Stonehill Places Three on IWLCA All-North Region Teams

Senior Samantha Lynott was named to the IWLCA All-North Region first team for the third straight year. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Lynott leads Skyhawk honorees with first team honors
Reilly and Green named to second team

EASTON, Mass. (May 21, 2012) – Three members of the Stonehill College women's lacrosse team have been honored with All-North Region selections by the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA), the membership announced over the weekend.

Senior Samantha Lynott (Holbrook, N.Y./Sachem East) headlines Stonehill's All-North Region selections with first team honors for the third-straight year. Juniors Kayla Green (Londonderry, N.H./Londonderry) and Kelsey Reilly (Hingham, Mass./Notre Dame Academy) both represent the Skyhawks on the IWLCA All-Region second team. It marks Reilly's second-straight All-Region selection, while Green collects All-Region honors for the first time.

Lynott, who also earned second team All-Conference honors for the third straight season this spring, started 14 of the 15 games she played. She finished third on the team with 62 points (16th NE-10) on 44 goals (15th) and 18 assists (17th), while also contributing 48 draw controls (11th), 31 ground balls and 22 caused turnovers (16th). In NE-10 play, she posted 23 goals and nine assists for 32 points over eight games, adding 19 draw controls, 18 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers (14th). Lynott was second on the team with 42 points in 12 games played against ranked opponents, totaling 30 goals and 12 assists with 45 draw controls, 21 ground balls and 12 caused turnovers.

Lynott, who was named the NE-10 Player of the Week once this season, earned All-Tournament team honors at the NE-10 Championships as she totaled six goals and two assists for eight points over the two postseason games, with six draw controls, five ground balls and three caused turnovers. She registered a season-high eight points with five goals and three assists in the Skyhawks 26-10 win over Southern New Hampshire on April 18, adding six ground balls and five caused turnovers to the effort. Lynott added four goals and three assists for seven points with six draw controls in a 19-6 win over No. 15 Pfeiffer University on March 15.

Junior Kayla Green earns All-North Region honors for the first time after a breakout season for the Skyhawks. (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Lynott became the 11th player in program history to reach 200 career points during her eight point outing against Southern New Hampshire. She is a two-time All-America selection by the IWLCA, also earning Capital One Academic All-District I honors as a junior and senior, collecting first team honors last week. Lynott graduated on Sunday having posted a 3.46 cumulative grade point average as a criminology major. She finished her career at the College with 163 goals and 68 assists for 231 points in 67 games. She ranks sixth in program history for career goals, seventh for points and eighth for assists and also totaled 136 draw controls, 118 ground balls and 72 caused turnovers. She has earned NE-10 and Athletic Director's Honor Roll status multiple semesters and was recently named the Fr. William Gartland, CSC, Female Senior Student-Athlete of the Year at the annual Senior Awards Banquet at Stonehill.

Green earns All-North Region honors for the first time with her second team selection after also earning second team All-Northeast-10 honors for the first time this spring. She started all 19 games for Stonehill and led the team with 56 goals (4th NE-10/16th nationally) to go with 18 assists (17th) for a team-high 74 points (7th/27th). Green converted 13-of-28 free-position shots and also contributed 25 ground balls. In 12 NE-10 games, she led the Skyhawks with 45 points (13th) on 32 goals (14th) and 13 assists (15th), while netting a team-high 37 goals to go with 12 assists for a team-best 49 points in 13 games against ranked opponents.

Green netted a career-high seven goals (one shy of the program record) to go with two assists for a career-best nine points in a 19-9 setback at 15th-ranked Queens (N.Y.) College on April 22. She also netted six goals in the 26-10 win over Southern New Hampshire and combined for six goals and two assists for eight points in two NE-10 Tournament games.

Junior Kelsey Reilly earns All-Region honors for the second-straight year with her second team selection (PHOTO BY Andrew Katsampes)

Green will enter her senior season with 152 career points in 55 games on 115 goals and 36 assists. Her 18 assists during her breakout season this spring doubled her totaled from her first two collegiate seasons. Green, who has earned NE-10 Commissioner's and Athletic Director's Honor Roll status every semester at the College, received the St. Thomas Aquinas Medal for the second-straight year this spring for having the highest cumulative grade point average on the team.

Reilly earns All-North Region honors for the second straight year after being named to the first team as a sophomore. She also collected first team All-Northeast-10 honors for the second straight season after starting 18 of 19 games played and shattering the program record with her Northeast-10 leading 120 draw controls (5th nationally) – nearly double the previous record of 61 set by Liza Gross in 2008. Reilly also totaled 40 goals and a team-high 21 assists (9th) for 61 points (17th), converting 7-of-27 free-position shots and also leading the NE-10 with 61 ground balls (22nd nationally) and 41 caused turnovers (8th nationally) – just two shy of the program's single-season record. Her ground ball total is good for fifth on the program's single-season list.

Reilly finished tied for second on the team with 43 points in NE-10 play (17th NE-10), totaling 27 goals and a team-best 16 assists (10th), to go with team-highs of 68 draw controls (3rd), 44 ground balls (1st) and 31 caused turnovers (1st). In 13 games against ranked opponents, she totaled 25 goals and 12 assists for 37 points with 90 draw controls, 35 ground balls and 24 caused turnovers.

Reilly posted four games this season with double-figure draw controls, including a career-best 13 in a 22-16 triumph over 15th-ranked Saint Anselm College on March 21. She posted a career-high eight caused turnovers and eight ground balls to go with two goals and three assists in a 12-8 victory over No. 11 Merrimack College on April 12. Reilly netted a season-high five goals in an 11-9 win at Saint Michael's College on March 22 and posted a season-best seven points on four goals and three assists in a 26-10 triumph over Southern New Hampshire University on April 18.

Reilly, a consensus second team All-American as a sophomore, has started 51 of the 54 games she has played over her career at Stonehill and totaled 104 goals and 48 assists for 152 points. She has also totaled 194 draw controls, 150 ground balls and 104 caused turnovers. Reilly earned second team All-America honors from both the Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches Association and as a sophomore and has earned NE-10 Commissioner's and Athletic Director's Honor Roll status for her efforts in the classroom as well.

Stonehill (14-5, 10-2 NE-10) is ranked sixth in the most recent IWLCA Division II poll. The Skyhawks capped their season with an NE-10 record 14th-straight trip to the semifinal round of the NE-10 Tournament. Stonehill played 13 games against nationally-ranked teams this season, posting an 8-5 record.