Caridi rakes in fourth America East Defensive Player of the Week accolade
March 31, 2014
Cambridge, Mass. –After limiting an opponent to one goal or fewer for the third time this season, senior goalie Frankie Caridi of the No. 17/16 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team has captured her fourth America East Defensive Player of the Week honor in seven weeks.
Caridi made three stops and allowed one goal, the fewest in a conference game in program history, in Stony Brook’s 12-1 win over UMBC Saturday. The Northport, N.Y., native, who entered last week third nationally in goals-against average and save percentage, caused one turnover and scooped up one ground ball.
One of the nation’s elite netminders, Caridi is the anchor of a defensive unit that ranked second in Division I in scoring defense as of March 24. She currently leads the America East in GAA (4.89) by nearly one goal allowed per game and save percentage (.567).
With Caridi in net, the Seawolves have limited nine of their first 10 opponents to fewer than 10 goals. They have allowed five goals or less six times and shut out an opponent for the first time in program history Feb. 19 against Monmouth.
The latest stellar performance and weekly accolade caps what has been a week full of praise for Caridi. Lacrosse Magazine named her Most Outstanding Goalie and a first team All-American in a midseason report, and ILWomen placed her on its Midseason All-America first team.
She is poised to go down as the greatest goalie in program history, as she is currently the all-time leader in GAA (6.22) and save percentage (.510).
Caridi and the Seawolves host Jacksonville Friday at 5 p.m. and continue conference action Sunday at Binghamton.
News and Notes
Stony Brook has garnered at least one weekly accolade in six of the first seven weeks of the season and seven total awards…freshman midfielder Dorrien Van Dyke was named a runner-up for Lacrosse Magazine’s Most Oustanding Rookie in its midseason report…Van Dyke and freshman attacker Courtney Murphy were both named to ILWomen’s Rookie of the Year watch…midfielders Amber Kupres, Van Dyke and Kristin Yevoli each scored hat tricks against UMBC…Yevoli tallied team highs of four ground balls and four draw controls…senior attacker Alyssa Cardillo had a team-best five points on one goal and four helpers…junior midfielder Michelle Rubino, who was face guarded, tallied one assist, three draw controls, three ground balls and a game-high three caused turnovers…six different Seawolves scored a goal and seven recorded one point…Stony Brook is 4-0 all time against UMBC under Joe Spallina after starting the series 0-8…the Seawolves are 3-0 in conference openers under Spallina…Spallina is four wins shy of his 43rd win at Stony Brook, which would be a program record.
2014 Stony Brook Women’s Lacrosse National Honors
WomensLax.com Rookie of the Week………….Dorrien Van Dyke (2/24/14)
2014 Stony Brook America East Conference Weekly Awards