Cardinals place five on All-Conference Teams, collect two major awards
WASHINGTON – Five Cardinals were honored on the All-Landmark Conference Teams on Wednesday, including Rookie of the Year Hayley Wright. Catherine Mirsky joined Wright on the Second Team, while last year's Rookie of the Year Colleen Harwood received First Team accolades, along with Maura Campbell and Kim Hermann. Gia Cillizza and her staff were also honored as the Co-Coaching Staff of the Year.
Wright becomes CUA's second Rookie of the Year in as many seasons. The first year standout led the Cards with 14 goals and ranked second with 34 points. Wright started all 20 games and scored a season-high two goals twice, while handing out two assists once.
Wright netted three game-winning goals on the year, including in the season opener against Washington College, and she finished the year ranked fourth in the conference in goals and fifth in points.
Last year's ROY, Harwood had another strong season for the red and black, totaling a league-leading 13 assists as well as 37 points. Harwood scored a season-high two goals in a win over Misericordia and handed out multiple assists twice.
Harwood scored the game-winning goal in a conference victory against Susquehanna, and will enter her junior year with 26 goals, 18 assists and 70 points.
Campbell joins her classmate Harwood on the First Team, after she totaled 7 goals, 8 assists and 22 points this season. Campbell netted a pair of goals in the season opener and also tallied a goal and assist in CUA's NCAA Tournament game vs. Lynchburg.
A native of Media, Pa., Campbell was named Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday, and finishes her sophomore season with career totals of 12 goals, 11 assists and 35 points.
Hermann, yet another sophomore, rounds out CUA's First Team selections. She found the back of the cage six times, including the game-winner against Drew in the regular season finale. Hermann scored against Drew again, this time in the Landmark Conference championship a week later.
After two seasons at CUA, Hermann has 19 goals, 6 assists and 44 points.
Mirsky finishes her career with her third straight All-League selection. The senior captain was the leader of the Cardinals defense this season, and also added two goals, both of which came on penalty strokes.
Mirsky totaled a team-leading three defensive saves, which ranked sixth in the Landmark Conference, and she helped lead CUA to four shutout wins, the most in the conference. Mirsky wraps up her time in the red and black with 6 goals and 12 defensive saves in 79 career games.
Cillizza and her staff earn their second straight and fourth overall Landmark Conference Coaching Staff of the Year award. Cillizza has been honored five times as the Coach of the Year, including her CAC accolade in 2006.
Cillizza, Tracey Scanlon, Alicia Grater and Hannah Closson helped lead CUA to a national ranking for nearly the entire season, in addition to a No. 6 ranking in the region.
The Cardinals led the Landmark Conference in scoring margin, scoring average, goals against average, goals, and penalty corners.
CUA won its second straight Landmark Conference championship this season and appeared in its second straight NCAA Tournament. The Cardinals have won a championship in each of the last three years, including the 2010 ECAC championship, along with the last two Landmark Conference crowns.