Caridi, Rubino tabbed ECAC All-Stars
May 30, 2014
Centerville, Mass. – 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 and second-team ECAC All-Stars, respectively.
Arguably the top goalie in the country, Caridi was the only netminder to be named a Tewaaraton Award semifinalist and IWLCA All-American and put together one of the greatest seasons in NCAA history. She led the country in goals-against average (5.17) and save percentage (.542) for the second straight year. Caridi’s goals-against average (GAA) is fifth on the NCAA’s single-season ledger.
The East Northport, N.Y., native, who was a unanimous first-team all-conference selection and the America East Defensive Player of the Year, anchored a defensive unit that topped the nation in scoring defense at a Division I-record 5.31 goals allowed per game. With Caridi in the cage, the Seawolves held opponents to single-digit goal scoring in 19 of 21 games, to five goals or fewer 13 times, to three goals or fewer six times and to one goal or fewer four times. She was in net for the first shutout in program history, a 13-0 triumph over Monmouth Feb. 19 and held Albany to a single-game conference tournament mark of one goal in the America East championship May 4. Caridi was named the Most Outstanding Player of the tournament after posting a record GAA of 3.00 and was twice the ECAC Player of the Week.
A first-team all-conference and second-team All-Mid-Atlantic honoree, Rubino continued to be a force on both ends of the field and took her game to new heights in 2014. She paced the #Seawolves with 49 draw controls and became the program’s all-time leader with 200 career draws. The native of Port Jefferson, N.Y., caused league-high 30 turnovers and was second on the team with 43 ground balls.
Rubino was second on Stony Brook with 22 assists and third in goals and points with 37 and 59, respectively. She will enter her senior season already sixth in school history with 102 goals, seventh in points at 147 and eighth in helpers at 45.
Caridi and Rubino led Stony Brook to a second consecutive appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, America East championship and school-record 17-win campaign.
The head coaches within the ECAC Division I Women’s Lacrosse membership completed the voting for the 2014 ECAC Division I Women’s Lacrosse All-Star teams and major award winners.
Stony Brook 2014 Postseason Honors
IWLCA All-American: Frankie Caridi (third team)
IWLCA/deBeer North-South Senior All-Star Game: Jessica Romano
All-ILWomen: Frankie Caridi
First Team: Frankie Caridi
Second Team: Michelle Rubino
Defensive Player of the Year: Frankie Caridi
Rookie of the Year: Dorrien Van Dyke