Dartmouth Women's Lacrosse Has Three Earn All-Ivy League Honors
PRINCETON, N.J. – Three Dartmouth women’s lacrosse players were named to the 2014 All-Ivy League Lacrosse Teams as announced by the conference office Wednesday afternoon.
A league-wide vote from the eight head coaches saw sophomore Jaclyn Leto earn First-Team recognition, while seniors Liz Calby and Kristen Giovanniello were selected as representatives of the Second Team.
|Jaclyn Leto ’16|
Leto had a breakout 2014 campaign in the midfield, leading the team in goals (34), while second in points (41) and third in assists (8). The second-year player out of Chatham, N.J., posted career highs nearly across the board as she was arguably the most versatile player all season for Dartmouth.
She had multi-goal efforts on nine occasions this season with a five-goal showing at Cornell that included two tallies in the final minute of the first overtime period to tie things back up and force another frame. Leto had three games of at least four goals and had two five-point efforts during the spring, demonstrating her knack for timely scoring when the Big Green needed it most. Her 59 shots on goal were the most by any player in the Green and White this spring.
In addition to her play in the offensive end, Leto was also a valuable asset in several areas of the field. She was second on the team in draw controls (30) and fourth in both ground balls (14) and caused turnovers (6).
|Liz Calby ’14|
For the second year in a row, Calby earned All-Ivy distinction after claiming Honorable Mention recognition in 2013. Her place on the Second Team this spring was thanks in part to her role as Dartmouth’s leader in the attacking zone.
Calby led the team in both points (42) and assists (14) in her senior season, while her 28 goals were third among Big Green players. She ranked in the top-10 in both goals and points in Ivy play as well, figures aided by her four-goal, five-point showing at Harvard in the season finale last Friday night.
The Darien, Conn., native also led the way for Dartmouth with two game-winning goals, including a last-second tally at Brown to cap a wild comeback bid by the Big Green after trailing by five early in the contest. Calby finishes her career with 95 goals and 137 points, the 21st- and 15th-best figures, respectively, in program history.
Giovanniello caps her time in Hanover with the fourth All-Ivy honor of her career. She was named to the First Team as a freshman, Second Team as a sophomore in 2012 and was Honorable Mention last year in addition to this season’s accolade.
|Kristen Giovanniello ’14|
The four-year starter from Old Brookville, N.Y., cemented her place as one of the best goalkeepers in Dartmouth women’s lacrosse history with another outstanding campaign. Giovanniello became just the third goalie in the program’s four-plus decades to pass the 500-save mark, finishing up with 529. That total took a big jump as she stopped 16 shots in her final game in a Big Green uniform at Harvard, one shy of her career high. That win under the lights of the Crimson’s home stadium was also the 40th of her career (40-26), once again becoming just the third goalkeeper in program history to reach that mark.
In her final collegiate spring, Giovanniello was the anchor of Dartmouth’s defense, posting seven games of double-digit saves (UConn, Yale, Albany, Florida, Columbia, Penn, Harvard). Her two Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week honors during the course of the season gave her eight for her career, the second-most by any player in conference history, trailing only the nine won by former Big Green goalkeeper Devon Wills ’06.
Lindsay Toppe of Cornell was named the Attacker of the Year, while Meg Markham of Penn earned Defensive Player of the Year. The honor for the league’s top midfielder of 2014 was unanimously awarded to Princeton’s Sarah Lloyd.
ATTACKER OF THE YEAR
Lindsay Toppe, Cornell (Jr., A – Bedford, N.Y.)
MIDFIELDER OF THE YEAR
*Sarah Lloyd, Princeton (Sr., M – Severna Park, Md.)
DEFENDER OF THE YEAR
Meg Markham, Penn (Jr., D – Manhasset, N.Y.)
Nina Corcoran, Penn (So., A – Point Lookout, N.Y.)
Nicole Daniggelis, Yale (So., A – St. James, N.Y.)
Bre Hudgins, Brown (Jr., A – Syracuse, N.Y.)
Erin McMunn, Princeton (Jr., A – Westminster, Md.)
*Lindsay Toppe, Cornell (Jr., A – Bedford, N.Y.)
Jaclyn Leto, Dartmouth (So., M – Chatham, N.J.)
*Sarah Lloyd, Princeton (Sr., M – Severna Park, Md.)
Erin Slifer, Princeton (Jr., M – Mt. Airy, Md.)
Audrey Todd, Harvard (So., M - Baltimore)
*Meg Markham, Penn (Jr., D – Manhasset, N.Y.)
Erin Roos, Brown (Jr., D – Wilmette, Ill.)
*Colleen Smith, Princeton (Sr., D – Wilmette, Ill.)
Lucy Ferguson, Penn (Jr., GK – Montclair, N.J.)
Tory Bensen, Penn (Sr., A – Darien, Conn.)
Liz Calby, Dartmouth (Sr., A – Darien, Conn.)
Jen DeVito, Yale (Sr., A – Wading River, N.Y.)
Danielle Mastro, Brown (Jr., A – Endicott, N.Y.)
Marisa Romeo, Harvard (Fr., A – Syracuse, N.Y.)
Sarah Hefner, Cornell (Jr., M – Bel Air, Md.)
Taylor Quinn, Columbia (Fr., M – Radnor, Pa.)
Lindsey Smith, Penn (Sr., M – West Chester, Pa.)
Liz Bannantine, Princeton (So., D – Baltimore)
Tayt Foussadier, Penn (Jr., D – Turnersville, N.J.)
Claire MacManus, Cornell (Jr., D – Rosemont, Pa.)
Adrienne Tarver, Yale (Sr., D – Pikesville, Md.)
Kristen Giovanniello, Dartmouth (Sr., GK – Old Brookville, N.Y.)
Paige Cuscovitch, Columbia (Sr., M – Longmeadow, Mass.)
Lely DeSimone, Penn (So., M – Airmont, N.Y.)
Christina Doherty, Yale (Jr., M – Bernardsville, N.J.)
Rachel Moody, Cornell (Sr., A – Burke, Va.)
Isabelle Wager, Harvard (So., D – Saratoga Springs, N.Y.)
Kelly Weis, Harvard (So., GK – Garden City, N.Y.)
^-Due to ties in voting, the first- and second-teams were expanded to 13