Five Cardinals honored by conference; Englert named ROY
WASHINGTON – Five Cardinals were honored by the Landmark Conference on Monday, led by 2011 Rookie of the Year Brendan Englert. Along with Englert, Chris Fuccillo earned First Team All-Conference recognition and Ryan Doyle, Rob Ryan and Jimmy Sinnott received Second Team honors.
Englert becomes CUA's first-ever Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year after a terrific first season for the Cardinals. The New York native led CUA in assists (23) and points (61) to go along with 38 goals and 37 ground balls.
Englert scored multiple goals in 13 games, with a season-high of five vs. Goucher. The Landmark Conference Offensive Player of the Week on May 2, Englert also handed out more than one assist six times, including a season-best four in a win over Neumann on March 22.
Fuccillo earns his second straight First Team selection to the All-Conference Team after scoring 37 goals and totaling 44 points in 2011. In addition he picked up 19 ground balls and caused nine turnovers. Fuccillo scored at least two goals in nine games, with a season-best five in two contests. His three assists in the season opener vs. Marymount was a season-high as were his six points that day.
Two of CUA's top defensemen, Doyle and Ryan helped lead the Cardinals defense all season long. Doyle started 15 games for CUA this season, scooping up 43 ground balls to go along with 20 caused turnovers in that time. His season-high of five GBs came in two different games, and his season-high of four caused turnovers also came in two games.
Ryan led the Cardinals in caused turnovers with 21 and he was second on the squad in ground balls with 54. He scooped up a season-best six GBs in a win over Frostburg State and collected at least four in seven games. Ryan's top game of caused turnovers came vs. York with four. Ryan also dished out an assist in the win over Gwynedd-Mercy.
Sinnott caps off his career with his first All-Conference selection. The accounting major scored a team-best 41 goals, which ranked third in the conference, and handed out ten assists. He also picked up 29 ground balls and caused eight turnovers. Sinnott scored five goals in three different games and totaled a season-high six points in a win over York.
CUA finished the 2011 season with a record of 11-6 and advanced to its second consecutive Landmark Conference Tournament. The 11 wins are the second most in school history.