FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
FOUR FALCONS NAMED ALL-CONFERENCE

High Point, NC – Four Falcons were chosen for the Conference Carolinas women’s lacrosse All-Conference teams.  Krissy Bentolila was selected for the first team, while Heidi Karaszkiewicz, Amanda Smith, and Jessica Turner made the second team.  Pfeiffer finished the season with an overall record of 12-7 (9-3 conf.).  The Falcons defeated Lees-McRae College in the tournament quarterfinals, 19-8, and then lost to Belmont Abbey College, 5-3, in the semifinals.

Krissy Bentolila, a senior captain from Potomac, MD, is currently ranked fifth in the country in points and sixth in the country in assists. At the time of voting, Bentolila started in all 16 games at attack for Pfeiffer tallying 39 goals and 31 assists. She scooped 18 ground balls, grabbed nine draw controls, and caused 11 turnovers.  Bentolila was named conference Player of the Week in week eight and was named to the womenslacrosse.com honor roll in the same week.

Heidi Karaszkiewicz, a junior from Glen Burnie, MD, was a conference Player of the Week this season and also a womenslacrosse.com honor roll selection.  At the time of voting, Karaszkiewicz started in all of Pfeiffer’s 16 games at midfield scoring 38 goals and marking 8 assists. She grabbed 10 ground balls, won 28 draw controls, and caused three turnovers.

Amanda Smith, a sophomore from Leesburg, VA, played in all 16 games for the Falcons at defense.  At the time of voting, Smith tallied three goals on the season.  She scooped up 32 ground balls, won 35 draw controls, and caused 21 turnovers.

Jessica Turner, redshirt junior captain from Franklin, TN, started in all 15 of the games she played in this season. At the time of voting, Turner put two goals into the back of the net for the Falcons.  She had 17 ground balls, won five draw controls, and had four caused turnovers.

The Conference Carolinas All-Conference Teams were determined by vote from each Head Coach of participating league institutions.  Nominations were collected and then voted upon by ballot and tallied to determine Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-Conference First Team, and All-Conference Second Team. 

FIRST TEAM
Attack   
Kerrie Brown, St. Andrews
Melissa Howard, Limestone
Tara Chmil, Belmont Abbey
Krissy Bentolila, Pfeiffer

Midfield
Lauryn Wise, Limestone
Laurie Jordan, Belmont Abbey
Shannon Farden, Belmont Abbey
Katie Ilott, Limestone

Defense
Theresa Nolan, Belmont Abbey
Erin Growney, Limestone
Amanda Jones, Belmont Abbey

Goalkeeper
Eryn McCaffrey – St. Andrews

SECOND TEAM
Attack

Kelly Lickert, Limestone
Desiree Cox, Lees-McRae
Samantha Hooker, Belmont Abbey
Kelley Duffey, Queens

Midfield

Heidi Karaszkiewicz, Pfeiffer
Kelly Wrightson, Queens
Kim McDaniel, St. Andrews
Renee Albro, Limestone

Defense
Amanda Smith, Pfeiffer

Katie Rhodes, St. Andrews
Jessica Turner, Pfeiffer

Goalkeeper
Brigid Milchling, Limestone

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Lauryn Wise, Limestone

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Brigid Milchling, Limestone

COACH OF THE YEAR

Scott Tucker, Limestone