Lacrosse Magazine, ILWomen.com name Caridi Goalie of the Year

Caridi was dubbed the best goalie in the country by Lacrosse Magazine and ILWomen.com
 
Caridi was dubbed the best goalie in the country by Lacrosse Magazine and ILWomen.com
 
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June 5, 2014

Stony Brook, N.Y. – Lacrosse Magazine and ILWomen.com agree: Frankie Caridi of the No. 20/18 Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team was the best goalie in the country during the 2014 season. Both media outlets named Caridi, the nation’s leader in goals-against average (GAA) and save percentage for the second straight season, Goalie of the Year.

“It’s no doubt that Caridi was the best goalie for the 2014 season,” Lacrosse Magazine’s Megan Schneider wrote.

“Caridi finishes her career as one of the most decorated players to take the field for Stony Brook in program history,” ILWomen.com wrote. “Leading the NCAA DI ranks with a 5.17 GAA, she also posted a nation-leading .542 save percentage this spring en route to capturing her second consecutive America East championship."

The senior from East Northport, N.Y., put together one of the best seasons in NCAA history. She posted a GAA of 5.17, the fifth lowest all-time and a conference record, and a save percentage of .542. The only goalie to be named a Tewaaraton semifinalist and IWLCA All-American, Caridi anchored a defense that let in a national-record 5.33 goals per game and was the only unit in the country to allow fewer than six goals per game. Her efforts made her a unanimous first-team all-conference pick and an easy choice for America East Defensive Player of the Year.

With her between the pipes, Stony Brook held opponents to single-digit goal scoring in 19 of 21 games, to five goals or fewer 13 times, to three goals or fewer six times and to one goal or fewer four times. She was in the cage for the first shutout in program history, a 13-0 victory over Monmouth Feb. 19.


 

 

Caridi graduates as the best goalie in program history, having established new high-marks for career GAA (5.91), save percentage (.514) and wins (41).

Most importantly, Caridi led SBU to its second consecutive school-record 17-win season, America East championship and appearance in the second round of the NCAA Tournament in 2014. She was named Most Outstanding Player of the America East Championship after setting tournament records for GAA (3.00), total goals allowed (6) and single-game goals allowed (1 vs. Albany, 5/4).

Stony Brook 2014 Postseason Honors
Tewaaraton nominee: Frankie Caridi

IWLCA All-American: Frankie Caridi (third team)

IWLCA All-Mid-Atlantic

First Team
Frankie Caridi
Michelle Rubino

Second Team
Alyssa Fleming

IWLCA/deBeer North-South Senior All-Star Game: Jessica Romano

ILWomen.com

Goalie of the Year: Frankie Caridi

All-ILWomen: Frankie Caridi

All-Rookie
Dorrien Van Dyke
Courtney Murphy

Lacrosse Magazine

Goalie of the Year: Frankie Caridi

All-American: Frankie Caridi

ECAC All-Stars

First Team: Frankie Caridi

Second Team: Michelle Rubino

America East

Defensive Player of the Year: Frankie Caridi

Rookie of the Year: Dorrien Van Dyke

First Team
Frankie Caridi (unanimous selection)
Alyssa Fleming
Michelle Rubino
Dorrien Van Dyke

Second Team
Alyssa Cardillo
Maegan Meritz
Courtney Murphy
Kristin Yevoli

All-Rookie
Alyssa Guido
Courtney Murphy
Dorrien Van Dyke
Kristin Yevoli

All-Academic
Marina Mestres
Jessica Romano