Kean’s Katie Pileggi Earns NJAC Lacrosse Midfielder of the Year Award; Bretschneider, Ehrhart Pick Up NJAC Honors


The New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) named graduate student Katie Pileggi lacrosse Midfielder of the Year, as well as Emily Bretschneider earning first-team recognition and Amanda Ehrhart picking up honorable mention honors, the conference announced on Friday.

Pileggi, now a two-time NJAC Midfielder of the Year and two-time First Team All-Conference honoree, leads all NJAC players in draw controls per game (6.82) and is ranked in the top 10 in four more statistical categories. The two-way player from Haddonfield, N.J., is second in the NJAC in caused turnovers per game (2.29) and fourth in ground balls per game (3.12), while being an offensive weapon, as she ranks seventh in points per game (3.41) and eighth in assists per game (1.18). The NJAC dubbed her twice Defensive Player of the Week this year.

Bretschneider currently leads the NJAC in both caused turnovers (56) and groundballs (59) and is eighth in all of Division III in caused turnovers per contest (3.29).  She has also collected 55 draw controls while tallying six goals and four helpers.  This is the third All-NJAC nod for Bretschneider in addition to her Rookie of the Year recognition. 

Ehrhart finished with 56 points (28 goals and 28 helpers).  Her assist total ranks in the top 100 in Division III women’s lacrosse.  This marks the first time for her to receive All-NJAC recognition.

— Jerry Del Priore

Photo: Kean University Athletics

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