AACC WLAX 2012 All MD JUCO Conference and Athlete of the Month
May 10, 2012By Duane Herr of ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Anne Arundel Community College student athletes highlight the 2012 All MD JUCO Women’s Lacrosse All Conference Teams and MD JUCO Student of the Month awards for April.
The Pioneers secured seven of the 13 first team selections made by the MD JUCO Conference. Sophomore midfielders Mary Milligan and Karlee Zywusko landed on the first team. Milligan led the conference in total points with 114 and assists with 34. She was third in goals scored with 80. Zywusko scored 35 goals and dominated draws for AACC.
Sophomore defenders Libby Hicks, Sam Adams and Cori Karoly were also awarded first team honors. In 14 of their 18 contests this season the Pioneer defense held opponents to single digit scoring efforts in route to their 17-1 overall record and 8-0 MD JUCO Conference record.
First team sophomore goalie Brittany Kincer led the conference in goals allowed per game with 6.8. In 18 games this season Kincer allowed 124 goals and saved 151.
The lone freshman on the first team for the Pioneers is Meghenn Jackson. Jackson burst onto the scene with 108 total points (3rd MD JUCO) including 87 goals (2nd) and 21 assists (9th).
Sophomore Erika Arrildt earned honorable mention for her outstanding play on attack in 2012. Arrildt finished at 8th in MD JUCO with 58 total points. She was 10th in goals scored with 36 and 7th in assists with 22.
Entering the season Head Coach Jim Griffiths had a NJCAA leading coaching record of 109-23 and in 2012 he added to that success. In nine season Griffiths has compiled a 126-24 record with games remaining this season. Griffiths has been named the 2012 MD JUCO Coach of the Year.
On Thursday MD JUCO Officials announced April Student Athlete of the Month winners. Cori Karoly was honored for her outstanding defense. The MD JUCO article reads: “Karoly was the defensive leader for the top-ranked Pioneer women’s lacrosse team. The nation’s best defense held five of the six opponents played in the month to single digits, including a pair of three-goal contests. Anne Arundel heads to Monroe to compete for the NJCAA National Championships on Saturday.”
Congratulations to all of these students’ athletes and Coach Griffiths for their outstanding achievements this season.