Dillon earns All-SAC honors

Dillon earns All-SAC honors
Monday, April 24, 2017 | by Tanner Swift, Athletic Communications Assistant

ROCK HILL- Newberry midfielder Rachel Dillon was named to Second Team All-South Atlantic Conference as announced by the league office this afternoon. 


The sophomore finished the 2017 year tied third in goals scored in the conference and tied for ninth in total points. 


The native of Chesapeake Beach, Md. compiled a total of 58 points on the campaign, notching 49 goals and dishing out nine assists. Her 58 points on the season ranks second all-time in school history, sitting two short of the 2014 mark set by KerriAnn Barlage.


Dillon's 49 goals also put her at No. 2 in Newberry lacrosse history, placing just one goal shy of the 50 set by Barlage in that same 2014 season. She also ranked 26th in all of Division II Women's Lacrosse in goals scored. 


You can view the full list of awards below.


2017 South Atlantic Conference Women’s Lacrosse Yearly Honors


First Team

A – Faith Kent, Coker

A – Brittany Andrews, Wingate

A – Hanna Scott, Queens

A – Shannon O’Neal, Wingate

MF – Kelly Dowd, Queens

MF – Marabeth Durden, Coker

MF – Alexandra Bruder, Queens

MF – Madison Malone, Tusculum

D – Cammy Case, Queens

D – Kaitlyn Kimball, Coker

D – Aarika Kaester, Queens

D – Hannah Scott, Catawba

GK – Arion Pierre, Wingate


Second Team

A – Kirstyn Kruse, Catawba

A – Haley McCusker, Coker

A – Nina Siu, Brevard

A – Gianna Pezzulo, Catawba

MF – Alyssa Sack, Lenoir-Rhyne

MF – Paulena Dempsey, Wingate

MF – Mackenzie Baker, Coker

MF – Nicole Hunt, Catawba (T)

MF – Nicolette Salay, Catawba (T)

MF – Rachel Dillon, Newberry (T)

D – Jasmin Singh, Queens

D – Lindsay Ordemann, Coker

D – Morgan Insel, Wingate

D – Emily Kessler, Lenoir-Rhyne

GK – Chase Brokaw, Queens


Honorable Mention

A – Abigail Paulus, Queens

A – Savannah Elliott, Tusculum

A – Gabby Sousa, Lenoir-Rhyne

A – Claudia Jenkins, Coker

MF – Casey Kelly, Lincoln Memorial

MF – Rachel Elmore, Lenoir-Rhyne

D – Becky Frost, Catawba

D – Juliette Cusano, Tusculum

D – Gracie Wolfman, Catawba

D – Melissa Bechtel, Lenoir-Rhyne

GK – Ines Flueck, Lenoir-Rhyne


Player of the Year

Faith Kent, Coker


Freshman of the Year

Gianna Pezzulo, Catawba


Coach of the Year

Kate Keagins, Coker


Statistical Champions

Draw Controls per Game – Madison Malone, Tusculum (4.20)

Ground Balls per Game – Shannon Novak, Lincoln Memorial (3.86)

Assists per Game – Madison Malone, Tusculum (2.93)

Saves per Game – Shelby Arsenault, Brevard (12.13)
Goals-Against Average – Chase Brokaw, Queens (7.35)

Save Percentage – Arion Pierre, Wingate (.506)

Goals per Game – Brittany Andrews, Wingate (4.07)

Caused Turnovers per Game – Kaitlyn Kimball, Coker (3.00)

Points per Game – Faith Kent, Coker (5.38)


Team Points per Game – Queens (21.38)

Team Caused Turnovers per Game – Queens (11.75)

Team Ground Balls per Game – Catawba (23.06)

Team Scoring Offense – Queens (14.75)

Team Scoring Defense – Queens (7.56)

Team Scoring Margin – Queens (7.19)

Team Draw Controls per Game – Coker (13.94)