A total of 16 individuals from Eastern's men's and women's lacrosse and softball teams have been honored in the Little East Conference's year-ending awards program. Junior All-America right-handed pitcher Molly Rathbun (Hebron) repeated as LEC softball Pitcher-of-the-Year, while junior attack Ashley Prizio (Brookfield) was named the LEC's Offensive Player-of-the-Year. Fifth-year head coach Christine Hutchison was named Coach-of-the-Year in women's lacrosse, and freshman shortstop Megan Godwin (Manchester) was selected as LEC Rookie-of-the-Year in softball.
In softball, Rathbun and junior outfielder Priscilla Alicea (Stratford) were named first-team all-conference for the third straight season. Prizio becomes the women's lacrosse program's sixth Player-of-the-Year in seven years.
A total of five Eastern players were named to the all-conference team in women's lacrosse, while the men's lacrosse team landed seven all-conference selections - the most by any institution.
Joining Prizio were first-teamers Megan Barrett (Setauket, NY) and Daniela Marchitto (Orange) and second-teamers Taylor Buchanan (Ellington) and Rachel Meotti (Glastonbury). Prizio was a second-team pick in her first season at Eastern last year, and Barrett repeated as a first-team defender. Buchanan (first team) and Marchitto (second team) were all-conference selections in the fall on the Eastern soccer team's unbeaten conference regular-season champion.
In men's lacrosse, senior faceoff specialist Eric Vasil (Southington) and junior defenseman Tommy Flynn (Mineola, NY) were named to the all-conference team for the third time. Junior midfielder Salieu Bolivar (Norwalk) joined Flynn and Vasil on the first team, while senior attack Grant Albertson (New Canaan), senior defenseman Ryan Schneeloch (Glastonbury), junior attack Mike Sullinger (Brookfield) and freshman midfielder Mike Devine (Cheshire) were second-team selections. For more sports news, visit http://www.easternct.edu/mt-static/athletics/