Program record six players earn All-Conference honors

Program record six players earn All-Conference honors
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Program record six players earn All-Conference honors

High Point, N.C. – North Greenville women’s lacrosse put up record numbers in 2019, naming six players to All-Conference teams.

The list is headlined by a pair of first-team nods in Rachell Kellogg and Sydney Taylor while Brenis Napoli and Kaitlin Yenson were voted All-Conference Carolinas second team performers. Jillian Chiesa and Kira Hearns were named All-Conference third team honorees.

This is the second time Rachel Kellogg has earned First Team honors after leading NGU in several of the major statistical categories. Kellogg finished her junior year with a team-high 65-goals. She also led NGU in points with 69, draw controls with 90, man-up goals with three, and in free position scores with 12. She also finished the season with eight game-winners.

This is Sydney Taylor’s first, First Team All-Conference nod, having earned second-team honors last season. Taylor led the conference this season in save percentage, having stopped 144-shots, an average of 8.47 saves a game. Taylor also had 53-groundballs to lead the Crusaders.

Brenis Napoli had her best season as Crusader in 2019 and was honored with a second-team All-Conference nod. Napoli was a solid presence in the NGU lineup this season, setting career highs in three different categories. The Lake Mary Florida Native scored 22-goals this season and also dished out 29 assists for 51 total points. All of which are career highs for the junior. She also collected 15-groundballs and caused six turnovers defensively.

Kaitlin Yenson was one of NGU’s best defensive players this season and also made an impact on the offensive side of the field. Yenson finished 2019 with four goals and an assist on offense, finishing with 5 total points. The junior defensive specialist was a nagging defender on the other end of the field, causing 15 turnovers which ranked her third on the squad. She also added 15 ground balls.

Jillian Chiesa clocks in with a third team nod after her 2019 junior campaign. Chiesa played in all 17 of NGU’s games this season and finished with 25-goals to go along with 13 assists and 38-points. Chiesa was a two-way player for the Crusaders and was first on the team with 30 caused turnovers while scooping up 36 grounders. She was also second on the team with 64 total draw controls.3

Rounding out the NGU All-Conference nods is Kira Helms a freshman who started in all 17 games this season prior to Thursday’s semi-final game. In her inaugural college lacrosse season, Helms collected 21 ground balls on the defensive end of the field and caused 11 – turnovers during her time on the field.

**All Stats prior to Thursday semi-final game**