Warari Named ECAC Coach Of The Year; Feeley, Caveny and Lopez Tabbed All-ECAC
DANBURY, Conn. – The awards keep rolling in for Vassar field hockey. Head coach Michael Warari snags ECAC Coach of the Year honors and a trio of players pick up All-ECAC. Senior Monica Feeley (Harrisburg, PA) took first-team honors, while senior Megan Caveny (Cicero, NY) and junior Cristina Lopez (Timonium, MD) were named All-ECAC Second Team. Coach Warari guided Vassar to a 18-2 record this season. He was named Liberty League Coach of the Year as he won his first Liberty League Championship, both regular season and tournament. The team set new school records for wins (18) and shutouts (14) in 2018. Warari was also awarded North Atlantic Coach of the Year a week ago. Feeley has received a number of accolades this year. She is Vassar's first All-American in field hockey when she took first-team honors. Feeley was the North Atlantic Player of the Year, North Atlantic All-Region First Team, the Liberty League Defensive Player of the Year and All-Liberty League First Team. She was tied for second in the league with seven defensive saves, and has anchored a Vassar defense that allowed only .39 goals per game, which was second-best in the nation. With Feeley on the field, the Brewers only allowed five shots a game, and helped the Brewers hold opponents to eight shots or less per game while chipping in offensively with a goal and two assists. Caveny has been one of the most decorated offensive players in Vassar history and has been named All-ECAC Second Team. The senior finished her career with a program-best 111 points (41 goals, 29 assists). Her 34 points (11 goals, 12 assists) led the team and ranked fourth in the conference, and also set a season record. Caveny was also named North Atlantic All-Region First team and All-Liberty League First Team this season. Lopez picks up All-ECAC Second Team after being named first team all-region and All-Liberty League. At midfield, Lopez sets up teammates perfectly for scoring plays. She had six assists in addition to scoring five goals. She was fourth on the team in points, goals and assists this season. Lopez also picked up the game winning goal against Washington & Lee on Sept. 8. Defensively, Lopez kept the pressure on opposing players and she also had two defensive saves. Established in 1938, the ECAC is the nation's largest Conference, ranging in location from Maine to Georgia, and westerly to Missouri. The ECAC hosts numerous championships in men's and women's sports across Divisions I, II and III, offering opportunities for thousands of student-athletes.