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Donodeo Named to Second Team All- BIG EAST
Justine Donodeo

May 2, 2012

SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Villanova senior attack Justine Donodeo has been named to the 2012 All-BIG EAST Second Team, the conference office announced at the annual BIG EAST Championship banquet held in Syracuse.

Voting was conducted by the league's head coaches, who were not permitted to vote for their own players.

Donodeo led Villanova with 33 goals and 41 points this season. She handed out eight assists, won eight draw controls and picked up seven ground balls this season. She also became the sixth player in Villanova history to score 100+ goals after reaching the milestone on March 21. Donodeo was named to the BIG EAST honor roll on three occasions this season.

Syracuse junior Michelle Tumolo was named the league's Attack Player of the Year, while Loyola senior Kellye Gallagher was named Defensive Player of the Year. Loyola's Marlee Paton was named Midfielder of the Year and Syracuse head coach Gary Gait was named BIG EAST Coach of the Year.

The BIG EAST Championship begins tomorrow at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse.

2012 BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse Major Award Winners
BIG EAST Attack Player of the Year
Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse, Jr., A

BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year
Kellye Gallagher, Loyola, Sr., D

BIG EAST Midfielder of the Year
Marlee Paton, Loyola, So., M

BIG EAST Coach of the Year
Gary Gait, Syracuse

2012 BIG EAST Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams All-BIG EAST First Team^
Kelly Barnes, Georgetown, Sr., D
*Becca Block, Syracuse, D
Kelsi Bozel, Georgetown, Jr., M
*Kellye Gallagher, Loyola, Sr., D
Ana Heneberry, Loyola, Sr., D
M.E. Lapham, Connecticut, Sr., A
*Alyssa Murray, Syracuse, So., A
*Marlee Paton, Loyola, So., M
Ali Steinberg, Rutgers, Sr., M
Margaret Smith, Notre Dame, So., M
Kerry Stoothoff, Loyola, Sr., GK
Maggie Tamasitis, Notre Dame, Sr., A
Annie Thomas, Loyola, Fr., A
*Sophia Thomas, Georgetown, Jr., M
Sydney Thomas, Loyola, Fr., M
*Michelle Tumolo, Syracuse, Jr., A
Katie Webster, Syracuse, So., M
* unanimous First Team selection
^Due to a tie, an extra member was added to the First Team



All-BIG EAST Second Team
Stephanie Anderson, Rutgers, Jr., M
Linley Block, Syracuse, Jr., D
Nikki Boltja, Louisville, So., A
Alyssa Costantino, Syracuse, So., GK
Justine Donodeo, Villanova, Sr., A
Sarah Holden, Syracuse, Sr., M
Ashley Hunter, Georgetown, Jr., D
Dina Jackson, Georgetown, Jr., A
Lauren Kahn, Connecticut, So., M
Kailah Kempney, Syracuse, Fr., A
Lindsay Powell, Notre Dame, So., A
Hannah Schmitt, Loyola, Fr., A
Janelle Stegeland, Syracuse, Sr., D
Barbara Sullivan, Notre Dame, Fr., D
Megan Sullivan, Notre Dame, Sr., M
Caroline Tarzian, Georgetown, Fr., A