Katie Hammerer Repeats as D-II Goalie of the Year
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - At the 2014 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Coaches' Association (IWLCA) All-American banquet at the Radisson Hotel Valley Forge on Saturday evening, Florida Southern senior Katie Hammerer was named the Division II C. Markland Kelly Goalie of the Year for the 2014 season.
Hammerer, a senior from California, Md., is one of four Player of the Year winners from Division II that were announced at the All-American banquet. The Player of the Year winners were also announced for Division I and Division III at the banquet.
The second straight Division II Goalie of the Year selection for Hammerer is the perfect bookend for a stellar senior season which saw her take home IWLCA First Team All-America and All-South Region honors along with her second consecutive First Team All-Independent selection. The senior captain had wrapped up her final collegiate game in the 2014 IWLCA/DeBeer Division II North/South All-Star Game earlier that afternoon, making five saves in 25 minutes of action.
Hammerer earned her second IWLCA D-II Goalie of the Year honor after a stellar 2014 campaign which saw the Moccasins finish with a 16-2 record and a Top 10 national ranking, with the team achieving a ranking as high as fifth in Division II. The netminder ended her final season with a .482 save percentage and a career-best goals against average of 8.92 along with 125 saves. Hammerer tallied a season-high 15 saves in an overtime victory over Stonehill on March 15, and made 14 saves in the team's season opener over Saint Bonaventure on February 24. In addition to her duties between the pipes, Hammerer recorded 28 groundballs and caused seven turnovers.
Along with Hammerer, the other Division II Player of the Year winners were senior Jackie Williams of Adelphi as Defender of the Year, redshirt junior Jessica Pandolf as Midfielder of the Year, and senior Jackie Sileo as Attacker of the Year.
Click here for the complete 2014 IWLCA Positional Players of the Year release.