Caridi tabbed preseason All-America
Dec. 18, 2013
Stony Brook, N.Y. - The anchor of a defensive unit that broke an NCAA Division I record for scoring defense in 2013, senior goalie Frankie Caridi of the Stony Brook women's lacrosse team has been named a preseason All-American by ILWomen.com. Caridi, who placed on the second team, is the second Seawolf to be selected preseason All-America, as attacker Claire Petersen was named to the third team last year.
The East Northport, N.Y., native was dominant in net during Stony Brook's historic 2013 season that saw the team crack the top 10 in both major national polls, capture its first conference crown and advance to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. She led the country in goals against average (GAA) and save percentage at 5.71 and .530, respectively, completely shattering the America East single-season GAA mark previously held by Albany's Anna Berman, who let in an average of 6.82 goals per game in 2011.
Caridi helped the Seawolves set an all-time NCAA Division I record for scoring defense at 5.65 and an America East mark for fewest total goals allowed during the tournament (7). She started all three games in which SB surrendered a single-game school record two goals (Marist, 3/14, Fresno State, 3/26 and Albany, 3/30).
With Caridi in the cage, the Seawolves kept opponents to single digits in goals in 17 of their 20 games and held national runner-up Maryland to its two lowest goal totals of the season (8, 3/17 and 11, 5/12). Her efforts earned her a second consecutive first team all-conference nod to go along with third team Synapse All-America and second team IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors.
She will enter her senior year as Stony Brook's career leader in goals against average and save percentage.