SU roundup: Seven earn All-ODAC for women’s lacrosse

Daily Staff Reports –

FOREST — Shenandoah University had a maximum seven student-athletes earn All-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors for women’s lacrosse in selections announced Monday by the league office.

Seniors Samantha Sisson and Ashley Cross headline these seven honorees by being selected first team at midfield and goalkeeper, respectively.

For both women, it is the second straight year they have been named All-ODAC. Sisson has been a first team All-league pick in all four years of her career.

Cross, who was second team All-ODAC at goalkeeper last season, adds the first team accolade to the first team and Player of the Year honor she earned this past fall for field hockey.

Junior Liz Bereit and senior Erin Oliver both were selected second team All-ODAC for the second straight season while senior Samantha Donaghy, freshman Brittany Arndt and junior Juli Carbone grabbed third team honors.

Bereit and Arndt were selected at midfield, Oliver and Carbone on defense and Donaghy at attack.

Sisson, who finished her career as the program’s all-time leader in goals, assists, points and draw controls, led SU with 51 goals and 26 assists for 77 points. She also had six game-winning goals and a second-best 43 draw controls.

Cross, the program’s all-time leader in saves and goalkeeper wins, earns the second first-team honor of her career after posting an 8.40 goals against average and 175 saves in playing 1086 minutes this spring.

She was second in the league in both GAA and saves.

Bereit, who was named as the ODAC Player of the Week one time this season, picks up her third All-league accolade after scoring 40 goals and dishing out 27 assists for 67 points.

Bereit had a team-high 29 caused turnovers, was third in draw controls with 42 and scored a team-high 16 free position goals.

Oliver, who missed the first four games with an injury, came back to again anchor the defense. She had 13 groundballs and 15 caused turnovers to grab the All-ODAC accolade for the second time in as many years.

Donaghy was second on the team with 41 goals and added 12 assists for 53 points. Her 12 free position goals were second best on the team and she was fourth in draw controls with 27.

Arndt started the year on defense and flourished after moving to midfield five games into the year. In that time, she had 15 goals and three assists for 18 points, but was especially dominant in draw controls where her 52 led the squad.

She also chipped in 29 groundballs and 18 caused turnovers.

Carbone, the team co-captain along with Bereit, was a mainstay on defense again this spring. She posted 31 groundballs, 16 caused turnovers and five draw controls.

Shenandoah finished its season with an 11-7 record and its 8-2 mark in league play was good for a second place finish.

The honorees were selected from a maximum of seven nominees from each of the 11 ODAC women’s lacrosse schools.