Five Earn All-Sunshine State Conference Honors

Five Earn All-Sunshine State Conference Honors

German and Van Beck Named First Team All-SSC for Fourth-Straight Season


WINTER PARK, Fla. (May 3, 2019) - The Rollins women's lacrosse team placed five student-athletes on the All-Sunshine State Conference teams, including three First-Team selections, league officials announced, Friday.  Voting for the All-SSC Women's Lacrosse Teams was conducted among the league's head coaches.

Kallie German and Lindsay Van Beck earn the nod as First Team All-SSC Selections, marking the fourth-straight season the duo has earned First Team honors.  The tandem become just the second and third players in conference history to be named to the First Team four times, following Sara Grenier of Florida Tech who earned First Team accolades from 2015 to 2018. 

Joining German and Van Beck on the First Team is Hannah Ashton, who picks up her first First Team selection, while Lily Rizk and Kaitlin Prince earn Second Team honors, .

A total of thirty-five student-athletes were recognized as All-Conference selections in the fifth year of Sunshine State Conference women's lacrosse. Claire Swanson of the University of Tampa was awarded Player of the Year, while UT's Kelly Gallagher repeats as Coach of the Year.  Patricia Werker from Florida Southern College takes home Freshman of the Year after her efforts this season.

All-SSC History: SSC Players and Coaches of the Year| All-SSC Teams

Swanson played in 17 games at midfield for Tampa in 2019, tallying 60 points from 46 goals and 14 assists with a .554 shooting percentage. The Cheyenne, Wyoming native also provided the Spartans with 137 draw controls, 39 ground balls, and 24 caused turnovers. The sophomore ranks first in conference draw controls per game (8.06) and is Top-10 in SSC points per game (3.53) and goals per game (2.71). Swanson is the first Tampa women's lacrosse athlete to earn Player of the Year honors.

Werker started 14 games in goal for Florida Southern, accumulating 650 minutes between the pipes this season. The Nesconset, New York product recorded 75 saves and allowed 93 goals for a .446 save percentage in 2019. Her 8.58 goals against average helped the Moccasins secure an 11-2 record while she was in net. Among conference goalkeepers, she ranks third in goals against average (8.58) and fifth in save percentage (.446). Werker is the second FSC women's lacrosse athlete to win Freshman of the Year1 accolades.

Gallagher repeats as Coach of the Year following Tampa's 2019 SSC tournament championship and share of the regular season title. In her sixth year leading the Spartans program, Gallagher led her team to a 14-3 overall record, the No. 4 IWLCA ranking, and six wins over Top-20 teams. Gallagher remains the first from Tampa to be honored as Coach of the Year and is the  second coach to win the award twice2.

German and Van Beck highlight the 2019 list of repeat All-SSC winners. The duo becomes the second and third women's lacrosse student-athletes to earn First Team honors four times3. Florida Tech's Olivia Going wins her third straight First Team award, while her teammate Samantha Schiano along with Sam Keesey of Florida Southern and Tampa's Alexa Scudillo & Bridget Sutter repeat as First Team from 2018. In total, 16 of 26 upperclassmen award winners from this year repeat as an All-SSC selection

Player of the Year: Claire Swanson, Tampa
Freshman of the Year: Patricia Werker, Florida Southern
Coach of the Year: Kelly Gallagher, Tampa 

2019 Women's Lacrosse All-SSC First Team

Attack

Kallie German*^•#

Rollins

Sr.

Centreville, Maryland

Attack

Riley Bannatyne

Florida Southern

Jr.

Maitland, Florida

Attack

Kristyn Staley

Tampa

So.

Middletown, Maryland

Attack

Carly Vaccaro

Tampa

Jr.

Mooresville, North Carolina

Attack

Hannah Ashton~†

Rollins

Jr.

Berwyn, Pennsylvania

Attack

Leslie Ferguson~

Saint Leo

Sr.

Marietta, Georgia

Midfield

Claire Swanson~†

Tampa

Jr.

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Midfield

Samantha Schiano*†•

Florida Tech

Sr.

Perry Hall, Maryland

Midfield

Dani Bursinger~†

Florida Southern

Sr.

Powell, Ohio

Midfield

Caroline Forester

Tampa

Sr.

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

Midfield

McKenzie Jackson*

Embry-Riddle

So.

Bowie, Maryland

Defense

Sam Keesey*

Florida Southern

Sr.

Bel Air, Maryland

Defense

Lindsay Van Beck*^•

Rollins

Sr.

Atlanta, Georgia

Defense

Alexa Scudillo*

Tampa

Jr.

Millstone, New Jersey

Defense

Olivia Going*^

Florida Tech

Jr.

West Islip, New York

Defense

Ashley Salvett

Saint Leo

Jr.

Clay, New York

Goalie

Bridget Sutter*@

Tampa

So.

Evergreen, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

2019 Women's Lacrosse All-SSC Second Team

Attack

Aubriana Benedetto

Florida Southern

Sr.

Rochester, New York

Attack

Marina Jozokos~

Florida Southern

Jr.

Wolfeboro, New Hampshire

Attack

Mya Watson~

Embry-Riddle

So.

Fruit Cove, Florida

Attack

Rachel Crawford*

Tampa

Sr.

Arnold, Maryland

Attack

Mollie Kaplan

Florida Tech

Jr.

Boca Raton, Florida

Attack

Maggie Gladden

Tampa

Jr.

Berwyn, Pennsylvania

Midfield

Lily Rizk~†

Rollins

Jr.

Columbus, Ohio

Midfield

Brenna Smith

Florida Southern

Fr.

Columbus, Ohio

Midfield

Elizabeth Ninesling

Embry-Riddle

Fr.

Allentown, Pennsylvania

Midfield

Delaney Chrisco

Saint Leo

Jr.

Wilmington, Delaware

Midfield

Maliah Benedetto

Florida Southern

So.

Rochester, New York

Defense

Danielle Waters

Tampa

Fr.

Smithtown, New York

Defense

Becca Hill

Florida Southern

Jr.

Lutherville, Maryland

Defense

Abby Coccagna~

Tampa

Sr.

Baltimore, Maryland

Defense

Brittney Embree~

Florida Tech

Sr.

Orlando, Florida

Defense

Kaitlin Prince~

Rollins

Sr.

Scarborough, Maine

Goalie

Patricia Werker

Florida Southern

Fr.

Nesconset, New York

Goalie

Erin Davis

Saint Leo

Jr.


Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

* = 2018 First Team
~ = 2018 Second Team      
@ = 2018 Freshman of the Year
^ = 2017 First Team
† = 2017 Second Team
• = 2016 First Team
# = 2015 Freshman of the Year

1 Ashley Seborowski was Co-Freshman of the Year in 2015
2 Corinne Desrosiers, Florida Tech (2016 & 2017)
3 The first to earn four First Team honors was Sara Grenier of Florida Tech (2015-18)