Cavaliers Place Five on All-South Region Team
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. The Virginia women’s lacrosse team placed five Cavaliers on the All-South Region team, as announced by the Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) today. Seniors Claire Bordley and Kendall McBrearty join juniors Ashley McCulloch and Blair Weymouth as first-team selections, while sophomore Kaitlin Duff was honored on the second-team. The distinction marks the third time Weymouth has been selected to the all-region team, her second straight first-team selection, while Bordley, Duff, McBrearty and McCulloch are first-time honorees.
Bordley, a 2008 All-ACC selection, anchored a Cavalier defense that was among the nations best this season. The senior collected 35 ground balls and 29 draw controls, while causing 19 turnovers to be among the team leaders in each of the categories. Bordley was crucial in Virginia’s transition game this season and was honored on the ACC All-Tournament Team after shutting down Duke and Maryland’s top attackers in the championships. Bordley is a finalist for LaxPower.com’s Senior Defender of the Year Fan Award, to be announced this weekend.
McBrearty, the two-time ACC Tournament MVP, had another solid season in goal for the Cavaliers and has been honored as the top goalkeeper in the region. The senior led the conference and is ranked fourth nationally in allowing just 7.25 goals per game. The senior finished her career ranked eighth on Virginia’s career saves records, with 331 stops, and ninth in allowing just 7.60 goals per games throughout her career. She was a 2008 All-ACC selection and is up for LaxPower.com’s Senior Goalkeeper of the Year Fan Award.
McCulloch, the anchor of the offense this season, led the attack with 58 points and 34 assists. Her 34 assists ranks her seventh in Virginia’s single-season record book, while pushing her to fifth on the programs career chart, with 72 helpers. The 2008 All-ACC nominee is ranked second in the league with 1.89 assists per game and holds 15th nationally in the category.
Weymouth missed a portion of the season due to injury, but still managed to tally 35 goals on the season, good for second on the team. Weymouth has scored 142 goals throughout her career and is among the nation’s active top goal scorers. She currently sits sixth on Virginia’s career scoring list and seventh in career points, with 202. She was honored as WomensLax.com’s Player of the Week following her season-debut where she scored five goals in a 13-8 win over No. 4 Syracuse. The junior was also selected as the ACC Player of the Week following a seven-point performance (four goals, three assists) against No. 7 North Carolina.
Duff was another crucial player in Virginia’s transition game. The speedy lefty was a consistent force in clearing the ball and creating fast break opportunities for the Cavaliers. Duff was selected to the 2008 All-ACC Team and was the conference’s top field player in collecting loose balls, while leading the team with 40 groundballs. In addition, she won 15 draw controls and had 21 caused turnovers. After being named to last season’s National All-Rookie Team, Duff is one of only four sophomores to be selected to this year’s all-region squad.
Virginia closed out the 2008 campaign with a 14-4 overall record.
Claire Bordley, Sr., Virginia, D
Lauren Cohen, Sr., Maryland, A
Carolyn Davis, Jr., Duke, A
Megan Del Monte, Jr., Duke, A
Dana Dobbie, Sr., Maryland, M
Amber Falcone, Jr., North Carolina, D
Molly Ford, Jr., Georgetown, A
Ashby Kaestner, So., Georgetown, M
Kelly Kasper, Sr., Maryland, M
Laura King, Sr., George Mason, A
Kendall McBrearty, Sr., Virginia, GK
Ashley McCulloch, Jr., Virginia, A
Caitlyn McFadden, So., Maryland, M
Aiyana Newton, Sr., Duke, D
Jordan Trautman, Jr., Georgetown, D
Blair Weymouth, Jr., Virginia, A
Brittany Berger, Jr., George Mason, A
Maggie Bridges, Jr., George Mason, D
Allie Buote, Sr., Maryland, GK
Corey Donohoe, Fr., North Carolina, A
Kaitlin Duff, So., Virginia, M
Caitlin Formby, So., Georgetown, GK
Meg Freshwater, Sr., North Carolina, D
Jamie Hanssen, Sr., North Carolina, D
Jordy Kirr, Fr., Georgetown, A
Mandy Friend, Jr., Richmond, M
Emma Hamm, Fr., Duke, M
Erica LaGrow, Sr., North Carolina, M
Bridget Noon, Jr., Georgetown, D
Katie Pumphrey, Sr., Maryland, D
Jamie Sellers, Sr., William & Mary, M
Kelly Taylor, Jr., North Carolina, M