Hopkins' DiMartino named ALC Rookie of the Year; Fla. sweeps position awards

The Baltimore Sun

Three Baltimore-area women at Florida received top honors when the American Lacrosse Conference announced its position players of the year and all-conference teams Wednesday.

Offensive Player of the Year went to Kitty Cullen (McDonogh), Midfielder of the Year to Brittany Dashiell (John Carroll) and Defensive Player of the Year to Sam Farrell (Severna Park). Johns Hopkins freshman Dene’ DiMartino was named Rookie of the Year.

The No. 2 Gators (16-1), who are seeded first for the ALC tournament beginning Thursday at Johns Hopkins, also had the Goalie of the Year, Mikey Meagher, and the Coach of the Year, Amanda O’Leary.

The first team includes two of last year’s five finalists for the Tewaaraton Award: Dashiell and Nothwestern’s Taylor Thornton, a four-time All-ALC selection.

Two other players with local ties were named to the first team: Penn State’s Maggie McCormick (Liberty) and Johns Hopkins’ Taylor D’Amore.

Florida’s Ashley Bruns (Mount Hebron) and Emily Dohony (Hereford), Ohio State’s Katie Chase (Glenelg) and Tayler Kuzma (C. Milton Wright), Penn State’s Jenna Mosketti (Fallston) and Mackenzie Cyr (Wintes Mill) and Johns Hopkins’ Sammy Cermack were named to the second team.

All-American Lacrosse Conference Teams
First Team
Kitty Cullen, Florida
Taylor D'Amore, Johns Hopkins
Brittany Dashiell, Florida
Sam Farrell, Florida
Erin Fitzgerald, Northwestern
Gabrielle Flibotte, Northwestern
Shannon Gilroy, Florida
Katie Guy, Penn State
Kelly Lechner, Penn State
Carly Linthicum, Vanderbilt
Maggie McCormick, Penn State
Taylor Thornton, Northwestern

Second Team
Ashley Bruns, Florida
Paige Cahill, Vanderbilt
Ali Cassera, Northwestern
Sammy Cermack, Johns Hopkins
Katie Chase, Ohio State
Jackie Cifarelli, Ohio State
Mackenzie Cyr, Penn State
Dene DiMartino, Johns Hopkins
Emily Dohony, Florida
Tayler Kuzma, Ohio State
Alyssa Leonard, Northwestern
Jenna Mosketti, Penn State

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