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For Immediate Release: April 24, 2008
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-2956

Freshman duo named to Women's Lacrosse All-Rookie Team
Castiglie and Illig recognized among league's top freshmen

America East Release

BOSTON - Freshmen attack Ali Castiglie (Middle Island, N.Y.) and Lisa Illig (Corning, N.Y.) have been named to the 2008 America East All-Rookie Women’s Lacrosse Team, in voting conducted by the league's head coaches and released by the conference office Thursday evening.

The first-year offensive duo led the Bearcats to a program-best five wins and headed a 10-member freshman class that combined to account for 72 percent of the team's total scoring this spring.

Castiglie made an immediate impact in her first collegiate season finishing the year with a team-best 19 assists and second in points with 37. The 37 points represent the second highest point total for a BU freshman in program history (Becky Green - 59 pts, 2004).

The Long Island native recorded a point in 15 of 16 games and ranked sixth among America East players with 1.19 assists per game. Castiglie earned America East Rookie of the Week honors on February 25 after playing an instrumental role with a hat trick and a team-high four points in BU's come-from-behind 12-11 win over Colgate (Feb. 22).

Illig joins Castiglie on the all-rookie team after an impressive freshman campaign in which she ranked second on the team with 19 goals and third with 25 points. The Corning, N.Y. native registered a point in 14 of 16 games, including eight multi-point efforts, and tied for second on the team with 12 caused turnovers.

Binghamton returns 21 of 24 letterwinners from its 2008 squad that finished with an overall mark of 5-11.

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