February 26, 2013

All-Conference Women's Basketball Team; Swarthmore's Katie Lytle Named Player of Year

2013 All-Centennial Conference Team

Katie Lytle, Swarthmore

First Team
Pos / Name / Cl / Ht / Hometown / High School

F-Katie Lytle, Swarthmore # / Jr / 5-8 / Harrisburg, Pa. / Central Dauphin East
F-Alex Vassila, Johns Hopkins # / Sr / 6-1 / Potomac, Md. / Winston Churchill
G/F-Alita Zabrecky, Muhlenberg # / Sr / 5-8 / Center Valley, Pa. / Southern Lehigh
G-Alexa Barbush, Franklin & Marshall * / Sr / 5-7 / Etters, Pa. / Trinity
F-Caroline Murphy, Gettysburg / Jr / 6-1 / Chatham, N.J. / Chatham

Second Team
Pos / Name / Cl / Ht / Hometown / High School

F-Elle Larsen, Swarthmore / So / 5-11 / Lancaster, Pa. / Hempfield
F-Dominique Meeks, Haverford # / Sr / 5-9 / Richmond, Va. / Collegiate School
G-Alyssa Isler, Gettysburg / Jr / 5-5 / New Hope, Pa. / New Hope-Solebury
G-Rachael Rybak, McDaniel / Sr / 5-8 / Reisterstown, Md. / Franklin
G-Ashley Espinosa, Washington College / Fr / 5-6 / Reading, Pa. / Governor Mifflin
F-Jess Porter, Gettysburg / Fr / 5-11 / Narberth, Pa. / Lower Merion 

Honorable Mention
Pos / Name / Cl / Ht / Hometown / High School

G-Jacquie Pizzuto, Haverford / So / 5-3 / Belle Mead, N.J. / Rutgers Preparatory School
G-Liz Tommasi, Johns Hopkins / Fr / 5-7 / Pittsburgh, Pa. / Mount Lebanon
F-Jessica Porada, Ursinus / Fr / 6-0 / Morristown, N.J. / Morris Catholic
G-Belma Mekic, Dickinson / Sr / 5-6 / Sarajevo, Bosnia / Cedar Cliff, Pa.
F-Kate Clawson, Muhlenberg / Sr / 5-11 / Madison, Conn. / Daniel Hand
F-Latisha Pledger, Washington College / Jr / 6-1 / Chesapeake, Va. / Indian River

*  1st team All-Centennial in 2012
#  2nd team All-Centennial in 2012 

Player of the Year – Katie Lytle, Swarthmore, Jr., F
Rookie of the Year
– Jess Porter, Gettysburg, Fr., F
Coach of the Year –
Mike Kirkpatrick, Gettysburg

 

Notes

  • Lytle becomes the fourth Swarthmore player to earn Player of the Year honors and first since Kathryn Stockbower in 2009. It is the fifth time a Garnet player has been selected, as Katie Robinson earned two awards in 2002 and 2003.
  • Barbush is a repeater from the 2012 first team.
  • Porter and Espinosa become the sixth and seventh freshmen named to the first or second-team All-Centennial lists.
  • Kirkpatrick was named Coach of the Year for the second time. He was also honored in 2010.
  • Johns Hopkins leads all Conference teams with 21 All-Centennial first-team nods since 1994, followed by Muhlenberg (16), Franklin & Marshall (13) and Swarthmore (13). Gettysburg and McDaniel (10) are tied for fifth, followed by Dickinson (8), Ursinus (6), Washington College (2) and Haverford (1).