May 3, 2012

CUA places four on 2012 All-Conference Teams

WASHINGTON – The Landmark Conference announced its 2012 All-Conference Teams on Thursday and CUA had four student-athletes recognized.  Ryan Doyle and Chris Fuccillo received First Team accolades, while Denver Conley and Brendan Englert were named to the Second Team.

Doyle earns First Team honors on defense after leading the Cardinals with 17 caused turnovers and ranking second with 39 ground balls.  The senior scored one goal in 2012, which came in a win over Susquehanna on April 21.

Doyle picked up a season-high seven ground balls in two games and caused a season-high four turnovers in two games as well.  He helped the CUA defense hold six opponents to single digit goals this season, including a low of two in a win over Merchant Marine Academy. 

This marks the second straight year in which Doyle earned All-League honors after being named to the Second Team in 2011.

Joining Doyle on the First Team is Fuccillo, who earns his fourth consecutive All-League nod, and third straight on the First Team.  A native of Patchogue, New York, Fuccillo found the back of the net 41 times this season, to raise his career total to 146, which ties him with Conor Kelly for the most in program history.

Fuccillo’s 41 goals and 48 points led the Cardinals this season.  He scored multiple goals in 11 games, including a high of six at Drew on April 5.  Three of Fuccillo’s goals were game-winners.

The senior also scooped up 34 ground balls, including five vs. Hood and Frostburg State, and he caused 17 turnovers on the year.

After earning Rookie of the Year accolades last season, Englert receives his second straight All-League honor after totaling 29 goals and 12 assists in 2012.  Englert started all 15 games for CUA and found the back of the net more than once in nine games.

Englert scored four goals vs. Hood in the season opener, and again against Goucher on April 14.  The sophomore’s 41 points were second best on the squad behind Fuccillo, and in two years he has totaled 67 goals and 102 points.

Englert added 30 ground balls and eight caused turnovers this season, picking up five ground balls in three different contests.

Rounding out the Cardinals’ All-League selections is Conley, who earns his first career All-League honor as a long stick midfielder.  Conley registered 19 ground balls and eight caused turnovers this season, while starting 12 games for the Cardinals.

Conley’s season high in ground balls was four, which he accomplished in a win over Susquehanna.  That same day, Conley forced three Crusader turnovers.

Conley concludes his CUA career with 64 ground balls and 29 caused turnovers.

CUA went 9-6 this past season and earned its third consecutive berth to the Landmark Conference Tournament.  The Cardinals have won 32 games during the last three seasons.

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