May 13, 2014
By Kasandra Martinson
By Kasandra Martinson
FRESNO, Calif. --- The Fresno State lacrosse team celebrated its year with a team banquet on Friday, May 9 as family and friends gathered to honor the 2014 squad and recognize individuals for their successes during the season. Below is a full list of this year's award recipients.
Player of the Year- Sophia Aragon
Attacker of the Year- Kara Concheck
Defender of the Year- Ashley Phillips
Bulldog Spirit- Marcy Levatino
Hardest Worker- Holly Cisneros
Most Improved- Jordyn Frew
Draw Control Specialist of the Year- Kyleigh Westgarth
Sophomore Sophia Aragon, Fresno State's 2014 Player of the Year, started all 15 games for the Bulldogs this season as a low defender. A leader across the field, Aragon finished second on the team with 21 groundballs and third with nine caused turnovers.
With a standout final season, Kara Concheck led Fresno State across the board in 2014 in route to becoming the Bulldogs all-time leading scorer and Attacker of the Year with 73 career goals and 85 points. The Columbus, Ohio native posted a team-high 29 goals and 35 points in her final year which set a new Fresno State single-season record. Concheck also recorded six hat tricks this season, including four-straight in conference play against USC, St. Mary's, Cal and UC Davis. The senior attacker was also named to the 2014 All-MPSF second-team.
Fellow senior Ashley Phillips started every game at the heart of the Bulldog defense this season and finished first on the team with 11 caused turnovers and in the top five with 15 groundballs. Phillips, Bulldog's Defender of the Year, ranks third all-time in Fresno State history with 54 career groundballs.
Junior duo Marcy Levatino and Holly Cisneros paired for another strong season in the midfield in 2014. Levatino, Bulldog Spirit award recipient, finished third on the team with 19 goals and 25 points and currently trails Concheck in second with 47 career goals. Cisneros concluded the year tied for first with 22 groundballs while also adding five points and eight caused turnovers for the Bulldogs this season. Named this year's Hardest Worker, Cisneros leads Fresno State all-time in the records books with 65 career groundballs.
Earning the most improved award, sophomore Jordyn Frew appeared in 13 games for the Bulldogs and recorded six groundballs, three caused turnovers and five draw controls on the year.
In just her first year in a Bulldog uniform, freshman standout Kyleigh Westgarth started every game in the midfield and led the 'Dogs with team-high 37 draw controls. Her 37 draw controls also set a new Fresno State single-season record and earned her the Draw Control Specialist of the Year team award.
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