Courtesy of Catholic and Drew Sports Information
TOWSON, Md. - For the first time in Landmark Conference history, three players have been named to the Longstreth/NFHCA Division III All-America teams. Catholic University's Maura Campbell and Megan Comunale along with Drew University's Brooke Gagliano were Second Team selections.
Gagliano becomes Drew's 10th All-American and first since 2004. Earlier this fall, Gagliano was voted the Landmark Conference's Player of the Year, the league's top honor. The senior captain helped the Rangers to 16 wins this season, the most since 1986. The Rangers set a school record with six conference wins and rattled off a program best, 10-straight wins to open the season.
Gagliano was second in the Landmark Conference in points (46), goals (17) and assists (12) this season. She was a two-time First Team All-Landmark selection and last year's Landmark Offensive Player of the Year. She wraps up her spectacular career ranked in the top 10 in every offensive category. Her 123 career points and 49 career goals rank her fifth all-time. She tallied a total of 25 assists which rank her eighth in school history. She played in 83 games for the blue and green which are the fourth most ever.
With the addition of Comunale and Campbell, Catholic now boasts 10 All-Americans since 2001.
Comunale, the team's lone senior, ended her career impeccably. Statistically, the goalkeeper appeared in 21 games with 20 starts for a total of 1260 minutes, 60 saves, 11 wins and six losses. Nationally, she is ranked No. 1 in goals against average and No. 5 in save percentage.
Along with Monday's honor, Comunale was named First Team All-Region by Longstreth/NFHCA, All-Landmark and chosen as Landmark Player of the Week on two occasions. Based on her outstanding effort in the cage, Comunale was invited to participate in the 2013 Front Rush/NFHCA Division III Senior Game on Saturday, Nov. 23 in Virginia Beach, Va.
Campbell is the first Cardinal junior to become an All-American. This year marks Campbell's third straight All-Region honor and second on the First Team list, while boasting her third straight First Team All-Landmark honor. Campbell, who scored two consecutive game winning goals during the Cardinals' NCAA run, led the squad in assists (7), tied for second with points (17), second in shots (61) and tied for first in game winning goals (4) in her 21 starts and 21 appearances, while appearing and starting in all 21 games.