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Thomas named Division II All-Independent second team defender

NEWBERRY, S.C. – Newberry College freshman Victoria Thomas has been named to the Division II All-Independent Second Team as a defender, it was announced on Wednesday.

Thomas (Manhattan, Kan.) led the Wolves with 36 ground balls and led all of Newberry’s field players with 12 caused turnovers. Thomas’ 3.0 ground balls per game placed the Wolves’ freshman No. 36 in ground balls per game nationally. On the offensive end Thomas scored three goals and added an assist to her stat line.

Thomas becomes the first Newberry women’s lacrosse player to earn individual honors of any kind. Thomas and the Wolves wrapped up their inaugural season with a 2-10 record.

The Division II Independent Women’s Lacrosse awards were voted on by coaches who elected to participate in the selection process. Schools participating were Catawba College (N.C.), Florida Southern College, Grand Valley State University (Mich.), Lenoir-Rhyne University (N.C.), Newberry College (S.C.), Shepherd University (W. Va.), Tiffin University (Ohio) and Urbana University (Ohio).

Independent Player of the Year: Alexandria Quast, Tiffin
Independent Freshman of the Year: Megan Asper, Florida Southern
Independent Coach of the Year: Kara Reber, Florida Southern

All-Independent First Team
Attacker
Christina Ferrara, Shepherd
Georgia Karr, Shepherd
Mara Mason, Florida Southern
Sarah Minick, Lenoir-Rhyne

Midfielder
Alexandria Quast, Tiffin
Lauren Donovan, Lenoir-Rhyne
Megan Asper, Florida Southern
Nicole Ruane, Shepherd

Defender
Alyssa Ashcroft, Urbana
Katie Gladhill, Florida Southern
Madelyn Teel, Lenoir-Rhyne
Melissa Halstead, Florida Southern

Goalkeeper*
Allison Senft, Lenoir-Rhyne
Jessica Bombard, Tiffin
*Two-way tie for first team goalkeeper; no second team distinction

All-Independent Second Team
Attacker
Elysse Braun, Tiffin
Katie Ferree, Florida Southern
Mary Minick, Lenoir-Rhyne
Victoria Devine, Grand Valley State

Midfielder
Ebony Mills, Catawba
Jordan Luberto, Grand Valley State
Krista Tippett, Shepherd
Lorianne Hoover, Florida Southern

Defender
Alexia O’Connor, Grand Valley State
Alyssa Neumen, Grand Valley State
Ashley Stoltenberg, Grand Valley State
Victoria Thomas, Newberry

All-Independent Freshman Team
Alexis MacMillan, Tiffin
Allison Senft, Lenoir-Rhyne
Caitlin Chase, Florida Southern
Georgia Karr, Shepherd
Hannah Walters, Urbana
Jessica Bombard, Tiffin
Jordan Luberto, Grand Valley State
Katie Ferree, Florida Southern
Lauren Donovan, Lenoir-Rhyne
Lorianne Hoover, Florida Southern
Madelyn Teel, Lenoir-Rhyne
Mary Minick, Lenoir-Rhyne
Megan Asper, Florida Southern

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