IWLCA Announces 2018 Division II Players of the Year
The IWLCA has announced that four student-athletes have been selected as positional Players of the Year and one has been named the Division II Player of the Year.
|Division II Player of the Year||Meghan||O'Brien||Florida Southern College||Senior||Attack|
|Division II Positional Players of the Year|
|Goalkeeper of the Year||Hannah||George||Le Moyne College||Sophomore||Goalkeeper|
|Attacker of the Year||Meghan||O'Brien||Florida Southern College||Senior||Attack|
|Midfieder of the Year||Hunter||Isnardi||Mercy College||Junior||Midfield|
|Defender of the Year||Kelly||Gaffney||Le Moyne College||Senior||Defense|
Meghan O’Brien is a three-time IWLCA All-Region and All-American selection. She helped Florida Southern College to three-straight NCAA Division II Championship games, including a national title in 2016. As a senior, she scored 49 goals and tallied 49 assists. For her career, she scored 154 goals and tallied 124 assists. She is only the second player in Florida Southern history record 100 career goals and 100 career assists.
Hannah George is a two-time All-American who led Le Moyne College to a 22-1 record and the 2018 NCAA Championship, the first in the program’s history. The Northeast-10 Conference Goalkeeper of the Year for the second straight season, George set a Division II record with 22 victories between the pipes. The national leader in save percentage, George was selected the Northeast-10 Conference Championship’s Most Valuable Player and to the Northeast-10 All-Championship and NCAA All-Tournament teams.
Hunter Isnardi helped lead Mercy College to a 14-4 record and a top ten national ranking. The junior led the nation in goals, goals per game, draw controls per game and free position percentage, earning ECC Midfielder of the Year and ECAC Offensive Player of the Year honors. She surpassed her NCAA Division II single-season record in draw controls with 214 in 2018. Isnardi also led the team in ground balls and was tied for second in caused turnovers. The junior recorded her 200th career point against Molloy College on April 7th and is currently the school’s all-time leader in goals and points. She was first team IWLCA All-Region and All-American selection in 2017.
Kelly Gaffney led Le Moyne College to a 22-1 record and the 2018 NCAA Championship, the first in the program’s history. Gaffney led the Dolphins defensively with career highs of 55 ground balls and 40 caused turnovers. The Northeast-10 Conference Defensive Player of the Year, she was selected to the Northeast-10 Conference All-Conference First Team for the second straight year and to the Northeast-10 All-Championship and NCAA All-Tournament teams. Gaffney was a third team IWLCA All-Region selection in 2017, and this is her first All-American selection.