Delaware, WDI, Women's

Delaware Women Picked 3rd in CAA Preseason Poll; Five Blue Hens Recognized

0 Comments 22 January 2016

Erin Wein, Delaware Women's Lacrosse

RICHMOND, Va. – The University of Delaware women’s lacrosse team had five players honored while the Blue Hens were selected to finish third in the Colonial Athletic Association in the league’s preseason voting, as decided upon by the conference’s head coaches.

Seniors Casey Lyons (Georgetown, Ontario, Canada/Berkshire) and Erin Wein (Middletown, Md./Middletown) and junior Jamie Schwartz (Ellicott City, Md./Mt. Hebron) were All-CAA picks while seniors Shannon Hawley (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) and Kara Dattellas (Camillus, N.Y./West Genesee) received Honorable Mention accolades.

Lyons, a two-time IWLCA All-Mid Atlantic Region and All-CAA First Team honoree, led Delaware with 56 points and 40 goals last season.  She added 16 assists, a mark good for second on the team, and scored at least one goal in all but two games.  The attacker has 114 career points in just two seasons in a Blue Hens uniform and 12 career hat tricks.

Wein is also a two-time IWLCA All-Region and All-CAA First Team selection that has started all 51 of Delaware’s games during her career.  The defender is the program’s all-time leader with 87 caused turnovers and set the UD single-season record in 2015 with 38 caused turnovers.

An All-CAA Second Team honoree last season, Schwartz posted a breakout year as a sophomore.  She was second for the Hens with 43 points and dished out a career-high and team-best 22 assists as an impact player in the offensive unit.

Hawley is currently second on the team’s active career scoring leaders list with 94 points while Dattellas is third with 54 points and 44 goals.

The defending CAA champion James Madison Dukes was picked to finish atop the standings in 2016 by earning five first place votes and a total of 35 points.  Last season’s championship runner-up, Towson, collected a first place vote with 28 points to finish in second.

The Blue Hens also earned a first place vote and are slated third for the upcoming year with 26 points.

Hofstra (25) was fourth while Elon (13) was picked fifth.  William & Mary (11) and Drexel (9) rounded out the standings in sixth and seventh places.

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