Cook, Caridi nab IWLCA All-Region Honors

Caridi leads the country in GAA and save percentage
 
Caridi leads the country in GAA and save percentage
 
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May 7, 2013

Stony Brook, N.Y. – Demmianne Cook and Frankie Caridi of the No. 10/9 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team have been named to the IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic squad. Cook was garnered first-team recognition, while Caridi was selected to the second-team. 

This is the second first-team selection for Cook, a senior midfielder and Stony Brook’s first-ever Tewaaraton nomine who leads the nation in goals with 86 and goals per game with 4.78. She has broken the program’s single-season goal record in back-to-back seasons and is Stony Brook’s all-time leading goal scorer with 154 career tallies despite only playing two seasons at SBU.

Cook, the America East Player of the Year, topped a conference-mark for goals in a tournament game when she netted seven in an 18-4 win against Vermont Friday in the America East Semifinals. She added three goals and five draw controls against Albany en route to All-Championship accolades as Stony Brook won its first conference crown in program history.

The Nesconset, N.Y., native ranks fifth nationally in points (92), sixth in points per game (5.11) and 12th in draw controls per contest (5.06). The dynamic, two-way player paces the team in draw controls (91), ground balls (36) and caused turnovers (25).

Caridi, a two-time first-team All-America East selection, leads the country in goals against average (5.36) and save percentage (.543). She has anchored Stony Brook’s top-ranked defense that has allowed an average of just 5.33 goals per contest and held opponents to single-digits in 16 of 18 games this season. With Caridi in the cage, the Seawolves set a conference tournament-record for fewest goals allowed during the two-game span with a mere seven surrendered.

Stony Brook faces Towson in its first-ever NCAA Tournament game Friday, May 10 at 7 p.m. in College Park, Md.