DANBURY, Conn. (May 16, 2017) – Mercy College women's lacrosse sophomores Hunter Isnardi (Hicksville, N.Y./Hicksville) and Talia Stagnitta (Patchogue, N.Y. / Patchogue-Medford) have been named 2017 Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Women's Lacrosse Division II First Team All-ECAC selections, while junior Grace Davidson (West Islip, N.Y. / West Islip) was tabbed to the Second Team, as announced by the organization on Tuesday.
Isnardi takes home First Team recognition after earning ECC Offensive Player of the Year awards and earning First Team All-North Region recognition for IWLCA. Isnardi proved to be an offensive weapon for the Mavericks early on in the season, and continued her strong play throughout the campaign. Isnardi led the East Coast Conference and all of Division II Women's Lacrosse with 182 draw controls, averaging 9.37 per game. She set the NCAA Division II single-season record for draw controls. The sophomore has tallied a team-high 71 goals and seven assists for 78 points this season, a mark that is fifth in the conference. The six-time ECC Weekly Honoree also holds the number two spot in the conference with 102 shots on goal. The sophomore recorded her 100th career goal and point this season.
Stagnitta is also tabbed to the First Team after also being named to the IWLCA All-North Region Second Team and earning All-Conference recognition for the first time in her career. The sophomore finished first on the Mavericks with 39 caused turnovers and 70 ground balls. The three-time ECC Weekly Honoree also leads the East Coast Conference in caused turnovers and ground balls.
Davidson received Second Team recognition after earning Third Team All-North Region honors from the IWLCA and All-Conference recognition for the second time in her career, finishing with 56 goals and 14 assists for a total of 70 points. The junior is ranked fourth in the conference in total goals and seventh in total points. The two-time ECC Honor Roll recipient leads the team and is sixth in the conference with eleven free position goals. Davidson broke the school record for most points in a career during the year and surpassed the 100-point and 100-goal plateaus.
These three Mavericks helped guide Mercy through a historic season, recording the most wins in program history and advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time ever.