Trio of #Seawolves collect All-Mid-Atlantic honors
May 12, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. – Senior goalie Frankie Caridi and junior midfielder Michelle Rubino of the No. 20/18 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team have been named first-team All-Mid-Atlantic, while Alyssa Fleming placed on the second team, the IWLCA announced Monday.
Caridi is on an All-Region squad for the second consecutive season. She was a second-team honoree in 2013. The America East Defensive Player of the Year and unanimous first-team all-conference selection leads the country in goals-against average (5.17) and save percentage (.542). Her goals-against average (GAA) ranks fifth in NCAA single-season history and breaks her America East record set last year.
The East Northport, N.Y., native set conference tournament records for GAA (3), total goals allowed (6) and single-game goals allowed (1 vs. Albany, 5/4) on her way to being named Most Outstanding Player. She was selected America East Defensive Player of the Week six times, the most for any player in league history.
With Caridi in the cage, Stony Brook limited opponents to single-digit goal scoring in 19 of 21 games, to five goals or fewer 13 times and to three goals or fewer six times. She anchored the top-ranked scoring defense in the land that surrendered 5.31 goals per game, breaking a Division I record for the second straight year.
The greatest goalie in program history, Caridi leaves Stony Brook as the school’s all-time leader in wins (41), GAA (5.91) and save percentage (.514). She was the second Seawolf to be named a Tewaaraton semifinalist, joining Demmianne Cook (2013).
A first-team all-conference selection for the second time in her three-year career, Rubino took her game to a new level and was a force on both ends of the field in 2014. She led the Seawolves with 49 draw controls and became the school’s all-time leader with 200 career draws. The Port Jefferson, N.Y., product caused a league-high 30 turnovers and was second on the team with 43 ground balls.
Rubino was second on the team with 22 helpers and third in goals and points with 37 and 59, respectively. Only a junior, she sits sixth in school history with 102 goals, seventh with 147 points and eighth with 45 assists.
Fleming led the Seawolves with 55 ground balls, the third-most in single-season program history, and is 27th nationally with 2.61 ground balls per game. She scooped up a ground ball in every game with 15 multi-ground ball efforts and finished second on the team with 24 caused turnovers. Her efforts helped the Seawolves’ stifling defense secure the first shutout in program history, a 13-0 win over Monmouth Feb. 19.
The IWLCA will announce All-America teams Monday, May 19.
Stony Brook Postseason Honors
Tewaaraton nominee: Frankie Caridi
Defensive Player of the Year: Frankie Caridi
Rookie of the Year: Dorrien Van Dyke