedmont
Attack
Emily Brennen, Methodist
Renee Burt, Methodist
Cassidy Heflin, Piedmont

Midfield
Natalie Ritchey, Greensboro
Jenna Smith, Piedmont
Julianna Surgent, Piedmont

Defense
Sarah Ewin, Methodist
Devan Macheras, Greensboro
Francesca Malabad, Piedmont

Tori Manahan, Methodist

Goalkeeper
Haley Whitfield, Meredith
Audrey Ramsey, Ferrum
Kianna Anderson, Greensboro
Kylie Reynolds, LaGrange
Victoria Krupa, Huntingdon
Jennifer Halvorson, Meredith
Bianca Terenzi, Methodist
Julianna Surgent, Piedmont
 

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