Women's Lacrosse

2019 RECORD: 6-11; GNAC 3-8 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS: 1

Martinez Collects All-Conference Accolades

Martinez Collects All-Conference Accolades

LINK: Complete GNAC Release

Winthrop, Mass. – Sophomore midfielder Katherin Martinez (Norwalk, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College women's lacrosse team earned All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) honors for the first time in her career, as announced by the league office on Monday afternoon. Martinez, who earned a spot on the GNAC Third Team, is the first player in program history to receive year-end honors.

Martinez enjoyed an outstanding 2019 campaign, one in which she led the Falcons in caused turnovers (27) and ground balls (58). She finished the spring campaign with seven points behind a career-high six assists and a goal. Martinez also served as a threat for the Falcons in draw controls ranking fourth on the team with 25.

In addition, senior Grace Vestro (Waterbury, Conn.) earned a spot on the GNAC All-Sportsmanship Team. This season, Vestro appeared in eight games, including two starts in goal, and finished with an overall record of 1-1. She tallied 26 saves over 226 minutes as well as posted a season-high seven saves in the win at Dean.


GNAC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

First Team
A – Maria Patane, Johnson & Wales (RI)
A – Allison Pazienski, Johnson & Wales (RI)
A – Vanessa Pino, Lasell
A – Kerri Anselmo, Regis (Mass.)
M – Brittany Ireland, Colby-Sawyer
M – Marley Medina, Johnson & Wales (RI)
M – Jordan McComb, Lasell
M – Alyssa Kelly, Regis (Mass.)
D – Mattie Iaria, Colby-Sawyer
D – Deja Hursey, Johnson & Wales (RI)
D – Maddy Rodriguez, Regis (Mass.)
D – Meghan Sargent, Regis (Mass.)
GK – Brittany McPherson, Regis (Mass.)

Second Team
A – Sarah Morin, Colby-Sawyer
A – Dani Lydecker, Johnson & Wales (RI)
A – Maddy Beaulieu, Saint Joseph's (Me.)
A – Elena Bragg, Simmons
M – Sierra Schuster, Colby-Sawyer
M – Kayla Kelly, Saint Joseph's (Me.)
M – Mallory Cottam, Simmons
M – Molly Reinhold, Simmons
D – Hadley Borkowski, Johnson & Wales (RI)
D – Caitie Grady, Lasell
D – Brooke Greatorex, Regis (Mass.)
D – Brittney Arsenault, Saint Joseph's (Me.)
GK – Kailyn Lapham, Colby-Sawyer

Third Team
A – Kylie Rice, Emmanuel (Mass.)
A – Amanda DiLeonardo, Lasell
A – Kara Kelly, Saint Joseph's (Me.)
A – Missie Maiewski, Simmons
M – Emily Saef, Emmanuel (Mass.)
M – Madeline Bishara, Johnson & Wales (RI)
M – Brynn Mendes, Norwich
M – Emily Kosak, Regis (Mass.)
D – Katherin Martinez, Albertus Magnus
D – Madison Johansson, Colby-Sawyer
D – Brooke Landry, Lasell
D – Lauren Williams, Simmons
GK – Morgan Choquet, Lasell

ATTACKER OF THE YEAR – Allison Pazienski, Johnson & Wales (RI)
MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR –
 Jordan McComb, Lasell
DEFENDER OF THE YEAR -
 Meghan Sargent, Regis (Mass.)
GOALKEEPER OF THE YEAR –
 Brittany McPherson, Regis (Mass.)
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR –
 Emily Saef, Emmanuel (Mass.)
COACH OF THE YEAR –
 Courtney Duggan, Regis (Mass.)
INSTITUTIONAL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD –
 Anna Maria College

ALL-SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM
Grace Vestro, Albertus Magnus
Cassie Micklesavage, Anna Maria
Bethany Fennessey, Colby-Sawyer
Allison Hutchings, Emmanuel
Erin Smith, Johnson & Wales
Mary-Kait Mace, Norwich
Lily Delaney, Lasell
Bridget Dowling, Regis
Amanda Barton, Rivier
Lizzy Sears, St. Joseph (Conn.)
Madelyn Nelson, Saint Joseph's of Maine
Elena Bragg, Simmons


The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) is an NCAA Division III association made up of 13 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Founded in 1995, the GNAC annually sponsors and administers 20 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunity and community involvement in an effort to enhance the student-athlete experience.