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Loyola nearly sweeps women's Patriot League postseason awards

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In its first season in the Patriot League, Loyola nearly swept the conference's major postseason awards, with Marlee Paton taking Player of the Year honors in the midfield, Annie Thomas on offense and Maddy Lesher on defense, while Jen Adams was named Coach of the Year.

The Greyhounds, who finished 8-0 to win the Patriot League regular season and will host the conference tournament beginning Thursday, also had two additional players on the first team -- Hannah Schmitt on attack and Taryn VanThof at midfielder. Defender Katherine Reinhard made the second team.

Navy attacker Loren Generi also made the first team, while Mids attacker Aimee Gennero, midfielder Jill Coughlin and defender Lizzy Rulan were named to the second team.

Lehigh freshman Allison LeBeau earned Rookie of the Year honors, keeping the Greyhounds from taking all of the major awards.

Following are the All-Patriot League women's lacrosse teams. For more information, go to the Patriot League web site.

First-Team All-Patriot League

Attack

Megan Ark, Colgate
Loren Generi, Navy
Hannah Schmitt, Loyola
Annie Thomas (John Carroll), Loyola

Midfield

Sara Hennessey, Holy Cross
Jill Horka, Boston University
Allison LaBeau, Lehigh
Marlee Paton, Loyola
Taryn VanThof, Loyola
Ana White, Lafayette

Defense

Jenna Frost, Colgate
Christie Hart (McDonogh), Boston University
Maddy Lesher, Loyola
Lauren Willcox, Lehigh

Goalkeeper

Alexandra Fitzpatrick, Lehigh

Second-Team All-Patriot League*

Attack

Aimee Gennaro, Navy
Kate Martino, Holy Cross
Carli Sukonik, Lehigh
Lindsay Weiner, Boston University
Kirsten Wilhelmsen, Lafayette

Midfield

Becca Church, Boston University
Jill Coughlin (St. Mary's), Navy
Kendall Garden (Archbishop Spalding), Lehigh
Laura Kleiber, Lafayette
Katelyn Miller, (McDonogh), Bucknell
Laura Ryan, Holy Cross

Defense

Sophia Agostinelli, Holy Cross
Rachel Martin, Lafayette
Katherine Reinhard, Loyola
Lizzy Rullan, Navy
Lucia Smircich, Bucknell

Goalkeeper

Jennie Berglin, Colgate

* - Two extra players due to tie in the voting

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