via press release – photo via JU web site
LAKEPOINT, Ga. – Jacksonville University women’s lacrosse has been chosen by the ASUN Conference coaches to repeat as conference champions in 2017. The Dolphins also saw four players earn Preseason All-ASUN distinction in Erika Brager, Kristin Ridenour, Ashtyn Hiron, Danielle Della Rocca.
Brager, a senior Defender from Baltimore, Md., was a second team All-ASUN defensive play a year ago. She totaled 33 ground balls, 28 draw controls, and 25 caused turnovers.
Ridenour, another senior Defensive standout from Alpharetta, Ga., was named to the All-ASUN first team last spring after starting 18 games and picking up 37 ground balls, 20 draw controls, and 20 caused turnovers.
Hiron, a Perth, Western Australia, Midfield product, is the defending ASUN Defensive Player of the Year. The First Team All-ASUN midfielder started all 18 games in 2016 and had 29 goals and eight assists for 37 points. She had team-high 40 ground balls and had 34 draw controls with a team high 33 caused turnovers.
Della Rocca, a senior Attack and Mt. Sinai, N.Y. native, started all 18 games last year and was named first team All-ASUN. She led the team in goals with 47 and points with 68. Della Rocca also totaled 21 assists, 20 ground balls, and caused seven turnovers.
Jacksonville received five first-place votes and 111 total points. Old Dominion also received five first-place nods but received 104 total points. The Dolphins visit the Monarchs on Mar. 24 to open ASUN play.
The ASUN Championships return to D.B. Milne Field May 4-7. Jacksonville begins its quest with a season-opening home date vs. Ohio State on Feb. 12.
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