EMMITSBURG, Md. – Five members of the Bryant University women's lacrosse team earned end-of-year awards from the Northeast Conference, as announced Wednesday at the NEC's postseason awards banquet at Knott Arena.
Junior Caitlin Breglia (Long Beach, N.Y.) was selected the all-conference first team, seniors Lauren Britton (Monmouth Beach, N.J.) and Jess DeMeo (Mount Sinai, N.Y.) were named to the All-NEC second team, and sophomore Giana Kapoosuzian (Merrick, N.Y.) and freshman Alexa Weber (South Windsor, Conn.) were chosen for the all-rookie team.
Breglia leads the NEC with 35 assists on the season, while her 2.19 assists per game rank 21st nationally. The junior is second in the NEC and 46th nationally with 4.13 points per game and has had seven games this season of six or more points – all seven thanks to multiple goals and multiple assists in those contests.
Britton ranks 10th nationally with 7.19 draw controls per game, while her program-record 115 draw controls in 2019 rank 12th in the nation. The senior has six games on the season of nine or more draw controls, including a program-record 14 at Sacred Heart and three of the top four single-game performances in program history. Britton has added 20 goals and 32 ground balls on the year.
DeMeo ranks third in the NEC with 52 goals in 2019 and is the first player in Bryant history to score 200 career goals. The senior has 11 games of three or more goals and reached the 50-goal mark for the third-consecutive season. DeMeo scored 25 goals in NEC play and eight in the final weekend of conference play to send Bryant to the NEC tournament.
Kapoosuzian has started 15 of Bryant's 16 games in goal in 2019 and hit her stride in conference play, holding three NEC opponents to eight goals or less and recording a .494 save percentage in conference games. Kapoosuzian had nine games of double-digit saves, including 18 vs. Central Connecticut and 17 at Jacksonville.
Weber ranks third in the NEC in freshman scoring with 13 goals in her rookie season. The Connecticut native had three two-goal games on the year, including victories over Canisius and Central Connecticut, and ranked fourth on the team in draw controls.
Bryant returns to action Thursday at 2 p.m. when the Bulldogs face top-seeded Mount St. Mary's in the NEC Semifinals in Emmitsburg, Maryland. The game can be seen on ESPN3 and NEC Front Row.