Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Preseason Lacrosse Team

Towson senior Ashleigh Rohrback, the 2013 CAA Co-Player of the Year, and Hofstra junior April Iannetta, last season's Co-Defender of the Year, were selected as the 2014 Co-CAA preseason women's lacrosse Players of the Year in a vote by the league's head coaches.

Towson led the preseason all-conference team with five selections, while JMU had four players honored and Hofstra had three. Delaware, Drexel and William & Mary each had one player chosen to the squad.

2014 CAA Women's Lacrosse Preseason Team

Attack:
Brittain Altomare, Hofstra, Jr.
Andi Raymond, Towson, Jr.
Amy Roguski, James Madison, Sr.
Ashleigh Rohrback, Towson, Sr.

Midfield:
Becky Conto, Hofstra, So.
Ali Curwin, James Madison, Jr.
Katie Leech, Towson, Sr.
Caitlin McCartney, Delaware, Jr.
Amanda Norcini, Drexel, Sr.
Taelor Salmon, William & Mary, Sr.

Defense:
Lexi Cross, James Madison, Jr.
April Iannetta, Hofstra, Jr.
Kaitlin Sheridan, Towson, Sr.

Goalkeepers:
Kelsea Donnelly, Towson, Jr.
Schylar Healy, James Madison, Jr.

Co-Players of the Year:
April Iannetta, Hofstra, Jr.
Ashleigh Rohrback, Towson, Sr.

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RICHMOND, Va. Redshirt senior attacker Ashleigh Rohrback was named the Preseason Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Co-Player of the Year on Wednesday as the league announced its preseason All-CAA squad.

Rohrback was joined on the preseason team by redshirt junior attacker Andi Raymond, senior defensive midfielder Katie Leech, senior defender Kaitlin Sheridan and junior goalkeeper Kelsea Donnelly.

Rohrback enters her senior season looking to build on a highly successful 2013 season. Named the CAA Co-Player of the Year, she led the CAA in assists per game (2.46) and points per game (3.92). Rohrback finished the 2013 season with 19 goals and 32 assists for 51 points. Her 32 assists ranked fifth in single-season history at Towson. Rohrback was an IWLCA All Mid-Atlantic Region first team selection, a first team All-CAA pick and a member of the CAA All-Tournament team.

Raymond returns to the field in 2014 after missing all of 2013 due to injury. In 2012, she was one of the Tigers' top contributors with 35 goals and 33 assists for 68 points. That season she was an IWLCA All Mid-Atlantic Region second team selection, a first team All-CAA pick and a member of the CAA All-Tournament team. Raymond's 33 assists that season were tied for third in single-season history at Towson.

Leech is a valuable asset for the Tigers both in a defensive midfield position and on the draw. She started all 19 games last season for the Tigers. Leech led the team with 42 draw controls in 2013. She had 10 draw controls in the win over Old Dominion, which was one shy of the school record for a single-game. She had 28 ground balls and was one of five Tigers to record at least 10 caused turnovers, finishing with 13.

Sheridan is coming off a break out junior year; she started all 19 games on defense. She was named the CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player after posting four ground balls and three caused turnovers in the championship game. Sheridan and the Tiger defense held Hofstra scoreless for the final 26 minutes of the game to preserve the victory. She finished second on the team with 20 caused turnovers and added 30 ground balls.

Donnelly had a stellar year in her first year as a starter in goal. She earned second team All-CAA honors and was a member of the CAA All-Tournament team. She finished third in the CAA with an 8.45 goals against average and second with a .459 save percentage. Both of those numbers ranked among the top 15 in the nation. She held both George Mason and Hofstra in the CAA Championship game to a season-low four goals. Donnelly added 39 ground balls and four caused turnovers.

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