Ten Centre lacrosse players named to 2011 All-SCAC team
Ten members of Centre College’s inaugural lacrosse teams—seven women and three men—were recently named to the All-SCAC team.
Centre women make headlines
The Centre women’s lacrosse team finished the season with an overall record of 11-6, and they went 2-2 in conference play.
Freshman Sarah Mastey of Chattanooga, Tenn., was chosen as the SCAC Offensive Co-Player-of-the-Year, and she also made the 2011 All-SCAC Women’s Lacrosse First Team. Mastey ended her first season with the Colonels ranked fifth in goals (75), ninth in goals per game (4.41), 11th in draw controls (5.0) and 15th in points (86.0). She was also ranked first in the conference in goals per game, points per game (5.06), game-winning goals (4) and shots per game (9.94). Mastey had 16 caused turnovers on the season.
Freshman Meg Hawthorne of Cary, N.C., was named the 2011 SCAC Women’s Lacrosse Co-Rookie-of-the-Year, and she was selected to the All-SCAC Women’s Lacrosse First Team. She completed her freshman season ranked eighth in the nation in goals (73) and 13th in goals per game (4.29). Hawthorne was second in the conference in goals per game, ground balls (3.12), shots per game (8.06) and man-up goals per game (0.24), as well as third in points per game (4.65). Hawthorne had 17 caused turnovers on the season.
Sophomore Annie Jonakin of Signal Mountain, Tenn., along with freshmen Katy Cremer of Hudson, Ohio, Frances Fisher of Ijamsville, Md., Claiborne Willis of Nashville, Tenn., and Mary Friel of Affton, Mo., were all named to the 2011 All-SCAC Women’s Lacrosse Second Team.
Jonakin, who was second on the team in minutes played with 1,614, had 12 goals and six assists. Defensively, she posted 25 ground balls and had seven caused turnovers. Jonakin also won 12 draw controls.
Cremer finished second in the conference in game-winning goals (0.12). She finished the season with 19 goals and two assists for a total of 21 points. Cremer also had 10 ground-balls, two draw-controls, and three caused turnovers.
Fisher provided the Colonels with 24 goals, three of which were in man-up situations and one was in a man-down situation. She also had three assists to give her a total of 27 points. She had 35 ground-balls, 43 draw controls, three caused turnovers during the 17-game season.
Willis, who played midfield for the Colonels, had six goals and one assist offensively and 23 ground-balls, as well as 14 draw controls and five caused turnovers.
Friel helped lead the Centre defense; she grabbed 21 ground balls and had three draw-controls and seven caused turnovers.
The women’s team was second in the conference in goals against average (10.72) and faceoff percentage (.636). They wrapped up their first season ranked third in the conference and received national attention when they were featured in Lacrosse Magazine after starting the season 6-0.
Centre men stand out
Centre freshmen Zack Connors of Louisville, Clayton Brown of Louisville and Patrick Vaughn of Signal Mountain, Tenn., were named to the 2011 All-Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Men’s Lacrosse Second Team.
Connors, who plays attack for the Colonels, is currently ranked 48th in the nation in goals per game (2.58). He was first in the conference in man-down goals per game (0.17), second in goals per game, tied for fourth in points per game (3.25) and was fourth in man-up goals per game (0.42). Connors had 31 goals on the season and eight assists for 39 points. He has a shot percentage of 40.3 percent and a shot on goals percentage of 68.8 percent. During the season, Connors grabbed 17 ground balls.
Brown, Centre’s goalkeeper, is ranked No. 23 in the nation in saves per game (13.33), and the team is ranked No. 32 in the nation in the same category. Brown finished third in the SCAC in saves per game. He played every minute for the Colonels this season and has recorded a total of 160 saves with a save percentage of .498.
Vaughn, a midfielder for Centre, is 80th in the nation and ninth in the conference in face-off win percentage (0.539). He posted nine goals and one assist on the season. Vaughn also recorded 50 ground balls and had five caused turnovers.