PRINCETON, N.J. (5/1/13) - Princeton sophomore Erin McMunn has been named the 2013 Ivy League Attacker of the Year and five players were named All-Ivy League it was announced by the league office on May 1.
McMunn is just the second sophomore in Ivy League history to win a major award. The first was Francesca Den Hartog of Harvard who won the first Player of the Year award in 1981 when she was a sophomore - and teammate of Princeton head coach Chris Sailer.
She is the third player in Ivy League history to earn back-to-back postseason awards, joining Den Hartog and Princeton's Cristi Samaras, but the first Rookie of the Year to win followed by a player of the year award the very next season.
McMunn was an unanimous selection for first-team All-Ivy, as was senior defender Caroline Rehfuss and junior midfielder Sarah Lloyd. Freshman defender Liz Bannantine and junior goalie Caroline Franke both captured second-team All-Ivy honors.
McMunn led the team in scoring with 64 points on 37 goals and 27 assists. With an appearance on the Tewaaraton Watch List, McMunn was a three-time Ivy League Player of the Week, while being named to the honor roll twice. She tallied her 100th career point on April 13 at Harvard and is riding a 19-game scoring streak. Highlighting her season was a nine-point game (6-3-9) at Columbia, fourth best all-time at Prineton and won nine draw controls at Maryland, the second-most in school history.
Rehfuss earns her second first-team all-league honor. Team captain, she started in all 15 games on defense. She had one assist and was the team leader in caused turnovers with 17 while adding 15 ground balls and six draws.
This is Lloyd's first Ivy League honor. She started in all 15 games and finished second on the team in scoring with 31 points on 17 goals and 14 assists. Charging with taking many of the team's draw controls, she is the team leader in draw controls with 44 and ground balls with 24. Additionally she has caused 12 turnovers. Against USC this season, Lloyd tied the Princeton record for assists in a game with six.
Bannantine has started on defense in every game and made three appearance on the Ivy League honor roll. She had one assist, and was second on the team in caused turnovers with 16, second in ground balls with 19 and had eight draw controls. Bannantine caused six turnovers at Georgetown, making her way into the Princeton records book.
Franke took over as the Tigers starting goalie five games into the season. She has a 9-4 record and has a .452 save percentage and a 10.08 goals against average. Her save percentage was the best in the league as she made more saves per game than any other Ivy goalie. Franke was twice named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week and twice to the honor roll. She made a 13-save performance against Maryland on April 10 and again versus Penn State on April 27.
Attacker of the Year Erin McMunn, Princeton
Midfielder of the Year
Shannon Mangini, Penn
Defender of the Year
Kate Ivory, Cornell
First-team All-Ivy (14)^
A – Hana Bowers, Dartmouth
A – Micaela Cyr, Harvard
A – Nicole Daniggelis, Yale
A – Bre Hudgins, Brown
A – Kacie Johnson, Columbia*
A – Erin McMunn, Princeton*
A – Lindsay Toppe, Cornell
M – Courtney Bennett, Dartmouth
M – Sarah Lloyd, Princeton*
M – Shannon Mangini, Penn*
D – Kate Ivory, Cornell*
D – Meg Markham, Penn*
D – Caroline Rehfuss, Princeton*
GK – Lucy Ferguson, Penn*
Second-team All-Ivy (12)
A – Meredith Cain, Penn
A – Devon Rhodes, Yale
A – Caroline Salisbury, Cornell
M – Abby Bunting, Brown
M – Paige Cuscovitch, Columbia
M – Maddie Poplawski, Penn
M – Audrey Todd, Harvard
D – Liz Bannantine, Princeton
D – Mariel Jenkins, Harvard
D – Kelsey Johnson, Dartmouth
D – Erin Roos, Brown
GK – Caroline Franke, Princeton
Honorable Mention (6)
A – Liz Calby, Dartmouth
A – Caroline Bunting, Penn
M – Danielle Tetreault, Harvard
M – Kelly Buechel, Columbia
M – Sarah Hefner, Cornell
GK – Kristen Giovanniello, Dartmouth
^Expanded due to ties in the voting
* Unanimous selection