Delaney and Pearce Earn All-NEC Honors

Delaney and Pearce Earn All-NEC Honors

SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Sacred Heart women's lacrosse seniors Caitlin Delaney and Alyssa Pearce earned All-Northeast Conference honors Thursday night, as the conference revealed the All-Conference and major award winners at the tournament banquet.

Delaney was named to the All-NEC First Team midfield for the third consecutive season. The senior leads Sacred Heart in goals, assists, points, ground balls, draw controls, and caused turnovers. Delaney is third nationally in caused turnovers per game with 3.06. She scored her 100th career goal against Marist on March 11. Delaney was named NEC Co-Player and Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after posting 10 points, 11 draw controls, nine caused turnovers, and seven groundballs in the Pioneers' wins over Saint Francis U and Robert Morris that got SHU into the NEC Tournament.

Pearce was named to the All-NEC Second Team at attack. The senior scored a career-high 31 goals in the regular season. She recorded her 100th career point in SHU's win over Saint Francis U on April 28. On the final day of the regular season, Pearce had four goals and five points in the Pioneers' 16-15 win over Robert Morris. She had a season-high six points with four goals and two assists in SHU's win at La Salle on Feb. 25. Pearce has had a point in 14 of SHU's 16 games this season.

The Pioneers take on Bryant in the semifinals of the 2017 NEC Women's Lacrosse Championship Friday at 1 p.m.


NEC Offensive Player of the Year

Jess DeMeo, BRY 


NEC Defensive Player of the Year

Molly Martin, BRY


NEC Midfielder of the Year

Annie Sachs, RMU


NEC Rookie of the Year

Annie Sachs, RMU


NEC Coach of the Year

Jill Batcheller, BRY


NEC Women's Lacrosse First Team All-Conference 

A - Caitlin Breglia, BRY

A - Jess DeMeo, BRY

A - Megan Szawlowski, CCSU

A - Heidi Colford, WC

M - Sammie Knapp, MSM

M - Dana Davis, RMU

M - Annie Sachs, RMU

M - Caitlin Delaney, SHU

D - Molly Martin, BRY

D - Megan Wolfgang, RMU

D - Amanda Rey, WC

GK - Samantha Santeramo, BRY


NEC Women's Lacrosse Second Team All-Conference 

A - Jenn Peters, LIU

A - Mackenzie Gandy, RMU

A - Alyssa Pearce, SHU

A - Anna Belle Reilly, WC

M - Lauren Britton, BRY

M - Marissa Soto, CCSU

M - Holly Lawrence, SFU

M - Lauren Ednie, WC

D - Carly Cronin, BRY

D - Courtney McPartland, CCSU

D - Emily Dees, MSM

GK - Jillian Petito, MSM


NEC Women's Lacrosse All-Rookie Team

A - Caitlin Breglia, BRY

A - Megan Szawlowski, CCSU

A - Carly Miller, MSM

M - Megan Crouse, RMU

A - Mackenzie Gandy, RMU

M - Annie Sachs, RMU