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Monday, February 21, 2011

Young, Farnese honored by CSAC

Neumann's Katie Young and head coach Frank Farnese have picked up a little hardware.
Young, a senior guard, was named CSAC Player of the Year in women's basketball, while Farnese earned Coach of the Year honors for the second straight season. Kacee Rava of Baptist Bible was named Rookie of the Year.
Young is second in Division III with 21 double-doubles. She is second in the conference in scoring (16.1) and second in rebounding (12.8).
Farnese guided the Knights (18-7 overall, 15-1 CSAC) to the best record in the conference for the second straight season. Along the way, the Monsignor Bonner graduate earned the 100th victory of his coaching career with a win over Philadelphia Biblical. In six seasons, Farnese has compiled a 101-60 overall record and a 71-24 mark in the conference.
Woodlyn native and Archmere Academy grad Brittany Neill of Gwynedd-Mercy earned second-team all-conference honors.
Here is the complete all-conference team.

Player of the Year: Katie Young, Neumann University
Rookie of the Year: Kacee Rava, Baptist Bible College
Coach of the Year: Frank Farnese, Neumann University

First Team All-Conference
Kristy McGrath, Gwynedd-Mercy College (Sr., Forward, West Chester, PA/Bishop Shanahan)
*Chelsea McTigue, Immaculata University, (Sr., Forward, West Chester, PA/Villa Maria Academy)
Mariah Schaeffer, Marywood University (Jr., Guard, Bainbridge, NY/Bainbridge-Guilford)
*Jen Vasta, Centenary College, (Jr., Guard, Boonton, N.J. / Boonton)
Katie Young, Neumann University (Sr., Guard, Wilmington, DE/Padua Academy)

Second Team All-Conference
Ruth Butts, Baptist Bible College (Fr., Guard, Scott Twp., PA/Homeschool-Lakeland)
Chrissy Esbensen, Immaculata University (So.,Guard, Royersford, PA / St. Pius X)
Brittany Neill, Gwynedd-Mercy College (Jr., Guard, Woodlyn, PA/Archmere Academy (DE))
Kacee Rava, Baptist Bible College (Sr., F, Plains, PA/Coughlin)
*Lizzy Sunderhaus, Cedar Crest College (Center, Hamilton, OH/ Stephen T. Badin)

Honorable Mention
Allison Bruet, Marywood University (Jr., Guard, Binghampton, NY/Chenango Forks)
Krista DiRomualdo, Neumann University (Sr., Guard, Eddystone, PA/Archbishop Prendergast)
Bethany Humenik, Neumann University (So., G/F, Woodstown, NJ/Woodstown)
Brittany Sandone, Cabrini College (Fr., Guard, Harleysville, PA/Souderton)
Marielle Thorsen, Marywood University (Jr., Guard, Belvidere, NJ/Belvidere)

*Repeat Selection

CSAC Sportsmanship Award Recipients
Caryn Depue, Baptist Bible College
Melissa Kudzmas, Cabrini College
Kelley Cipriani, Cedar Crest College
Marissa DiStasio, Centenary College
Bryn Cotteta, Gwynedd-Mercy College
Katie Durkin, Immaculata University
Alexandra Thomas, Keystone College
Marilee Sobrinski, Marywood University
Cecily Scavicchio, Neumann University
Amanda Brenner, College of Notre Dame
Sara Poole, Philadelphia Biblical University
Karen Boyle, Rosemont College


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