Mocs Have Seven Players Named All-SSC Selections

Mocs Have Seven Players Named All-SSC Selections

MELBOURNE - Florida Southern had seven players named to one of the two All-Sunshine State Conference Teams that were released on Thursday by the league office. 

Despite winning its second consecutive SSC regular season with a perfect 4-0 record, the Moccasins trail both Rollins and Florida Tech in All-SSC selections as those two schools each had eight players selected, including a league-best five first team selections each. The Mocs had four first team honorees among its seven players selected. 

Voting for the All-SSC awards was conducted by the league's five head coaches and the head coaches couldn't vote for their own players.

Senior attacker Ashley Robertson, sophomore attacker Meghan O'Brien, sophomore midfielder Emily Santoli and senior defender Gabby Barowski were named All-SSC first team selections, while junior attacker Kendall Kerge, senior defender Rachael Griffith and junior goalie Taylor Gillis were tabbed All-SSC second team honorees. 

Robertson, who is a native of Ellicott City, Md., earns first team honors this season after being a second team selection last season. On the season, Robertson is second on the team in goals with 37 and has had five assists for a total of 42 points. In addition, she has had 11 draw controls, 16 ground balls and has taken 59 shots in 16 games. She was a two-time Offensive Player of the Week on the year and is sixth in the SSC in goals per game (2.31) and is eighth in points per game (2.63). Robertson recently became the fourth Moccasin to score 100 career goals as she has tallied 111 career goals and is fourth in career points with 132. 

O'Brien, who is a native of Rochester, N.Y., earns first team honors after scoring 24 goals and leading the SSC in assists with 31 and is second in the league in points with 55. Her 31 assists is sixth most in single season school history and has scored two or more goals in a game six times, including a career high five goals against Lindenwood. In her career, she has scored 36 goals, recorded 36 assists, totaled 72 points and has taken 64 shots. 

Santoli, who is a native of Fort Salonga, N.Y., earns first team honors after scoring 30 goals, collecting 26 assists, totaling a team and SSC-best 56 points and has picked up 42 ground balls. Her 86 shots leads the team, while her 54 draw controls leads the SSC. Santoli, who was named the SSC Offensive Player of the Week on April 11 and earned second team All-SSC honors last season, has had two or more goals in 10 games. Her 5.61 shots per game is sixth in the SSC, while her 1.88 goals per game is eighth in the SSC. In her career, she has scored 71 goals, which is seventh on the school career chart, has recorded 108 points, which is fifth on the school's all-time list and has picked up 88 ground balls.

Barowski, who is a native of Alexandria, Va., repeats as a first team All-SSC performer after anchoring a Moccasin defense that has allowed 116 goals in 17 games and has caused 233 turnovers, which is second most in the history of the program. On the season, Barowski, who was named a two-time SSC Defensive Player of the Year and the IWLCA Division II Player of the Year on March 30, is second on the squad in caused turnovers (26) and leads in ground balls with 47. She has caused two or more turnovers in seven games and has picked up three or more ground balls in eight games. In her three-plus seasons as a Moccasin, Barowski is second among active Division II players in caused turnovers with 112, which is tied for the most in school history and she has also picked up 145 ground balls, which is third most on the school's all-time chart.  

Kerge, who is a native of Edgewater, Md., repeats as a second team All-SSC honoree this season after scoring a team-best 40 goals and is second in shots with 81. In addition, she has had 11 ground balls, 19 draw controls and has caused 10 turnovers. Her 40 goals is second most in the SSC and her 2.67 goals per game leads the SSC. During the season, Kerge, who was a two-time SSC Offensive Player of the Week, including earning the honor on Monday, scored a school record tying seven goals against Adelphi and has scored two or more goals in 13 games. In her Moccasin career, Kerge has scored 87 goals, which is fifth on the school's all-time list, has recorded 96 points, which is sixth on the school's all-time list and her 181 shots is fourth most all-time in school history.

Griffith, who is a native of Ellicott City, Md., is another of the team's defenders to earn All-SSC honors this season as she repeats as a second team selection. On the season, she leads the team in caused turnovers (29) and has had 24 ground balls in 16 games. The 29 caused turnovers is tied for second most in the SSC and she has had two or more caused turnovers in eight games, including a career-high five caused turnovers against Hamilton earlier this season. 

Gillis, who is a native of Bel Air, Md., earns second team honors after recording 73 saves, allowing 71 goals and posting a 9-2 record in goal for the Mocs. On the season, she has a 6.24 goals against average, which is second in the SSC and seventh in Division II and her .507 save percentage is second in the SSC and 12th nationally in Division II. In addition, she is averaging 5.62 saves per game and has played 683:09 minutes in goal. She has recorded 10 or more saves in three games and has allowed five or fewer goals in six games, including not allowing a goal in 30 minutes of action against Saint Leo. In her two-plus seasons as a Moccasin, Gillis, who was a two-time SSC Defensive Player of the Week this season, has posted an 11-3 record and has recorded 128 saves and has a career 6.97 goals allowed average. 

Along with announcing the All-SSC Team, the league also announced the winners of its three major awards as Florida Tech junior midfielder Allie Modica was named the SSC Player of the Year, while Rollins' midfielder Kallie German was named the SSC Freshman of the Year and Florida Tech's Corrine Desrosiers was named the SSC Coach of the Year after she led the Panthers to a 10-6 record, a 2-2 mark in the SSC and No. 3 seed in this weekend's SSC Tournament, which is being hosted by the Mocs and held at Lakeland's Bryant Stadium. 

2016 Women's Lacrosse All-SSC Team
First Team

Tyler Thomas, Attack, Rollins, Sr.
Kristina Coppolino, Attack, Rollins, Sr.
Sara Grenier, Attack, Florida Tech, So.
Ashley Robertson, Attack, Florida Southern, Sr.
Meghan O'Brien, Attack, Florida Southern, So.
Emily Santoli, Midfield, Florida Southern, So.
Kallie German, Midfield, Rollins, Fr.
Allie Modica, Midfield, Florida Tech, Jr.
Sam Schiano, Midfield, Florida Tech, Fr.
Gabby Barowski, Defense, Florida Southern, Sr.
Lindsay Van Beck, Defense, Rollins, Fr.
Maddie Hendren, Defense, Rollins, So.
Liz Kramer, Defense, Tampa, Fr.
Arielle Gunderson, Defense, Florida Tech, RJr.
Malorie Olin, Goalie, Rollins, So.
Stephanie Stuart, Goalie, Florida Tech, So.
Second Team
Amanda Voges, Attack, Tampa, Jr.
Caroline Dunleavy, Attack, Florida Tech, So.
Kendall Kerge, Attack, Florida Southern, Jr.
Grayson McPhee, Midfield, Rollins, So.
Kelsey Burns, Midfield, Saint Leo, Jr.
Mary Gormley, Midfield, Florida Tech, So.
Rachael Griffith, Defense, Florida Southern, Sr.
Haley Brock, Defense, Rollins, Fr.
Haley Heggblod, Defense, Florida Tech, So.
Taylor Gillis, Goalie, Florida Southern, Jr.

SSC Player of the Year - Allie Modica, Florida Tech
SSC Freshman of the Year - Kallie German, Rollins
SSC Coach of the Year - Corrine Desrosiers, Florida Tech 

Click here for the complete All-SSC Women's Lacrosse release