Mason Lacrosse Players Receive CAA Accolades

Posted: May 5, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Five George Mason women’s lacrosse players were named to the All-Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) teams in voting conducted by the league’s eight head coaches. Following the conference championships, all-tournament honors were also bestowed upon two of Mason’s finest.

Senior All-American attacker Jill Toomey, senior defender Paula Priest, and sophomore goalkeeper Meg Dentler were selected to the All-CAA first team, while sophomore attacker Kristy Manas and junior midfielder Lisa Hagan made the All-CAA second team. Junior midfielder Stacy Berger garnered CAA all-tournament honors.

Heading into the tournament, Toomey, an All-CAA first team selection for the third consecutive season, led the Patriots in goals scored and points with 45 and 56, respectively, ranking fifth in the CAA in the CAA in points per game (3.54) and fourth in goals per game (2.64). A team co-captain for two straight years, she tallied multiple goals in 10 of the 14 games started.

Dentler, the 2002 CAA Rookie of the Year and All-CAA second team honoree, garnered 2003 First-Team All-CAA consideration after owning the best save percentage and goals-against average among CAA goalkeepers who have played more than 500 minutes this season. She entered the tournament owning a 9.44 GAA and 56.6 save percentage, ranking 10th in the country, and was named Goalkeeper of the Week on April 21 by the

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Manas was named to the All-CAA second team after leading the Patriots in assists with 25 and ranking second on the team in goals scored (26) and points (51). She had started all 14 games heading into the tournament, ranking eighth in the CAA in scoring at 3.18 points per game and fifth in assists per game at 1.18.

Hagan, who earned All-CAA second team honors as a freshman and sophomore, received the award for the third time this season. Entering the championships, Hagan had started all 14 games and was second on the team in assists with 13 and third in goals (18) and points (31).

Berger received the first honor of her collegiate career after being named to the CAA all-tournament team for her 3-goal performance against James Madison in the semifinal.

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