Four named to 2012 All-Chesapeake Region Teams
WASHINGTON – CUA placed four student-athletes on the 2012 All-Chesapeake Region Teams, announced on Friday. Seniors Mary Swarthout and Meghan Murray received First Team accolades, while senior Mallory Vogel and freshman Lindsay Brophy were named to the Second Team.
Swarthout continues to add to her collection of hardware following a terrific season. The Maryland native led CUA in goals (69), assists (30), points (99), draw controls (130), ground balls (65) and caused turnovers (37). The 130 draw controls set a new single season record at CUA.
A four-time First Team All-Landmark Conference selection, this is Swarthout's fourth selection to the All-Region First Team as well. She scored multiple goals in every game she played in 2012, with a high of six coming vs. No. 1 Salisbury in early March. Swarthout wrapped up her brilliant career in the red and black with 226 goals and 331 points.
One of the top defenders in the region, Murray earns her first career All-Region honor. The Maryland native started every game of her career for CUA and was a three-time First Team All-Conference honoree. Murray totaled 44 ground balls, 21 caused turnovers, three draw controls and an assist in 2012.
Murray picked up at least two ground balls 15 times this season, with a high of five coming against Susquehanna in mid-April. She also caused three turnovers in two games and registered her only assist of the year against Rowan. Murray concludes her career with totals of 138 ground balls and 78 caused turnovers.
Vogel saved her best for last, turning in her most impressive season as a senior. A First Team All-Conference selection, Vogel scored 42 goals and dished out 27 assists in 2012, to go along with 21 ground balls, 12 draw controls and 12 caused turnovers. She ranked second on the Cardinals in goals and points (69).
Vogel scored a career-high six goals in CUA's 18-5 win over Scranton on April 28 and she scored multiple goals 13 times overall. Vogel was 10 of 13 on free position shots and scored at least one point in every game, but one. The Maryland native finished her career with 64 goals and 95 points.
Rounding out CUA's All-Region selections is Brophy, who was named the 2012 Landmark Conference Rookie of the Year and a Second Team All-Conference selection. Brophy had a great first year for the Cardinals, netting 29 goals, handing out 24 assists, scooping up 46 ground balls and winning 17 draw controls.
After going the first seven games of the season without scoring a goal, Brophy broke out with three goals in a win over Messiah on March 28. She then proceeded to score at least one goal in each of the remaining games, but two, topping out with five goals at McDaniel. Brophy scooped up a season-high seven ground balls vs. Goucher, which was the same game in which she established her season best in assists with four.
CUA finished the 2012 season with an overall record of 16-6 and a perfect 4-0 mark within the Landmark Conference. The Cardinals won their fifth straight conference title and won at least one game in the NCAA Tournament for the fifth straight year. CUA also advanced to its third NCAA Tournament Regional Final in the last five years.