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2007 Women's Lacrosse Team
Neumann Looks Back on Season at Banquet

May 15, 2007

Aston, Pa. - Neumann recently held its end-of-season banquet to look back on the 2007 season in which the Knights earned the number-four seed in the Pennsylvania Athletic Conference Tournament, garnered five All-PAC honors and finished the season above .500 for the second consecutive year.


Sophomore Gabby D'Ambrosio received the 2007 MVP. D'Ambrosio scored at least one goal in every game this season including a career high, eight-goals against Alvernia College on April 5. She was the leading point's scorer and ended the season in the top five for caused turnovers and ground balls. She was a All- AC Second Team All-Conference selection and a 2007 PAC Player of the Week selection.


This season's Defensive MVP honor was awarded to sophomore Kerri Sinclair. Sinclair was ranked second on the team in ground balls and third in caused turnovers. She appeared in and started every game at defense for the Knights. Her season high 57 ground balls ranked her in 33rd in the NCAA Division III.


Junior Courtney Murphy was honored as the Offensive MVP; Murphy led the Knights in ground balls and caused turnovers this season and is a two-time All-PAC selection. She ended the season nationally ranked 9th in ground balls, 14th in caused turnovers and also received credit for her skills off the draw by the NCAA Division III Statistical Committee.


Junior Caitlin O'Shea was awarded the 2007 St. Francis and Clare Award, which is awarded to the individual who made significant contributions to the well-being of the team in terms of attitude, improvement and leadership.  O'Shea had a career season with the Knights. She starting all 15 games in net, recorded the fifth best save percentage in the PAC conference and  is ranked in the top 50 nationally for save percentage (.515) Caitlin O'Shea was also the Knights' choice for the All-PAC Sportsmanship Team.


Neumann ended the 2007 season 9-6 overall and 5-4 in the conference under first year head coach Sarah Madrak and veteran assistant Jill Sinclair.



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