Women's Lacrosse

Typadis, Sepulveda, King, Shapiro Named To A-10 Women's Lacrosse All-Conference Teams

Ashley King

Ashley King

May 2, 2007

AMHERST, Mass. - Four Minutewomen were honored on Wednesday as the Atlantic 10 announced its women's lacrosse all-conference teams as voted on by the league's head coaches. Junior attack Kathleen Typadis was named to the first team for the first time in her career, while senior midfielder Samantha Sepulveda (pictured) was named to the second team. Freshman Ashley King was named to the all-rookie team as the only defender on the list. Sepulveda and senior Erica Shapiro were both named to the Academic All-Conference team as well.

"I'm very happy to see the hard work these young ladies have put in this season be recognized by the Atlantic 10 coaches," said first-year head coach Alexis Venechanos. "I think everyone knows what a difference maker Kathleen is on our offensive side. For Samantha to be placed on the second team in her final season is a good way for her to end her career on a high note. She and Erica were both excellent students in the class room as well. Ashley was one of our top defenders this year as a freshman and I think it makes a statement to have her as the only defender on that all-rookie team."

Typadis broke the 23-year standing single-season goals record at UMass in the season finale versus La Salle. She scored five goals against the Explorers to cap a 10 goal weekend giving her the school record of 52 scores in one season. She was a two-time A-10 Player of the Week honoree and finished the year with a 41 consecutive game scoring streak in place which ranks 3rd nationally. She enters her senior season needing just 40 goals to break the UMass career record.

The Medfield, Mass., native was one of just 15 players nationally this season to break the 50-goal barrier in the regular-season. That list includes six 2006 All-Americans, six 2007 Preseason All-Americans, five 2007 Tewaaraton finalists, and the 2006 Tewaaraton Winner, Kristen Kjellman. All told, her 52 goals this season were the eighth most scored by one player in the nation.

Last season as a sophomore, Typadis was named to the A-10 Second-Team and to the IWLCA All-Region Second Team.

Sepulveda earns her first conference honor after finishing the season with 13 goals, five assists, 34 draw controls, 28 groundballs, and 11 caused turnovers. She finished her career ranked third in career draw controls and seventh in career groundballs at UMass. The Freeport, N.Y., native caught fire in the A-10 season scoring eight of her 13 goals in those seven games.

In the class room, Sepulveda holds a 3.27 overall GPA and a 3.9 GPA in her management major, is a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, and was named to the 2007 A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll following the fall semester.

Sepulveda also served as a co-captain this season with Shapiro.

King was the only defensive player picked on the All-Rookie team after starting every game of the season for UMass. She led the team in groundballs with 40 and forced 17 turnovers. In the La Salle game, she managed her first career point with an assist to cap the season. The Shoreham, N.Y., native was a major reason UMass ranked 17th nationally in scoring defense allowing just 9.65 goals per game.

Erica Shapiro earned her second-career honor as a member of the Academic All-Conference Team. The Norfolk, Mass., native battled back from a season-ending knee injury in 2006 and finished the season with her first collegiate goal and four assists. The co-captain held over a 3.8 GPA in finance and operations management as was named to the Fall Semester's A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll - the seventh such honor of her career.

he Minutewomen will return 91 percent of its scoring for the 2008 season along with its entire defensive unit minus McCarthy in cage. UMass will also have sophomore Kaytlin McCormick (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) back in the lineup after she redshirted the 2007 season. McCormick netted 31 goals and four assists in 2006 as a freshman.




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