USA South Lacrosse Awards Announced


(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) - The USA South Athletic Conference has announced its All-Conference awards for lacrosse.  A total of 37 student-athletes have been named to the USA South All-Conference teams for lacrosse.  Methodist College's Lindsey West has been named the Player of the Year and Averett University's Vanessa Jordan is the Rookie of the Year.  Averett head coach Katie Talbert is the 2006 Coach of the Year. 

West, a senior from Davidsonville, Md., was third in the conference in; goals per game, assists per game and points per game.  She was instrumental in the Monarchs finishing third in the conference, as they posted a 11-3 overall record and 3-2 record in the USA South.  West recorded 59 goals and 29 assists on the year.  This marks her third consecutive year receiving First Team All-Conference as she earned First Team honors in 2005 and 2004.

A freshman from Westbrook Maine, Jordan recorded 59 goals and 11 assists this past season.  Jordan took 105 shots this season and 93 of those shots were shots on goal.  She helped the Cougars earn a fourth seed in the upcoming tournament as they finished 3-3 in the Conference and 9-6 overall. 

Talbert, in her second year at the helm of the Cougars, led the team to their best record (9-6) in the program's history.  With a 11-3 win over Shenandoah on Feb. 26 the Cougars claimed their first win in school history.  Averett enters this week's conference tournament as the No. 4 seed after finishing the USA South regular season, 3-3.

Player of the Year
Lindsey West, Methodist

Rookie of the Year
Vanessa Jordan, Averett

Coach of the Year
Katie Talbert, Averett

The 2006 USA South Lacrosse All-Conference Teams follow:

First Team
Attack -   Kristen Conques, Christopher Newport
              Jenna Gast, Greensboro
              Amanda McGlaughlin, Greensboro
Midfield - Buffy Casto, N.C. Wesleyan
              Kristyn Hankins, Christopher Newport
              Vanessa Jordan, Averett
              Lauren McGonagle, Methodist
              Lindsey West, Methodist
Defense - Megan Barbieri, Greensboro
               Lauren Carpinello, Shenandoah
               Bridgette McGrath, Methodist
Goalkeeper - Kristen McGuire, Greensboro

Attack -   Jennifer Donah, Greensboro
               Bridget Holcomb, Methodist
               Darcie Jones, Averett
Midfield -  Kaylee Black, Averett
               Katelyn Cushman, Methodist
               Joia Davis, Shenandoah
               Katie Doherty, Christopher Newport
               Karen Hall, Greensboro
Defense - Jenni Duncan, Greensboro
               Jenna Nobles, Methodist
               Katie Ross, Christopher Newport
Goalkeeper - Lindsay Nail, Christopher Newport

Honorable Mention
Attack -   Lindsey Ferguson, Greensboro
              Kelly Matagiese, Shenandoah
              Kali Rodriguez, Methodist
              Shayna Sargent, Christopher Newport
Midfield - Sally Allstadt, Christopher Newport
              Erika Bradd, Shenandoah
              Sarah Kaye, Ferrum
              Stephanie Perih, Ferrum
              Lisa Thomson, Christopher Newport
Defense - Alexa Ashworth, N.C. Wesleyan
               Tiffany DeLoatch, Averett
               Jetarwa Miles, Averett
Goalkeeper - Dawn Sheets, Averett