Caridi earns IWLCA All-America honors
May 20, 2014
Stony Brook, N.Y. – Senior Frankie Caridi of the No. 20/18 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team has been selected to the IWLCA All-America third team, making her the third women’s lacrosse player to be named an All-American.
The nation’s leader in goals-against average (5.17) and save percentage (.542) for the second consecutive season, Caridi was one of three goalies nominated for the prestigious Tewaaraton Award. She was a unanimous first-team all-conference pick and the America East Defensive Player of the Year. The East Northport, N.Y., product was tabbed first-team All-Region Monday, May 12 and was America East Defensive Player of the Week a conference-record six times.
Caridi anchored the top scoring defense in the country to date and one of the greatest defenses in NCAA Division I history. SBU surrendered 5.31 goals per game in 2014, which is poised to break the Division I record of 5.65 the unit set last season.
With Caridi in net, the Seawolves held 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 was between the pipes for the Seawolves’ first shutout in program history, a 13-0 win over Monmouth Feb. 19.
The best goalie in program history, Caridi graduates as Stony Brook’s leader in wins (41), goals-against average (5.91) and save percentage (.514). More importantly, she led the Seawolves to back-to-back conference titles and NCAA Tournament first-round wins. Caridi was named the Most Outstanding Player of the America East Championship after posting a tournament-record goals-against average of 3.00. She held Albany’s nationally fourth-ranked scoring defense to one goal in the title game, a single-game tournament low.
Stony Brook 2014 Postseason Honors
Tewaaraton nominee: Frankie Caridi
IWLCA All-American: Frankie Caridi (third team)
Defensive Player of the Year: Frankie Caridi
Rookie of the Year: Dorrien Van Dyke