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Women's Lacrosse Picks Up Eight All-Conference Selections Highlighted by Bonnel's Co-Player of the Year Award and Athens as Defender of the Year

HIGH POINT, N.C. - Pfeiffer University's Shannon Bonnel was named Co-Player of the Year while Katherine Athens was tabbed Defender of the Year  representing women's lacrosse as two of eight total selections for the Lady Falcons. The Conference Carolinas All-Conference Men's & Women’s Lacrosse Teams were determined by vote from each head coach of participating institutions.

Nominations are collected and then voted upon by ballot and tallied to determine First Team, Second Team, Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, and Coach of the Year award winners. Awards will be presented at the Conference Tournament Championships hosted by The City of Burlington in Burlington, NC at this weekend's conference championships. This year's award winners are as follows:

WOMEN'S LACROSSE:
Co-Player of the Year:
Shannon Bonnel – Pfeiffer
Shannon Bonnel recorded 32 goals with 16 assists in regular season play totaling 48 points as the Lady Falcons have put together the best season in school-history at 14-1. Bonnel completed her co-player of the year season adding 37 groundballs and 34 draw controls with 15 caused turnovers. During the 2013 season, Bonnel has made herself the second-highest scorer in school-history with 126 goals, up to seventh with 49 assists and third with 175 points.

Co-Player of the Year:
Sylvia Queener - Limestone
Senior attack Sylvia Queener has been one of the most explosive players in the league this season and is among the team leaders with 35 goals, 39 assists and 74 points. Entering the week she is fifth in the country in points, eighth in assists and is 36th in goals scored while ranking second in the conference in points and third in assists. This season she has scored at least three goals in seven games and had a minimum of three assists in six games.

Defender of the Year:
Katherine Athens - Pfeiffer
Katherine Athens has been named the league's best defensive player after picking up 44 groundballs in 2013 to go along with 26 caused turnovers and a massive 79 draw controls. Athens has catapulted herself into the school-record books becoming the all-time caused turnovers leader with 101 while jumping up to third all-time with 173 groundballs as a junior. Athens also added eight goals and three assists for good measure on offense.

Freshman of the Year:
Mackenzie Miller – Belmont Abbey
Mackenzie Miller becomes the Abbey’s first Freshman of the Year honoree since 2007 as she finished her freshman year with 35 goals and two assists, despite missing the final two games of the regular season. Twelve of her goals came on free position strikes as she also scored a career-best seven goals on two occasions. Mackenzie scored 16 goals in conference play this year.

Coach of the Year:
Scott Tucker – Limestone
Limestone College head women's lacrosse coach Scott Tucker has helped lead the Saints to another tremendous season which has included a No. 2 national ranking, 14-1 overall record, perfect 7-0 league record and a ninth straight Conference Carolinas Regular Season Championship.

Regular Season Champion:
Limestone College


ALL-CONFERENCE FIRST TEAM
Attack  
Sylvia Queener, Limestone
Sarah Oor, Limestone
Carly Garrison, Pfeiffer
Jena Ready, Queens
Katy Connery, Belmont Abbey

Midfield 
Shannon Bonnel, Pfeiffer
Chelsea Treat, Limestone
Lindsay Connolly, Belmont Abbey
Ashleigh Kassab, Pfeiffer
Brittany Barnwell, Queens

Defense 
Katherine Athens, Pfeiffer
Maia Czarnecki, Limestone
Allie Rhodes, Queens
Skylar Marcoux, Limestone

Goalkeeper 
Rashelle McLellan, Limestone


ALL-CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM
Attack  
Sarah Daly, Pfeiffer
Brooke Bondurant, Converse
Riann Daziel, Mount Olive
Maggie Masters, Queens
Kristi Korn, Pfeiffer

Midfield 
Sam McCarrick, Limestone
Samantha Burns, Erskine
Katie Ferrell, Limestone
Sam Green, Converse
Mackenzie Miller, Belmont Abbey

Defense 
Britton Muir, Pfeiffer
Sam Cock, Limestone
Kellie Brabham, Erskine
Meghan McSherry, Belmont Abbey

Goalkeeper 
Cassidy Wilson, Pfeiffer

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