Rebecca Shine and Julia Fellerhoff
April 26, 2012
The BIG EAST announced the 12-player All-BIG EAST team, which includes two U of L Cardinals as Julia Fellerhoff and Becca Shine earned honors.
Notre Dame's Shannon Mathews and De Paul's Jasmin Kling are among its ranks. Joining Mathews are Irish senior Kristy Frilling, a two-time BIG EAST Player of the Year, and sophomore Britney Sanders. USF has two athletes on the team; sophomore Loreto Alonso Martinez and junior Ecaterina Vasenina for the DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Rutgers, Seton Hall and Syracuse are also represented, with one player apiece.
"It's good to see that the other coaches in the conference have a lot of respect for Julia and Becca's games. This is a great reward for Julia, since she missed the beginning of the year with a broken foot. She worked really hard to get back and had a successful season. This will definitely motivate her for next year, to hopefully stay injury free and push for player of the year, she definitely has the ability to do it. Becca is unbelievable, she came to us from Augusta,Ga. and nobody really knew who she was but I thought she could be very good with time. She is way ahead of schedule, for her to have already been ranked nationally in singles and doubles and only be a sophomore is a quick progression. Now she has been named BIG EAST All-Conference. I can't say enough good things about her, she is special player for sure!"
U of L was seeded sixth in the BIG EAST Championship and finished tied for third after an upset of No. 3 Syracuse. The match with co-bronze finisher DePaul was not played due to inclimate weather.
Women: 1st Place: Notre Dame 2nd Place: USF 3rd Place: DePaul and Louisville tie 5th Place: Syracuse 6th Place: Georgetown and Marquette tie 8th Place: Rutgers 9th Place: Cincinnati and St. John's tie 11th Place: Pittsburgh and Seton Hall tie
BIG EAST Player of the Year Shannon Mathews, Sr., Notre Dame
BIG EAST Freshman of the Year Jasmin Kling, Fr., DePaul
BIG EAST Coach of the Year Jay Louderback, Notre Dame
All-BIG EAST Team Jasmin Kling, Fr., DePaul Lauren Greco, Sr., Georgetown Julia Fellerhoff, So., Louisville Rebecca Shine, So., Louisville Olga Fischer, Sr., Marquette Kristy Frilling, Sr., Notre Dame Shannon Mathews, Sr., Notre Dame Britney Sanders, So., Notre Dame Vanessa Petrini, So., Rutgers Chloe Sher, So., Seton Hall Loreto Alonso Martinez, So., USF Ecaterina Vasenina, Jr., USF Emily Harman, Sr., Syracuse