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Johnson named All-NECC Second Team, Ortwein honored

Johnson named All-NECC Second Team, Ortwein honored

CAMBRIDGE, MA -- Lesley freshman Danielle Johnson was named All-New England Collegiate Conference Third Team, the league announced today.

Junior Megan Ortwein was named All-NECC Honorable Mention.

A two-time NECC Rookie of the Week selection, Johnson finished sixth in the league at 2.48 kills per set, a number that jumped to 2.91 in league play, good for fourth. The right side player also led the Lynx and finished second in the conference with 102 total kills in league play, leading the Lynx to a 4-4 NECC record and fifth-place finish.

Ortwein received Honorable Mention accolades for a second straight season. The junior outside hitter ranked ninth in the league with a .161 hitting percentage, which increased to .167 in NECC play. She finished 10th in kills per set both overall and in conference play, at 2.12 and 2.23, respectively, and her play in a late-season stretch that saw Lesley win five of six matches was crucial in the Lynx finishing .500 in conference play.  

Overall, Lesley finished 9-16, losing 3-0 to Daniel Webster in NECC First Round play last Tuesday.

Below are all NECC honorees:

Player of the Year
Jessica Alvarez, Southern Vt. (Jr, OH - Eagle Rock, CA)

Defensive Player of the Year
Joanna Hogue, Southern Vt. (Sr, LB - Los Gatos, CA)

Rookie of the Year
Sydney Fish, Newbury (Fr, MB - Kalamazoo, Mich.)

Coach of the Year
Josh Stokes, Southern Vt.

Team Sportsmanship Award
Bay Path College

First Team
Jessica Alvarez, Southern Vt. (Jr, OH - Eagle Rock, Calif.)
Hershey Canta, Southern Vt. (Sr, S - Bataan, Phillipines)
Chelsey Crawford, Daniel Webster (Jr, MB - Westfield, Mass.)
Nadine Harkless, Bay Path (Sr, MH - Westfield, Mass.)
Danielle Healis, Southern Vt. (Jr, MB - San Diego, Calif.)
Alicia Manzo, Southern Vt. (Jr, RS - Clovis, Calif.)

Second Team
Stacy Croteau, Elms (Sr, OH - Agawam, Mass.)
Sydney Fish, Newbury (Fr, MB - Kalamazoo, Mich.)
Domingas Gomes, Regis (Mass.) (Sr, OH - Brockton, Mass.)
Sara Gold, Regis (Mass.) (So, DS - North Hollywood, Calif.)
Danielle Johnson, Lesley (Fr, RS - Waterford, Ct.)
Arianna Thomas, Mitchell (Jr, L - Fresno, Calif.)

Honorable Mention
Kate-Lynn Breault, Daniel Webster (Sr, RS - Hudson, N.H.)
Tricia Corriveau, Newbury (Sr, OH - Coventry, R.I.)
Julie Endara, Regis (Mass.) (So, OH - Boca Raton, Fla.)
Megan Ortwein, Lesley (Jr, OH - Shanghai, China)
Lauren Watson, Newbury (Fr, MB - Denver, Colo.)